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Nov 30, 2019 7:56 PM
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That was a sad ending. Although I've never had a long-distance relationship (or any at all for that matter), I loved the way it portrayed the life of the MC who couldn't forget about the love his childhood friend. I haven't actually watched a show with a truly sad ending open for interpretation, it was bittersweet. I'd give it a 9/10, I liked it a lot.
 
Dec 4, 2019 4:06 AM
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This is one of the best movies about love that I have ever seen.. I'm wondering why I put off watching it till now, but, glad I watched it today.

The transcendent love, the magic that love can cast upon our heart, but the external realities sometimes cause deep pain, and in that pain too, love continues.. it never ceases..

I loved all the three segments.. the second one perhaps moved me the most, it was realistic yet poetic and powerful, showing the lonely experience of love, with unsent letters, unexpressed feelings, Sumida's silent understanding that Tonho's heart was somewhere else, love that doesn't expect in return, hopeless sort of love, and surrealistic dimension with parallels drawn to a spaceship bound to journey beyond solar system in the abysmal space.. (that is one of the most beautiful scenes ever - visually and metaphorically) doesn't love feel that way.. I loved the portrayal of Sumida's love for Toono.. loved portrayal of feelings in all the characters.. a very beautiful movie..
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Jan 11, 2020 10:20 AM

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Didn't like it. Guy should have gotten together with main girl or surfer girl. Either one would have been okay.
 
Feb 14, 2020 3:49 AM
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Someone put your name and 5cm per second in same sentence so I decided to give it a watch but the ending was disappointing. C'mon the ending could have been way better well for me it wasn't a romance movie tsk
 
 
Mar 1, 2020 12:35 AM
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Eu simplesmente chorei com o filme, para quem assiste a primeira vez, não consegue captar todos os detalhes que se é transmitido. Por exemplo, naquele final, onde os trens se cruzam, um em cada direção, é basicamente a essência dos dois a todo momento, eles nunca estiveram próximos, cada dia e cada noite eles se distanciavam mais, psicologicamente e emocionalmente. No inicio, quando criança, a primeira vez que ela vai embora, é mostrado o trem passando meio aos dois, e isso se repete, ele usa o trem para chegar até ela novamente ( onde é mostrado aquele inicio sufocante que parecia não ter fim). O trem os afasta novamente, pois ele vai para outra cidade mais longe ainda, e assim se segue o filme, no filme, nos últimos instantes é possível ver os dois se reencontrando, mesmo sem se falar, e, ao passar um pelo outro, os trens os separam novamente, só que desta vez é mostrado um trem indo para cada direção, e se afastando do outro continuamente. A simbologia foi magnifica, porém o mais triste é que, nesse filme é mostrado a estória de um amor pelos dois lados, o que aconteceu com ambos os lados durante os longos 10 anos. Podemos ver que, o rapaz manteve seu amor pela Akari, porém a mesma, com o decorrer do tempo entendeu uma coisa simples da vida: Nem sempre quem amamos estará conosco para sempre, e com base nisto ela seguiu sua vida. O takaki não pensou dessa forma, a distância o tornou amargo, frio, sem motivos para viver, seu amor foi transformado em uma enorme angustia, uma amargura e solidão sem fim. É possível entender com o passar do filme as mudanças de cores e cenários, tudo com o tempo, vai ficando cinza e perdendo aquela essência brilhante e cheia de vida, como no caso, as flores de cerejeira e os flocos de neve. Após todo o tempo, ele se tornou um Programador solitário, amargo, sem amor por ninguém e sequer amando a própria existência. É visto que ele se envolveu com outra garota, mas não quis manter aquilo forçadamente e colocou um fim a tudo, seguindo sua vida solitária e fria. A música tocada no fim, One more time, One more chance, foi produzida por Masayoshi Yamazaki, que aparentemente a escreveu para sua amada namorada, cujo morreu em um terremoto, na década de 90... Voltando ao final, é possível perceber que, ao voltar-se para trás e ver o trem sumindo, a Akari também havia sumido, ela seguiu sua vida, e a partir deste momento o Takaki entendeu o principio básico que rege relações humanas, e assim, seguiu sua vida, onde aceitou tudo com um sorriso triste, e virou-se então, continuando a andar... Este não é um filme de romance onde adolescentes possam esperar um final feliz, mas um filme baseado na realidade humana e as fraquezas existentes. É isso que significa viver, amar, sonhar, ter esperanças, tudo isso causa dor e sofrimento, viver é difícil, amar é difícil, sonhar é difícil, e o mais difícil de tudo é tentar realizar quaisquer coisas destas, pois somos seres fracos e limitados, não estamos preparados, apesar de algo obvio, não estamos preparados para lidar com coisas que machucam nosso ''mundo próprio''... Pessoas cujo sonham e amam muito podem acabar se machucando com esta obra...
 
