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This is a decent movie, but I highly recommend watching it only after first watching the show. The movie is nothing but a recap of the most important scenes in the show, and while it does tell a linear story, it doesn’t make as much sense without having the background the show provides. Scenes are snipped so that you wouldn’t know where the characters are or how they got there if you hadn’t seen the anime. Also, characters pop out of nowhere without any explanation. More than an error, I think these factors indicate that the movie really is meant to be a quick recap for fans of the show. With that said, the very end of the movie is a direct lead into the next movie, so if you are planning to watch that then watching this first might be a good idea.

If you haven’t seen the show and want to know the general plot here you go: Mirai is a Spirit Warrior who has the ability to manipulate her blood. Akihito is a half-youma who is immortal. They meet each other when Mirai is assigned to assassinate him. His immortality makes this a difficult job, and soon the two become friends. But, Akihito’s youma side is not entirely dormant and  can take over his body from time to time. When this happens, Mirai is short on options. Not sure what else I can say without spoiling the plot.

As for characters, as I said they pop out of nowhere. Mirai and Akihito maintain most of their characterization, given that most of the scenes shown focus entirely on them, but the other characters seem expectedly flat.

Granted, the movie does have nice directing and will still hit you in the feels, though the impact will be much less if you have not seen the anime.

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall

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Matu Feb 15, 2016

Definitely agree.  Would've been so lost if I hadn't watched the series first lol.