Best Anime Movie 2019 : Hello World
Set in futuristic Kyoto in 2027, anime film Hello World by director Tomohiko Itō is a complicated time travel love story. The story revolves around a guy named Naomi Katagaki, voiced by Takumi Kitamura .
Hello World starts with an introduction of the quantum technology Alltale, which uses drones to document history. The official use of this technology is to allow the general public to toggle and see a particular place (think old castles in Kyoto) at any point of time in history in real life. But this magnificent technology secretly became the tool that Katagaki from ten years later in 2037 uses to rewrite history
1. It has a unique Sci-Fi story
While romantic drama animes are a dime a dozen, Hello World stands out by being a sci-fi romance. Instead of a straightforward story about two high school lovers, Hello World is an incredibly interesting and much more ambitious tale featuring time travel and quantum computing, making for one complex and rewarding watch.
2. It has incredible animation
If you’ve seen the trailer, you probably noticed that Hello World uses 3DCG animation instead of standard 2D. While purists may not be a fan of 3DCG, we think the film was still gorgeous. Sure, there may be some stiffness in the animation at the start, but the film more than makes up for it with its great art style, as well as various show-stopping scenes (especially in the 2nd half) that are reminiscent of great sci-fi films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception.
3.It has a compelling romance
The sci-fi plot is great and all, but at the end of the day, this is still a romance. Thankfully, Hello World does not disappoint in that regard. The film’s romance is between Naomi Katagaki and Ruri Ichigyo, two high school students who get close and form a compelling and interesting relationship.
The progression of Naomi and Ruri’s relationship is a joy to watch on screen; you’ll definitely feel (or even squeal) during the film’s tender moments. Their thrilling romance is thanks in part to the great voice acting, as well as their well-written personalities.