This was my first rewatch since originally seeing it in the theater. For years, I had the unpopular opinion that this was one of my least favorite Ghibli films behind probably only Ocean Waves. That isn't to say I thought it was bad or anything, but my rating would have been something like a 3. Needless to say, this time I enjoyed it much more.
June Challenge film 55. What can I say about this film that hasn't been said far more eloquently by others? The first 15 minutes or so of this movie I found to be very nonsensical and I seriously considered turning it off and cutting my losses on the rental. Thankfully, I am not someone who usually turns things off and I stuck with it.
Once you get into the various characters and their different timelines, this film really becomes a…