Genre: Drama, Sci Fi
Score: Good (anime version: Excellent)
Rating: 15 for warfare, mature issues and some nudity
Shuji has just started going out with Chise, which makes his life complicated enough. One day he and his friends are shopping in Sapporo when it’s bombed by a foreign aggressor, signalling the start of a major war. Something small and fast destroys the enemy planes, and slams into the ground near him – which is when Shuji finds that Chise has a great deal to do with this war.
As so often happens when a complicated story is shoe-horned into a film, a great deal gets missed out here, but they’ve done a pretty good job. The actors are right for the parts, the effects are fairly convincing considering.