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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Last monday, I've had a party...and after some beers Cool , and some more liquid food, I came to this brilliant conclusion...Takaki deserves being alone...why? I don't know... Laughing .
When I first saw the movie, I was upset...we know that japonese anime don't have many happy endings.
Even so, I was hoping that Takaki and Kanae stay together (In this way they are equal- they both suffer because of unrequited love), that is a thing that in my early years I knew Crying or Very sad .
The diference, is that we can see (I saw) a growth from her and Takaki has no cure, he likes to live in pain (few friends, always changing place...to some extent he's protecting himself from being hurt again...).
To finish, what I'm trying to say is, If Takaki and Kanae stayed together in the end, sure it was a happy end, but wasn't the perfect end for the Movie. Wink

To me Takaki-Kanae story is closed... Very Happy  Very Happy

The fault of Takaki parents in his behavior.... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same initial reaction to Takaki. I felt he failed in keeping that relationship alive. But then they both did ... both he and Akari. I think her letter to him pretty much stated that she hoped he would be ok, but she moved on. I wonder how things would've turned out if he had been able to give her his letter ... if it would've forced a resolution faster.

I feel sorry for Takaki, but I understand how hard it is to let go of an "ideal" like Akari. I just hope that after that meeting at the train crossing he gets his life together.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...I just hope that after that meeting at the train crossing he gets his life together." (Laz)

I'm sure Wink , he did. In my opinion, this is what we see from is smile Sad , at the end...

He lost, what (8,9 10 years?), the message from Makoto, is: No matter where you are, what you have done...You can always Move On (You have to)... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having went through a somewhat similar experience to them, I can relate.  Although for me, the story didn't go so far back as they have.  My story lasted only a couple years of being together.  Then one day my dad got fired and got a job in another city.  The rest of us stayed up in Fairbanks to finish the semester.  God I hated seeing her sad face when I told her I'll be moving away.  What I hated worse was not being able to say everything I wanted to say at the time.  After I moved away, I tried keeping in touch, but that didn't last too long.

In time, I shut myself in a shell just hoping that one day I'll see her again.  Each time I went back to my hometown, I always kept an eye out for her, that maybe I'll catch a glimpse.  Each time ended in disappointment.  Even if I wanted to keep in touch with her, I wouldn't have been able to.  Less than a month of me moving away, all my friends where I lived moved away, and I heard that she might've moved away too.  Where, I've no idea.

In college is when I started to open up a little bit, I thought I fell in love with someone new, but I just wasn't too sure.  Even still, looking back on how things were, and if I could go back and change anything.  I know I wouldn't change a thing.  The past experiences molds who we are today, even something as simple as a letter can have the possibility of changing ones life.

Although I don't quite think I really opened up all that much, the past few years I hardly left the house.  I focused on my writing.  I want to get better at it and I am getting closer to that too.  I only have a little troubles here and there, but nothing a simple glance over can cure.  The world is meant for people to find each other, whether I find someone new or not;  I'll let that be up to chance.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thinking from Takaki's perspective (forgetting I'm a girl)
I would have done the same thing. I found myself thinking about it from the moment I finished watching the movie and wiped my tears and washed my face  Rolling Eyes
I would have done every single thing he did, including the text messaging, which I am doing but in the form of letters.
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This is the very beauty of the movie, it makes it so easy to relate and find something in your past relating, childhood...
There is no way you can remain insensible to what Takaki goes trough from the start until the very end when he finally moves on with his life...which we all have to do at one point in our life
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the whole answer would've been to push for Akari to live at her aunt's place.  After all it's anime where fourteen-year-olds living all alone is par for the course.  Living with an aunt at age twelve's not so bad.  Then when Tohno moves to the South it's only for a year or two.  Then go to high school in Tokyo and get an apt like normal anime kids Wink  Even if Tohno is really not the best guy for her at least then they'd know for certain

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