12 Days, 12 Moments in Anime – Day 8

I am the bone of my text message.

Moment #5 – Miyako’s Unlimited Voice Mail Works

This was one of the few moments in the show where I was pretty much left speechless. You know. Those times when something huge happens (ie: what happened with Sayuri in Kanon ’06), and then you just sit there, dumbfounded, or at a loss as to just what happened. Even as the ending credits roll by, and then you get to that point where they thank the sponsors of the show, you just sit there staring off into space. Maybe you’re still taking it all in, analyzing just what the hell happened, or maybe it’s just pretty damn tough to accept altogether.
Yeah, that feeling. The scene was perfect, really. The tone of voice – from that of joking joviality, to concern, then to fear and desperation. It shows just how much she needs to be with someone – anyone – who won’t abandon her. The text appearing all over the screen also shows the state of her mind, too. Initially, it’s a clean slate, but as time passes, her thoughts get more and more frantic; the originally immaculate, white screen gets covered with a collage of text, and she starts panicking, all ending in deletion of the entire jumble of text.
As I watched it, the whole scene basically just shut me up. It affected me – not to the point of planetarian, of course – but, well, you know that feeling.

Moments left: 4

3 Responses to “12 Days, 12 Moments in Anime – Day 8”

  1. December 23, 2008 at 1:00 am

    It happened to affect me more than planetarian, though. I loved that scene. That scene practically made ef – a tale of memories. I’m currently watching ef – a tale of melodies, looking for something with the same impact (if there is one already, please don’t tell me).

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