Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:20 pm Post subject: 5 CM Per Second Manga
I thought I had posted about this before, but I couldn't find the post
I've been a little starved for some manga to read so I went back and started reading the rest of the 5 CM Per Second Manga. The last time I started reading the Manga, I started from the beginning and I was immediately not happy with the interpretation and the new bits that were added to the story.
I started reading one of the manga episodes from the last third of the main story and it drew me back in. I went back and read all the episodes from the middle third onward and I was pleasantly pleased. I thought most of the side stories and extra stuff didn't harm the integrity of the story and may have helped explain things a little more.
SPOILER FOR THE MANGA
I liked that the manga went into more detail about the relationship with Risa. I always felt that there was something that was missed in this relationship. The relationship in the first section kind of sets the stage and the relationship in the middle story gives us an idea of how deeply the main character is affected and how his feelings impact others ... but the last third of the film is where we really see growth. Somehow the relationship with Risa must have, in some way, brought about this change. The manga explores that relationship and I think it's done in an interesting way. Risa refuses to give up until she helps him face his past. Risa takes him on a journey back to where he traveled to meet Akari in order to confront his past.
Anyway .. check it out. I thought it was well done and was true to the characters.
More when the rest comes out.
Laz _________________ You're a woman, I'm a calf ... you're a window, I'm a knife ... we come together making chance into starlight ... - Jeff Buckley
Just read the completed manga translation myself. It goes beyond the third part of the movie, and focuses back on Kanae, ten years after the events in the second arc of the movie.
And I found it squeeetastic.
I would normally never use that word, but it's the only way I could describe the last chapter. And I don't want to say more, because, well, there really isn't much more to say other than it made me very, very happy.
I do hope that this one gets officially licensed and translated in the States; I'd quickly snag a copy. _________________ Akari: “And we thought…”
Zitch: “See you later, Fred!”
I finally got to see this movie, and after watching Voices of A Distant Star and The Place Promised, My expectations were high. And once again, Shinkai's work delivers.
The story of the movie's three episodes is absolutely nothing to write home about, as there is no exciting plot with twists and turns. Rather than focusing on epic storylines and grandiose plots, 5 Centimeters per Second, like the rest of Shinkai's creations, focuses on a small core set of characters and their relations to each other. The main selling point is how the characters interact, and how precisely and skillfully their emotions is portrayed.
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