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May 11, 2014 6:49 PM

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Many of you who watched the movie in its entirety may have noticed this. https://i.na.cx/X9xHh.jpg
It of course bugged me to no end, so I took the initiative to decode it. This is what I got.

Amusingly enough, if would appear that the message was corrupted rather than encoded. Given the missing letters filled in by "?" and several occurrences where letters were omitted all together; I even had a duplicated word (the last "we" if you are curious). I took the liberty of cleaning it up as well.

Also, for all curious, this is the location of the coordinates mentioned in the letter.
http://tinyurl.com/llfz9b3

Not quite sure how this adds to the story, but it definitely seems its contents are of some significance.
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May 12, 2014 11:11 AM

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Hi! I'm really impressed that You've decoded the letter!
I watched Sakasama no Patema today and it bothered me sooo much!
Of course I searched for codes and decodes...
I tried also square cipher method and some letters came out perfectly...but not the all...
Can I ask how you've solved it? What method have you used?
I would be grateful if you could answer asap XD
Thanks
 
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May 12, 2014 1:14 PM

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Well done! I certainly appreciate your efforts!


 
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May 12, 2014 8:18 PM

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Levi18 said:
Hi! I'm really impressed that You've decoded the letter!
I watched Sakasama no Patema today and it bothered me sooo much!
Of course I searched for codes and decodes...
I tried also square cipher method and some letters came out perfectly...but not the all...
Can I ask how you've solved it? What method have you used?
I would be grateful if you could answer asap XD
Thanks

Its' a pretty simple code when it comes down to it. I can tell you that the only things you need are the image, a note pad, and a knowledge of the alphabet. See if you can get it on your own. It's a very satisfying experience. I'll go ahead and write out the answer for future generations and if you give up.
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May 12, 2014 8:21 PM

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You are brilliant!! Thank you so much!!

When I looked at it, I was sure algorithms were involved. Just the thought of that possibility made me break out in hives and get sick to my stomach. I have a very bad case of Arithmophobia!
 
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May 15, 2014 8:26 AM
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That's plain hexadecimal ascii.
http://www.asciitable.com/
 
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Thanks.
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May 15, 2014 1:53 PM

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Nice job. Kudos to you. I was bothered by that email too.
So if the coordinates are right and they are on the opposite side of Earth then they are in the middle of Atlantic Ocean or rather somewhere in the east coast of America.
 
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Blue_Qbe said:
Nice job. Kudos to you. I was bothered by that email too.
So if the coordinates are right and they are on the opposite side of Earth then they are in the middle of Atlantic Ocean or rather somewhere in the east coast of America.


The exact opposite side of the Earth would be just off the coast of Uruguay/southern Brazil. So give them some leeway on "exact" and call it Uruguay.
 
May 15, 2014 2:55 PM

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Kaetemi said:
That's plain hexadecimal ascii.
http://www.asciitable.com/

Interesting. I thought it was a machine code of some sort; just didn't know what.
 
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Blue_Qbe said:
Nice job. Kudos to you. I was bothered by that email too.
So if the coordinates are right and they are on the opposite side of Earth then they are in the middle of Atlantic Ocean or rather somewhere in the east coast of America.


They didn't say opposite side of the Earth, but the opposite side of the mantle, meaning, underside.

Though, they probably should've said the opposite side of the crust. As the mantle itself, was "hollowed out" to become the (under?)sky. And the core becoming an artificial sun or something (since it was cool during the "night").
 
May 16, 2014 2:46 PM

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Ishoku said:
Well done! I certainly appreciate your efforts!

Hannah_Ana said:
You are brilliant!! Thank you so much!!

+1
 
May 17, 2014 7:27 PM

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Amazing! Thanks for figuring it out, is indeed nice to know what's actually written there!
 
May 18, 2014 12:41 AM
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Yeah, great work man! That letter was gibberish.
 
May 19, 2014 3:47 PM
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Undeguy said:
Blue_Qbe said:
Nice job. Kudos to you. I was bothered by that email too.
So if the coordinates are right and they are on the opposite side of Earth then they are in the middle of Atlantic Ocean or rather somewhere in the east coast of America.


They didn't say opposite side of the Earth, but the opposite side of the mantle, meaning, underside.

Though, they probably should've said the opposite side of the crust. As the mantle itself, was "hollowed out" to become the (under?)sky. And the core becoming an artificial sun or something (since it was cool during the "night").


No, they said it was on the reverse side of the Earth's axis, which means it's on the other side of the core of the earth.
 
May 21, 2014 5:49 PM

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Awesome, and impressive. Thank you for taking the time to decode the message. I was wondering what is said. Awesome work! =^-^=

It was indeed a refreshing and lovely movie. It's nice to see something original from time to time.
 
Jul 12, 2014 2:43 AM

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wow dam that's amazing
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Jul 17, 2014 1:41 AM

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Wow man, that's awesome, thanks for decoding it :) I guess you really liked Sakasama no Patema XD. This movie is freaking awesome indeed.

Maybe it's an e-mail from the people above Aiga. I think they saw that flying machine of Age's father coming, then they put the letter/e-mail on his journal, thinking he would return to his flying machine.
Or maybe Age's father somehow received that from the people above or under Aiga when he was alive. It's pretty interesting.

I wish they could make a sequel or an epilogue of it. Wanted to see more of Patema x Age XD and what happened after the end of the movie and about that weird world/city above Aiga.
 
