Thank god the script writer avoids all the common cliche from a Japanese anime. It's a sincere and touching story, worth the time.
When I first watched the film, I thought the pacing was way too quick for me to actually understand what was going on. Although I will say that the fire fighter scenes were pretty intense regardless if they were only training or had to attend buildings that were on fire due to fireworks.I understood this films backdrop involving the feeling of losing someone through drowning and honestly the ending was a near hard hitter for me. However I would have liked if the couples experience together was more in depth because as I said yet again, it was rather rushed. It didn't give much in depth either with the other guy who had a crush on her or if he was going for someone else. Since I'm not gonna say spoilers to telling you who's who, it's best to watch the film.Animation wise, it was pretty alright. Not amazeballs but it was easy on the eyes at least.As much as the film did offer a bit of emotion, it's not the ultimate worse or disappointment I've ever seen. However room for improvement is what it definitely definitely needs in terms of story pace development.......
This movie, without giving away any spoilers, was amazing. I loved the story. I've seen where people say it was predictable or just another love story. I have to both agree and disagree. Yes, there were aspects of "your standard love story"that made parts of this "predictable", but it was truly SO much more than that. This movie had me laughing, smiling, and crying by time it was over. The feels are definitely there. You can add in the fact that "Brand New Story" (the leading song) is sung by the main characters actual voice actors, the leading male voice actor being part of the band that wrote the song originally. This adds plenty of depth and connection that you wouldn't get if it was just a background song. With that last part being said, this movie may not work out as well being dubbed. I feel that the two characters singing the song really helps establish a connection that wouldn't be there other wise. It makes it specifically, "Their Song."In the end, I find this movie to be phenomenal and remarkable on plenty of levels, and would be interested in watching it dubbed in my native tongue to see if the connection i mentioned earlier is still there.
The plot had some pacing and character development issues but I still bawled like a baby. The idea is fresh and rid of clichés. Overall a decent movie.
Animation was pretty solid, story was pretty good. Predictable but good.I was calling out predictions from the start and they all came true.Still, knowing what would happen didn't stop this hardened rock of a man from shedding a buttload of tears, and you should've seen my girlfriendShe sounded like she was laughing, I looked over and she was hysterically crying in some parts, so I told her "stop laughing, this is a sad part" which made her laugh cry and then it was fun for me, as I only watched it because of Valentine's Day.Still, in the end, it wasn't bad and I know she loved it.If you like shoujo anime and bittersweet feels, this is probably one you'll enjoy.