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Feb 25, 2014 3:22 PM

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Thoughts on this?

For a 2 minute CM, this sure was something. The art was very easy to pick out curtsey of Makoto Shinkai. The atmosphere is beautiful too and the theme song is awesome. Here's the CM with full subs:
Feb 25, 2014 11:14 PM
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I enjoyed it, it was more upbeat than anything I've seen from Shinkai Makoto, or at least there was less of the sentimental feeling that I get when watching his stuff. But I still really like it. Also, Yanagi Nagi ^^ the ending was cute too, wonder if they got in?
Feb 25, 2014 11:26 PM

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Any Makoto Shinkai work is always great work. This short gave me nostalgia of back when I talked with him last summer after he released Kotonoha no Niwa. I'd definitely love to see this made into a full movie.
Feb 26, 2014 12:46 AM

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Yep. This needs to be a real movie.
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Feb 26, 2014 1:24 AM

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They met! A movie based on this would be great.
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Feb 26, 2014 1:26 AM

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I'd be interested in a movie for this. 2 min short just doesn't cut it :<, but hey what does what?
Feb 26, 2014 2:44 AM
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My eyes had an orgasm, then couple it with Nagi's insert song - an ear orgasm!
This one needs a movie.. a movie... a movie! Lots of potential with the premise, and this wouldn't probably end in a heartbreak.
Feb 26, 2014 3:38 AM

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That was some top notch art.
Feb 26, 2014 4:06 AM

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Wish this was longer or turned into a movie.
Feb 26, 2014 6:32 AM

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This. A movie. Right now. Please.
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Feb 26, 2014 7:51 AM

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Feb 26, 2014 7:53 AM

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Uwahh Yanagi Nagi <3

This was really good, if this gets into a movie I'm definitely gonna watch it.
Feb 26, 2014 7:55 AM

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Liked the Anohana like designs and knew the song sounded exceptionally good for some reason it was cause Nagi Yanagi sung it.

Feb 26, 2014 8:31 AM

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Riez said:
This. A movie. Right now. Please.

Exactly my thoughts. It's very promising ><
Feb 26, 2014 9:29 AM

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Miho is really cute

Feb 26, 2014 2:54 PM

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bless ono kensho's sweet voice

great song, great animation. would love to see a LONGER short or movie version of them


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Feb 26, 2014 4:39 PM

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Gorgeous art and lots of potential to be a series too

Feb 26, 2014 6:03 PM

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Another visual stunner from Shinkai. I have to say, while I'm not a big fan of his stories, I love his art and animation. And I agree that this looks like something that would cheerful and lively. It really drew me in within that 2 minutes and made me want to know more about those characters - I'd love a movie/OVA version!
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Feb 26, 2014 10:29 PM
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only 2 minutes but explains a lot!
Feb 27, 2014 2:23 AM
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I have mixed feelings. Makoro Shinkai is great. But the characters.. they seem indecent to me, bring a feeling I'm being flattered, some kind of importunate fanservice or like the author is sucking up to me. And they also remind me of kyoukai no kanata characters too much. It's all ok for an advertisement video, I'm just disappointed to see it mixed with Makoto Shinkai's work which is more original and mature IMO.
Modified by mehtoc, Feb 27, 2014 2:38 AM
Feb 27, 2014 3:53 AM

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its just 2mins . not satisfied T__T
i hope this will get a movie >_<
Modified by mrNumb22, Feb 27, 2014 4:04 AM
Feb 27, 2014 4:59 AM

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Movie pls or a 13 ep series! i could imagine a series like this:

ep1 life of the girl
ep2 life of the guy
ep3 life of the girl
ep4 life of the guy
ep5 life of the teacher
ep6 first part life of the guy, 2nd part life of the girl
ep7 first part life of the guy, 2nd part life of the girl
ep8 life of the teacher, life of the guy, life of the girl
ep9 finally all mixed together
ep10 all mixed together
and then its up to the story itself, what would be the direction. i would like to see something like this:
ep 11 first part old life of the girl, 2nd part old life of the guy
ep 12 teacher
ep 13 (final) all together again or guy, girl, teacher seperated (depends of the story ending itself)

or something similar. ^^
Feb 27, 2014 5:05 AM
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For intros, you couldn't get anymore generic than this. But because of the beautiful execution of Makoto Shinkai, I can't feel anything but awe in how he was able to present a simple yet light commercial that really is a treat.
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Feb 27, 2014 8:10 AM

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The art on this one was spectacular. Even though it was two minutes, I liked it.
Feb 27, 2014 8:14 AM

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If they made a movie of this, I would watch it simply for the crazy good animation. Seriously, that looks incredible. The scenery is constantly alive which greatly increased my immersion to the world.

