Norimichi and Yusuke are both infatuated with their classmate Nazuna. But when Nazuna decides to run away from home, it’s Norimichi she asks to join her. After their plans go awry, Norimichi discovers a magical ball that has the power to manipulate time and give them a second chance, but each reset brings new complications.
- Minimalist animation/lengthy camera pans/KenBurns effects (-1/2)
- Clever, indie-style story (+1/2)
- Reminiscent of Orange Road (very remotely) (+1/2)
- Good art direction (+1/2)
This is a hard movie to review. Somehow I liked it, it had some kind of haunting quality and I loved that the female character was driving the romantic plot rather than the male one—something very refreshing to see. But it was a bit lengthy and the end was slightly confusing. Overall, an artistic offering, and I can see why it got some attention, but not the Greatest Anime Ever™, sorry.