Voices of a Distant Star (2002)
Synopsis: It follows the lives of two close childhood friends, a bo, and a girl, who get separated once the girl is sent into space to fight in a war against aliens. As the 15-year-old girl goes deeper and deeper into space, the texts she sends take longer to reach the Earth; the film simultaneously follows her battles and the boy’s life as he receives her texts over the years.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
Synopsis: Set over several years in an alternate history where the Soviet Union occupies half of Japan, the film follows two childhood friends who grow apart after one of their friends disappears; as international tension rises and a mysterious tower built by the Union starts replacing matter around it with matter from other universes, they cross paths once again and realize their missing friend might be the key to save the world.
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
The story is set in Japan, beginning in the 1990s up until the present day (2008), with each act centered on a boy named Takaki Tōno. The first act takes place during a time when cell phones are uncommon and email had not yet reached the general population.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
Synopsis: A coming of age story involving young love and mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.
Garden of Words (2013)
Synopsis: When a lonely teenager skips his morning lessons to sit in a lovely garden, he meets a mysterious older woman who shares his feelings of alienation.
Your Name. (2016)
Synopsis: A teenage boy and girl embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies.
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