See the full list. A young man begins to fall in love with one of his classmates, who is slowly dying from a fatal pancreatic disease, and helps her live her life to the fullest before she passes on. Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love. After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman must find ways to raise the werewolf son and daughter that she had with him while keeping their trait hidden from society. A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.
Naoko Yamada's beguiling anime demonstrates the effects of school bullying on both the bullied and the bullies. By Maggie Lee. Chief Asia Film Critic. Narcissism, self-loathing, secret crushes and longing for acceptance — all the trademarks of puberty are vividly evoked in beguiling hand-drawn visuals. Sometimes, Yamada is so finely tuned to the adolescent mindset that the narrative becomes choked with conflicting emotions. The teacher encourages the class to befriend her, but after a few half-hearted efforts, everyone soon tires of having to communicate by writing in her notebook. While Shoya is consumed by anger from the start, the later part of the film slowly chips away at his outward persona to reveal his unconventional family background and other insecurities vis-a-vis his more popular classmates. The saga continues five years later, when the protagonists have gone on to different high schools. Sadly, the reunion only rips open old wounds and reignite rivalries. In the manga, the group was brought together through a filmmaking project, which provides a stronger plot structure.
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