- Overall 9.5
- Story 10
- Acting/Cast 9.0
- Music 9.0
- Rewatch Value 9.5
First: I haven't read the manga, I just knew the general topic of this movie, not the outcome.
And I have to say - it was beautiful.
No Japanese goofyness, no exaggerated clichés that are played out. Just a story about friendship, love, emotions, suffering and happiness.
Sure, it is not a 100% real-life depiction, and of course the timidness of the main female character is difficult to understand for us Westerners, read more but this doesn't hinder us to feel the amazing sincere vibe that is portrayed here.
This really does not require any more elaborated words or descriptions - it is a movie that is an enrichment. Just go and watch it and feel the warmth of it in your heart.