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His sense of frustration is suggested by the fact that he “clenches his teeth,” and his helplessness is evoked by the phrase, “keeping myself from crying was the only thing I could do.”. The scenery of the movie really does let the themes be carried out. On the other side of the lowered crossing, she makes a promise to the boy that they will see the cherry blossoms together next … even though the feelings are strong, waiting for long is tiring, feelings start to fade. The thing that I doubt anyone would complain about except me is the excessive use of digital lighting and lens flares. I watched this movie a while ago, and I agree with you on these points, CriticalOtaku. I do feel that you analyzed this movie well.

If this is the case, then Shinkai may be using this moment to directly attack the tradition of romantic fiction. I’m definitely going to put this on my list to watch. Anonymous. She likes to be alone, sketching. However, as time goes by, the distance between the two grows larger and larger, making the possibility for them to meet again almost impossible. Who is the mysterious, blonde Marnie. I believe most of people in the earth does have similar experience at certain level at least. I actually never noticed anything odd about the noses, but I guess I’ll look for it the next time I watch the film. Discussions of fate neglect Akari’s agency. The 3rd episode is the most reflective episode in my opinion. Their plans to attend the same middle school are now shattered. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time. So while 5 Centimeters per Second might not be a truly great film, and not one that will reach every person who watches it, it is nonetheless a special and memorable experience — one that forecasted a special career that has only grown since. Great analysis! However, even though Shinkai presents Takaki as understanding of this, he still has Takaki go forward with believing they can stay together: “That we could not be together forever after this was a fact I clearly grasped … but the anxieties which I had caught sight of soon melted away.

Makoto Shinkai (original story), Thanks for the read! This secret brings the two together, as she lives out her final moments. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) Plot. You would think after years of being apart and longing for Akari, Takaki would still try to pursue the relationship, though his dreams of being with Akari begin to fizzle out, as depicted by the scene where he stops sending her messages, leaving him in the dark. Another feature to consider, despite its few appearances in the second part of the film, is Takaki’s dialogue.

And the knowledge that there is even the slightest chance that things will turn out just the way we want it to, motivates us to strive forward, to cling to the idealized, and fall when fate hands us a different hand. Despite their separation, they promise to write letters and visit one another.

(Even though I really don’t like Nicolas Sparks) Will he make it on time? Imho, this can be one of the best solutions when you feel “blue”, because of it’s incredible sweet sadness that makes you feel happy, but a different kind of happiness. You’re not making my decision any easier but I think I’ll go with Toradora. I’m not big on anime, but I loved 5 Centimetres Per Second. It isn’t surprising to me that many viewers seem to have found the story hard to connect with and find the tragedy of the story to feel a little silly, to have a hard time feeling a strong sense of stakes. Damn, this movie was the first one I had to think about several weeks to get over it but still I’m kinda unsatisfied with the point whether Takaki gets over Akari or not. Also has a neat parallel to the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale. A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.

His character makes me fall in love and frustrated at the same time. We are uncertain of the unknown, yet we look towards it with hope; we don’t know what the future has in store for us, but we know that there is a range of possibilities. Synopsis The decision to tell the story in such a manner lends a greater sense of sadness and longing to all acts and events; the dread of the inevitable casts a long shadow over the past, yet it is this same understanding that creates urgency.

This is the story of my life.

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But other than that, very well-done. Thanks for the read! Are there any other anime films as visually (and preferably aurally) stunning, while staying kind of naturalistic?

But yeah, this is probably kind of pointless to comment here, but I just wanted to say it for some reason XP, That’s totally fine. Again, it’s very ambiguous since Shinkai presents Takaki’s decision in a retrospective manner–implying that he is looking back several years later and is unable to remember exactly what made him stop. Therefore, Shinkai’s presentation of love and relationships in the film comment on the idealized depictions of romantic fiction. Good movie, not especially my type, but it was good. Honestly, you’re interpretation has moved me. In the second part of the film, “Cosmonaut,” the story is set in another town Takaki and his family have moved to, narrated primarily by Kanae Sumida—Takaki’s classmate and friend.

Use the HTML below. And although Akari was willing to weather the hardships, Takaki ultimately thought it was just best for Akari to let go. Love will always be there, yet fate is the deciding factor on whether love will become a reality, or turn into a fragment of your imagination. Definitely a must see. Takaki and Akari, two very close friends and classmates, attended elementary school together.   |  For it’s been more than half a decade since you had stopped replying to any of the comments (for certain reasons, of course). Ocean Waves (AKA Umi ga Kikoeru or I Can Hear the Sea) is pretty much the happy version of this movie. Those gorgeous images of the dark sky, snow falling on the empty streets, the train passing through the dark – It all will make you longing to be there. Parts of the animation was handled well such as the snow, rain and leaves all blowing in the wind, and some of the ocean shots. The last chapter of the movie is designed so that the viewer would add in his/her own experience of distance and loss and through empathy add poignancy to the movie.

Prove you are human, type cats in singular form below: The Artifice is a long-form writing platform that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. And I cherished that. Maybe because we lack words, time or even the interest or ability. I’ve personally have such experience, first love from elementary school which I could hardly remember (only a gaze of her unclear face in my mind) not even a name. Whisper of the Heart – This is also a teen romance, also very realistic, but much more upbeat than 5 Centimeters. If cherry petals would fall by 5 centimeters per second, it would take them one minute to fall from a 3 meter high tree. I am not a fan of most Japanese anime.

And don’t worry; you are free to comment whatever is on your mind about the film here–I’m always interested in hearing people’s thoughts . Through three episodes following Takaki Tono at different stages of his life, this film follows a pure, idealized young romance as the protagonist and his childhood friend Akari Shinohara drift apart.

In addition to Shinkai’s use of retrospective narration, he incorporates the role of fate as part of the machinery of realistic romance. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Just wanted to feed the love for this film and say I really wish I had a copy trying to save up for Toradora dubbed version and Attack on Titan at the moment. Indeed, I wouldn’t want just any movie to look like this just for the sake of it; even this film, if it had a more typical feature run time, might feel over saturated to the point that the impact is diminished. Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love. Anyway, if he were writing, (he is in hospital) he would sympathize with this article. Shinkai’s use of retrospective narration allows him to comment on the naivety of childhood romance. normally, sakuras bloom for a specific amount of time, 2 weeks, eventually, the leaves fall, and as they do, the distance between the …

It’s definitely a film that sticks with you; I saw it about half a year ago and I felt like I couldn’t receive any closure from it unless I wrote about it–hence, my article. How realistic this film is, is what makes me feel such strong emotions towards it. I wish to meet the writer. And it is. Its made up of three parts, "Cherry Blossom", "Cosmonaut" and "5 Centimeters per Second". This is the question I can’t stop asking myself. This is why Shinkai’s decision to have Takaki look back on the events of his childhood love, rather than have him narrate at the time when he was 12 years old, purposefully shapes the presentation of Takaki’s relationship in a significant manner; one may try to blind oneself to the future in order to live in the present, but hindsight makes that impossible. I only hope that Shinkai’s future work has the same kind of ambition towards nuance, poetry, and melancholy that 5 Centimeters has. In this instance, Kanae’s struggle is a result of the need to express her feelings while feeling completely helpless in attempting to do so. I’ve recommended this movie to many of my friends who are in long-distance relationships because the transformation that Takaki goes through is painfully normal.

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