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Aug 1, 2011 12:16 PM
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THIS IS A MANGA ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING BEYOND THIS CHAPTER.
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ouh..
i forgot there was another chapter..
it was nice seeing kanae again, especially 10 years into the future..
the ending.. i wanted to see their faces / reactions..
great chapter..
was expecting more though.. like if they talk, akari and takaki
ended with a cliff hanger..
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Aug 1, 2011 12:21 PM

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I was expecting a more concrete ending after reading the Voices of a Distant Star but I guess it was a different mangaka, overall this was a really nice manga.
 
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Aug 1, 2011 12:27 PM

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Wow, load of bullshit.

Nice seeing Kanae and all but what the hell was with the ending?
 
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The chapter was ok, but it was useless.
And why do we even bother with Kanae? She wasn't even important in Toono's life, making this chapter pretty much irrelevant.
 
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Aug 1, 2011 2:16 PM
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Feel the same with JK, the ending was a cliffhanger.
 
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Aug 1, 2011 2:45 PM

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Oh well...I was expecting something totally different. In the end it kind of disappointed me. I might re-watch the movie again after this though...
 
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Aug 1, 2011 6:28 PM
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The ending was almost like chapter 10... except with another girl and positioned oppositely.

Although the ending wasn't much of an ending at all.
 
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Llght said:
The ending was almost like chapter 10... except with another girl and positioned oppositely.

Although the ending wasn't much of an ending at all.
I think that was part of the point.

Like the story pointed out, he left girls feeling the same way he felt
 
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Aug 1, 2011 7:26 PM

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Well this series was pretty good.
though, it's now time for me to start the anime ^_^
 
Aug 2, 2011 2:15 AM

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Somehow didn't realize the manga adaptation completed, let alone the fact that someone translated, so I read it all in one sitting. Man, do I feel sad all over again.

Anyways, not a bad way to end off/extend the ending, at least it helps makes it a bit less ambiguous than the anime did.
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Somehow didn't realize the manga adaptation completed, let alone the fact that someone translated, so I read it all in one sitting. Man, do I feel sad all over again.

Anyways, not a bad way to end off/extend the ending, at least it helps makes it a bit less ambiguous than the anime did.
Less ambiguous? It got MORE ambiguous.

Fucking cliffhanger.
 
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notsureifsrs said:
Llght said:
The ending was almost like chapter 10... except with another girl and positioned oppositely.

Although the ending wasn't much of an ending at all.
I think that was part of the point.

Like the story pointed out, he left girls feeling the same way he felt


Yes, exactly this.


notsureifsrs said:
someone173 said:
Somehow didn't realize the manga adaptation completed, let alone the fact that someone translated, so I read it all in one sitting. Man, do I feel sad all over again.

Anyways, not a bad way to end off/extend the ending, at least it helps makes it a bit less ambiguous than the anime did.
Less ambiguous? It got MORE ambiguous.

Fucking cliffhanger.


They are talking about Akari and Toono.


 
Aug 2, 2011 2:59 AM
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somehow this kind of ending were quite a bit depressing....

an open ended story

T_T...

but anyway the story was great
 
Aug 3, 2011 1:02 AM

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I didn't like the ending..
 
Aug 4, 2011 8:46 AM

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I was surprise this chapter was available online so fast. Anyway it was not the ending i was expecting, but we can always imagine what can happen next! Kanae looks cute as an adult.

Its a great series i guess..9/10
 
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what the hell was with the ending?
 
Sep 3, 2011 6:50 PM

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Explicitz said:
what the hell was with the ending?
My thoughts exactly.

Well that's also part of the point.
It's not ended. It's only just begun.

With his release from Akari and her release from him, they now have the choice to love who they want.

If it works out or doesn't, that's just how it goes.
 
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notsureifsrs said:
Explicitz said:
what the hell was with the ending?
My thoughts exactly.

Well that's also part of the point.
It's not ended. It's only just begun.

With his release from Akari and her release from him, they now have the choice to love who they want.

If it works out or doesn't, that's just how it goes.


