To start off this review, I am biased, since 5 Centimeters Per Second itself left a very heavy impression on me, and I adore its music and music in general, so that leaves its influences while watching One More Time, One More Chance. Nonetheless, I will try to stay clear from it as much as possible.
Now, let's get one thing clear, on its own, this entry does not stand its ground, nor does it encapsulate a whole new segment of the story or shows new viewpoints or the likes. It is literally what it says, a music video to the ending song One More Time,
One More Chance, using footage from 5 Centimeters Per Second. If that is not what you are here for, then it is very understandable you won't like this and you can't really be blamed. Except maybe for expect otherwise while watching, I guess.
At the time of properly watching this piece of art, the last watch of 5 Centimeters Per Second has already been quite a while, but it just all came flooding back as I watched the scenes in the music video accompanied by the song. This was just beautiful, to me. Such a strong connection to the song, such a splendid, calm, soothing but nostalgic drawback to the story.
As for the cinematic aspects of the video itself, things like story and character just fall flat, since there are none. There is no chronological followup, no buildup, it doesn't show any development or focuses on characters. If anything, the scenes in the video do keep to the same arc long enough to have you enjoy those parts of the story long enough, so in that sense, it's a success. Otherwise, it just picks random scenes throughout the movie to fit with the music.
Art is, as with every Shinkai movie, excellent. While the CGI starts showing its age, the whole is nonetheless breathtaking and almost every second is screencapworthy, nothing changed here. (except for the lyrics on screen, lel)
The sound should probably not even be mentioned, since it is, of course, the song. The quality in itself is very clean and crisp, so that will solely depend on what device or rate you'll watch it on.
Overall, definitely watch this if you enjoyed the main movie and want a nostalgia bomb through a music video with one of the most touching music pieces of the movie.
Stays true to the original show. Features a heart strung tale of two lovers that were forced apart only wanting more time. Anything to go back how it was before. While that was nice the song was way to long. Halfway in i started to fall asleep since nothing new was being mentioned. Perhaps it was because i had seen the show so unconsciously my mind was already aware of the turnout? I would I would recommend this to those who wanted a nice trailer of sort that captured the meaning behind the show for it is nice and short.
would have liked it slightly better if they didn't recycle images and moments from the original. How about some new art or slightly modified? Or from a different perspective?