Feature Film Animation Drama Fantasy
Former lovers meet again in thought- provoking animated love story that adds time travelling to magic effect.
Teenagers Akane and Shinnosuke are musicians and in love. When Akane’s parents pass away, she needs to take care of her younger sister Aoi. Shinnosuke goes to Tokyo to make a career and the two lose contact. Thirteen years later, famous singer Dankichi visits town. But he is not the only one. Thought provoking love story adds time travelling to magic effect.
The trio of director Tatsuyuki Nagai, screenwriter Mari Okada and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka have made careers out of telling magical realist youth dramas and their newest collaboration isn’t different. They take a lot of time to lay out the three main characters, Akane, Aoi and Shinnosuke, and that reaps rich rewards in the second half of this anime, in which regret and second chances are at the core of the story. Not that Her Blue Sky is all melodrama: comic relief and a touch of Back to the Future keeps things light, in a thought provoking love story that makes you think about your past and future self.
|Cast||Rho Yoshioka, Ryô Yoshizawa, Atsumi Tanezaki|