Over the Sky

Alt title: Kimi wa Kanata

Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
3.15 out of 5 from 220 votes
Rank #11,218
Over the Sky

Set in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, there are two childhood friends named Mio and Shin. Mio has feelings for Shin, and always thinks about him, but has never been able to tell him how she feels. One day, they get into an argument over something trivial, and sometime afterward, Mio decides to make up with him. As she heads to Shin while being drenched by the rain, she gets into a traffic accident. When Mio regains consciousness, she finds herself in a new and unfamiliar world.

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Over the Sky

Episode 1

Over the Sky

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I'll start off by saying this movie was not bad but if you're looking for a good movie I advise you not to watch this. Intro I decided to write a review on this since there weren't any previous ones. I came across this movie by accident and was intrigued by the Discussions where people rated it basically 0/5. I also went through comments on Crunchyroll because it was rated over 4 stars there despite being just above 3 stars on Animeplanet. Some people had also commented the movie was a 10/10 even though most comments said it was a waste of their time. So obviously I became curious and I had to see what they were talking about. Before I started the movie I had dumped all my expectations down the drain so I had nothing to lose but the 90 minutes of my life. Story (4) I have always been a sucker for love confessions so naturally in the beginning I was invested in the story. It felt like it'll be just a regular story of a girl confessing to their childhood friend but oh boy was I wrong. Yes, in a nutshell, that's the plot, but in reality it has been dragged out to whole another level that it all just didn't make sense. Basically, the moment the movie stepped into the "unknown realm" with scifi-like twist I knew this movie wasn't for me. Nevertheless, I continued watching it through the hazy drug-induced dream and I almost fell down my chair when a musical scene suddenly introduced itself. I felt like I was watching a badly written Disney movie when she was not only singing and dancing but also touching objects and making them glow. I realize she was just telling herself about her true feelings so why couldn't she just say them without the whole musical? The story didn't really have anything interesting so it failed to impress me yet I couldn't hate it. Even the small details felt out of place and it made it seem like the movie was trying way too hard to be good thus failed. That's why it being 90 minutes long was unreasonable and it could have been cut to half. If it had been made as a generic romance drama with childhood friends confessing to each other, it could have been better. Animation (7) The animation wasn't bad, it was decent. Character movements were rather fluent but sometimes they felt a bit blocky and forced. Throughout the movie, I felt like the characters lacked a ton of color and it ended up making them look as dull as they were in reality. There was a lot of stuff going on in the background such as flying penguins and whales and lots of colorful sparkly things trying to make up for the dull-colored characters. Some animated scenes ended up looking rather clumsy for example running and bicycling but it didn't bother me that much. Sound (5) The soundtrack was okay, it wasn't anything new or different so it was average. Screaming parts sounded super unnatural but otherwise the voice acting was okay. The musical part was cringy and I wish they had thought about it twice. Also, the ending song was some nice background music while reading the comments. Characters (3) All the characters were dull, really. They're nothing special and don't have any unusual characteristics and have a minimal amount of development. Half the time it just felt like the characters were empty shells running around since they didn't have any personality. The only interesting character was a green bunny-looking plushie that truly reminded me of Puella Magi Madoka Magica's white bunny. (You shouldn't trust bunny-looking creatures!!) Afterwords I don't feel like I wasted time by watching this since it had so much potential but came out flat and boring. Nevertheless, I won't watch this movie again and I wouldn't recommend it either. I felt vibes from Puella Magi Madoka Magica and other movies called Hello World and Children of the Sea. I think all of those were better than this. If someone really liked those  I could maybe recommend this one to them but while waving a red flag.

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