I happened to come across this short 15 minute animation titled Meguriau Sekai, which translates to “World Comes Around”.
Seeing as it is made by an independent studio, I felt obligated to watch it. It’s always nice to see new talent around.
Meguriau Sekai has a lot of still images paired with what feels like 99% narration. Maybe some actual real-time character speech would have been nice, but I realize the constraints that they were probably working with. As for the animation quality, the background settings look fantastic while the characters, on the other hand, look like they came from a retro anime (maybe that’s just their style? *shrug*).
The story greatly reminds me of 5cm per second, which vastly surpasses this in all areas. At least this has a somewhat happier ending than 5cm per second and is told from the girl’s perspective.