Yuuichi Aizawa, a high school student, returns to a town that he last visited 7 years previously to live with his aunt and cousin. For a reason he’s not quite sure of, he can hardly remember anything about his last visit, but initially this doesn’t seem to worry him too much.
The day after he arrives he goes into town where he (literally) bumps into a girl named Ayu Tsukimiya, and Yuuichi’s memories slowly begin to return.
I've watched this three times, each of which at different stages of my life and every single time it depresses me. The first time I've seen it was when I was but a child and couldn't understand what the situation was but the depiction of the kids in the Anime and their ordeals actually got to me and made me sad. The second time was when I was an adult and understood what was going on and that really depressed me. The third time was when I was much older and have seen a lot of other "depressing" films (Anime and non-Anime alike) and had wanted to see this again just for the heck of it, to test whether the affects of the first 2 times I've seen it were just flukes. And I must say, it tugged at my heartstrings and depressed me.
Almost makes you cry.
Depressing, but still one of the best anime to watch.
it is an amazing anime great storyline and it has his own kind of drama.
but the end is kind of depressing.
The first one not so much as the second one, but overal very sad and depressing
very sad anime teaches you about life
The story of the afterlife. It has a great storyline and it has good animation. I think this was the anime game me the greatest impact.