I saw this one shortly after it was released on DVD--I remember liking it, but not being wild about it. I should give it a rewatch.
Originally Posted by MorbidToaster
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is probably my favorite 'anime' film out there. It's just a beautiful movie all the way around.
Yes--this film has haunted me for as long as I can remember. I've given several copies of it to people over the years (always my copies), so I am constantly re-purchasing it. Truly a lovely film.
Originally Posted by WhiteCrow
Have you Ever seen 'Grave of the fireflies'? Great anime movie 10/10 in my book; I think this movie needed to be done in anime. A real life adaptation would just be too much I think.
In case you guys are interested, some of the series I've watched in the last two or three weeks that have really floored me are:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Eden of the East
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Surprisingly, considering all the high praise they get, I really did not like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex or Elfen Lied. I stopped both after about five episodes.
Anyways, here's another review!
Eden of the East: The King of Eden (2009)
A bit of a let-down after the series--pretty much accomplishes a whole lot of nothing in its 1.5 hour run-time. Sure, the characters are likable (the two primary protagonists in particular are probably just about the cutest anime couple of all time, ever), and the scenery porn is delicious, but otherwise, I found it to be a bit dull. There's one more movie after this one that concludes the Eden of the East story. If that one's a let-down as well then I'll honestly probably stick this movie at a 5 or a 6 instead--I'm hoping this one's problem is that it's just the middle chapter; middle chapters always tend to suffer. By the way, if you're not familiar with the series, I liked it quite a bit. It's like The Bourne Identity plus some meet-cute rom-com. Less action then Bourne, but way more over the top, and funny, too.