Analysis

Kimi no Na Wa – Shinkai back on top of his game. Kind of.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS IS NOT A REVIEW. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS.
Spoilers from the following movies are included: Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name), Byousoku 5 Centimeters (5cm/s), Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho (Beyond the Clouds, the Promised Place)(The Place Promised in our Early Days), Hoshi no Koe (Voices from a Distant Star).

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Chrono Crusade: Anime or Manga?

That day… That time… At that place… An irreplaceable moment was born. In a flash, the present becomes the past. Memories blur with time, and then fade altogether. The traces left behind, the silly days we spent together… There was only one definite piece of proof that the four of us lived through this era: The first and last picture we ever took together.

Warning: Anime spoilers!
This post is intended for people who have watched the anime and are wondering if they should give the manga a try. If you don’t know the franchise, I recommend watching the anime first, then jumping to the manga if you enjoy it. And please, buy the damn thing. Most of the online scans have extremely bad translations.

“Which one is better?”
You know when sometimes movie adaptations of literature end up being really different from the the source material?
The original characters and story are there, the feel and mood as well, it isn’t necessarily better or worse, it’s just… different.
That’s the feeling I got from Chrono. Both the anime and manga are productions of high quality, made by passionate people and because of that, each stands proudly on their own.

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[CLANNAD AFTER STORY] A comprehensive ending explanation.

Another Clannad post. Talk about a boring blog.

So you finished Clannad and Clannad ~After Story~,
loved it and cried with the characters tears of sadness and happiness.
…or found it utterly boring and think it’s some overrated manipulative drama.
Either way, you may have enjoyed the drama, the romance and even bits of the totally out of place comedy. But still didn’t fully understand what happened on the final episodes or what kind of sorcery was that.
You know that “Oh it was the miracle thingy and all” won’t do for an explanation so here we are.
Bellow you’ll find a list of Q&As and a timeline of the story’s events. Hopefully it helps clearing up things for you.

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My take on Sora no Woto’s location and background story

There’s a lot of speculation surrounding this series when it comes to the geographical location of Helvetia as well as what caused the doom of modern society.
In this post, I try to make a comprehensive summary of my findings -more for personal archive usage- but worth sharing in case someone else is also interested.
Goes without saying, WARNING: SPOILERS APLENTY!

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5 Centimeters per Second – An analysis about “love”

Finishing the Shinkai-related killstreak of posts here on this blog, this is something that may sound REALLY random to a few, while actually make sense to others.
I’m still not entirely convinced of it myself, but it’s worth sharing.

Subject: 5cm/s is not a tale of true love.

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The Place Promised In Our Early Days – Analysis [THE Prologue]

aka: Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place. Kumo no Mukō, Yakusoku no Basho.
One of Shinkai’s most enigmatic and open-ended movies, with a hell lot of symbolism and a heartbreaking story. Obviously, a favorite of mine.
A couple of years ago I found this AWESOME interpretation by this guy on Fandompost. Unfortunately I was on mobile and could only Ctrl+c the text. Ironically or not, when I got home I couldn’t find it anymore.
If you happen to know this guy or is the one, PLEASE let me know so I can give the proper credits to you.
To be honest, this is probably the only analysis I’ve ever read on this movie that I 100% agree with. And the name for this post is part of the reasons why.
The movie is perfect, the storyline is flawless and like he will digress about, everything falls into place …except the prologue. That damn prologue ruins every possibility of a canon happy ending. You simply can’t tell what happens, even after re-watching for tons of times, it’s ultimately down to “your own interpretation”. Based Shinkai is based.
Enough of me, for his analysis:
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[Dantalian no Shoka] Ep 12 and Dalian’s background story.

[WARNING: SPOILERS]

Thought I would share…
I actually wrote this a while ago,
but never actually came to me that it would be nice uploading here.

Anyway, not that anyone cares about this under-spoken animu :[
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Clannad ~After Story~ [Interpretação do final]

Orbs, Ushio, espaço-tempo, milagres… Clannad não era um romance fofo… com dangos!?
Pois é… também é! Isso mais uma vez prova como, realmente, ele tem o direito de ser um dos animes mais bem recomendados e adorados da última década.

Quando pensamos sobre o final do After Story, muita gente lembra dos FEELS e de chorar feito uma garotinha, mas ao parar para pensar sobre “o que diabos realmente aconteceu?” a resposta mais fácil seria dizer, “ah, foi o tal milagre lá” mas com certeza há mais por trás disso e pra isso que a fanbase está aqui! Solucionando os mistérios os quais você nem liga! Heh.
Como um bom fanboy, organizei o texto a seguir a partir da minha própria opinião e de outros sites (fonte no final), claro que você pode não concordar. Feedback sempre bem vindo!
Para facilitar, pense em um LOOP. Os que assistiram Haruhi talvez se lembrem do infâme “Endless Eight”, é mais ou menos a mesma ideia… Só que sem a Mikuru.
Ou, talvez mais facil até, pode-se pensar no loop de Higurashi. Também, o mesmo esquema.
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