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Jun 30, 2017 5:21 PM

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Jack said:


As someone who's currently in school for fiction writing, although I'm not sure how the market is over in Japan with light novels and such, the probability of him getting a book out there and just living off writing stories is pretty unlikely, usually you get a main job to work on and do your writing on the side.


Oh yeah, for sure, I know that much. Still, with it being something of a subplot throughout the anime, with his love for writing and his mother's worry for his future and all, I would've liked if we got something conclusive of what career path he ended up choosing in the end.

Eh. No matter though, there's other loose ends but I'm fine with the ending overall.

 
Jun 30, 2017 5:41 PM
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Why Real Life is not always as fluent as Anime Life

S M E L L E D
 
Jun 30, 2017 5:50 PM

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I'm so happy.
Thank you ♥ studio FEELS XD
I'm so, so happy.. That ending is so, soo beautiful and I always will remembered with this story ♥
:') thank you, I needed an ending like this. So pure and good.
 
Jun 30, 2017 5:59 PM

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I really loved this end...

but how could they leave us hanging about Sensei x Roman!?
 
Jun 30, 2017 6:02 PM
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Oh my! What an ending!
10/10
 
Jun 30, 2017 6:09 PM

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Man, I'm sobbing.
I know I was against an "unrealistic" ending but... I take back what I said.
I'm a sucker for these type of stories and I'm glad it ended well.
8/10
 
Jun 30, 2017 6:39 PM

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The whole anime was beautiful right to the end.
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Jun 30, 2017 6:42 PM

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this is what a happy ending really is!
i cried the whole episode :^) so happy they maintained their relationship *cough* *cough* 5 cm per second *cough* *cough* lol i can't even recognize the grown up kotarou btw did akane leave her potato mascot?

i love this anime so much that i'll be late for school just to watch it plus it's kinda unique now cus it's slow paced! my fridays won't be the same anymore :^(

overwatch is painful, dva is a wasted girl
 
Jun 30, 2017 6:48 PM

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Damn i bet a lot of people like me thought it was gonna be hard to care for a romance between middle schoolers but boy was i wrong hit me in all the feelises ,this ending was perfect These two deserve a true ending i an't even mad i guess it an't all that crazy i know some people that to this day that are still together from like grade 9 of high school it's a rare thing but possible.

but it's a crime we never found out what happened with the mini stories like Sensei ,needs a OVA compiled of all them.

8/10 gem for the romance !
 
Jun 30, 2017 7:10 PM

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The wait for this episode was so worth it! I didn't pick this one up at the start of the season because the synopsis is beyond generic but after reading about how good it is over and over I gave it a go. I'm so glad I did because this show was amazing! It's been a while since I was this invested into a romance. Now I just need an After Story so I can have some more feels.

8/10
 
Jun 30, 2017 7:13 PM

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I've watched an anime since middle school and I have to say this one is the best romance anime that I ever watched.. Kind of remind me of those days in middle school ( and hope I have one too :( ) the ending even made me cry.. not because it's sad but.. I dunno I just want to..

Anyway.. I'm soo happy to see the happy ending.. 10/10 anime and for me, best anime of this season !!

sunako199 said:
this is what a happy ending really is!
i cried the whole episode :^) so happy they maintained their relationship *cough* *cough* 5 cm per second [b]*cough* *cough*


Lol I know that feels you can't even compare these two XD
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Jun 30, 2017 7:14 PM

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OMG I told myself I wouldn't cry but I couldn't helpt it, I cried along with Akane and cried even more with that ending, mostly with their family photo. This was the best anime of this season and that's for sure, also Tsuki ga Kirei has become my favorite shoujo!
I'm so happy with this ending, that was the best epilogue I've ever seen. I'll miss this series immensely :c
 
Jun 30, 2017 7:23 PM

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Wow. Studio Feel with great visuals as always.



Really enjoyable ending. I wished I had picked this show up since day one.
 
Jun 30, 2017 7:28 PM

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I was hoping a 5cm per second ending but boi I was wrong this was the best anime of the season and one of the best romance anime I have ever feast my eyes on
 
Jun 30, 2017 7:30 PM

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I loved this anime. This was probably my anime of the season. It was great seeing the chats from them in the ending credits. I wished all of that was adapted to a second season, but great nevertheless. Definitely a 10 out of 10 for me.
 
Jun 30, 2017 8:03 PM

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To the end the producers brought real life quirks into the anime with changing contact names and that one typo.

This is the only show I have given a score over 8 during this season, well deserved.

