The Place Promised In Our Early Days

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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    One of the most original works that I've seen in a long time!
    From CoMix Wave Films and director Makoto Shinkai comes one of the most original story's that I've ever seen in an anime combined with beautiful artwork and breathtaking animation. The Place Promised in our Early days marks Shinkai's first feature length film! It's not as touching as 5 Centimeters Per Second, but it is a beautiful and heartwarming film! I highly recommend it!
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  • Lovely Imagery, Intriguing Tale
    What more can be said about such a wonderfully done piece of anime as this is. A true joy to watch, be amazed by the sharp yet simple imagery, laugh and cry with the characters as you are taken along with them on such a fantastic journey within their lives. Elegant, charming, and well worth taking the time to view.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Magnificent and Breathtaking!
    This has been my absolute all-time favorite movie from the first time I watched it over a year ago. Again, Makoto Shinkai proves to the animated world that he has an enormous amount of talent and skill.

    The Place Promised In Our Early Days is filled with such beautiful allusions and deeper meanings, I wish I could completely understand them all individually. This film has brought me to dream, ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    雲のむこう、約束の場所 : Beyond The Cloud
    Makoto Shinkai, the name of famous animator among Anime fans, the name of event that held once a year, where all fans celebrate the day of him as Global Shinkai Day. His masterpiece have won several awards and bunch of people waiting for his next artwork. Although Makoto-sensei only release one tittle per two years, but it's worth to watching. A few name of his work: Five centimeters ...
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  • There's a reason the creator of this was hailed as the next Miyazaki.
    He's brilliant.

    I watched the three samples of his work that were made available for Global Shinkai Day 2010 and I don't regret it at all.
    I actually liked this one more than I liked 5 cm per second. I found its plot to be more interesting and just as profound.

    Additionally, it's nice that this one had the happiest ending. I was beginning to think Shinkai's works would always be ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing Anime Movie from Shinkai Makoto
    Everyone, who knows Shinkai Makoto's work, will also love The Place Promised in Our Early Days (also known as Kumo no Mukou Yakusoku no Basho). It's his first anime movie and was a huge success.

    Story: In a fiction parallel world, Japan was divided after the second world war. Hiroki, Takuya and Sayuri saw a huge tower on the other side. They were attracted by the tower, so ...
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  • 7 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Breath taking and Brilliant
    Genius director. He brings you in with a novel approach to telling his story--his style is award-winning. Exhilaration was the feeling given--time after time, you'll watch it with eager: timeless from beginning to end; a must-see anime for anyone.
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