Some of you guys are alright, don't go to Itamori tomorrow.
Why does she have a problem with Taki grabbing her boobs? She was jerking off every single time she swapped bodies. The only difference is that Taki never found out.
Imagine the sex they have after the credits roll. They may not remember it but they instinctively know each others' bodies just as well as their own, reaching an unheard of level of intimacy.
Also remember when she (as Taki) blushed and said something like "I have to use the bathroom." Why would she blush if she wasn't going to do something lewd?
She jacked off and cut Taki's face trying to shave.
Anyone read this novel? Is an English translation out?
What kind of brain cells do you need to come to this conclusion?
>knowing exactly what feels best during sex. Also knowing how to stimulate points of interests and how to perfectly execute it.
>the anticipation and heart-pounding eagerness they must have had before having the most unimaginable sex possible.
I didn't know I wanted this so badly.
The whole segment where he was sad was pointless since they met at the end. They should've just met as kids if that was going to be the case.
Also the whole split timeline thing was bullshit since they obviously would've seen the dates at some point and realized when they were.
Not to mention they could have just called each other and realized that they didn't live in the same time.
I feel like he came up with the plot in 30s and when people pointed out the myriad holes and flaws Shinkai was probably just like "Whatever, I just want the scene where she reads her hand and it only makes sense like this"
I saw it in theatres today and the subs were noticeably bad. Is this normal with anime in the theatres? The scene where he almost doesn't touch her boobs, it should say "...for her sake", but the subs were "...for her saké". I can tolerate bad localizations but this was just sloppy. It's like no one decided to proofread the subs. There was some awkward grammar too...
Damn, they met again just before her 26th birthday if I am remembering right.
Pretty sure it was spring (cherry blossoms open?) when they met again nearly 6 years after Taki went to Itamori.
When I saw her
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENTin the middle of the film, I was ready to freak the fuck out. It was okay on its own, but a severe step-down from her god-tier original look.
timeskip Taki>timeskip Mitsuha
She's a lucky girl.
At least you had subs. I was supposed to be at a subbed showing but the theater played the dub. English VAs weren't awful but I'm pretty fucking disappointed. Still a great movie though.
Taki is he, and Mitsuha is she; they're refereed to as however is in control of the mind, not the body, unless they're pretending to be the other person.
So, Taki in Mitsuha's body is he; but the Grandmother would still refer to them as her.
Is that the part when Mitsuha first talks to Taki's friends at lunch while in his body? I can't remember exactly how she puts it because it was a bit awkward. She's kind of stumbling over words when explaining how she got lost and says something about a girl, than corrects to "gal" and then finally to "guy". And then says something like "ya know, guys just wanna have fun".
Did anyone else feel that it was "too anime" for a Shinkai movie?
It felt like I was watching a typical late night trash show, not a full feature film. It was kind of offputting.
I think it might be his weakest work, minus Children of the Deep which was awful.
With the frequent music breaks and overall Girl Who Leapt Through Time vibe I can sort of see what you are talking about.
Still think you are wrong; the movie is fucking great.
The most glaring one was the joke, and cutaway, where they were doing the spit sake and talking about selling it. It was definitely forced in there, it wasn't like any of his previous films.
Also the boob and penis jokes were pretty low brow as well. It didn't feel like Shinkai, I'd say it was closer to something like Summer Wars or A Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Both of which are fine movies, but I expected something better out of Shinkai.
>The whole segment where he was sad was pointless since they met at the end.
>Also the whole split timeline thing was bullshit since they obviously would've seen the dates at some point and realized when they were.
They stated that they had trouble remembering things once they switched. It's like when you wake up and your dreams slowly fade from your memory.
It feels a bit less personal and artsy than 5cm/s, but I don't think the story is generic. The roundabout time travel gimmicks ultimately capture the longing and distance better than 5cm's standard "childhood friend" story.
Being too anime made it a massively enjoyable ride that was much easier to watch and recommend than the pure melancholy of normal Shinkai. It still explored a wide range of themes, both distinctly Japanese ones and themes that are more universal, so it was not typical anime trash at all.
You have to keep in mind the film is not really about a boy falling in love with a girl. It's about Japan itself, the earthquake, the gap between city and rural life, the harmony and conflict between tradition and progress, the opposing pulls of duty and independence, the memories we forget, the wistful adventures we have in dreams and escapism in general, the arrow of time, teenage rebellion, and of course the distance between people are just some examples.
It combines all of these themes masterfully into one (just barely) cohesive story and even with so many ideas it still gives each of them genuine thought.
Combined with brilliant art, flawless animation and an uplifting soundtrack fitting for blooming youths, this is unironically the best anime film of the decade.