I noticed a motif of really tall clouds in "The girl who leapt through time" (時をかける少女, 2006).
The fair amount of screen time and repetition of the cloud made me wondering why is it used so often? Is it used as a zeitgeber? Is there some philosophical or cultural meaning? So, what is the (intended) function of depicting those specific clouds?
15:20 First time leap.
50:20 Kaho talking about how much her 1:24:20 Makato running to Chiaki. sick grandmother likes Kousuke
By the way are those skulls? Is it an element of transcience, as Makato is hurrying to talk with Chiaki?
1:32:50 End shot 1:37:10 Title screen.