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Apr 21, 2015
The first 80 minutes are nothing but a Season 1 recap and some fanservice of the girls in swimsuits.

I can at least say that SOME new perspective is placed on the events of the show by being shown from the character's viewpoint.

The final 20 minutes make for a cute story.

This could easily have been a 25-minute OVA, but instead it forces you to sit through a highlights reel for over an hour first.
Dec 23, 2012
I was 14 when I saw the first part of the anime on TV. It was melancholy and beautiful, and I loved it immediately. I didn't know there was more to it until five years later, when I watched it again. After watching part 2 and hearing Kanae's story, I cried harder than I had ever cried since I was a child.

After that I had to read the manga. The art is AMAZING, much more satisfying than Shinkai's anime, and there is a lot more development to the characters that allows you to understand where they are coming from better.

The epilogue that is part 3 read more