I have just finished watching this beautiful film by Makoto Shinkai. I am so lucky with Japanese animation films, I always seem to really enjoy the stories and the art so my time devoted to watching them are always wisely (at least, in my opinion) spent.
My nihongo professor told me the director, Makoto Shinkai is one of her favorites. She made our class watch a portion of it earlier and I must say, my heartstrings were pulled tightly by this film.
The other film I watched before this was The Garden of Words. It was a love story as well and was good too. There is just a different kind of charm when the story is about children, like in this one. I loved the Wolf Children too.