Yeah there was a plot, but the story itself was boring imo. People kept telling me to watch it because it was so tragic and sad, and yet the only thing I felt throughout the movie was annoyance because of the constant whining of the little girl.
The animation looked good for when it was made. It was detailed and I can't say anything bad about it really.
The voice acting had that old sound to it and I overall just didn't like the soundtrack either..
The characters really annoyed me, not gonna lie. Either you were annoying (little girl), or a complete dick/bitch (everyone else). The main character was the only person I could tolerate, but still, I never really liked him. For a movie that's all about having you feel bad for the characters, it really failed in making me give a fuck about anyone.
The movie's age really does show when watching this, and while that might not bother everybody, it does bother me (personally). Overall a very overhyped movie that left me with a sense of meh when I finished it. Also just because I didn't feel anything for these characters, that doesn't make me a cold hearted bastard. Clannad made me cry multiple times, so you can't blame anyone but the director for not making this sad enough.