1.501 out of 5 from 194 votes
Looking back on her childhood, a girl reminisces about her first love. She recalls the many different facets of their relationship, from the joy of walking home together to the pain of school splitting them apart. As all the pieces of her story come together, she discusses love gained, love lost, and how one boy defined her life for years to come.
Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.
Everything from the plot to the animation style was inspired by (read: ripped off) Makoto Shinkai's works. Meguriau Sekai reminded me most of 5 cm per second due to the similar theme of diverging lovers.
This is essentially the same plot as 5 cm per second, but with worse animation and crammed into 15 minutes. 5 cm is a masterpiece, don't waste your time with Meguriau Sekai.
In a dark and dreary dimension, the mysterious Black Rock Shooter roams the desolate landscape with her gigantic gun, pausing only to battle against other mysterious super-powered girls. Elsewhere, a teenage girl is excitedly preparing for her very first day of junior high, eager to begin her new life of attending a basketball club and befriending the elegant new girl. But what exactly is the connection between these two worlds?
Black Rock Shooter is another dull slice-of-life story of a crumbling friendship, whose main highlight is its connection to Hatsune Miku. If you liked anything about Meguriau Sekai, you'll probably find more of it here.