Arata naru Sekai: Mirai-hen
Released Year : October 20, 2012 to ????
No of Episodes : 1
Genre : Sci-Fi
Plot : Four high school girls in uniforms walk silently on the barren earth. These girls are time travelers who had been sent 6000 years into the future, from their present in which the same day is endlessly repeated, in order to evade human extinction. They studied time travel in school, were examined by the aptitude test, and were sent to the future as told. What should they do now? They had no idea. The only thing they could take with them from the present was a light, toy-like cellphone. Of course, it receives no signal here. As the girls are walking, they see strange birds flying in the sky, and a discolored river in the distance. Then, one girl finds an abandoned house, and recognizes the name inscribed on the front gates.
Our Review : First off, i have to say i was extremely confused with the whole story in general. The details, characters and everything were so annoyingly vague it had me frustrated to no end.
And i have NO idea how this happened but even though i totally didn't get what was going on, by the end i was pretty much bawling my eyes out. Now i personally think its extremely unfair that i was so 'emotionally abused' by this 30 minute anime movie that didn't even make sense! I mean i have a general 'idea' but basically everything was so vague that it wasn't something i would consider an 'enjoyable' experience.
However reading other reviews, I've heard people say that you have to read the manga and light novel or something to fully understand. But i didn't and maybe thats why for me it was so confusing. So if you wanna give this a go, you may wanna try the manga (apparently it covers the past--why the day kept repeating) and the light novel (apparently covers the present--making of the movie)
Anyway i think thats too much of a hassle for someone who just wants to check out a simple anime movie that caught their eye only to be confused as hell because they never got the memo to read the manga & light novel beforehand. *sigh* seriously they should have just fit all that into the movie. Had they done so, maybe i wouldn't feel so emotionally abused, for crying my eyes out over a story i didn't even get.
Animation was beautiful. Sound was good too. Ending song was a blur for me since by then i was pretty much drowning in my own tears and frustration. But i know it was pretty much something that encouraged the tears.
Im not gonna even try and explain the 'story' (*mumbles* whatever the fuck that was supposed to be about) but you can read the synopsis and that is basically all i understand from this anime movie since i have not read the manga/light novel.
So as you can probably tell if you actually read all that emotional ranting--I'm not so great at reviews, but I'm trying to get better hence why I'm writing this. Haha no. actually thats a lie. Im just writing this to rant my emotional stress after watching the movie. I needed an outlet and I'm using this and passing it as a 'review'. ok, so thats that. And with that my rant is now over. *phew* AHHH that feels so much better. :P