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ArthurFrDent



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:12 pm Reply with quote
It looks if nothing else a visual feast... hopefully the rest will keep up...

...when I saw the wrightup with the word koi, I thought of every trope where that is misinterpreted as carp, because I am easily amused.

I am also hoping this isn't too heavy. Longing is a painful place for old men.
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tuxedocat



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:12 pm Reply with quote
Looks pretty.

plus

.... adult people. Yay!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:56 pm Reply with quote
"I decided to make shoes that would make her want to... walk a lot in".

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lol. This line killed me.
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Antares



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:59 pm Reply with quote
What a Pitty,
Spanish not included.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:31 pm Reply with quote
Why KanaHana and her breathy performance? She's an ill fit to this sort of role. Still, the film looks gorgeous and that'll be all the persuasion I need to see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:34 pm Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Why KanaHana and her breathy performance? She's an ill fit to this sort of role.


I thought the same thing. Would she even appeal to the kind of crowd this is being aimed at too?
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Neohybrid_kai



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:08 pm Reply with quote
Quote:
CoMix Wave describes the story:
We have met, for each of us to walk forward.


Feel like I can already see the ending Laughing but of course that would only makes me want to watch the movie more.
And from the credits, it seems that the song used is an old song?
I also curious about the setting. 5 cm/s is good because of the nostalgia but I want to see how Shinkai handle a story in today's setting (with all the convenient technology and social networks that, to me, can ruin many romantic plot Laughing )
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:10 pm Reply with quote
Neohybrid_kai wrote:
Quote:
CoMix Wave describes the story:
We have met, for each of us to walk forward.


Feel like I can already see the ending Laughing but of course that would only makes me want to watch the movie more.
And from the credits, it seems that the song used is an old song?
I also curious about the setting. 5 cm/s is good because of the nostalgia but I want to see how Shinkai handle a story in today's setting (with all the convenient technology and social networks that, to me, can ruin many romantic plot Laughing )
its a new song as far as i can find.

edit: nvm, it's a cover of an older song

What I got from this trailer is: Lots of feet

tuxedocat wrote:
Looks pretty.

plus

.... adult people. Yay!!!


One at least. Apparently the boy is 15 and the woman is 27 Neutral. How is that viewed in Japan? lol


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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:14 pm Reply with quote
Neohybrid_kai wrote:
I also curious about the setting. 5 cm/s is good because of the nostalgia but I want to see how Shinkai handle a story in today's setting (with all the convenient technology and social networks that, to me, can ruin many romantic plot Laughing )


Oh it's simple, just have their cellphones die. And then have their online social networking profiles be erased, all of them. But really, the entire problem of instantaneous long-distance communication is solved as long as you want to reach out to that person.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:18 pm Reply with quote
I just love his works---though nothing he made is better than 5cm per second yet~
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:21 pm Reply with quote
Kinda surprised that no one has noted here yet that this is a tale of attraction between a 15 year-old boy and 27 year-old woman. (EDIT: Ah, Kougeru edited in commentary on this matter while I was writing this message.)

Even considering that this attraction is supposed to be geared toward the "lonely sadness" definition of koi (though I'd be surprised if it *didn't* go a more traditionally romantic route later on in the film).... Can I say whoa-dang? Laughing
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tuxedocat



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:44 pm Reply with quote
The character design didn't look like a 15 year old. Now I'm thinking its just creepy wish fulfillment crap. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:49 pm Reply with quote
Now would you people be complaining if it was a 15 yo girl and a 27 yo man?

The trailer looks nice. Lots of feet and ankles for those that are attracted to that sort of thing. Very Happy
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tuxedocat



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:02 pm Reply with quote
hikaru004 wrote:
Now would you people be complaining if it was a 15 yo girl and a 27 yo man?

The trailer looks nice. Lots of feet and ankles for those that are attracted to that sort of thing. Very Happy


I think a lot of people besides me would be complaining if that was the case. Just because the genders are flipped doesn't make the scenario less fetish fuel, IMO. In fiction like this, it always depends on the scenario and the way they present the relationship. Sometimes it works out ok. It's just not my favorite plot device, and I'll leave it at that.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:00 am Reply with quote
Fletcher1991 wrote:
"I decided to make shoes that would make her want to... walk a lot in".


She's a Japanese woman - just make a Prada. Laughing


Kougeru wrote:

What I got from this trailer is: Lots of feet


Foot fetish. Laughing


Kougeru wrote:

tuxedocat wrote:

.... adult people. Yay!!!


One at least. Apparently the boy is 15 and the woman is 27 Neutral. How is that viewed in Japan? lol


The same or worse; you're a minor in Japan until 20, not 18. Laughing


Animerican14 wrote:
Kinda surprised that no one has noted here yet that this is a tale of attraction between a 15 year-old boy and 27 year-old woman. (EDIT: Ah, Kougeru edited in commentary on this matter while I was writing this message.)

Even considering that this attraction is supposed to be geared toward the "lonely sadness" definition of koi (though I'd be surprised if it *didn't* go a more traditionally romantic route later on in the film).... Can I say whoa-dang? Laughing


Not yet in cougar territory. Laughing
(Never mind statutory laws - there's no age of consent for guys. Wink )


hikaru004 wrote:
Now would you people be complaining if it was a 15 yo girl and a 27 yo man?

The trailer looks nice. Lots of feet and ankles for those that are attracted to that sort of thing. Very Happy


Rule of thumb: half your age plus 7. Cool


Oh, did I mention about this? Laughing
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