I cannot express to you how badly I did not want to write this post. I actually wrote out the majority of the post back in September, but I gave up on writing because I just couldn’t take it. This is a story that fills me with pure and utter hatred for myself, and generally for all of the fucking world. I do not regret anything that happened, because it helped to shape me into what I am today, but I still can’t help but hate myself for everything that happened. This is a post about the worst part of my life, and how Iriya no Sora UFO no Natsu and 5 Centimeters Per Second reflected it.
Ghostlightning did a post yesterday on shows that he finds difficult to write about in spite of the fact that he is a huge fan of them. I have shows like this myself as well as shows I just… never really brought up, even though I enjoyed them so much. Looking back, I didn’t used to really talk about shows much after the initial ‘I finished it’ post, and it was really only near the end of last year that I started not only to post about my impressions upon completion, but to really offer up discussion and thoughts on the show. That said, there are still shows I just never managed to mention.
One More Time, One More Chance by Yamazaki Masayoshi is best known for being the theme song to 5 Centimeters Per Second, though it’s meaning and placement in the film are spoilers in themselves. The version in the movie (spoilerific video) is quite sweepingly epic, sounding like it was put together by Yoko Kanno and with Masayoshi’s voice crashing over waves of emotion. There are several variations of the song, such as the acoustic and piano versions. I find I like the acoustic one best.