Like all Shinkai films, this movie was an absolute masterpiece. The sound design was perfect, the scenes were drawn to detail, and the music has once again proven that Radwimps does a beautiful job at capturing the mood and feels of the scenes. People compare it to Shinkai's last film, Kimi No Na Wa, but this movie is magnificent in its own way. I highly recommend it to both waters of anime, or first-time anime viewers. This was my first anime film, and it has inspired me to check out others.