I would wholeheartedly recommend this movie to anyone who cares about music or animation, and ESPECIALLY to people who care about both. The mix of deadpan humor and extremely kinetic music scenes make for a thoroughly entertaining combination. This is definitely the type of movie that will make you want to pick up an instrument right after it ends, and it's impressive how well the feeling of a music performance is communicated. In the midst of a pandemic that has left many craving a good concert experience for months on end, this movie felt like a blessing.My one note of caution is that if you're going into this film looking for dramatic stakes and a heartfelt love story, you'll probably be disappointed. This is a charming story about some friends who play music together, and it doesn't try to be much else. But in a genre that already has a huge list of overly-dramatized music stories, this is perfect.
Daringly different. So refreshing. And funny. Beautifully animated. It has the makings of a cult classic. I think I will re-watch this many times. I love it!