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Is Hello World Anime Worth Watching? (Know More)

Hello World wasn’t a commercial success but is it worth the watch considering it was produced by one of the biggest studios? Let’s find out…

Starting with the synopsis, the city of Kyoto has seen significant technological improvement in the year 2027. Two of their classmates, Naomi Katagaki, an introverted and socially awkward lad, and Ruri Ichigyou, a chilly girl who is frequently frank with people, reside in the city. Naomi admires books just as much as Ruri, but he is hesitant to speak to her because of how cold she is.

One day, while taking a stroll, Naomi notices a red aurora briefly piercing the sky before it vanishes.

Soon after that, he meets a three-legged crow and a strange guy in a hood who turns out to be Naomi from a future time of ten years and explains that he has come to prevent a horrible incident that would occur to Ruri soon after they begin dating.

Though he first regarded his advice with skepticism, Naomi of the present-day does as his future self advises and moves closer to Ruri in an effort to save her. Will he have the power to alter the future?

IMDB Rating6.7
Produced ByGraphinica
Where to WatchHulu, Netflix
About The Movie

How did Hello World get its name?

Software experts and programmers agree that the first program a student writes while learning a new language is “Hello, World! “.

Although some textbooks claim that “Hello, World!” was initially entered into a program in BCPL in 1967, the use of this program as the most basic example was first acknowledged in a textbook on the C programming language in 1978.

The word, which is a crucial component of programming, computer science, and software engineering, is instantly recognizable to anyone working in the technology industry and, despite its simplicity, opens doors to universes of limitless possibilities and complexity.

Therefore, it seems natural that “Hello World!” would emphasize the possibilities and restrictions of technology and software so much. In Hello World, the ALLTALE is depicted as a fantastical technological advancement with an infinite storage capacity attained by unidentified means. Given this ability, the government has made the bold decision to launch an ambitious project to archive Kyoto in its entirety, down to individual citizens’ memories.

For anthropologists and historians, such a technology would be tremendously useful, but Naomi, the hero, uses the ALLTALE for far more introspective and emotional purposes.

Naomi intends to collect the information corresponding to his love’s memories and transfer it back into her body in order to continue their conversation where they left off. While a lovely gesture, Naomi also throws instability into the ALLTALE system, rendering his goal a fool’s errand.

Even in a virtual world, it is difficult to enter and change the environment, and the planet opposes his efforts. The older Naomi learns through his experiences that a grin was enough, and in the end, he “sacrifices” himself to assure his younger self’s way to the future.

The idea that the past is unchangeable and irreparable even with technology as sophisticated as the ALLTALE is presented in Hello World; certain things can simply not be rectified no matter how great the technology is.

However, Hello World doesn’t conclude on such a depressing note. In its conclusion, the movie also seems to imply that while developing technology may not always provide an immediate solution, there is value in perseverance. As technology evolves and improves, issues that cannot be handled with existing technology may be quickly and easily resolved.

a scene from the movie
In a scene from the movie, the main character slowly falls in love.

Background of Hello World

The year is 2027, and Kyoto has seen crucial technological improvement. Naomi Katagaki, a socially awkward and reclusive lad, and Ruri Ichigyou, a girl with a cold demeanor who is often blunt with others, live in the city. Although sharing Ruri’s passion for literature, Naomi is hesitant to approach her due to her unpleasant demeanor.

Naomi observes a crimson aurora pierce through the sky for a brief while before disappearing one day while out for a stroll. He soon meets a three-legged crow and a mystery hooded figure. The hooded figure shows himself to be Naomi from the future, claiming that he has come to change an impending sad incident that occurs to Ruri shortly after they begin dating.

Taking his words with a grain of salt at first, Naomi of today follows his future self’s advise and approaches Ruri, determined to save her. Now it’s up to the audience to decide whether he succeeded or not.

Reasons why you should watch Hello World

Here’s why you should watch Hello World:

Romance

Even though the sci-fi storyline is fantastic, this story is ultimately about a relationship. Fortunately, Hello World doesn’t let you down there. Naomi Katagaki and Ruri Ichigyo, two high school students who get close and develop a captivating and engaging relationship, are the subject of the movie’s romance.

You’ll undoubtedly feel the movie’s sweet moments as you witness Naomi and Ruri’s romance develop on screen. The excellent voice acting and well-written characters contribute to their captivating relationship.

