In Fujisawa, where the skies are bright and the seas glisten, Sakuta Azusagawa is in his second year of high school. His blissful days with his girlfriend and upperclassman, Mai Sakurajima, is interrupted by the appearance of his first crush, Shoko Makinohara. For reasons unknown, he encounters two Shoko’s: one in middle school and another who has become an adult. As Sakuta finds himself helplessly living with the Shoko’s, the adult Shoko leads him around by the nose, causing a huge rift in his relationship with Mai. In the midst of all of this, he discovers that the middle school Shoko is suffering from grave illness and his scar begins to throb.
The year is 2027, and the city of Kyoto has undergone tremendous technological advancement. Within the city lives Naomi Katagaki, a socially awkward and introverted boy with a love for books, and Ruri Ichigyou, a girl with a cold personality who is often blunt with people, but shares his love for reading. Despite having similar interests, Naomi is afraid to approach Ruri due to her unfriendly nature.
One day, as Naomi goes out for a walk, a crimson aurora pierces through the sky for a brief moment before vanishing. Shortly after, he sees a three-legged crow and a mysterious hooded man who reveals himself to be Naomi from 10 years in the future, explaining that he has come to change an imminent tragic event that happens to Ruri shortly after they start dating. Initially taking his words with a grain of salt, present-day Naomi follows his future self’s instructions and starts getting closer to Ruri, determined to save her.
It was my first time to watch an anime movie in the cinema. Though I wasn’t aware of the plots, still I was very thrilled.
So how’s my experience? Well, I had my moments with these two movies. Maybe because in the cinema I couldn’t pause or stop to read again the English subtitles, and that is really frustrating.
Rascal does not dream of a dreaming girl came from a tv series which I haven’t seen at all, and I was just wondering throughout the film what was going on. Though I had my own understanding of the story, I just couldn’t understand the characters, I can’t feel any connections at all. 7/10 for me.
Hello world is more plausible. Though it’s a complicated travel love story with the introduction of quantum technology, it wasn’t hard to understand. But honestly, It wasn’t my cup of tea. 7.5/10 for me.
If you’d like to watch anime with mind blogging and kinda puzzle things to solve, I recommend these two for you. Have fun.