What is /a/'s reaction to Shinkai's newest film?
Is body swap the best course of action for plot?
Seriously though, I think he's missing the mark ever since 5cm/s. This guy thing was DRAMA with "haha look at this faggot" endings like the stuff he did with Beyond the clouds/Hoshi no koe.
Now he just makes boring Ghibli tier romance, something Mamoru is way better at.
This is what I thought as well. Less quiet introspection, more of a sense of youth. I can totally see it being one of those movies where a character screams at nothing to relieve stress (which I usually hate, but maybe I won't this time?). Not to mention the fact that the plot seems interesting.
Willing to give this a shot.
A boy falls in love with a girl.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the ability to swap bodies with the girl. Never minding the strange scenario, he immediately begins living her life, and is overjoyed to find out that she has been living his life as well.