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This film was engaging as a motherfucker!. Think Ive seen this film a billion times. I just love how well the atmosphere is portrayed so expertly and I also liked the ending. (Unpopular opinion?)

OHHH and the visuals!! Fuckkk the VISUALS!!! x]
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I thought it was ok, but i'm not really a fan of romances so that's probably why. It was kind of depressing although a very realistic depiction of life, something I don't see that often in anime. I wish I could had gotten a chance to watch "...Lost Voices", I had wanted to see that for a while, poor time management on my part
Posted 3/18/13

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Where he leaves you in his films it is very bleak. You can find love again of course, so it doesn't have to be as depressing as it is at the end of his films though it does feel like it at first and of course it is more power emotionally to leave it like that rather than him calling Sumida or finding someone else.

The film in itself does leave you with that sense of futility. The novel, on the other hand.... I won't spoil it for you, but it doesn't end with the train station!


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Posted 3/18/13

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hpulley wrote:
Where he leaves you in his films it is very bleak. You can find love again of course, so it doesn't have to be as depressing as it is at the end of his films though it does feel like it at first and of course it is more power emotionally to leave it like that rather than him calling Sumida or finding someone else.

The film in itself does leave you with that sense of futility. The novel, on the other hand.... I won't spoil it for you, but it doesn't end with the train station!




There's a novel??? Off to amazon I go! Thanks for not spoiling.
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There's a novel??? Off to amazon I go! Thanks for not spoiling.

The novel, photographs, and illustrations are all by Shinkai himself (unlike the novelisations of The Place Promised and Voices which were adapted by a different author). It's a beautiful work of art (and very long- over 500 pages!)
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Posted 3/18/13

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There's a novel??? Off to amazon I go! Thanks for not spoiling.

The novel, photographs, and illustrations are all by Shinkai himself (unlike the novelisations of The Place Promised and Voices which were adapted by a different author). It's a beautiful work of art (and very long- over 500 pages!)


I shall have to see if it is still in print in Japanese. Thanks again.
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Posted 3/18/13 , edited 3/18/13

hpulley wrote:


Sophiekat89 wrote:


There's a novel??? Off to amazon I go! Thanks for not spoiling.

The novel, photographs, and illustrations are all by Shinkai himself (unlike the novelisations of The Place Promised and Voices which were adapted by a different author). It's a beautiful work of art (and very long- over 500 pages!)


I shall have to see if it is still in print in Japanese. Thanks again.


There is actually a novel (two of them in fact) and a graphic novel adaptation of the film, both continue past the end of the movie. The first novel adaptation (2007) is written by Makoto Shinkai (the original creator/director), the second novel adaptation (Called One More Side, 2011) is written by Shinta Kanou (who also wrote the novel adaptations of Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days). The graphic novel adaptation (2010) is by Yukiko Seike.
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Posted 3/18/13

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I thought it was ok, but i'm not really a fan of romances so that's probably why. It was kind of depressing although a very realistic depiction of life, something I don't see that often in anime. I wish I could had gotten a chance to watch "...Lost Voices", I had wanted to see that for a while, poor time management on my part


sorry that you missed Lost Voices, I had to rush to have time to watch that yesterday lol

overall, I would have to personally rate Lost Voices below 5 Centimeters in terms of story
but the visuals of both films are still amazing, music too
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Posted 3/18/13
After watching all of the ones CR put up this weekend, Children who Chase Lost Voices was my favorite. I liked them all to a great extent, but that one felt the most refined (not because of how recent it is either). Either way, I've found a fantastic new director and cannot wait to see his new work.
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Posted 3/18/13
Cant believe I was out all friday so couldnt see Voices. Eurgh,

That said I loved parts 1 and 2 of 5cm/s, part 3 left me a little... saddened
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Posted 3/18/13

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hpulley wrote:


Sophiekat89 wrote:


There's a novel??? Off to amazon I go! Thanks for not spoiling.

The novel, photographs, and illustrations are all by Shinkai himself (unlike the novelisations of The Place Promised and Voices which were adapted by a different author). It's a beautiful work of art (and very long- over 500 pages!)


I shall have to see if it is still in print in Japanese. Thanks again.


