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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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