Here’s the first of two shows I want to catch though:
Makoto Shinkai’s Byousoku 5 Centimeter
I’ve watched both his previous two shows, Voices of a Distant Star, and The Place Promised In Our Early Days. At first it was because he was famous for having done Voices on his own – just him and his Mac. But both shows conveyed a certain atmosphere very well – nostalgia and sadness, set in brilliantly thought out sci-fi settings. In a sense, an anime version of my favourite sci-fi short stories.
I especially loved the two dialogues of the two protagonists running in counterpoint in Voices, and it brings a tear to my eye every single time...