Now if only Makoto Shinkai got out of his comfort zone once, and gave his amazing vault full of production value to some other genres instead of this like he always seems to do...
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Feb 27, 2014 11:16 AM

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This was pretty nice oO would like to see the whole thing :(
Feb 27, 2014 3:56 PM

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yep, general consensus is movie or series please!
Feb 27, 2014 4:07 PM

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I really hope they make this into a movie actually. It seemed cute and the animation was top. It really looks like it has a lot of potential!
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Feb 27, 2014 9:05 PM

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For only 2 mins it really sucked me in, I hope they make a movie of it.
Feb 28, 2014 6:17 AM

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Animation was AMAZING *___* I hope there will be a full length film.
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Feb 28, 2014 6:35 AM

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Feb 28, 2014 12:36 PM

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Thinking this is a movie or something but NO....

but anyway, GORGEOUSSSS ART <3

I wish this was a movie or an anime Q_Q
Feb 28, 2014 1:50 PM

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xbobx said:
"Woaah, what an amazing preview! When will it air?"
"Dude, it won't... that was a 2min one-shot."

^My reaction.

Looks like a slice of life anime preview yet it is not one. Too bad!
Feb 28, 2014 2:10 PM

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Lulexiaa said:

Thinking this is a movie or something but NO....

but anyway, GORGEOUSSSS ART <3

I wish this was a movie or an anime Q_Q

One can only hope...
Feb 28, 2014 8:59 PM

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StormSky92 said:
Yep. This needs to be a real movie.

This would be great! The 2 minutes OVA was sure something, and I think it has a lot of potential for a full movie.
Mar 1, 2014 1:19 PM
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Anybody where I can get the Song? "Cross Road (クロスロード)" by Nagi Yanagi
Mar 1, 2014 7:40 PM

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The art is gorgeous, really like the main girl character.
Wish it was longer, not some commercial :(
Mar 2, 2014 11:43 PM

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I feel like an idiot for loving this so much.

It's like now who am I to ever look down on someone for crying at a sentimental Folger's commercial or something.
Mar 3, 2014 12:19 AM

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I dont know why im grinning :D..
I like the girl..

Mar 4, 2014 7:54 AM

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I hope it will be movie. That scenes were beautiful ..
Mar 5, 2014 2:18 AM

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I'm not usually a fan of Shinkai's works but I would also like to see a movie or at least like a ~30 min. OVA out of this.
Mostly because the characters seem quite likeable.
Mar 5, 2014 12:38 PM

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Me likey.
Mar 5, 2014 1:21 PM

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Didn't Free! start only as a commercial too? I really hope this gets turned into a series or a movie too because of the positive feedback >w< Please please!
Mar 5, 2014 3:37 PM

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sim0n2170 said:
Wish this was longer or turned into a movie.

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Mar 5, 2014 9:12 PM

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Those 2 kids are really driven to actually take away something from distance learning courses. The sad part is that most will more likely end up procrastinating the assignments and blow off the cram courses; not mentioning having the same answer is a cause for possible plagiarism and cheating. XD
Awesome commercial, terrible product. ;p
Mar 6, 2014 4:21 AM
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By god. That is something unbelievable. Truly, truly, unbelievable. I have never seen something like this in all my life. You got this really amazing animators, great idea for a story, likable characters, great music....


I cannot even comprehend it. All the time I thought I was seeing a trailer for it. How can you do such a thing?! It's like asking Leonardo Da Vinci to draw a picture on a stamp! It's so tiny, and you know it's great, but there's no way to enjoy it!

I need a minute. Or, possibly two.
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Mar 7, 2014 4:22 AM

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Was getting into and it ended WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! T___T

Make this into a movie!!!!
Mar 9, 2014 10:53 AM

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I order movie to come NOW!!!
The 2 minute wasn't enough for me :"|

Mar 11, 2014 1:08 AM
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That was nice, but utterly disappointing. I wish I had never watched it so I wouldn't have to be curious of what could've been.
Modified by 2SugoiToActSugoi, Mar 11, 2014 1:12 AM
moving on.
Mar 15, 2014 8:39 AM

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Wish it was longer than two minutes.

The animation is amazing as always though!
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