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Posted 12/7/07 , edited 12/9/07
I loved this anime. Everyone who watches it does. However, everyone seems to get something different from the end. Most think it's a sad ending. I would overall agree with that. Still, is there a message in that? What did you gain from watching this? Personally, I thought it was a pretty good example of how not to live life. Literally just yearning for something every moment of the day, but not actually making a full effort to seize it. Takaki became suspended in a state where he'd given up on Akari on an unconscious level, but was unwilling to do so on a conscious one.
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Posted 12/9/07
I think it has a good ending it tells us that we need to move on our new life we need to look for the present but not the past just like Takaki do in the end he ended up giving up on Akari but then he realized that it's past he should not look for it but he should look for the future............
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There seems to be a trend developing that I've watched J films and dramas with sad endings lately. I go away thinking after they had ended wondering why couldnt they have happy endings? On the other hand I think that sad endings may have more impact to the storylines (or that the Japanese are a realistic &/or pessimistic lot?)

In this case the two protaganists had drifted apart with the distance of time and space. As they did not actively sought to keep in touch, it was inevitable that they eventually lost contact with the other completely. Oh man, I m getting morose just writing this.

I guess 5cm/second's message to us viewers: to treasure our friendships or they could be lost and never to be regained... Sad but true.

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Posted 12/17/07

msilky wrote:

There seems to be a trend developing that I've watched J films and dramas with sad endings lately. I go away thinking after they had ended wondering why couldnt they have happy endings? On the other hand I think that sad endings may have more impact to the storylines (or that the Japanese are a realistic &/or pessimistic lot?)

In this case the two protaganists had drifted apart with the distance of time and space. As they did not actively sought to keep in touch, it was inevitable that they eventually lost contact with the other completely. Oh man, I m getting morose just writing this.

I guess 5cm/second's message to us viewers: to treasure our friendships or they could be lost and never to be regained... Sad but true.

Again, I see the same thing. Don't expect things to turn out okay if you don't actively try to maintain it. Move on or try to get it back, but don't just linger in the middle. If you really value a relationship, don't let random breezes bring you together (going with the Sakura petal metaphor), take control and bring yourself closer.

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Posted 12/22/07
I think they went with a more realistic ending, instead of a more traditional one
Posted 12/23/07
^i think you should go with reality ending than the usual love blah blah blah thing.. in our life we encounter many things that love is pwned.. but a broken heart will always heal and the experience stays along.. What you just have to do is accept what happens 'coz whatever happens it happens.. learn from all the mistakes that brought your regretful decision and move on towards tomorrow..
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MrGids wrote:

^i think you should go with reality ending than the usual love blah blah blah thing.. in our life we encounter many things that love is pwned.. but a broken heart will always heal and the experience stays along.. What you just have to do is accept what happens 'coz whatever happens it happens.. learn from all the mistakes that brought your regretful decision and move on towards tomorrow..


To sum it up, life goes on get over it!
Posted 12/23/07
^eheh^^ yea! XD
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yah i know that life goes on and all that ... but everytime the ending just makes me mad!!! i even when i know how it's gonna end i still yell at my computer screen in the last scene when the train gets in the way of them seeing each other ... I really like this anime and even though it pisses me off I wouldn't change the ending....
Posted 12/27/07
^yea almost all of here feel the same way but i really like the ending of it 'coz he smiled at the end after feeling something nostalgic about the girl.
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Posted 12/27/07
That smile was perfect too. It was a heartwarming smile, though it seemed a bit melancholy.
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Yep there was certainly a hint of melancholy in that smile . Though I dislike sad endings, 5 centimeters per second was so well done that I didnt mind it at all. Love the music!

Next up - The Place Promised In Our Early Days for me, which is ranked very highly among many viewers list I think.
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msilky wrote:

Yep there was certainly a hint of melancholy in that smile . Though I dislike sad endings, 5 centimeters per second was so well done that I didnt mind it at all. Love the music!

Next up - The Place Promised In Our Early Days for me, which is ranked very highly among many viewers list I think.
Too bad Shinkai loves sad endings. Voices of a Distant Star was also very sad. More sad than 5cm/s. Place Promised was more positive though.
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Posted 12/27/07

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msilky wrote:

Yep there was certainly a hint of melancholy in that smile . Though I dislike sad endings, 5 centimeters per second was so well done that I didnt mind it at all. Love the music!

Next up - The Place Promised In Our Early Days for me, which is ranked very highly among many viewers list I think.
Too bad Shinkai loves sad endings. Voices of a Distant Star was also very sad. More sad than 5cm/s. Place Promised was more positive though.


Alright I've been warned then. Have downloaded Voices and will watch it this weekend (I hope!)
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Posted 12/28/07
the ending was very depressing omg >.<
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