Caught it on Sunday, and I'm still of a scrambled brain about Makoto Shinkai's latest. And I've gone ahead and written a few words about it for good ol' Anime Diet. I'm still pretty surprised at the film's now immense status, as it doesn't speak to me quite as much as high ranking anime titles of the past. But I wonder if it's because time has surely passed me by. Or that the priorities for anime viewers in the years 2016-2017 have harshly shifted. Or, I'm completely wrong, and that these have been the priorities of fans since the 1990s, and they've finally found a piece that best encapsulates certain dreams, wishes, and ideals of many.
Whatever the case, for me it's an occasionally endearing jumble at best. And for what it's worth, I'm grateful it's here.