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Old 2009-09-01, 21:09   Link #1073
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Originally Posted by germanturkey View Post
I think Shinkai wants to get out is hope, which =/= happiness.
That's kind of the beauty of 5 Centimeters--the ending leaves you content in that every thing is resolved and Takaki has finally moved on, but at the same time you can't help but feel a little sadness that he didn't get his love and it leaves you wanting more--to see that future where he IS in love and happy. It's essentially the exact same thing Takaki is feeling with a completely different cause.

It's ending perfectly reflects your emotions with the protagonists and I can't really come up with many works in any field that have left me that way.
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