Mar 16, 2020 6:35 AM

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Very boring. The artwork and animation were beautiful but the plot was awful. 4/10
 
Apr 6, 2020 2:29 PM

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Why do these Japanese think it's cool to be the sad boi who never confesses his love and instead continues to live as a miserable sad boi. Stop putting the same annoying cliche character in every slice of life show ffs
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May 2, 2020 6:33 PM

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It wasn't that good,the guy couldn't get over a girl. 5/10
 
 
Jul 26, 2020 8:45 AM

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I have to say. That ending was really "realistic" for the lack of a better word.

This movie just goes to show you how not all love stories end even before they start. And that's heart-wrenching. This movie is just too real.
 
Aug 3, 2020 5:55 PM
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Aug 30, 2020 2:50 PM

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Even though Shinkai left it open, to me this is the sad ending. If you think about it, it's the most realistic ending.

Simply put, Akari and Takaki couldn't manage the distance between them and grew apart. Are there lingering feelings between the 2 of them? Absolutely. From Takaki's viewpoint, he forged ahead in life and forgot about what was most important to him. For Akari, I think she chose to move forward because she couldn't wait for him any longer. They've both been going about their lives half-heartedly but I believe that the ending scene when they both walk away means that they're ready to take a step a forward to their futures.
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Oct 29, 2020 6:50 PM

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Contrary to most viewers, I LOVED the second ep. didn’t really care for the other two. The animation was gorgeous all around though, so 7/10
 
Nov 30, 2020 6:34 AM
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So between them, Takaki's the only one who left alone and Akari moves on with their relationship in the end, huh?

If you're still freshed from being heartbroken, then better not to watch it yet (or never).

8/10 for this
 
 
Dec 8, 2020 11:50 AM

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I love this empty feeling.

I really do.
 
Jan 11, 11:32 AM

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The only character I really feel bad about is Kanae since she suffered and seemed like the only person lacking the agency to do something about it. Takaki could have had a great girlfriend in her, but he never even considered her because of a girl he didn't try to get closer to. Akari simply moved on, finding a reliable fiancee who makes her happy, so all is good for her.

Overall Grading
1. Characters. +0.5 | Kanae was a great character and so was her sister. Akari also gets a pass for how she actually managed to move on with her life instead of allowing Takaki to drag her back forever.
2. Atmosphere. +1 | Even in the bits that I didn't like *cough* Episode 3 *cough* the atmosphere was good and felt very real.
3. OST. +0.5 | It was okay
4. Visuals. +1 | I would always give a bonus score for a nice hand-drawn animation.
5. Background story. +1 | The setup was perfect by itself. A very classic story could be told from it Takaki had managed to get together with Akari, and a more unusual development where he did decide to go for Kanae it would make the final result even stronger. Unfortunately...
6. Storyline. +0.5 | The story is convincing from start to end. Yet we could have seen much more in the final episode, at least some signs of how Takaki was(not) trying to get closer to Akari.
7. Ending. +0 | I'm not gonna lie, I hate this ending, it's in fact one of my most hated endings to date(out of 250 titles on my list). Is it something that might happen in real life? Yes. Does that mean that it's a resolution that contributes to my world constructively in any way? Definitely no. Neither it is a story that I actually wanted to be told.
8. Drama. +1. Now now, I'm not contradicting everything I said up until this point. This whole grade goes to the drama portrayed in Episode 2.
9. Overall affect. +0. I didn't like this story at all and I am sure that it's not going to be one of the things that I come to appreciate in retrospection.
10. Bonus score: 1 | Second episode alone deserves some more love, it was like something out of my favourite Romance stories to come from Japanese media. It's almost funny how this love for it makes me hate the whole thing even more.
Overall Score: 6.5/10, I'm giving it the extra .5 needed by MAL's decimal scoring system for a final 7/10, solely for the handcrafted detail and Kanae's story.


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Episode 2 was the highlight personally, maybe in a world where the final episode tells a different story this would be different too. Unfortunately in this world the first episode is a setup for a tragic ending (Takaki started smoking and drinking some heavy stuff, and even disregarding his age those are bad symptoms of what's going on inside him), or in the very best interpretation - a really dramatic one (he moves, but not because it's really his choice, but because he is not really left with any - Akari has already found her happiness).
But Episode 2 was beautiful in every meaning of the word. I would otherwise unsee the whole thing (if such a thing was possible), but it alone is worth trying to get over the heavy stuff that comes with the main story.
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Jan 15, 1:00 PM
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This is the most beautiful anime i have every scene!
 
