Imagine my absolute delight when I learned that they were finally releasing a proper blu-ray release of this movie to North America with dubs and everything (not that I’ve watched Studio Ghibli movies dubbed…maybe only a couple…and that was with my family…). It always baffled me why they didn’t release this movie as it looked interesting…well, it looked like something I’d definitely check out.
*le sigh* Here we are, at the last of the Studio Ghibli films I have lined up on the to-watch queue. I suppose it seemed fitting that my last movie to view happens to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature film 🙂 *sobs*
I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to get around to watching this movie, lol. I guess it’s because I only had this and The Wind Rises left to watch and I was just prolonging the inevitable 😛 This looked cute and fun so I decided to watch this film first.
Ugh, the premise blurb had spoilers (like, it seems obvious by the trailer, but still!). Anyway! This is from the same director who did Summer Wars, another movie I rather enjoyed (brother introduced me to it) but the premise is very different.
Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days.
Exhausting almost all of the Studio Ghibli movies, I started browsing a bit amongst YouTube trailers for some anime movies. This movie caught my attention; the trailer looked gorgeous, the movie artsy, and the premise intriguing. I recently got around to watching, in part because the movie is pretty short (capping at about 46 minutes including the credits (more on that after the cut)).