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5 Centimeters Per Second
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Posted 3/19/13

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Arsenette wrote:

So basically another futile movie about either losing someone, getting dumped, unrequited love or futility.. man he's got issues.. Geez.. if you are feeling at all depressed don't watch Shinkai movies or it'll drive you over the edge..


Or, conversely, it could make you feel better because your life isn't as crappy as the people on the screen?


Aahahahahah fair point Still though I end a movie with him and go "dude... you need to let go".. Still though I like the ending of the latest one I saw (Lost voices) and thought.. okay.. the message is the living is more important and get over it. I hope that's the last of the wtf another one endings.
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Does no one else thing the little music video/clip show at the end was kind of a shitty way to end the movie?
Having marathoned all the available Shinkai titles here this past weekend, I've concluded that the end is where everything always falls apart with his movies. In this case I think the montage of the music video wrapped-up the story just fine, but I came to that realization only after a) I'd read someone's interpretation of it and b) I'd rewound it and watched two more times, looking for the things I was told to look for. It just cut too fast for me to understand what it was saying with one viewing.

I get too that the song may have meaning to a Japanese audience that is lost on the rest of us--more than just the meaning of the lyrics, the song itself may fit with a broader context that we don't have. Supposedly, Shinkai says as much in a director's commentary.

But at least among English-speakers, it seems many feel that yes, the music video was a disappointing ending at best, and a bad one at worst.
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I am personally a fan of the music video style endings to movies (and even series *cough*Tari Tari*cough*). It is an exercise in the visual aspect of the medium. When well done, it gives closure to otherwise open-ended story-lines that, if fully fleshed out, would take more time than available and usually be anticlimactic. Doing it without dialog is an elegant and understated way of wrapping up a story. (Tari Tari is one of the finest examples of this in recent memory, but Waiting in the Summer also had an excellent version of it, as did Toradora! though those two weren't particularly "music videos", they were of a similar ilk.)
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I liked this guy's explanation of the ending and overall themes:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983213/board/nest/194492266


That's a pretty good analysis of movie, but I took a more neutral position on what happened rather than being completely Takaki's issue of emotional detachment. For example, when they meet up Takaki has a written letter full of all the things that he wanted to tell her. When attempting to buy a drink from a machine it slips from his pocket and blows away in the wind with out a chance of retrieving. When they meet and kiss, from Takaki's dialogue its pretty clear that he's given up on them having a relationship together. The next morning when he's leaving, she clutches her bag, repeating his name, and says that she knows "he's going to be alright from then on". As his train pulls away we see that she also prepared a letter(that she pulls from her bag) but, did not give it to him. Maybe I'm reading too much into it but it seems like these are the "please accept my feelings" letters where they declare how they truly feel, and accepting it is an act of reciprocation. I didn't see any indication that Takaki said that he thought they couldn't be together(during the night), and as the person from IMDB said, she continued to send letters.

Maybe he would not have given the letter to her given the chance given his change of heart of the cherry tree, but my interpretation of it was that neither of them were honest about their feelings, and that ultimately is the tragedy. However, because of their missed connection, the idea of needing to move on is the ending theme. I think their meeting at the tracks at the end, whether real or imaginary indicates this as well since neither of them recognize each other until they've passed by, missing the important moment entirely. Only after the fact when it is too late does Takaki turn to see if she is still there, when of course she isn't.

Are there any more details in the book about what they discussed in the shack?
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i always re-watch this when i want to cry ... it's so sad :c one of my many fav anime
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i want to watch this but knowing that i cried at clannad will probably mean ill cry at this and i hate crying i just read the description


When Takaki finds out that he is moving farther away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.


when i read this part i literally dropped a little inside i can see myself crying already im also guessing its a boy and girl who love each other but haven't told each other.. and he will confess to her before they leave i would cry my eyes out if that is what happens i cannot man up enough to watch it.
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Posted 5/24/13

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i want to watch this but knowing that i cried at clannad will probably mean ill cry at this and i hate crying i just read the description


When Takaki finds out that he is moving farther away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.


when i read this part i literally dropped a little inside i can see myself crying already im also guessing its a boy and girl who love each other but haven't told each other.. and he will confess to her before they leave i would cry my eyes out if that is what happens i cannot man up enough to watch it.