Feb 2, 1:42 PM
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Disappointing. I expected so much more after the 2nd episode (which was the best episode in my opinion). 7/10
 
Feb 14, 4:56 PM

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Well after rewatching after nearly a decade its still as depressing as the first time around. No fantastical elements or serious physical maladies needed, just the depression of never getting over your first love. I do wish Kanae got some courage and confessed, perhaps she could have slapped some sense into him, or if not got that emotional weight off. Instead it seems she is lingering on the past just like Takaki.
 
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Really beautiful anime, the art is just MWAH
But like...confusing af
 
 
Feb 18, 1:56 AM
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Takaki glo up. He looked good as an adult

I didn’t think I would cry but the song playing at the end with the montage of the other scenes made me cry. There’s not “much” to the story because that’s just how it is sometimes. Life just happens, people come & go....everything is fleeting....... I hope Takaki, the people like Takaki, can find their own happiness one day.







but i’ll probably remember over and over again
you were there and everyone else was there
— the day we all searched for just one thing

 
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Dude quit his job after getting a message out of the blue from his childhood sweetheart only to find out she's getting married, I'm pretty sure he hanged himself as soon as he got home.
 
Mar 20, 8:56 PM

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Worst ending I have ever seen in my life ,
 
Mar 27, 8:52 AM

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Amazing movie, it took me some time to process though, cause it was not what I expected it to be.

Read the manga adaptation if you haven't it's even better.
 
Mar 27, 9:27 AM

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The most flawless, thematically comprehensive animated work I've seen as of yet.

1. Theme: slow, gradual changes
  • title
  • bgm
  • overall pacing of the movie itself
  • cherry blossoms
    • slow, of course
    • fleeting, short-lasting (akin to Takaki's first love)
    • present during Takaki and Akari's first scene together
    • possibly spring = beginning
  • snow
    • also light and slow
    • quiet, muted
      • perhaps "things left unsaid" e.g. the letters/texts Takaki and Akari never sent, maybe even Kanae failing to confess
    • present at the last scene Takaki and Akari are together in part 1 (as kids)
    • possibly winter = ending

2. Juxtapositions (first part vs. third part especially)
  • the freakin train
    • part 1:
      • Akari waits hours for Takaki to arrive
      • Takaki waits anxiously and impatiently on the train
    • part 3:
      • Akari doesn't even wait a few minutes for the train to finish crossing
      • Takaki waits patiently and in a relaxed manner

3. Part 2: Cosmonaut (the most straightforward)
  • Kanae (cosmonaut) longs for something far away and out of reach (Takaki)
  • Takaki (cosmonaut) also longs for something far away and out of reach (Akari)

          it's always sunny above the clouds ☀
☁ 雲の上はいつも晴れ             
 
 
Mar 29, 6:34 AM
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at 1st i think the ending itself really suited ,but after read one more side novel,it give me bad taste,especially in the 1st page.



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Surprisingly relatable despite never experiencing it myself...
 
Jul 20, 1:08 AM
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Tbh movie was boring only animation was good..........
 
 
Jul 20, 9:23 PM

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the ending did left a sour taste in my mouth and its a shame they never did got together.
 
Aug 7, 6:07 PM
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Mom, brother, here's Lu with the third part ... Brother, what was this, I can't believe where this movie ended up and one that we think will be easy for tonight. : red :. · ´¯ (> ▂ <) ´¯ ·. ⊙﹏⊙∥ Brother hit the end of the series so hard, I didn't think that the end will give it so hard ... when exactly where he does it, I need help now nush how I will sleep ... ╯ ︿╰ (。_。 `)
 
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Am I the only one who had a hard time understanding this anime?
Well, when I first hear about it I had high hopes. Then I watched it...*no emotions*...*processing in my brain*...*slowly walk towards the toilet*...*sits there for a while*...*tears start falling from my eyes*...
Yes it took me a long time to understand this one. And I cried because I was angry...angry at all three characters. It was really frustrating to see all of them suffering like that...
But now after so many months...I can relate to this anime. Distance is a cruel thing for sure. It can tear you apart. Also teach you a lot of things.
 
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I understand how difficult it is to keep a long distant relationship. I completely understand.
 
Nov 9, 10:58 AM

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I still can't comprehend what this movie really was, and that ending....don't even have any kind of words to describe how badly executed this whole thing is.
 
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