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  • Watching anime, and reading my pile of manga!
  • Joined Feb 18, 2008
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The Boy and the Heron

Dec 7, 2023

I watched this in a movie theater, because I was excited to see a new Miyazaki film after almost a decade.  But while the film's art and animation was beautiful and detailed, which is typical of a Ghibli movie, its story and characters left a lot to be desired. The story seemed rather haphazard, to the point where it almost felt like it bounced around from one unrelated thing to another numerous times before suddenly coming to an abrupt end. In addition to confusing story, the characters were also a letdown. It just didn't seem like the plot allowed us as an audience to really connect with the... See full review

2/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
3/10 characters
5/10 overall