Jgrandmaster’s review published on Letterboxd:
Dreams end, but the feelings they elicit linger. Memories fade, yet the bonds we make with one another are everlasting. Some of the most breathtaking animated scenery I've ever experienced surrounds this tale of two youths, bound together by both supernatural forces and a shared uncertainty about their reality, as they experience the world through new eyes and confront the raw emotional fallout of love and longing in the face of tragedy. A rollercoaster of big ideas and feelings, yet Shinkai strikes a perfect balance between them all; weaving them together to create a film that can tug on the heartstrings, while also bringing the beginning of a smile to your face.