You're missing out, all of the Makoto Shinkai films are excellent, but yes they are pretty emotional.

5 Centimeters is not the best one though, I think The Place Promised in Our Early Days is better IMO, but 5 Centimeters is still brilliant.
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maffayoo wrote:

i want to watch this but knowing that i cried at clannad will probably mean ill cry at this and i hate crying i just read the description


When Takaki finds out that he is moving farther away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.


when i read this part i literally dropped a little inside i can see myself crying already im also guessing its a boy and girl who love each other but haven't told each other.. and he will confess to her before they leave i would cry my eyes out if that is what happens i cannot man up enough to watch it.


You're missing out, all of the Makoto Shinkai films are excellent, but yes they are pretty emotional.

5 Centimeters is not the best one though, I think The Place Promised in Our Early Days is better IMO, but 5 Centimeters is still brilliant.


i dont want to cry though i hate that feeling you get when you cry i nearly cried when i read the description
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Posted 5/24/13 , edited 5/24/13

maffayoo wrote:


hickey1992 wrote:


maffayoo wrote:

i want to watch this but knowing that i cried at clannad will probably mean ill cry at this and i hate crying i just read the description


When Takaki finds out that he is moving farther away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.


when i read this part i literally dropped a little inside i can see myself crying already im also guessing its a boy and girl who love each other but haven't told each other.. and he will confess to her before they leave i would cry my eyes out if that is what happens i cannot man up enough to watch it.


You're missing out, all of the Makoto Shinkai films are excellent, but yes they are pretty emotional.

5 Centimeters is not the best one though, I think The Place Promised in Our Early Days is better IMO, but 5 Centimeters is still brilliant.


i dont want to cry though i hate that feeling you get when you cry i nearly cried when i read the description


This is one of those you watch once, and if you are man enough maybe a second time.

But dat ending...
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maffayoo wrote:


i dont want to cry though i hate that feeling you get when you cry i nearly cried when i read the description





That's fair enough then, I'm a little different because sometimes I look for things that make you cry, I think it feels pretty good.

That's why I re-watch After Story a lot.
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Posted 5/24/13

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maffayoo wrote:


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maffayoo wrote:

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You're missing out, all of the Makoto Shinkai films are excellent, but yes they are pretty emotional.

5 Centimeters is not the best one though, I think The Place Promised in Our Early Days is better IMO, but 5 Centimeters is still brilliant.


i dont want to cry though i hate that feeling you get when you cry i nearly cried when i read the description


This is one of those you watch once, and if you are man enough maybe a second time.

But dat ending..
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i cried at clannad and had to limit myself to like 2 episodes a night i was that emotional
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Posted 5/24/13 , edited 5/24/13

hickey1992 wrote:

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maffayoo wrote:


i dont want to cry though i hate that feeling you get when you cry i nearly cried when i read the description





That's fair enough then, I'm a little different because sometimes I look for things that make you cry, I think it feels pretty good.

That's why I re-watch After Story a lot.




i love a good romance and this is certainly a good one it will have an impact on you for sure.

i find love is a difficult thing after my first relationship went bad i distance myself from girls alot now don't get me wrong i still like girls but i don't want to get hurt anymore then what i have after one relationship i was in pain for at least a month and literally did nothing everyday
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This is one of my favorites. I had to buy the DVD. If it comes out on blu ray I would buy that too. This is one of the ones I show to people new to anime, or people that don't seem to like anime due to watching a bad one first. I love it. My wife bought me the japanese movie poster for Christmas. I'm talking serious love here. I would marry this anime.
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I really enjoyed it when I first watched it. I though it was a very Life like and realistic anime. Touching.
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