What are everyone's opinion on this?
I'd say this is Hosoda's best by far.
Unfortunately, Digimon will remain his best work. Hosoda coats on cookie cutter narratives that fall back on tired emotional beats with no expression of creativity to be found.
Watched it yesterday. Really mediocre to say the least.
Tons of shitty CGI, predictable,uninteresting plot, characters and world.
Mediocre just mediocre, not a single drop of originality came out of it.
The use of 3DCG 4noraisin and the constant use of 2fps rotoscoping for background characters makes it look cheap as all fuck. Moreover, I can't help but feel dejavu with the character interactions, I'm almost certain it was calked from somewhere else. Moreover, the story development was extremely poor and felt tacked on. Overall, 6.5/10.
>What are everyone's opinion on this?
He's finally surpassed Miyazaki.
>the rest of Ghibli sure.
So he's worse than Goro?
Just saw the Movie. I thought it was ok, nothing spectacular like other Anime Movies. The friendship between the boy and the beast felt a bit forced in the end. The final fight felt too supernatural. Glad there was no romance through. Overall an OK Movie. ITS NOT HIS BEST MOVIE THATS FOR SURE
I've got like zero interest in Hosoda anymore. I like Digimon and Leapt Through Time was okay, but Summer Wars was rather dull and this just looks like your run of the mill family friendly popcorn junk. As far as contemporary directors of animated film, Hosoda can't even come close to Katabuchi or Hara. I'll watch One Piece eventually, though.
While I don't agree with that guy at all, Miyazaki > Takahata is not an uncommon opinion. I sure prefer the former.
>wait whole week waiting for subs
>decide to just watch the raw
>subs literally get released the next day
every goddamn time
Yes it it shut the fuck up.
Pic related another thing Miyazaki didn't do that's GOD tier.
>Grave of the Fireflies
>anything but shit
Ok guys, let's be real, this is Ghibli's masterpiece and it wasn't directed by Miyazaki.
It would have made a better seasonal anime. A lot of the plot and character relations were too rushed. It skipped over an entire decade of his life and his journeys to find the meaning of strength, or his relationship with the boar brothers.
>Glad there was no romance through.
This. I'm glad Kaede was showing an interest in Ren, but considering the time constraints of the movie and that he was out of human society for 8 years I'm glad they didn't try to suddenly have him go mushy around her at any time.