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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I'll try to explain some issues:

cherryblossom = feelings, love
snow = memories
similarities between cherryblossoms(love) and snow(memories) = You can't love what you don't remember
cherryblossom tree = the love between Akari and Takaki.

5 cm per second = the speed at wich people change.
different speeds = the people change at differents speeds.
article about Elish = if we change, we can change the future

Akari changed the December 25(and calls to Takaki). Takaki changed February 3. There is almost THREE months (December, January, February) between their changes...

Akari and Takaki get cherryblossom and close their hands = they will not lose this chance.

We see that Kanae says goodbye to Takaki (airport scene), Risa says goodbye too to Takaki (her last message), but Akari doesn't say goodbye to Takaki. Why? Because she knows that she will see him again (She knows she loves Tataki because she recognizes him and knows Takaki loves her because he recognizes her).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watching 5 CM again for the millionth time Smile Tonight was the first time I actually felt bad for Akari at the end. There are several edits of her on the train platform or in the train looking at the snow falling. Couple that with her return back to Tokyo to meet her fiance and to the area where she once knew Takaki.

I felt the twinge of sadness and loss that she must have experienced as she thought back on her first love and the night in the snow that she spent with Takaki.

I know she moves on and she has a new life now ... but for the few moments on her trip back to Tokyo, I get the sense of how it must have impacted her.

ANyway ... always find something new each time I watch Smile

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ここにいるよ. - Voices of a Distant Star
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Junpei wrote:
The world is very complicated, emotions in yourself are one of the most difficult to control I've learnt.

Sometimes the actions you make or not make, like what Takaki has shown, not only can effect you pausing your time going ahead in life, it can also affect other people.


Oh, this is from the part in Part 1 when Takaki and Akari leaves each other. I couldn't resist to write down his words. This was one of the most sad moments of 5CM for me.

"In that moment,
In the dwelling place of eternity,
hearts and souls...
Became clear to me...
It was as if I understood everything that has happened in my life all these years...
And... the time which was to come
I became unbearably sad...

Akari's warmth, her spirit,
How should I treat them,
where should I bring them?
That was something I did not know.

That we could not be together forever after this.
Was a fact I clearly grasped...
The vast lives we had ahead of us,
the boundless amount of time that laid unavoidably stretched out in front of us.

The anxieties which I had caught sight of,
soon melted away.

And after that, only Akari's tender lips remained.

That night,
we stayed in a small barn beside a field.
Sharing an old blanket,
we talked long into the night.
And before we knew it,
we had fallen asleep.

In the morning,
I watched the sun chase away the stars.
I can feel her warmth overcoming the coldness in my heart.

I boarded the train which had started again.

Akari and I parted.

Akari, you too, be well!
We'll write letters... and telephone too!
I did not tell Akari...
That I had lost the letter which I had written to her.
From before to after that kiss...
It seemed as though everything in the world has changed.
I strongly wished for the strength to protect her.
Just thinking that, as always...
I continued watching the scenery outside the window..."

This one is the best post ever from far i got the forums. well write up. i appreciate. and be continued the discussion.

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