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?
This was ~thinking in a state of panic~, unnecessary.
I mean, unless you're a sadist that likes to torture himself or herself over a heartbreaking story just when they thought they've recovered from it.
It was just as bad as a horrible AMV could get, and what screwed it over was one huge bad boy. Music choice.
- Story (7.5/10):
I think this was a decent recap of the movie “Byousoku 5 Centimeter”, and having not seen it in over 2 years now makes me really appreciate its short length and large collection of information it managed to pack up, it made me question why I would even rewatch
the movie if that alone gave me the emotional stroke.
- Art (9/10):
Outstanding, especially the backgrounds. Some many wallpaper potential.
I mean, I can sit down here and type an andless praising comment on the animation alone until my fingers go numb on me, but I have obviously other things to do so let's make this simple.
- Music (3/10):
Bad on so many levels. I just didn't like the tone of voice and melody, and that overall a man performing the singing. I would have preferred a female voice or at least a more delicate voice to sing along the animation because it's rather a great song and I hate how it's been wasted.
- Characters (8/10):
From what I can remember, the parent movie focused on long-distance relationships and showed how the people involved in them are suffering. Not that this musical didn't prove that yet again, but you really can feel the pain in the characters, from their facial expression to the speed they move at.
- Enjoyment (5):
I was going to have a blast of remembering the plot of the movie and torturing myself yet again (why do I keep doing this to myself?), but the freaking music ruined it for me, I had to pause the sound but watching silent visuals is so not 2018, so what's the best I've done? I layered some “Pillows” songs from FLCL and got double the enjoyment, but it still felt rather hard-earned, the production team had to do better.
- Overall (6.5/10):
I would highly recommend watching this if you only want a recap of the movie or an introduction of what you're getting yourself into. But please don't expect anything high of the record choice here, I'd much recommend pulling a list of good “Pillows” hits and listen to that instead while making it through the short.