15-years-old Takao Akizuki, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious 27-years-old woman, Yukari Yukino, who spends her time drinking beer and eating chocolate.
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Loved the tone and the ambience until about 30 minutes in, when a story that seemed mature could've really blossomed, but Shinkai is emo as fuck here and it's a shame, because the final ten minutes seem to betray everything he had achieved. Thank god he makes his movies short. Three stars because the art is SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL it hurts!!! Seriously.
Yolunu gözlediğimiz lirik bir aşk hikayesi. Özellikle Takao'nun aşık olduğu kadının ayak ölçülerini aldığı sahne çok etkileyiciydi. Hakikaten daha uzun olabilirmiş, yarım kalmış.
Çardağa yapılan yakın plan çekimler ve gökyüzüne doğru gitgide uzaklaşan kamera, filmin başında Takao'nun "ben küçükken gökyüzü daha yakındı" demesi, büyük bir şehirde yaşanan küçük bir aşk, günlük hayatımızdan parçalar gibiydi.
A guy one day told me that when you dont know which wine you´ll pick, you have to pick the one with the worst label, cause the wine will be the best. I think this movie is like a wine with a beautiful label. And that´s all.
animes as perfect as this makes my heart smile. poetic dialog and the animation was better than real life??? a great example of accidentally falling in love with human beings for the tiniest details they may or may not notice about themselves.
This is based where I lived in Japan last year. I thought this anime was great, but I kept getting distracted by scenery I recognized, especially the park (新宿御苑)... Anyway, despite the sadness and loneliness portrayed in a lot of Shinkai Makoto's works, I've always felt there is a sense of being able to continue on while cherishing something special that didn't last as long as one would wish.