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    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    5 Centimeters Per Second




    After watching Voices from a Distant Star by Makoto Shinkai I went on a movie watching spree. To say that his movies are touching and heartfelt emotional is an understatement, the story he weaves are absolutely beautiful and the animations he produces (save for Voices from a Distant Star seeing as he basically made it himself and didn't have a staff of dedicated animators) are almost comparable to Miyazaki.

    5 Centimeters Per Second really touched me because it echos so much of my own past experiences, current situation and a sad truth about what the future holds. Then again lost of people can say that whenever they watch movies so don't mind me rambling. Its about how people drift apart, slowly and further and further away.

    On a somewhat related note; watching the the movies which Makoto Shinkai produces has really inspired me. Spending almost a full year working on Voices of a Distant Star the character design, story, backgrounds, audio recording, CG and animation, mind you all by himself, that really inspired me. It's amazing on what a single person can do. I'm really setting some ambitious goals for myself, so again don't mind me rambling!

    1 comment:

    Billy said...

    Awesome movie, must watch it again some day. Did you also watch his Beyond the Clouds?