 
Jun 30, 2017 8:03 PM

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lol, what happened if they did not show the end credit scene? let on hanging part where azumi was shouting and akane was crying, from masterpiece to wtf real quick. I was really hoping for the kimi no iru machi drama XD



They really made the final episode of this series so great, kudos to staff members and Studio Feels
 
Jun 30, 2017 8:14 PM

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yeah, I cried. Don't judge me.
 
Jun 30, 2017 8:14 PM
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Loved the anime, but I wanted a more realistic ending, since boys and girls at that age cant deal with a distanced relationship. I guess every story need a good final xD
 
Jun 30, 2017 8:33 PM
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Love this anime, the story was beautiful and how there are so many details that tell you more about the series and make you enter more into the characters, fondle and know that is what they think without the need for unnecessary dialogues was brilliant. The end was very good although it is a pity that it was over was very emotional and I must admit that I came out some tears. I give it 10/10 if in case it would drop to a 9 for the animation but for me the background golems with that CGI was the least.
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Jun 30, 2017 8:47 PM

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Phantasy_Starved said:
Been reading through the chatter on Japanese message boards... some interesting conversations taking place in between all the troll posts, haha (hey, it's the internet, what do we expect)

- A lot of comments on how that ending montage was done. Many enjoyed it, but some wished they had saved all that for a movie finale. Others felt that it was too easy of an outcome, and generally unrealistic considering how young they were when they were forced to part. One guy made a funny observation that it probably would have been better for Kotarou as a writer if his dreams had been smashed.

- I saw a couple comments announcing the start of "Chinatsu routes," let the fanfics and doujinshi commence.

- Also concerning the ending, there were opposing viewpoints on whether they needed that happy ending montage at all. This one guy insisted basically that the ending was fan-service and should have been left more ambiguous, so you could draw your own conclusion. Not everyone agreed, of course, and liked the way it was wrapped up. One person said that live-action dramas leave dangling endings all the time, he was fine with an anime having a conclusive ending (I've never seen live action Japanese dramas so I wouldn't know).

- Turns out that I wasn't the only one saying to myself at the river-crossing scene, "Why aren't you running after her, Kota?" haha

So yeah, I dunno, food for thought.


Thanks for sharing this. I do strongly agree with the first point. Not disagreeing that the montage was cute and all, but it might have been better if it has it on a movie. I do also feel that it's too easy of the outcome as well. After all, staying in the long distance relation is really the biggest challenge out of all obstacles they've encountered in this show, yet it has kinda being skimped on through the montage. Feels kinda disappointing to be honest.

The author kinda let Chinatsu and Kotarou to be in the same school just so she can confess and... that's all? I kinda was expecting more but I guess not haha. I feel that if the series was longer, she could really make the plot even more interesting to watch.

Personally I'm not a fan of new routes because it typically gives a character a bit of a different personality. But I think it'll still be fun to watch.


- Turns out that I wasn't the only one saying to myself at the river-crossing scene, "Why aren't you running after her, Kota?" haha


Guess I'm not the only one too haha.

PS: Don't get me wrong. I still like this show a lot, but the positive points are always already being emphasize by many, so just sharing some different opinions of mine. 2 cents worth~
 
Jun 30, 2017 8:59 PM
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About this episode.

This is a Sad Ending Ever!


Also the extended version of the Ending is very dramatic and i downloaded the OST And i listened on my PC, Smartphone and I listen 20 times a day. Including the instrumental version.

I hope you're watching this show.

Masterpiece this.
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Jun 30, 2017 9:26 PM

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man this was a really good anime from start to finish. really happy that they had such a lasting relationship!!! 7/10 for me!

 
Jun 30, 2017 9:43 PM
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Is not as i expected, i thought the last episode will be as usual, but... This anime deserve something that very nice, amazing, wonderful story. Simple, slow but worth.
The story, plot, and also the ending very nice, i just thought this anime will be like 5 centimeters per second but no!
Just one word for this anime.. Masterpiece.
For me it is 10/10
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Jun 30, 2017 10:07 PM
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That was amazing.

Guys, we must get this to at least a 8.0 (its sitting at 7.98 at the time of this comment).
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:14 PM

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This was a hell of a romantic series. It's such a shame that this ride is over and we don't get to witness more of their life together. I know we had the pictures at the end but I would've loved to see more animated. Still loved it tho.

10/10
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:21 PM
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Solid romantic series. Love the bit how Chinatsu told Akane about his uploaded story, kinda feels like she saved the day (pretty sure they would have broken up if Akane didn't know about Kotarou's work).

8.5/10.
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:23 PM

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That was amazing.

Guys, we must get this to at least a 8.0 (its sitting at 7.98 at the time of this comment).

