Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: “Ai wa Hana, Kimi wa Sono Tane (愛は花、君はその種子; Love Is a Flower, You Are the Seed)” by Harumi Miyako
An incredibly upfront take on the strange and perhaps intense world of both Japan and growing up a girl in Japanese society. Thoughtful.
Wonderful. Got me thinking fondly about my future and my past.
A really lovely retrospective on a woman’s coming of age and her continued growth. A slow relaxing watch. Don’t expect much excitement.
A powerful testament to the power and influence our childhoods can have on us. Nothing truly ever goes away, for better and for worse.
An introspective look at a character’s past and how it informs her present. A personable, engaging tale that has a really positive message.
An arthouse classic. Takahata’s control of aesthetic and tone to contrast Taeko’s childhood and adult life is excellent. Slow but poignant.
This movie is basically as SOL as you can get. Adjust your expectations accordingly as I would describe it as “OK but pretty boring.”