An incredible ending to an otherwise brilliant anime. I struggled with the strange release date of the episodes and not knowing about the right order or re-release, I thought I would never finish the anime. This movie was breathtaking in both the animation, and plot. It takes the themes present in the anime and enhances them ten-fold. You have time-traveling, school-life, mystery, romance, drama and the very fabric of the universe being threatened. This movie could not have been a more satisfying end to an excellent story. This engaging movie can be set apart as a thrilling tale, with, or without the anime it follows. Of course as it stands, it is the bow on a perfectly wrapped gift.