Trust me, its at a 7.98 already and it has gotten over 300 more favorites in the last day! Itll get above an 8.0 easily :)
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:38 PM

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Loved the anime, but I wanted a more realistic ending, since boys and girls at that age cant deal with a distanced relationship. I guess every story need a good final xD


Why can't teenagers at that age deal with a distanced relationship? I was a year younger than Kotarou when I had to move and my relationship was still quite solid, we could barely see each other, like once a month. Nowadays, 7 years later, we're still together, living together now, though. And well, honestly, Kotarou is way more mature than I was back then so I don't get why it is unrealistic.
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:41 PM
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this is what a happy ending really is!
i cried the whole episode :^) so happy they maintained their relationship *cough* *cough* 5 cm per second *cough* *cough* lol i can't even recognize the grown up kotarou btw did akane leave her potato mascot?

i love this anime so much that i'll be late for school just to watch it plus it's kinda unique now cus it's slow paced! my fridays won't be the same anymore :^(


No. If you watch when she's on the train headed to China, her potato is attached to her bag. Also, it shows up in the background behind the closeup of Akane and Kotarou's baby. (Look to the top left of the baby.)
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:43 PM
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I wonder, why can't we get more anime endings like this?


gosh, the feeeeeels
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:44 PM
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Sgonofe said:
Kronox said:
Loved the anime, but I wanted a more realistic ending, since boys and girls at that age cant deal with a distanced relationship. I guess every story need a good final xD


Why can't teenagers at that age deal with a distanced relationship? I was a year younger than Kotarou when I had to move and my relationship was still quite solid, we could barely see each other, like once a month. Nowadays, 7 years later, we're still together, living together now, though. And well, honestly, Kotarou is way more mature than I was back then so I don't get why it is unrealistic.


Having been in a failed LDR and witnessed other ones fail, I think the problem is that most teenagers have no idea what commitment really is or how much it takes to make a relationship work. That's what Kotarou and Akane come to understand: love takes work.
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:44 PM
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Best and most satisfying romance anime of all time....after watching SukaSuka which has the saddest ending......one has to watch this anime to calm and satisfy their mind from turbulence
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:47 PM

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I hadn't finished a romance anime with that degree of satisfaction in a long time. It bothered me a little bit how PERFECTLY everything rapped up. That's a small nitpick though.
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:51 PM
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Your comment reminds me of the wise old adage, "Never say never."

Although highly unlikely, it is not impossible that such a romance could last into adulthood and marriage. And if it's not impossible, why not create a story using that as a premise? The premise is a lot more possible than that of most other animes. As Disney knows full well, fairy tale romances with nigh-on-to impossible happy endings are what the general masses enjoy most.

I don't believe it could play out like how this show makes it out to be but even if by some small chance a romance like that even happened, it doesn't change my point that the staff plays it safe by using the montages instead of showing how their romance lasted till adulthood. We never see any of their daily struggles as they try to cope with long the distance relationship while living their lives which is why the ending feels like they're pandering.

I also don't quite agree with the second part. Romio and Juliet isn't well known for having a happy ending and neither is something like Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuioku-hen or heck Final Fantasy X. General masses can enjoy bittersweet endings too.


I agree with most of what you say. The happy ending somewhat disappointed me because of the reasons you said. Not sure why the other guy brought up Disney fairy tales or thinks Disney is aimed at general masses, last I checked Disney animations were aimed at children and families.

I agree general masses can enjoy bittersweet endings, Titanic is one big example. I can think of plenty of other examples not limited to anime or romance
 
Jun 30, 2017 10:53 PM

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RenaissanceOtaku said:
sunako199 said:
this is what a happy ending really is!
i cried the whole episode :^) so happy they maintained their relationship *cough* *cough* 5 cm per second *cough* *cough* lol i can't even recognize the grown up kotarou btw did akane leave her potato mascot?

i love this anime so much that i'll be late for school just to watch it plus it's kinda unique now cus it's slow paced! my fridays won't be the same anymore :^(


No. If you watch when she's on the train headed to China, her potato is attached to her bag. Also, it shows up in the background behind the closeup of Akane and Kotarou's baby. (Look to the top left of the baby.)
ah i see, it's chiba btw.

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sunako199 said:
RenaissanceOtaku said:


No. If you watch when she's on the train headed to China, her potato is attached to her bag. Also, it shows up in the background behind the closeup of Akane and Kotarou's baby. (Look to the top left of the baby.)
ah i see, it's chiba btw.


Damn auto-correct.

Stupid me didn't bother to check.
 