Incredibly Interesting Character-Arcs

The movie’s romance works nicely because the characters are well-developed. The story’s main characters are all well-developed individuals with different personalities, which makes for an engaging viewing experience.

The elder Naomi was the star of the film, aside from Ruri and Naomi. Even though they are the same person, the many Naomis still have distinct personalities, and it’s fascinating to see how they interact when they are together.

In a scene from the movie, the character in white looks calm, while the one in black looks anxious and terrified.
In a scene from the movie, the character in white looks calm, while the one in black looks anxious and terrified.

Incredible Animation

You undoubtedly noticed that Hello World employs 3D animation rather than conventional 2D if you’ve seen the video. Even though 3D may not be to everyone’s taste, we thought the movie was still stunning.

Yes, the animation may be a little stiff at first, but the movie more than makes up for it with its fantastic art direction and a number of jaw-dropping sequences, especially in the second half, that are reminiscent of classic sci-fi movies like Interstellar.

Hello World is a homage to the city of Kyoto, much as how Makoto Shinkai’s movies (such as Your Name and Weathering With You) highlight the beauty of Tokyo. The movie features several of Kyoto’s well-known monuments, all of which are painstakingly reproduced in 3D, including the Fushimi-Inari Shrine and the Kyoto Tower.

Unique Story

Hello World stands out by being a sci-fi romance rather than a simple romantic drama.

It is a fascinating and far more ambitious story than a plain account of two high school sweethearts, incorporating time travel and quantum computing. It makes for a challenging and enjoyable movie.

Honest Thoughts (Spoilers)

In a scene from the Anime, a character is bent down on his knees while the other one stands.
In a scene from the Anime, a character is bent down on his knees while the other one stands.

I anticipate more drama and romance in this movie, maybe even a tear-jerker. There is a heartbreaking sequence, but not enough for me to start crying. The narrative has little impact. But there’s no denying that the animation itself has an impact.

Additionally, I think it is unreasonable and unfeasible for technology like “ALLTALE” to exist in the future (in our actual reality), especially when it comes to the ability to capture human intellect as the past-Katagaki is sentient in the “ALLTALE” universe. Copying human intellect bothers me because it might lead to privacy violations.

It’s not moral. Who knows, it may even be replicating human souls. I have a lot of questions regarding “ALLTALE,” but I suppose I’ll just leave it as a topic for amusement as I doubt Tomohiko will provide a thorough explanation of the ALLTALE. I assume he was also inspired by adapting Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara into an Anime series when he came up with the concept for ALLTALE.

I’ll simply leave it at that: an animated drama romance film. I won’t be considering the technology side as much.

Although the plot is only adequate, I will still rate the movie as “watchable” since I adore the cinematography. The animation quality is bizarrely CGI and unique.

A Review on Hello World

Hello World Anime Explaination

Real Ruri was struck by lightning, and Real Naomi spent the next ten years working his way up to become the administrator of ALLTALE. He entered Beta reality, persuaded Beta Naomi to save Beta Ruri from the accident, and then merged Beta Ruri’s consciousness and body with Real Ruri’s.

However, the ALLTALE was not without flaws, as Real Naomi failed to “log out” himself. Instead, he entered Alpha world, believing he had returned to reality.

Bear in mind that Alpha Naomi did not exist in this scenario. Naomi in Alpha World was the genuine article. Real Ruri awoke from a coma in reality at the same time, while real Naomi is still in a coma. She discovered out what happened to Real Naomi, then spent the next ten years doing exactly what Real Naomi did.

ALLTALE improved over time, and by the time she jumped in as a crow avatar to save Real Naomi, she was able to log out freely. Afterwards, Real Ruri (crow) transported Beta Naomi to the Alpha world to help him save Beta Ruri. At the same time, she was discreetly attempting to save Real Naomi’s psyche in order to return him to reality.

Real Naomi was eventually able to awaken, and Real Ruri logged out of ALLTALE.

Conclusion

  • The sci-fi storyline is fantastic, this story is ultimately about a relationship. Fortunately, Hello World doesn’t let you down there. The main characters get close and develop a captivating and engaging relationship, which is the subject of the movie’s romance.
  • Hello World doesn’t conclude on such a depressing note: in its conclusion, the movie also seems to imply that while developing technology may not always provide an immediate solution, there is value in perseverance.
  • The plot is only adequate, I will still rate the movie as “watchable” since I adore the cinematography. The animation quality is bizarrely CGI and unique.

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