Saw this last night. Goro's 2nd attempt at directing is an improvement over Earthsea, but is nothing to write home about. It's a nice slice of life romantic drama, but the whole incest/not incest angle was kind of lame. The animation is kind of lazy at points, and there is not the kind of background details you would expect in a Ghibli film. I guess they maybe were trying to make it seem like a painting. The supporting characters I think are what really make this film watchable. I especially liked the best friend of the Shin. Glasses dude was pretty cool and level headed.
No announcement yet.
From up on Poppy Hill