Like this person said. I just finished yesterday bought the manga at Barnes & Nobles ;D

anyway, I am too lazy to check the parts, but after his breakup with Risa and the couple pages where they both let each other "go" (Akari and Takaki) Takaki says something about the next time he meets someone he will let her in. This is around when he has to accept how alone he really is.

The ending could mean that Akari met Takaki at the end, and Takaki then finally opens to her.
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Of course it's him. She doesn't know anyone in Tokyio, so who else could it possibly be?


It basicly ends with Kanae and Takaki meeting again. Which I think is a nice ending. Gives hope.
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Apr 17, 2013 12:46 PM

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Gorgeous series. I liked the manga more than the movie. :3
9.2/10

It was really sad. It made me realize that love isn't just on one person for your entire life.

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Apr 27, 2013 3:50 AM

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I like this ending.

Kanae says it better than I can: " Back then, his eyes were on something far away. Is that how I look now? Gazing aimlessly having given up on reaching out for it."

10-years into the future, she's in the same position Takaki was in high school. Despite those feelings, she still reaches out by going to Tokyo. There, she meets him, and having overcome his own ordeals, he's the only one who knows how she really feels and can help her.

I think it's ideal, just not in the traditional sense.
 
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Why Tohno have to be so indecisive really!? If he still like Akari, just go straightforward and confessed to her already.. By being like this he hurt himself and the other who looked up to him. I also dissapointed to see that tohno didn't make his appearance here and is it really that Kanae meet up with Tohno at the end of the chapter? Should I say? "Aah her one sided love finally bore results" But what about Riyou-kun if he know about this?

For a bittersweet ending this chapter was ok but still.. Maybe I just forcing my ideal on the author and probably he would say to me “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” lol


 
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Stupid ending. I didn't like it.
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Jul 6, 2013 9:48 PM

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So many negative reactions towards the manga...
so, i would like to ask, is the manga already end or there are still more chapters to go?
and would u guys please said something about the difference with the anime?
is there is any hope that the manga has a "happier" ending?

since i dont read the manga yet, and the anime shattered my heart to pieces.....<\3
 
Aug 6, 2013 8:02 AM

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Yeah I'm disappointed with this manga. The movie is much better in my opinion.
 
Sep 18, 2013 1:01 PM

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Last chapter was meh , I really loved the movie though ..

Super cliffhanger though , dafuq
 
Sep 21, 2013 5:57 PM

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i like and dislike the manga and anime in the same moment. well it gives me the feeling just a few roamnce anime/ mangas did and still i dislikethe ending :(
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I liked the manga ending better than the movie because it has some sort of closure. I studied literature and one of the first things I learned about writing stories is that there should be closure in the end. In the manga, Kanae and Tohno meet each other in the park after he decided to move on from Akari. This signifies a new beginning .

The Anime left me with pain in my heart.
 
Oct 24, 2013 5:14 PM

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I was like "NOOOOO OH GOD, DON'T PLAY WITH MY NERVES", fuck, I wanted an ending, not a cliffhanger ;; well, 9/10 I guess
 
Jan 18, 2014 3:18 PM
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Stupid ending? As far it being titled realistic, it's either romance fans are just ignorant or are just messed up.

It's true you can never have EVERY thing you want, but in this stories case the TWO mains love each other.
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Stupid ending? As far it being titled realistic, it's either romance fans are just ignorant or are just messed up.

It's true you can never have EVERY thing you want, but in this stories case the TWO mains love each other.[/q

As i was saying, they love each other. And they never reunite, not even a hello when they passed and looked back. No dialogue. If people consider this realistic, I FUCKING ERGH YOU TO GET THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR MOMS BASEMENT!! Open your mouth.

This story was forced to play with your emotions, and the fucktards who are too emotional consider it real. It's not.
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Apr 19, 2014 2:44 PM

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I liked the last chapter, when I saw the anime I didn't really care much for Kanae but the manga I found myself liking her a lot.

She was basically Tohno. She could not move on from him just like he could not move on from Akari.

Great manga and great anime. One of my all time favorites.
 
