The story of this film has a certain magical/fantasy quality to it and innocence in those encounters. It's as if time and space is contained inside of that gazebo. The woman and the kid only exist at the same time and place when it’s raining.
Akane Shimizu has an authentic quality to her humor; she is not concerned about whom she may offend with her crude depiction of blood, death and violence and the same can be said for the anime production. Whoever loves the product will love it for what this series is.
However, there are gems. Gems that can’t be boxed into one theme or genre; gems that can be as inspiring as Shounen is without the exaggeration; gems that be thought provoking without the need to be overly dramatic or have an extreme context; gems that can transcend ages, demographics and even preferences of topics. I found a gem: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu.