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Oct 10, 2009 5:14 PM

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I watched thois move a long time ago (about one or two months). And I think it was a grat move. The final was sad for me.
 
Oct 12, 2009 9:07 AM

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Awesome movie was awesome. And that pretty much sums it up : D

Anyway, first of all, Chiaki, that's an awesome guy, although at first I just thought he was a regular bum among others x)
Makoto's doing some pretty fun experimentations with leaping in the beginning too x) For example, Pudding! : D

Also, the scene with the train.. Somehow, that's one heck of an eye-catcher, it's impossible to not remember O.O

Now, I don't have anything more to say really, since.. Well, I've said that it was awesome, and I've mentioned a few of the best points... And I watched it yesterday, so I guess everything'll come back to me in a few days x)

Edit: OH AND ALSO, bumping this thread so others get to know about this great movie : D
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Oct 22, 2009 10:55 PM

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tokikake was amazing , though in most parts the manga was better , but in some parts the movie was awesome! *o* , specially that part when makoto falls and break some bones \>.</ (that was my favorite part) , though that is not showed on the manga :[ , it only shows her criying :[ , I was deceptioned by that


....I wonder if the movie will make it to mexico o.O???
 
Oct 23, 2009 8:05 PM

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hmm for some reason, i just couldnt give this movie a 10.. so i gave it a 9. it felt like something major was missing. plot holes were not that noticeable but they were frequent enough to confuse the viewer.

oh and how did she get a "extra" leap?

and like naikoworld said, the following on the ground and rolling was very traumatizing. it made a good impression on me, so thats the highlight of the movie for me.
 
Oct 23, 2009 11:48 PM

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oh and how did she get a "extra" leap?

Well, Chiaki made his last leap in the end, resulting in time going backwards from there, and eventually passing the point where Makoto's last leap never happened, so thanks to that she had one leap left, which she used to give Chiaki his last leap back.. And so on
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Oct 25, 2009 10:41 AM
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From me it got a 9(,5) loved the movie and honestly one of the best anime movies I've seen!
I've seen others but dunno name anymore (<.<) but still this was best but not my favorite movie of all time ;)
 
Nov 9, 2009 8:22 AM

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Great concept, great OST, but what an annoying protagonist. The antics of Makoto, while loveable and comedic, ruined the experience for me. From her shrill cries to her inability to take a hint, she pretty much made the same mistake time and time again. It's a good thing that she finally learned her lesson...oh wait she learned it after she ran out of time leaps...

This would honestly have been better without the whole Chiaki/Makoto scene near the end of the movie. The lessons she learned were rendered useless since she can no longer time leap and everything was back to the way it was. I know that people prefer happy endings and such, but the girl didn't deserve one.

Oh well what's done is done, 7/10 for me. This doesn't really hold a candle to Byousoku 5cm and that's not even Shinkai's best work...xD


I know this was posted over a year ago but I couldn't agree more on this.

Hate to break it to you MAL, but the movie was not amazing or anything of the sort. The romance in the plot is horrible, Makoto is an annoying ***** who settles for 2nd choice. Romance and love in my book is not settling for second choice because 1st choice has a girlfriend and "woops I finally ran out of time leaps, now I have no ****ing choice"!!

Story contains plot holes and ending makes no sense or is horrible (there is no way that Makoto is seeing her "2nd choice" in the future; but I'm not one to usually complain about plot holes cause I usually don't give a ****, so I'm not even gonna start on that extra time leap)

Despite this I gave this a 7, the artwork and slice of life themes are the only thing that I considered were executed and portrayed with excellence.

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Nov 10, 2009 6:39 PM

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*last 2 comments* : "the story had plot holes"

I totally agree , that's exactly why I like the manga better it explains a lot of stuff better , though the only thing the manga doesn't have is that "feeling" that makes you attached to the story , but the movie does have that feeling thing , so , if the 2 good things (that I just mentioned) , where put together it would give us an amazingly undestanding and impressive movie compared to the original one :}
 
Nov 25, 2009 8:00 AM

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Oh man this is very good, so funny even if its simple
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Nov 26, 2009 3:22 PM
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Superb film!

Some funny parts mixed with drama and romance =)

Also, the ending was THE End!
Great to see that they could meet again at least for the last time...


And don't forget! Time waits for no one!

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Dec 2, 2009 11:15 AM

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1. Hate to break it to you MAL, but the movie was not amazing or anything of the sort. The romance in the plot is horrible, Makoto is an annoying ***** who settles for 2nd choice. Romance and love in my book is not settling for second choice because 1st choice has a girlfriend and "woops I finally ran out of time leaps, now I have no ****ing choice"!!

Story contains plot holes and ending makes no sense or is horrible (there is no way that Makoto is seeing her "2nd choice" in the future; but I'm not one to usually complain about plot holes cause I usually don't give a ****, so I'm not even gonna start on that extra time leap)


1. Do you remember the line where matoko goes "we haven't really talked much before?"
Through time leaping, Matoko finally got see chiaki for who he really is.
There's numerous scenes in the movie where she refuses to talk much about chiaki or claims she doesn't know him very well.
Matoko came out strong in the end because she knew of Chiaki's fate. And she also had the chance to intercept the girls going for Kousuke. But who did she choose? At this point she could have went either way.

This was pretty clear in the movie (huge portion of the movie was about this). I don't think anyone can take your opinion seriously if you failed to catch this.



2. Most stories tend to have plot holes.

Chiaki not going back before he lost the time leaping device is not so distracting. So much is unknown about the rules of his era. and the device.
Also the limitations that comes with it.
Only thing we know about the future era is, the art piece was destroyed. The rule is if they tell someone in the past about time leap they receive some sort of punishment.

And that's not a lot of information.

So with that in mind, i just left that off as it is. For one its not distracting and two, there is probably some reason behind it.
And it's not a hard find, i'm pretty sure at least one person in the animation studio/editors would have pointed out, if it was unintentional.

As for chiaki's last line.
Its about seeing Matoko in the future. Reason is in the "unanswered questions" thread.
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Dec 4, 2009 11:43 AM

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noirLait said:
Zeromus267 said:

1. Hate to break it to you MAL, but the movie was not amazing or anything of the sort. The romance in the plot is horrible, Makoto is an annoying ***** who settles for 2nd choice. Romance and love in my book is not settling for second choice because 1st choice has a girlfriend and "woops I finally ran out of time leaps, now I have no ****ing choice"!!

Story contains plot holes and ending makes no sense or is horrible (there is no way that Makoto is seeing her "2nd choice" in the future; but I'm not one to usually complain about plot holes cause I usually don't give a ****, so I'm not even gonna start on that extra time leap)


1. Do you remember the line where matoko goes "we haven't really talked much before?"
Through time leaping, Matoko finally got see chiaki for who he really is.
There's numerous scenes in the movie where she refuses to talk much about chiaki or claims she doesn't know him very well.
Matoko came out strong in the end because she knew of Chiaki's fate. And she also had the chance to intercept the girls going for Kousuke. But who did she choose? At this point she could have went either way.

This was pretty clear in the movie (huge portion of the movie was about this). I don't think anyone can take your opinion seriously if you failed to catch this.



2. Most stories tend to have plot holes.

Chiaki not going back before he lost the time leaping device is not so distracting. So much is unknown about the rules of his era. and the device.
Also the limitations that comes with it.
Only thing we know about the future era is, the art piece was destroyed. The rule is if they tell someone in the past about time leap they receive some sort of punishment.

And that's not a lot of information.

So with that in mind, i just left that off as it is. For one its not distracting and two, there is probably some reason behind it.
And it's not a hard find, i'm pretty sure at least one person in the animation studio/editors would have pointed out, if it was unintentional.

As for chiaki's last line.
Its about seeing Matoko in the future. Reason is in the "unanswered questions" thread.


1. Denial, She settled for second choice no matter how u look at it, she had no choice on the interception of the girl because

a-) she ran out of time leaps
b-) whatever the guys name was didn't feel for her
c-) she was not going to get him to **** her because the story depends on her not getting the guy, the author wanted the extra half-hour to make it a story.

In simple terms, the story was not going to end at that point so the author/director forced the character and events as such for plot progression. Thats why I dont consider this a great movie (just a bit less than gd, gave it a 7 but wish there was a 6.5 option).

2. Yes ALL series have plot holes (so does real life if you look at it in a certain way >.>;;) but this had more OBVIOUS, HUGE, and SENSELESS plot holes than FOX news. That is the difference, if u read my post i said i usually dont mind or pay attention to plot holes however this went a bit over the limit.
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From the first 5 min into the film we start to see foreshadowing of Matoko and Chiaki's relation. (Be it the science lab, the subject science itself, etc).

And in the end, Matoko used the last leap to revert it back to when it all started.

At that point Matoko had the choice to go both ways.
1. Confess to Yuri -> Chiaki
2. Intercept the girls trying to confess to Kousuke.

i don't think you have much experience in love. You seem to think Matoko came to the conclusion that Kousuke doesn't like her b/c of that incident on the baseball field (If i got a girlfriend you would be alone). But ANYONE would respond in that manner, unless it was a confession.


Matoko's small crush of Kousuke comes from her liking the feature "taking care of others." But she had a problem with Kousuke that he did this equally to everyone.

Now through time leap you can see Chiaki coming to Matoko's rescue several times, and even shielding her. Looking out for her more extensively than Kousuke.
But you can tell Chiaki did this only for Matoko (take a note on how he threw the shoe at that guy).

In this manner, Matoko's ideal feature is satisfied by Chiaki not Kousuke.
Gradually that is. Each incident is powerful.

Before this Matoko didn't like Chiaki because she hardly knew much about Chiaki. Which can be further confirmed through conversations with Yuri like saying "i don't know him much."
Only through time leap was Matoko able to discover Chiaki for who he truly is.
Why through time leap? *Hint hint.

And in the final stage, when chiaki uses his last time leap, out of Matoko's tears. And his confession in that frozen time, -> Matoko falls for him hard.


This is a very logical sequence.
Matoko's drive -> Assumed to be Kousuke.
= realized it wasn't
Gradually Matoko realizes, Matoko's drive = Chiaki's character



Regarding kousuke being a small crush is pretty obvious.

1. When matoko hears about the girl's story (w/ grandmother) about Kousuke. There is not much defense. She is actually amazed by her determination and encourages her.

2. Confused about liking him, being a frank character she wasn't able to give a direct response to the aunt. When she speaks frankly about everything with her aunt. This was the point, "do i really like him?"

3. Matoko's time of recovery from the dissapointment.


Why is this "short crushes" happening? Is is farfetched?
Not really. This is a common occurrence in highschool. Without knowing the person we take one of their main traits and let the fantasy run the rest. It is time of emotional growth where opposite sex appeal starts blooming. There is a LOT of conflicting emotions.

You should see the phenomenon happening in your highschool by now. If your DOB is correct that is.

Love, relation can only be succesfully grown if one realizes that one does not KNOW much about the significant other. Thinking they know everything about the significant other leads, to well. divorce, break up, etc.



What plot holes are you talking about? These OBVIOUS, HUGE and SENSELESS plot holes, I was not able to see. Can you please elaborate deeply into this topic.

b/c seeing how polished this work is, i doubt the existence of such thing, (and somehow got through all those animators, editors, etc for a project that goes on for a year or more) but i could be wrong.

If its about why chiaki didn't go back in time before he lost the walnut device, i already have that written on the other thread. And the fact you used plurals with "more" indicates there are at least 4 present.
 
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hehe srry about the "more" conjunction in relation to plot holes, since my definition of a plot hole also consists of character inconsistencies (as in forced action on charaters by authors which should not have been present).

ok now, where do I start...

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Matoko's small crush of Kousuke comes from her liking the feature "taking care of others." But she had a problem with Kousuke that he did this equally to everyone.


agree

noirLait said:
Now through time leap you can see Chiaki coming to Matoko's rescue several times, and even shielding her. Looking out for her more extensively than Kousuke.
But you can tell Chiaki did this only for Matoko


also agree

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In this manner, Matoko's ideal feature is satisfied by Chiaki not Kousuke.
Gradually that is. Each incident is powerful.


here is where I have the problem, the word "NOT" means Kousuke did not satisfy this, when in fact he is the reason that this is there in the first place. That is why Makoto SETTLED for Chiaki when in fact she would have preferred kousuke.

This is obvious as she rejects chiaki multiple times, and if I am correct this is after the fire hydrate (or something like that with that one kid that got bullied on) incident, thus the argument on makoto preferring chiaki is wrong.

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You should see the phenomenon happening in your highschool by now. If your DOB is correct that is.


"Hurr Durr. I'm a stupid teenager that falls in love for no apparent reason. Hurr Durr"

Yes most teenager are like that but dont even no what love really is, maybe the forced act I am assuming is actually makoto being a stupid teenager (who STILL settles for second choice), which is by all means not justification on why people should like this movie. (and yeah, it is my real DOB ^_^!)

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This is a very logical sequence.


I wish it was >.>

More like:

Matoko's drive -> Was Kousuke and his personality
Kousuke doesnt feel towards makoto
Chaiki (i wish I knew the similar equation code) = adequate kousuke (yet still not kousuke)

Gradually Matoko realizes, Matoko's drive = not achieving kousuke

Thus = settle for chaiki

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Regarding kousuke being a small crush is pretty obvious.


but the crush on chiaki is even smaller for (according to ur argument) makoto settles chiaki for his similar ability to kousuke's ability to care (again makoto still rejects chiaki after him demonstrating his caringness <- I know that is not a word but go with it)





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I was not able to see. Can you please elaborate deeply into this topic.


Read other posts in the thread, many people saw plot holes and they still loved the anime, I am not going to go back a couple of pages but one person said the manga covers the plot holes however i treat the manga and anime as separate entities

So ultimately I still wonder why people like this, Its about a confused girl who goes "Hurr Durr IMA TIME JUMPZ" all over the place and "I LIKEz THIS onez guy but he dont like me so IMA SETTLE FOR CHIAKI since theyz similarz and what not", the fact that chaiki went back to the past to see a painting is

a-) stupid
b-) messes with time continuum and its common to travel to the past, there are no other time travelers or anything; the future society is like "here u guyz go travel into past and no bad shit will happen"

The story is inappropriate, characters are retarded and these 2 aspects are what make an anime a gd anime

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Love, relation can only be succesfully grown if one realizes that one does not KNOW much about the significant other. Thinking they know everything about the significant other leads, to well. divorce, break up, etc.


last on a personal level, if u are in love with a person u do not know then it is not love with that person but with ur ideal of that person, that is why divorce happens; once a person sees his/her partner for who he truly is.

It is the cases that can withstand this and know of one another lovingly is what true love is to me. Now whether this silly ideal of mine is possible is another question.
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I think this is pretty much dead topic now. At least for me. You seem to think people create "needs" for others. Look up Maslow and study what Needs are and How they work. Which may explain the fallacies in your posts. (make sure to not look up the outdated one... )

People can contribute it to certain extend if they are replacement of parental figure in early childhood and stuff. But friends during middle school? Development stage has already passed.



I thought I was pretty clear on this.
Matoko falls for Chiaki gradually.
and she falls for him hard in the final scene. "The Realization" Rather. Typically, a person is not conscious of being in love from the start.

It's a gradual process. I think you have to read about the chemistry of love.
This becomes a slower process if there are conflicting issues present. (eg. friendship)


Teenagers are confused about their feelings. Not stupid. Please choose your diction more carefully. Confusion and stupidity are very different.

B/c atm, Your way of talking about love sounds like the structure of dating sim game.
Very mechanical and hastily generalized.

It doesn't work like that in reality. People's words often don't coincide with their true feelings. Especially if its a cluster, people tend to run away.



Read other posts in the thread, many people saw plot holes and they still loved the anime, I am not going to go back a couple of pages but one person said the manga covers the plot holes however i treat the manga and anime as separate entities

So ultimately I still wonder why people like this, Its about a confused girl who goes "Hurr Durr IMA TIME JUMPZ" all over the place and "I LIKEz THIS onez guy but he dont like me so IMA SETTLE FOR CHIAKI since theyz similarz and what not", the fact that chaiki went back to the past to see a painting is

a-) stupid
b-) messes with time continuum and its common to travel to the past, there are no other time travelers or anything; the future society is like "here u guyz go travel into past and no bad shit will happen"

The story is inappropriate, characters are retarded and these 2 aspects are what make an anime a gd anime


How is traveling back in time to see a painting stupid? I find that comment very ignorant and an insult to the artists out there.

Rest of the stuff you wrote in that paragraph is totally subjective, and your opinion backed up by nothing but personal feeling is.. well worth nothing really.


Oh yes please elaborate deeply on the character inconsistencies.


idk what you are saying in your last paragraph.

I don't think you got what i was trying to imply in my last message.


But frankly in the end, unless you bring ideas that are fully researched and backed up, i don't think i'll be responding to your comments in this length. Your last comment made this pretty clear.
No offense but if you have constant misconceptions about the basic principles of human psychology and sociology... well I'm not here to teach a course (not even getting paid). B/c at this rate i would have to start from scratch.
 
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^yeah the topics dead and I'm done

At the end though, I think I understand more truth than you do. What you understand is only your ideal and your own truth. It is you who is ignorant because I know where your post comes from and I understand it clearly, however it is you who does not give the effort to see where mine comes from. Good Day.

(btw I am a huge fan of art whether it be modern, classical, etc..., I even used to paint as a child and have many paintings, still yeah it is stupid to travel all the way to the past to see a painting that you have never seen, so don't be calling ignorant for who you don't know and have not even made the effort)
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i didn't really call you ignorant, i said the comment was but, you can think w/e you want.
there is no idealism (not pointed out, yet again...) in my argument and you do not really have a point b/c you never backed up anything so far with strong facts.
I did make an effort to understand, hence i wrote several long posts.
But what I got was not the flaw of my theory, but you misunderstanding the premises of my theories. And you kinda built on that.

Being a college student I don't have time (nor do i want to) to go back to the basics of Maslow and others to elaborate each point. Reason being, it would triple the length of my already long posts.

But really... watch out for irony in your own post...
>ignorant b/c one is not willing to see other's POV
>Calling Chiaki's mission stupid, despite the fact his reason to go this far has not been revealed.
(of course this too is not backed up by anything. another subjective opinion based on personal experience)


Maybe you really did have a point. Whatever it was, it needs to be better executed. In a logical order, each point backed up with facts. I asked my literature major friend, sitting beside me right now to read your post. She got the same amount of info as I did.
 
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Zeromus267 said:
noirLait said:

2. Most stories tend to have plot holes.

...

And it's not a hard find, i'm pretty sure at least one person in the animation studio/editors would have pointed out, if it was unintentional.


Some may be quick to conclude that a lot of the plot holes were intentional...but am I the only one here who was really bothered by the fact that Matoko does not notice / give much thought to the Jump Counter on her arm? I mean really, how stupid would you have to be not to notice that (or realize it's a counter to how many Jumps you have left) ...good luck with the theory from the Unanswered Questions thread that Matoko is going to invent time travel lol. It literally took her until like the last jump to say "oh, I guess it WAS a Jump Counterz lolz!" If you ask me, the "animation studio/editors" who were supposed to notice such a blatant character intellect flaw completely failed that one. Hard.
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Absolutely fantastic movie! Loved it!
 
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... How is the painting connected? Why is it so important that he has to go back in time to go see it? I don't understand. It's a BIG part in the story and they don't explain it. Were they lazy? Why didn't they explain it?
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... How is the painting connected? Why is it so important that he has to go back in time to go see it? I don't understand. It's a BIG part in the story and they don't explain it. Were they lazy? Why didn't they explain it?

Well my thoughts on that has been that it the painting held some kind of importance to Chiaki, which had made him go back in time to see it, since in the future where he was from, the painting didn't exist anymore (i.e. was lost in some fire or w/e it was).

Edit: Instead of doubleposting.. : D
Just watch this movie another time, and funny thing is, it was during my Japanese lesson today in school xD
Of course, without subs, but having seen it once already, that didn't really matter.
Also.. Heck if it wasn't even better this time around xD
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Using my first post on this site to say, this is one of the greatest movies EVER :)
 
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Using my first post on this site to say, this is one of the greatest movies EVER :)
Good choice. It is one of the greatest movies : D
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And I'll just say - do NOT tamper with time, it's never a good idea, butterfly affect and stuff ^^
Anyway it's a solid 8 for me. It had few "fails" (and I won't list them because I guess all of them were already mentioned at about page 3 of 4 of this topic) but in general I am happy for it to be the first anime I watched after a 3 month break.
 
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Nice movie. But seriously, did she "jump" through time for more than a 100 times? How come she only just started to notice the limit of her "jumps" when the counter was at 90? She's so simple minded isn't she? :P

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And I'll just say - do NOT tamper with time, it's never a good idea, butterfly affect and stuff ^^

Lest all have fun making paradoxes that would potentially destroy all of society in a blink of an eye!
 
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Ah-may-zeign.
 
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I almost cried at the end, its such a masterpiece of an anime.

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Effing awesome!
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on the streets of downtown manhattan there's a lot of banners and flags where you can see makoto leaping. Underneath it says &quot;New York Children's Film Festival&quot;. Blasphemy! &gt;_&lt;


-_-lll Western perceptions of anime being only either kid shows or porn is one of the most annoying parts about being an anime fan. The frustrating thing is no one believes you when you show them something that clearly isn't either. It's like they can't accept animation as a real art form that can and should at times be taken seriously.

P.s. This movie was amazing.
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Oh my God, that was wonderful D:
-sniff- I started crying so badly when Kousuke passed Makoto on the street right after she used her last leap, and we all knew what was going to happen...and then when Chiaki was leaving. I'm such a wuss D: But it was great.
Also, I downloaded it some time ago and it just sat there on my disc, because I realised it's dubbed. I usually try to watch subs, because I just love hearing Japanese, but...with this, I was really pleasantly surprised. The dub was great. Especially Chiaki, Andrew Francis just made the character for me.
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You guys can tear it apart all you want. It was a good story, solid plotline. Yeah, the ending wasn't what we were expecting but I've seen enough stories built around time travel (esp. from Star Trek) that one can, and does, mess it up. Usually unintentially.

IMO, the love subplot was well done. We saw a girl who didn't know her real feelings until the very end.

I'll give it a 9/10. Why a 9? Artwork was inconsistant at times. Just the minor thing.
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10/10

This movie was really great, at first I thought it would be rather boring, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

I was wondering though, couldn't he just go back to his era, recharge and come back?

And what did he mean by "I will be waiting in the future"?
 
Feb 26, 2010 8:42 AM

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Actually, if it wasn't for this actually being rather serious, I'd kinda root for a "Luke I am your father!"-thingy, but in this case it'd be "Chiaki, I am you mother!" : D
Or actually... If so, it'd probably be "Makoto, you are my mother!"
Oh but don't mind me, I'm just.. Uh.. Making no sense, as usual : D
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Mar 15, 2010 10:52 AM

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I've heard many good things about this movie, and have gone quite far out of my way to avoid hearing spoilers, so when I saw it, I had fairly high expectations for this movie.

I wasn't disappointed ^^

I'd just like to say this is one of the best movies, anime or not, that I've seen in months. Some have said the time travel made no sense, but the only plothole i saw was...well, I'd rather not spoil even a little thing, but there was only one. ;)

I gave this anime 10\10 for excellent story, good art, and great music.
I recommend it to anyone who loves a deep and fascinating storyline (also to those who mistake anime for something made for kids =P)
 
Mar 20, 2010 12:01 PM
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carouselNIP said:
i get sentimental while watching it... quite sad... makoto's voice actor is awesome, specially the crying part was so touching T_T


+1

=)
 
Mar 24, 2010 3:44 PM

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I enjoyed the cute moments sprinkled throughout this movie, but I felt its plot was lacking. I would have preferred a simpler story without
 
Mar 28, 2010 10:46 PM

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Great movie. I really enjoyed watching it.
 
Apr 2, 2010 4:59 PM

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Haven't looked at other peoples' comments, so I don't know if everyone else loved this as much as I did... But I thought it was fantastic. Really loved it. I don't care too much about its faults - based on enjoyment, it's an easy 10/10 for me. Maybe the fact that Chiaki reminds me of someone helps. XD But yeah, I really loved the movie... I thought the music was also amazing. Animation had a "simplistic" feel, yet it was awesome - the characters' movements seemed to all be very fluid and really well done.

:D
 
Apr 9, 2010 8:43 PM

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lol...not bad.
 
Apr 23, 2010 2:55 PM

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Not really that great but a nice watch.
 
Apr 24, 2010 7:16 PM
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Too bad for the ending. :P






 
Apr 28, 2010 2:39 PM

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Really, truely beautiful. I'm glad I watched it.
 
May 9, 2010 10:40 AM
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It was nice, but a little to slow at the beginning ^^
But, the ending was pretty good, even if not unique ;)
 
May 11, 2010 4:39 AM

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Very interesting movie. Intelligent, funny and romantic, really liked it.

For me the highlight was the ending, it affected me emotionally, the characters were all very likeable.
 
May 24, 2010 12:57 AM
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very impressive movie now im satisfied why this movie is rank high here in myanimelist
although its really an open ending i think Makoto will be the one who will invent the Time Leaping device considering that Chiaki said he will wait for Makoto and the fact that Makoto is good at Math or Physics so its possible for her to invent such a device
 
Jun 4, 2010 10:06 AM

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Impressive.
 
Jun 4, 2010 2:41 PM

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Touching. Funny. Interesting.
9/10.
Wafu~ !
 
Jun 26, 2010 2:05 PM
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that was a little bit special
 
Jul 3, 2010 6:45 PM
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I was expecting something epic but I guess it's OK...

I give it a 8/10

although its really an open ending i think Makoto will be the one who will invent the Time Leaping device considering that Chiaki said he will wait for Makoto and the fact that Makoto is good at Math or Physics so its possible for her to invent such a device


Yes, that's pretty much what I understood of the ending. Maybe she was the one who invented it in the first place.

 
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werr-y said:

And what did he mean by "I will be waiting in the future"?


That is for the audience to interpret, hence the many questions in this thread about that.

It was good. Not great, but good.
 
Jul 30, 2010 7:57 PM

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I loved this, best anime movie ever, aside from paprika ;o! I cried so much...TT~TT her crying just makes me sad. Oh now im crying again thinking about it. Thanks. Really. -wipes tears- I really needed to be crying atm. =_='......


such a good anime movie @_@
 
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