There is actually a novel (two of them in fact) and a graphic novel adaptation of the film, both continue past the end of the movie. The first novel adaptation (2007) is written by Makoto Shinkai (the original creator/director), the second novel adaptation (Called One More Side, 2011) is written by Shinta Kanou (who also wrote the novel adaptations of Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days). The graphic novel adaptation (2010) is by Yukiko Seike.


Thanks! I'll look for both. Do they continue the same stories or do they diverge?
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Thanks! I'll look for both. Do they continue the same stories or do they diverge?


The same story (may diverge in the telling of it though), from different perspectives (they are all different versions of the same thing after all). Like, for instance, in the graphic novel adaptation (I own the English omnibus released by Vertical), it shows more of the inner thoughts of the characters, and gives more attention to Kanae than in the movie (a grown-up Kanae, at that). I won't spoil anything, but I liked the ending of the manga more than the movie (I also like Seike's art style, it's simple yet clean and efficient). With either of the two novels, sadly I haven't gotten a chance to read yet, I'm pretty sure it's the same story just from a different perspective like I have said (different authors etc.).
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Posted 3/18/13

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hpulley wrote:

Thanks! I'll look for both. Do they continue the same stories or do they diverge?


The same story (may diverge in the telling of it though), from different perspectives (they are all different versions of the same thing after all). Like, for instance, in the graphic novel adaptation (I own the English omnibus released by Vertical), it shows more of the inner thoughts of the characters, and gives more attention to Kanae than in the movie (a grown-up Kanae, at that). I won't spoil anything, but I liked the ending of the manga more than the movie (I also like Seike's art style, it's simple yet clean and efficient). With either of the two novels, sadly I haven't gotten a chance to read yet, I'm pretty sure it's the same story just from a different perspective like I have said (different authors etc.).


Again, again, thanks! Perhaps I will buy them all, the two novels and the two manga issues it seems there are. With amazon Japan shipping it is not much more to order 8 books instead of 1...
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Posted 3/18/13

hpulley wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:


hpulley wrote:

Thanks! I'll look for both. Do they continue the same stories or do they diverge?


The same story (may diverge in the telling of it though), from different perspectives (they are all different versions of the same thing after all). Like, for instance, in the graphic novel adaptation (I own the English omnibus released by Vertical), it shows more of the inner thoughts of the characters, and gives more attention to Kanae than in the movie (a grown-up Kanae, at that). I won't spoil anything, but I liked the ending of the manga more than the movie (I also like Seike's art style, it's simple yet clean and efficient). With either of the two novels, sadly I haven't gotten a chance to read yet, I'm pretty sure it's the same story just from a different perspective like I have said (different authors etc.).


Again, again, thanks! Perhaps I will buy them all, the two novels and the two manga issues it seems there are. With amazon Japan shipping it is not much more to order 8 books instead of 1...


I have to say, but the shipping from Amazon Japan sure is fast! For example, I ordered the Blu-ray version of Time of Eve and two days later (maybe it was three (?)) it came in the mail. The other things I'm hoping to order next are the Blu-ray volumes of White Album, all volumes of Tetsuwan Birdy II and Tetsuwan Birdy II: Evolution manga, and the Blu-ray version of Denpa teki na Kanojo. Also perhaps both Ibitsu(s) mangas, the one by Ryou Haruto and the one by Kuzato Okada (both are unrelated, they just share the same title, but they are both good regardless).

Enough about that though, this thread is about 5 Centimeters Per Second not Amazon Jp!
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Posted 3/18/13 , edited 3/18/13

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I have to say, but the shipping from Amazon Japan sure is fast! For example, I ordered the Blu-ray version of Time of Eve and two days later (maybe it was three (?)) it came in the mail. The other things I'm hoping to order next are the Blu-ray volumes of White Album, all volumes of Tetsuwan Birdy II and Tetsuwan Birdy II: Evolution manga, and the Blu-ray version of Denpa teki na Kanojo. Also perhaps both Ibitsu(s) mangas, the one by Ryou Haruto and the one by Kuzato Okada (both are unrelated, they just share the same title, but they are both good regardless).

Enough about that though, this thread is about 5 Centimeters Per Second not Amazon Jp!

OT, Tetsuwan Birdy:


Yes, 5cm per second, Voice of the Stars, Promise... have to consider the BDs for these series too if I can still get them shipped here. Some old stuff at amazon is at convenience stores and places that won't ship out of Japan
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