Year of release: 2006
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Writers: Satoko Okudera (screenplay); Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel)
Starring: Riisa Naka / Emily Hirst, etc.
I enjoyed the story, and felt entertained. The main idea is cool, and the execution of the movie is great as well. It can make your afternoon more pleasant.
It is beautiful, and the spark of magic helps it stand out.
The story seems to develop slowly, but, then again, that is how it unfolds.
Would I see it again? – Yes
My Rating (1 to 10): 7.5
You should watch the original version, in Japanese, with English subtitles.