Nov 27, 2014 6:37 PM

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Nice catch! I was curious when I saw that but not enough to go look. Thanks for doing the leg work for us:)
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Dec 19, 2014 5:50 AM

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Thank you for the job !So, they survived. I loved this movie, but now I love it even more.
 
Dec 23, 2014 6:09 PM

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Thanks for decoding :')
 
Dec 23, 2014 6:12 PM

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Good job. Thanks!

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Jan 18, 2015 12:13 AM

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thank you!

 
Jan 25, 2015 2:31 PM
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I raged so hard at the ending.

Thank you so much for this!
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Feb 1, 2015 8:32 AM

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Good job with that.
I had a hunch that it pretty much meant some kind of cure or something. Nice to see the message.
 
May 1, 2015 6:44 PM
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The letter is from Aiga. Saying they've found one place that should be undamaged by the anti-gravity (they're almost 100%). The location given. Meaning there Aiga people can live together with the rest.
Second part, saying they tried to fix the damage but it seems it might not be possible. But they haven't given up. "We're sending this email everywhere on earth. We are here, We are alive." Basically saying we are waiting, they'll wait as long as possible. It's up to earth people to find that place and unite them.
Hence why (i think the current chief/elder) the elder said "you're dream might just come true" (lagos' dream of uniting them).
In the end that was a really nice ending. Though would have been better if it wasn't coded so more people could know -_-
I'm hoping for an epilogue of them living together.
 
Jun 5, 2015 9:15 PM

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Thanks for decoding!

Some interesting info. Guess Patema 2 can be made when rebuilding of the new civilization starts :)
 
Oct 22, 2015 6:48 AM
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Thank you.
 
Nov 17, 2015 8:27 AM
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But who wrote the email? The Aiga people or Patema's people?
 
Nov 20, 2015 7:17 PM
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I was starting to decode it, and then figured out that it could have already been done here =P Glad I came soon enough...

For those wondering about the coordinates, could be more of a message to everyone watching the animation.

Consider that the author is japanese and his expected audience is also japanese in general. He then chooses that location in Japan so that it looks reachable in the real world to most of his audience (it's at least an area slightly isolated and maybe stars can be seen there). Anybody there can look at the sky and imagine another world, as if there was someone up there waiting to be found.

It's meant to be spread to everyone in the world. It's an email and they are using all networks still operating. Maybe the author just wants that whoever understands the message to spread it all over the world. A message of hope maybe...

Please, I'm not talking about aliens. Think something more poetic...
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Nov 26, 2015 12:10 AM

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It almost seems like the opposite of where that location was , was either somewhere in canada or upstate NY. DAMN you google maps lol. Gj on the decode of the message btw. THe story was fairly predictable, but still it was nice enough.
 
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LittleStar said:
Ishoku said:
Well done! I certainly appreciate your efforts!

Hannah_Ana said:
You are brilliant!! Thank you so much!!

+1
Likewise, glad people that aren't as lazy as myself are still around ;D


 
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Today marks the double anniversary of a weekend passed and many hours spent attempting what I though might be impossible (for my not so problem-solving practiced mind) all when I should have been studying for my Sophomore finals. In the end I thus emerged victorious over the foe I had sought to slay and hath reaped the rewards. Also rewatching the movie this weekend for nostalgia's sake, it's been a while. In all seriousness I look back fondly to that afternoon I spent glued to the computer using all my reasoning skill to try and decode that monster of a letter you are all now familiar with. To all you who've dropped a comment to give your appreciation, I just want to let you know that seeing those notification's and reading your replies made my day on those days. In all honesty I'm not as smart as you've all made me out to be, but I'll take it. On that note (i'm probably being over philosophical at this point, but what'ev) a word of kindness or appreciation is never wasted, and you never know when someone might need it. Senior Finals be next week with college to follow after the summer. In the spirit of such major and scary/exciting changes, here's a word of encouragement for any who read this (not my words). "You are exactly where you need to be to get to where ever you are going." So start walking down the path you want to see yourself at the end of, for it is quite possible to reach it, even if it is as far as the opposite side of the earth's axis.

Watashi no yuujin, o genki-ni taizai-ne.
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That was amazing, thanks!
 
Jul 20, 2016 5:22 AM

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Thanks .... It really helped a lot ///..... :)
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Aug 18, 2016 6:28 PM
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Hello! This is a message from a distant future from the moment the letter was decoded! I thank you, kind and resourceful stranger, for having done such an amazing job! It's the first time I see this movie (won't be the last though) and the letter at the end was bothering me a lot!
Sincerely impressed with the time and dedication you put up!! Must have been a fun puzzle :D

Hopefully you'll still read this and maybe go and watch this awesome movie again? :)
Thanks again and have a terrific day!
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Thank you! Thank you!
 
Dec 3, 2016 3:59 AM

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Really impressive that you decoded Hex Ascii codes without knowing about Ascii or that the numbers were in the Hex base.

Weapon_Master said:
Senior Finals be next week with college to follow after the summer. In the spirit of such major and scary/exciting changes, here's a word of encouragement for any who read this (not my words). "You are exactly where you need to be to get to where ever you are going." So start walking down the path you want to see yourself at the end of, for it is quite possible to reach it, even if it is as far as the opposite side of the earth's axis.

Nice quote, and I hope that college is going well for you.
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Really well met good sir!
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