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Weathering With You - Makoto Shinkai's new film

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by Miner, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Miner

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    Second trailer is out. The Radwimps music is gonna get to me again.
     
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    Oh my fuck.



    Shinkai really isn't fixing what isn't broken eh?
     
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    Apparently Shinkai thinks it might be controversial.

    https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-n...film-that-might-divide-the-audiences-opinions

    He simultaneously says he wants to play it safe so the movie doesn't flop, and that he's making a story that doesn't follow an easy/classic plot. Not sure what to make of that.
     
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    I went to see it today. My first and strongest impression - it's Shinkai. You know him, you know what you want from him and you're getting it. Really good overall.

    Normally I'd post details in a spoiler, but it seems it'll take quite some time for the movie to be released overseas, so I don't want to just put up a spoiler box that could lessen the enjoyment of the movie for others. Instead, I'll adress what Shinkai said in the interview above in a very general manner.

    Simply put, yes, at the end of the movie, a question remains - is it really okay how things went and that they ended up like this? The movie comments on it in roundabout ways, but it's hard to say it got fully adressed. I can see it being divisive.

    I would say though, that both the setup and the plot can be called "classic" in a way. Basically, when reveals come, they're not some huge, completely surprising, earth-shattering twists.

    The movie is set in Tokyo and includes a lot of product placement (websites, noodles, various drinks etc.). One can be rather cynical about this, some people on the Japanese internet already are, but I viewed it mostly positively. It gave the movie a sense of realness, one that helps to support the story. It did include one element that really surpised me, together with one scene - these are already divisive.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing reactions when it comes out overseas.
     
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    I'm glad to hear that it's not a disappointment at least. I've watched all the trailers and they've brought my hopes up quite a bit. It looks amazing and I'm just glad to have something to look forward to after the KyoAni tragedy.
     
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    The KyoAni thing is indescribably horrible.

    I still don't know how to react to it. KyoAni is one of my favorite studios, their (and Takeda Ayano's) Hibike! Euphonium my favorite series. Relatively recently I got a chance to visit Kyoto, so I took time to wander around areas relevant to KyoAni. It all was the very picture of peaceful, not a place where something like that could happen. Yet it did.
     
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    I loved Violet Evergarden (obviously) and Hibike! ranks highly as well. I really wish there was more I could do, but all I managed was a small donation and some tributes.