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You lie in april is 10/10 animés despite the sadness...
OMG dewd, I watched that the other day, such a great anime! It's also called "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" in Japan. (for those trying to track it down, you can watch it for FREE at fmovies.org) I've have the privilege of experiencing alot of classical music while in high school while in band back in the day, our orchestra did some amazing pieces, like some movements out of "The Planets" orchestral suite, by Gustav Holst, so watching this was a real treat with all the classical music and piano in it.
That gut-wrenching finale' tho... Ahhh geez, if I had known that's how it would have ended I probably wouldn't have watched it. You definitely get attached to Kaori halfway into the episodes, lots of hilarious moments and situations in there from time to time, when it's not quite so serious. It's gotta be one of the saddest things I've ever watched though, I almost cried over the girl dying. ALMOST. XD Ahh dang, more "sleep" in my eyes... friggin insomnia. ;^p
16 hours ago, Trigunman said:
Ahhh geez, if I had known that's how it would have ended I probably wouldn't have watched it.
Yes me too... on the other hand, even if i don't regret having watched this anime, the final episodes ( especially the last one ) still hurt me, upset me, and deeply touched me.. i still have this image of kaori dying on her bed... in fact, i even want to say that this end is almost horrible... and the only comfort i got was her letter to arima ( although i already knew she loved arima from the beginning ), but needless to say that i shed many tears and it brought me to a questioning on certain things and the suffering of losing a loved one in those circumstances. Aside of that, the emotions and feelings related to the musical aspect, the freshness of kaori, the exhortation to never give up and live the life to the maximum, the suffering of arima and the different characters are great, even if there would be material to do more.. especially with tsubaki or arima's future for example.. that's why i'd really like a season 2 .
While I have my reservations about my opinions of the circumstances and situation surrounding Kaori's death,(IRL applications concerning our faith, namely in healing & restoration, even from what is considered fatal disease) ultimately I also have no issue with the story line. It's climactic end is the clincher of the entire series and it was the choice the writer of the anime made of the story line. Considering the popularity of the anime, I think they made a compelling story line and a smart plot choice, even if a bit heartbreaking to most viewers. The characters were all well done, relatable to and compelling, they spoke to us at the very basic of human emotions all of us probably know well. There are lots of great scenes and emotions, from joy, to happiness, curiosity, laughter, shock, surprise, lots of introspect, to sadness, grief and heartbreak, it was truly a rollercoaster ride of a show.
Yea, so here's to hoping they do a season 2 arc with a alternate season 1 ending! (with Kaori surviving the surgery!)
Oh! BTW I just finished up Amagami SS and Amagami SS+ plus, check them out man you'll probably enjoy them as much as I did. It's story line arcs (of each girl) follows the actual PS2 dating sim of the same name! Each 4 episodes in the first season center around each of the 6 girls, with a secret one at the end! It's the same for SS+ with 2 episodes for each and a special one at the very end, LOL, very..."risque'" as they say in your country.