Jun 30, 2017 11:06 PM

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The last episode was definitely one of my favorites.

I really loved that Kotarou didn't even come close to making it to the train. That cliche is done way too many times, so it was all too satisfying watching him fail instead.

Th ending montage was also great, considering this anime probably will never receive any kind of continuation.
 
Jun 30, 2017 11:16 PM
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should rewatch this !
 
Jun 30, 2017 11:18 PM

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This was an original Anime done right. I actually cried. I don't really get emotional either. Last time I cried like this, I watched Anohana. xD 10/10. I might even put it in my top 10.
 
Jun 30, 2017 11:35 PM
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This is just bugging me a bit... people complain all the time about great romance anime having bummer and bad endings, and then a studio gives us a anime where its a complete happy ending and now its too unrealistic??
Long distance relationships can work even in middle school, its not extreemely likely, but Our MC'S are very mature for there age and if any couple could make it work, it is shown throughout the anime that the could make it work!


I seem to be in the minority, the happy ending montage actually bugged me. I've been in a failed long distance relationship myself, and I agree with you that it's highly unlikely but not impossible. I like happy endings as much as anyone else but what bugs me is that the studio basically skipped all the potential challenges, commitment, time and other factors and felt like they took the easy path with the happy ending. Have they somehow explored in much more details about how they overcame them, I could have accepted the happy ending.

No disrespect but I have to disagree with you that the MC's are mature for their age. They were very typical 14-15yr olds, if they were very mature, half the drama throughout the show could have been avoided or resolved more effectively. As they say 'love makes you blind' and the MCs couldn't think clearly using their heads instead of their hearts on some occassions.
 
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AHHH THEY'RE GETTING MARRIED IN THE END?!

i don't even care that this is maybe an "unrealistic" ending, this is all i wanted lol
 
Jun 30, 2017 11:59 PM

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I definitely underestimated this anime. One of, if not the best romance animes ive seen. Wish they animated the end, but you cant have everything
 
Jul 1, 2017 12:56 AM

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Definitely anime of the season even though started as boring anime and i almost dropped this anime 2 times. 10/10.
I just wish there's scene about relationship of other partner.
 
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I have mixed feelings about this ending. Part of me loves it for derailing itself from being another 5 Centimeters per Second with a happy ending, while the other part of me dislikes the unrealistic turn it took. I'm happy for Akane and Kotarou's strong will to remain loyal together, but I really wished we had a 2nd season to see the trials and tribulations they had to endure apart.

One thing still lingers in my mind... I wonder if Kotarou was able to pursue his dream in literature and if he found success.
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Jul 1, 2017 12:59 AM

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OMG! YES! *.*
It happen! It happen!!!

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Beautiful

Also, all LINE talks from ED were from their Akane and Koutarou's life.


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I want Koutaro to pass the exam so much!
I want second in high school!
Maybe his parents will move when he pass exam?
If not second season, then I want see time skip were they are married with kids *.*

Most nostalogic show ever was and ever will be!
Damn I really need the shorts special now!
When someone asks me why I like anime, I'd say Just Because.

 
Jul 1, 2017 1:51 AM

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Definitely anime of the season even though started as boring anime and i almost dropped this anime 2 times. 10/10.
I just wish there's scene about relationship of other partner.


i wouldn't rate it a 10 but i feel pretty similar. at the beginning this anime annoyed me with all it's awkwardness and almost dropped it - fortunately i didn't

the ending was quite good, though i would have enjoyed a second season. well it's an anime original so it's not impossible if the sales are good or maybe we'll get an ova.

anyway 8/10
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Jul 1, 2017 2:38 AM
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So they got married, had a baby, yadayadayada... DID SENSEI EVER HOOK UP WITH ROMAN!?! God damn it don't leave me hanging like this.

EXACTLY!!!! why no shorts? why no roman and sensei? we need an ova with this romance
 
Jul 1, 2017 3:37 AM

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BRAVO!
Such a wonderful young innocent romance!
I was so happy and the future events on the ED visuals that their first love will be the only love that would last for each other!
5/5!
8.5/10 - if only there's 8.5 cuz I rarely give 9 for a romance show
 
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A nice, simple, relate-able romance story, with a happy ending. Avoiding the bullshit and overdone story plot devices recently found in the genre, and the unneeded melodrama of a bad ending.

In hindsight, a very decent second cour could've been made, going into the long-distance high-school relationship, through university, up to young adulthood. Imma guess the makers considered it in the drafts at some point, but probably didn't have the funding to make it happen. It could've been nice! Oh well.

Anyway, good vibes and good shit. Liked this anime, definitely the best romance anime of the season.
 
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