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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:22 am    Post subject: Literature in Shinkai Films  Reply with quote

Frequently, the characters in Shinkai's films are reading books or have reading material around them during scenes. Post in this thread with the names of books and authors of those books that you notice.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenji Miyazawa's poem "Morning of Final Farewell."

I feel like I may have cheated on this one. I was trying to read the title of the book Sayuri is reading in the opening scene of "The Place Promised." The resolution of my monitor is not so great, so I could barely make out the characters at the top of the page. So I did a google of "Sayuri Sawatari reading," and it came up with a page from Daike's site talking about the pilot film, and a little ways down it says that she's reading this Miyazawa poem. I did some more googling and confirmed this, though I couldn't find the complete text of the poem.

EDIT: Corrected the spelling of his name.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add on to Gleo's post. If anyone is interested in the Author of that poem (Kenji Miyazawa) check out "Spring and Chaos" an anime that is a bit of a biography of Miyazawa. I would describe the anime as "trippy". The characters are cats or dogs and the the story goes a little "acid trip" at times. Miyazawa was a bit of a free thinker and comes off a little like Yeats or Whitman, imho ... very in tune with nature and the spirit world. Anyway ... this was one of the anime identified at the "Obscure Anime" panel that I went to at AUSA ... definitely an interesting film.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I did find one translation of the poem. Someone posted it over on deviantArt.

http://anvh.deviantart.com/journal/17022719/
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 CM Per Second .... In the montage at the end, there is an image of Akari with the Book, "The Grass Harp" by Truman Capote ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grass_Harp
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laz wrote:
5 CM Per Second .... In the montage at the end, there is an image of Akari with the Book, "The Grass Harp" by Truman Capote ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grass_Harp



Thumbs up for this reply from my side. thanks for sharing such a nice link of wikis.. Its quite knowledgeable..


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