“One of the Tsukamoto’s most accomplished narratives.”
“Add the Kenshin-tension to the mix and you have a narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
“Notwithstanding the failure to turn Kaneki’s coming-to-terms into the moving experience it needs to be (…). The narrative is still one of the better high-budget live-action adaptations to appear in recent years.”
“It is not love-story in the traditional sense of the word, but a wonderful and moving psychological study of the concept of meeting, a sort of meeting that might change each subject involved forever.”
While (…) [the] narrative lacks some (…) provocative punch (…) the political protest message (…) is [nevertheless] sincerely felt.
“[An] endearing and heartwarming exploration of the complexity of family relations (…) that shows (…) that happiness is to be found in the very daily problems family life indisputably generates. We’re already hoping for another sequel.”