I like all of 新海 誠’s anime productions. 追逐繁星的孩子 (Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below) (video release 2011-11-25) exceeded all my expectations for another movie from him. Breathtaking visuals. Excellent music. Most important of all is its story – instead of just having people separate from each other, this movie explores death, and how the surviving members face the loss of their loved ones, via an imaginative environment and mythology. This is a very serious and exceptional movie.

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