Starlight Promises

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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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4.3
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Wonderful execution on a flawed premise
    I really can't fault the execution here; the art is amazing, the voice acting is perfect, the pacing is just right. It's a beautifully told and emotional experience with some beautifully unraveling characters.


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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    flying ninjas cutting onions again
    so...

    Art; 6/10 good but not violet evergarden style, it good enough for 2018

    story: im going to be real with you chief, makes you cry halfway through, then makes you cry again in the end, quite predictable but yet unexpected, 8/10

    music: great ed music, sends shivers down your spine as well as the audio is great 9/10
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    my honest opinion...
    so there was a little bit of bad cgi, part of the plot wasn't all that strong, the reveal was pretty obvious, the "action" part of the side story wasn't necessary, and yet I loved it. If you've ever lost someone close in your life it will play on those emotions. this is about closure for those who survive loved ones. The animation was beautiful, the tech was a form of augmented reality, and it ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Short and mostly sweet
    It's a very simple sci-fi story, with about an hour of run time (once you subtract the end credits rolling). This movie doesn't spend much time on explanation - just the bare minimum - in order to keep moving along. It's very streamlined. There are some brief action scenes, although they aren't particularly memorable. There are some emotional scenes as well. This is essentially like a modern fairy ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Slow and a wonderful story
    I did enjoy this Anime. The intro of the story felt like a slice of life and then the next part of it is like turning a page in a book only to show another wonderful page of art and feelings. This continues throughout the story and we get to know the characters in a deeper melody. Warning: This is not anime is not for the thrill seekers, The best way to describe it is like watching a flower ...
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  • Starlight Promises...
    a short and sweet slice of life story with a touching conclusion. The animation is great and so is the soundtrack. The predictable plot is the only reason four stars were given. The qualities mentioned earlier make Starlight Promises although not a masterpiece, a movie you should watch nonetheless.
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  • A work of spirit and science, mind and heart
    An entirely moving short film of reuniting with lost loved ones, and the healing of the scars they left in their wake. I was amazed at the depth of the world building in this piece, and how much the movie rewarded contemplation of its theme and its world. Starlight Promises is highly recommended. It is a two-tissue minimum experience, so be prepared for that - and enjoy.
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  • Short but beautiful.
    If I had known what this was I wouldn’t have watched it, and I would have missed out. In an hour you can’t get truly connected to the characters but it was such a clean and beautiful story that did a lot with just an hour. Also the closing song is amazing, I’m going to find it and buy it.
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  • Prepare a tissue for the end.
    This story just goes to show that Japan makes feels stories to make you cry, and when they do, you cry. It's a heartful story that keeps your attention from start to finish. It feels like they could have used a bit more time to explain some things, but the rhythm of the story worked in the end. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a heartfelt romance.
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  • A heartfelt journey, short and sweet.
    I'm no expert reviewer, this being the first I've written. However, I believe that I must. Starlight Promises is an amazing movie. Because it's a movie, the plot moves along smoothly, and there aren't really any cliffhangers in it. The story isn't complex, but it's touching. There is a bit of conflict, but it honestly seemed to exist only so that there would be a conflict, and of course it wasn't ...
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