The Place Promised In Our Early Days

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4.8
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  • Saw the first episode then forgot about it for over a year
    I'm sure this is a great show. I think if you like 5 cm per Second you would like this show.

    But I watched the first episode, found it pretty slow and a bit dull. Figured it would pick up in the other episodes. That was over a year ago. I never managed to watch the other three episodes. I kept passing it up for other things and just lost all interest.

    So 3 stars for being eh ok and ...
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  • Not what I expected it to be like.
    I thought it was going to have a bad plot, but when I actually went and watched it, it all made sense and came together really well. It touches my heart, the introduction rolls in very well, the tower was mysterious and it was suspenseful. I'm glad to have gone through the whole anime.
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  • Well animated, emotional, atmospheric piece.
    Beautiful colours and simple, relatable, realistic characters really make this a must-see. The story is romantic and nostalgic, and the atmosphere is astoundingly beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed this title, even friends that don't like anime in general enjoyed viewing this one.
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  • Why can't I just rate 5 stars and be done with it?
    I don't have words for how good this anime is. It's just good and I loved it. I liked how it was science fiction-y and the animation was nice. The story was good and full of drama but not the kind of drama that makes something hard to watch. The good drama that makes you want to watch it more.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Of characters rather than story, does this masterpiece follow
    I can not express how I feel after having this experience of viewing this movie. There is no words to describe how incredibly well the story was told, and how far it had moved me. The first things that come to mind are not the problem at hand of the "Tower", nor is it the struggles between the two boys, but rather the connection and love that Hiroka and and Sayuri feel that goes beyond even what ...
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  • A story that doesn't overtell itself
    My only problem with this whole thing is how it has been cut into 4 parts. This, however, is no reflection on the movie, which managed to have both a very straight forward storyline while existing in a complex frame. A common problem I have with anime is the writers need to over explain everything in the universe. This movie brushed over the science and simply focused on the story. I love a ...
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  • Very Nicely Done!!!!
    This is not a Ghibli film, but it may seem like one to those who don't know the person that directed it. The colors are vibrant, the "romance" - if you can call it that - is sweet, and the characters are nice. It doesn't take the plot too fast, but may seem to drag once in a while. Overall, this was a satisfying film with a fantasy twist and a good lesson.
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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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