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May. 10th, 2017 10:04 pm
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For such a gorgeous-looking film, it was honestly jarring to notice cheap tricks - the "loop animation of characters walking while swapping the background" thing - but it was only once, and it was the only bit where I noticed, too.

It's gorgeous-looking and well-told, you should see it for those reasons if nothing else, but fact is that this story is really engaging. A lot of that engagement rests on plot tweeeests, so I'm honestly curious about how interesting it'll be upon the inevitable re-watch when I get the BD. It plays the high school romance angle completely straight, but who the hell cares about that when the rest of it is really, really good? I mean, this is the one you're going to show the next person claiming that 2D is dead. Hell, this is probably going to be my go-to film for people wondering why I'm into "cartoons" in the first place. Get your proper review elsewhere, I just wanted to put this out there.

And now, let us all consider what the press would've been like if it had been Disney who put out a film doing this story.
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1. It's really pretty and regretably boring

2. And I mean regretably in the sense that it's gorgeously animated, that it's about a genre of music that is so very near and dear to my heart, that it's about women and women's friendship and oh my god that festival scene and don't lie, you KNOW that this would've had a fandom to rival Free! if they had been boys instead

3. I'm torn between celebrating the bari sax representation and feeling offended by it being played by a Japanese teenage girl using a neckstrap, not a harness

4. I mean, this IS pretty much just the girl equivalent to Free! with Makoto as the MC and Rin and Haru merged into one character

5. Nagisa/Midori OTP y/y?

6. If you ever wondered if fandom really loved women as much as it claims it does, look no further than to the fact that this has like five pages of fic on AO3

7. Not that I expect you to care, but Nagisa somehow became the "always opposite sexuality as all the other boys" to me so either he's the gay one or he's the straight one, and I really need that Nagisa/Midori fic okay
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I initially felt like I should watch it again before I did opinions Unfortunately, it did not invite to instant re-watch, like some Ghibli films have. It's got a lot in common with Only Yesterday, in that aspect: For being one of the most profound films I have ever seen, it was storywise uneventful.

But fascinating, and never boring. And I stayed home from work due to a bad cold. )

Analysis BS because it's there )

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