This anime film combines a few story elements we’ve seen before – body switching, a couple separated by time and space, and the impeding end of the world. The way this film combines those elements, however, makes it one of the best films of the year. Sadly, though, it got a limited release in North America.
On the plus side, those who did see it here, including J.J. Abrams, loved it so much they’re looking to remake it. I’m usually not all about remaking things, but I can see how this could be made a mainstream hit.