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Old 2010-10-14, 17:49   Link #1141
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well, since we bumped this thread, i can safely say: my favorite anime movie.
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Old 2010-10-14, 18:33   Link #1142
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Old 2010-10-17, 16:59   Link #1143
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Ahh , my first and favorite anime movie.
Not going to lie , I kinda had this tingle in my stomach after watching it and felt some kind of depression for like 2 days. It was basically my introduction to Anime. Much respect.
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Old 2010-10-17, 17:23   Link #1144
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I really liked the animation on this one ^.^
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Old 2010-10-17, 17:29   Link #1145
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^^ It was definitely attractive.
I love one of the last scenes after the train passed and hes just looking at the blossomed flowers.
It was amazing, that scene is the type of scene that hits me hard and makes me wonder why I can never get a scene in real life to look like that, Blah. What evaaa
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Old 2010-11-06, 23:59   Link #1146
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I just finished the movie, and surprising I enjoyed it.
I like the fact that it didn't emphasize too heavily on story, and progressed smoothly, and not too suddenly.
Although, I didn't understand the rockets significance in the story.
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Old 2010-11-07, 01:53   Link #1147
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Although, I didn't understand the rockets significance in the story.
It is a metaphor about one of the main themes of the film, which is the pain that comes with distance. Takaki, at one point in the show, thinks to himself about how a rocket's journey must be "a lonelier journey than anyone could imagine" since it has to "press forward through the true pitch darkness" on its own. This is reminiscent of the train ride that he himself endured to meet up with Akari in the first part of the film.

It is also, at the same time, a representation of why Kanae, no matter how hard she tries, will never get Takaki to like her. Takaki is similar to the rocket in the sense that he is focused on something so far off and unreachable (Akari); he was always "gazing off into the distance towards something far beyond our [his] wildest dreams". It is with this knowledge that Kanae comes to the painful realization that Takaki will never reciprocate her feelings.
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Old 2010-11-07, 02:07   Link #1148
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It is a metaphor about one of the main themes of the film, which is the pain that comes with distance. Takaki, at one point in the show, thinks to himself about how a rocket's journey must be "a lonelier journey than anyone could imagine" since it has to "press forward through the true pitch darkness" on its own. This is reminiscent of the train ride that he himself endured to meet up with Akari in the first part of the film.

It is also, at the same time, a representation of why Kanae, no matter how hard she tries, will never get Takaki to like her. Takaki is similar to the rocket in the sense that he is focused on something so far off and unreachable (Akaki); he was always "gazing off into the distance towards something far beyond our [his] wildest dreams". It is with this knowledge that Kanae comes to the painful realization that Takaki will never reciprocate her feelings.
Ah I get it... I didn't see that at first. Now I do. Thanks. Now I enjoy it so much better. Thanks.
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Old 2010-11-07, 14:16   Link #1149
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Plus, no one is better than Shinkai at really pretty shots of rockets taking off
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Old 2010-11-07, 20:34   Link #1150
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yeah, there was a line in there, something like "traveling thousands of miles, and never even encountering a single hydrogen molecule" (pulled that one from my memory ) which is representative of Takaki's journey to find Akari again. How it'll be lonely to get to the destination.

which is also presented in Hoshi no Koe, when Noboru says "i'll make my heart colder, harder, stronger" (from memory as well) in order to bear the distance that's come between him and mikako.
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Old 2010-12-14, 08:38   Link #1151
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Hi everyone! Sorry if I'm bumping an old thread but I just finished the movie last night and wanted to discuss it with others so I joined this forum ^_^

Gosh, where should I start? The animation is just stunning... The amount of details in the drawings (the reflections in water puddles look absolutely amazing), use of vibrant colors, lens flare etc. makes it look so beautiful. I used to think that Miyazaki made the best looking films but 5cm per Second just blows them all out of the water (just my own personal opinion. The amount of dedication Miyazaki puts in his films and his great storytelling still wins my admiration).

I didn't drop my attention once during the entire movie but I found the third chapter the least interesting, especially the flashbacks which I found to be a somewhat 'lazy' way of storytelling. It didn't help that I found "One more Time, One more chance" to be an irritating song. On the other hand, the scene in the first chapter where
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makes me feel so emotional no matter how many times I rewatch it... The piano song played there is so soothing and I think the music fits in and suits the movie very well.

Although I felt very sad about the ending
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I was very satisfied because cliched endings just puts me off. The ending used in 5cm per Second is probably the reason why it has such a great impact on me, because I found it to be original.

Thanks to everyone if you managed to read my post of feelings . Really love this movie and I'm so glad I followed up on someone's recommendation and watched it. I'm going to admit it and say that I only watched a kinda low quality version (480p) that I downloaded off the internet (mainly because it's hard to find the movie where I live), but I really like this movie and I'll try to order the Blu-Ray version online.
I'm going to try to make a signature of the scene where Takaki and Akari are in the library together ^_^. I also wanted to ask what other people thought about this movie (favorite scenes etc.) and if isn't too off-topic are there any other suggestions on anime movies with stunningly beautiful art like 5cm per Second?
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Old 2010-12-14, 13:17   Link #1152
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I also found the ending song a bit weird at first but it kinda grew on me as I went along.