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I never saw the movie, but I loved this manga. Very beautiful, I actually really liked the ending, too :)
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Movie, I really didn't care about any of the characters other than my hatred for the MC. Manga, I actually gave two shits about what the MC did, Risa, and Kanae. It was good to show that Kanae was able to move on after arriving in Tokyo, but I was thinking that she would probably be with MC after a timeskip in second half of the chapter, but I guess not, was just a cliffhanger.

MC's actions still make me want to puke though, if he loved Akari so much in middle/highschool, he could've just taken a train and visited her ffs.

Anyways, manga was pretty good, had more details that explained stuff better, elaborated on Risa's situation more, and the epilogue hinted at a happy ending (since he's moved on from Akari and probably ended up with Kanae).
 
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Brilliant <33
 
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wow.
Please deliver here
 
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Of course it's him. She doesn't know anyone in Tokyio, so who else could it possibly be?


It basicly ends with Kanae and Takaki meeting again. Which I think is a nice ending. Gives hope.

So it is up to reader to decide, how it ended.
I'm satisfied.
 
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The Manga has the best ending of the 3 versions IMO, since the story builds up to Sumida and Tohno seeing each other in the end.
 
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I hate open endings.
 
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Open ending I guess. :(
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I already watched the movie adapt 4 years ago. The manga was a lot better than the anime. I cried a lot by reading this.

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Count me in for the what-the-hell-was-with-the-ending team. Kind of dropped the movie because the first 15 minutes kind of bored me (even though I was able to finish anohana and garden of words). It was good but for some reason, it really sucks. Or maybe I wished for a happy ending- maybe I'm hoping for the cliche shit when they meet again and they confess they still love each other (Bokura ga ita?).
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How people like the manga's ending better than the anime's one is beyond me. Like... tf kinda ending is this? o_O
 
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Tbh both ending sucks,none of the one is conclusive.
 
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Overall, I'd say I like it. This chapter took place 10 years after Kanae graduated from high school, making her 28? It was interesting to see how much time has passed, yet there was so much that remained the same... I think if Takaki and Kanae had a closure years ago, she wouldn't be lingering and perhaps even longing for him. :( But I do like that she decided to go to Tokyo as an attempt to figure herself out. I hope that she and Takaki did talk and managed to move on. But at this point, it seems that talking with Takaki is not key. Kanae did say herself, "I've learned that no matter how far away, if I really go after it, I can find a way to connect," which indicates that she now has more confidence and hope.

The sad reality is that if you stay in the same place forever, you can feel lifeless like there is no goal or nowhere to go. If Kanae does move out of her island, I hope she finds a sense of home.
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Just finishes rewatching the movie after 8 to 9 years and found out there was manga. Read it and realized it left me wanting for more, like the movie. Damn cliffhanger!

I can't fully grasp Tohno... He loved akari so much, yet he stopped sending her text messages and letters. I mean if I loved someone, I'll still message the person even if he doesn't reply back. At least I know I tried and there is somewhat little closure, instead of regretting that I didn't try hard enough. Sure, distance is a factor but don't stop trying unless you or the other falls out of love. He obviously still loves her but he just stopped trying.

I hope the guy kanae saw is Tohno. Maybe he was too engrossed with Akari in the past that he never realized or appreciate how important Kanae was in his life.
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For reference, the anime was ORIGINAL content that came out first in March 2010. The light novel (Nov. 2007) and manga (2010) came out after the anime. I have not read the novel yet, but speaking for the manga, the mangaka is the one responsible for drawing the story. I believe the mangaka did a good job up to Ch. 10 that matched the anime ending, and possibly added the epilouge as their own additional story. This means Ch. 11 might be NOT CANON, or maybe the mangaka adapted from the novel? This part I am unsure of.

Now for the chapter discussion, I felt that Kanae was basically what Akari *would* had been if she actually had the same "earnest feelings" as the MC. The MC loved Akari up until recently while Kanae loved the MC for 10+ years. It's implied that Akari gave up much sooner than the MC, probably in H.S. Although Kanae was just about to give up, looks like the MC and Kanae would end up together by the ending chance encounter. I would like this ending better than one where Kanae ended up with Ryo, but it looks to be an ending open to interpretation.