Speaking of anime films, there is one which reminds me of one of my friends from Japanese class. I remember recommending her a set of manga to read since I thought that the storyline would interest her. That manga is also an anime film now: Koe no Katachi. Yeah, I wrote on the manga nearly two years ago. Back then, Koe no Katachi had peaked at #1 in the Otoko section of the must-read titles in 2015. I was rather intrigued by the storyline, but it was my friend who would go on to read and collect the complete set. I don't think that the anime film will be shown theatrically in Singapore though. There are stuff that just don't see the light of day because of some reasons. But if anybody is able to find it somewhere else, good for them!
Do I have a favourite anime film at all? Sure, I would love to think so myself! In my opinion, anime films are considered rarer in terms of availability and reach (whatever the industry people call those things). I can say that the number of anime films that I have watched on the big screen here is pathetically small. Really small. Then, there is also the running time which is honestly a potential setback. Most animation don't stretch past a certain duration for fear of diminishing attention spans among their audiences. Then again, if something would be really exciting, I don't see why people should become restless in the first place. An acquaintance used to gather a few people for the Detective Conan films. Yeah, I had watched a couple myself. One of them was a crossover with Lupin the 3rd. It was okay. I mean, I still know nothing about the franchise. I went along because I wasn't able to think of an excuse in time.
Ah, there is a favourite anime film of mine after all! When I first started writing for Milkcananime, I had talked about The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. I still love that after so many years. Hmm. Honestly, that was what got me interested in a little time travel myself. Though it still remains a wide mystery, the idea has never stopped moving in my mind. Everything about The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is breathtakingly beautiful. Some things just stand the test of time, though there is a classic line in the film that reads: Time waits for no one. In my dreams at least, I wish that I could step back in time. Maybe I would be able to see some things again!
Written by J.Fluffysheep ♪