Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara, two very close friends and classmates, are torn apart when Akari’s family is transferred to another region of Japan due to her family’s job. Despite separation, they continue to keep in touch through mail. When Takaki finds out that his family is also moving, he decides to meet with Akari one last time.
As years pass by, they continue down their own paths, their distance slowly growing wider and their contact with one another fades. Yet, they keep remembering one another and the times they have shared together, wondering if they will have the chance to meet once again.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
Makoto Shinkai, what a brilliant filmmaker! No. Literally all his films are average or worse, and this one is worse. Just watch Digibro’s video on it which could summarise everything a lot easier, and a lot better than I could.
This series is so boring, Shinkai fails to establish a bond between the audience and characters so when things start going wrong we’re meant to care, I didn’t care though. The point of this show was to express a vision of a fading relationship which can’t be saved, but it’s pretty boring because for 2/3 of the film they don’t spend any time with each other and spend too long thinking of each other.
In a way I can relate to this but it’s ultimately pointless in my opinion and against my values. Do not worry over one girl/boy for your whole life! It’s ridiculous! There are many possible people you could be in a relationship with, so don’t spend your time thinking about the one who got away!
Shows from the same studio: CoMix Wave Films