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I'm going to admit it and say that I only watched a kinda low quality version (480p)
Blasphemy! Watching this film in anything less than 720p should be a crime! DX

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and if isn't too off-topic are there any other suggestions on anime movies with stunningly beautiful art like 5cm per Second?
Makoto Shinkai has made two other films: The Place Promised In Our Early Years and Voices of a Distant Star, which feature the same art and very similar stories.

As for other films with stunning art I'd recommend Time of Eve (Sci-fi: About robots) and Kara no Kyoukai (Dark supernatural)
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Old 2010-12-14, 20:26   Link #1153
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Blasphemy! Watching this film in anything less than 720p should be a crime! DX
Well, I did watch it in Japanese audio with English subtitles, so I still had a good viewing experience :P. It's films like these that make me want to learn Japanese so that I can fully concentrate on the art without having to quickly look at the subtitles before I can take a glimpse at the video.


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Makoto Shinkai has made two other films: The Place Promised In Our Early Years and Voices of a Distant Star, which feature the same art and very similar stories.

As for other films with stunning art I'd recommend Time of Eve (Sci-fi: About robots) and Kara no Kyoukai (Dark supernatural)
Yeah, I knew that looking for his other films would be a good start. I think I might see The Place Promised in Our Early Days first and I'll try your other suggestions as well. Thanks!
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Old 2010-12-15, 12:00   Link #1154
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I was very satisfied because cliched endings just puts me off.
Indeed. I'm a sucker for bittersweet endings and this film pulled it off flawlessly imo. It would have been nice to see Takaki and Akari be together happily ever after, but in life you don't always get what you want and I liked that the film reflected this harsh truth.
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Old 2010-12-15, 13:10   Link #1155
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It didn't help that I found "One more Time, One more chance" to be an irritating song.
I guess it's because you don't typically listen to such songs? It's a heartfelt ballad that gradually grew on me the more I listened to it, and it was apparently a very popular song in Japan as well. This rendition is particularly emotional, I felt; singer Masayoshi Yamazaki poured so much of himself into it:



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Indeed. I'm a sucker for bittersweet endings and this film pulled it off flawlessly imo. It would have been nice to see Takaki and Akari be together happily ever after, but in life you don't always get what you want and I liked that the film reflected this harsh truth.
If you haven't seen it, you really owe it to yourself and a fellow countryman to read this excellent review published in Riuva way back when.
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Old 2011-02-24, 07:15   Link #1156
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since this is a film that makes people come back to it again and again most likely for decades to come.. this is what i did just now

it just occurred to me that this film is more concerned with a person's own inner self as in the memories buried within, rather than talking about childhood deep relationships which is generic by comparison. this is evidenced by the protagonist not chasing after his suspected childhood friend in the end which was entirely possible on foot with a woman's ~20 second walking distance.

the film goes much deeper and describes what many people do to a varying degree--immortalize a person you can no longer meet, to a point where it is beyond the actual person in many regards that one may even choose memories over the person in reality when given the choice (as his decision to not chase in the end). this message would become mischaracterized if one were to treat this film as only a film about deep lovers.. the real message of the film is one which is much deeper than its mischaracterized counterpart.

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Old 2011-03-06, 11:40   Link #1157
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This movie is so sad... I cryied like a baby at the end

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She moved on first

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I don't know why some people say that in chapter 3, akari did call takaki on 21/12... and takaki called her on 3/5 and she broke up with his boyfriend in tokyo

I found some pictures about why they say that :

http://www.closr.it/show/KcFqFLZrlYv
The phone call

http://www.closr.it/show/KNGqb_sCfny

The only girl in the picture is akari, and his boyfriend is alone in the middle.
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Old 2011-03-07, 03:13   Link #1158
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I don't know why some people say that in chapter 3, akari did call takaki on 21/12... and takaki called her on 3/5 and she broke up with his boyfriend in tokyo

I found some pictures about why they say that :

http://www.closr.it/show/KcFqFLZrlYv
The phone call

http://www.closr.it/show/KNGqb_sCfny

The only girl in the picture is akari, and his boyfriend is alone in the middle.
I'm not quite sure what you're asking about. The second picture you've linked above shows... nothing? Just a scene of a street?

As for the first picture, I believe that was Takaki's most recent girlfriend, whom he had already broken up with by the start of the third chapter. Takaki and Akari had stopped communicating with each other since they were in high school. They never resumed their correspondence.

It's a matter of debate as to who stopped first. My feeling is that Akari did. There is evidence — her unsent letter — to support this point of view. However, I haven't read the novel, which may go a bit further to clarify the point.
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Old 2011-03-07, 07:31   Link #1159
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I watched it long time ago.
Its pretty good movie but i hate it.

Since i was as stupid as main protagonist.

Watching this movie is like reminiscing my stupid past...
Well, not quite though...

But its kinda hurt watching this movie...
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Old 2011-03-07, 17:17   Link #1160
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The first picture is akari

And the second picture, is when she broke up with his boyfriend.
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