Director: Hiroki Shibata
Studio: Toei Animation
Rated: Not Rated
She is saved by a scientist who pulls her off the road in the nick of time, and then takes her home and nurses her back to health. From that moment on Luna is in love. Challenges arise due to several factors. The most obvious is that there is a species difference between the two, but there is also the fact that Kakeru has a childhood friend named Himeko, whose feelings towards him seem to be more than platonic. Their relationship is strained though because Kakeru is a man who has always believed in a princess that lives on the moon, and has stuck by this belief so much that he has thrown away a pretty promising career as an astronaut. Himeko HAS accomplished this goal though and will be flying to the moon, but this fact alone creates tension between the two, and I am reminded of how effective this series is at conveying a lot of emotion without saying much.
Parents, there is some mild language and sexual content. Many "snow women" have bare chests shown throughout the film (though it would be a stretch to call it 'graphic nudity'). Recommended for ages 10 and up.