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Chiaki never really planned to stay back. He always had the intention to return to his time. All he wanted to do was to experience the past time. Makoto happened to be there and he happened to fall in love with her. But they are separated by many eras. I'm sure Chiaki has many loved ones - friends and family back in his time. He seems like a reasonably ...


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Both of them have used up their time-leaps. Chiaki has gone back to the future. Makoto is left in her time. She knows that the only way Chiaki can metaphotically meet her, way after she would have died, is if he gets to see that painting in his own time. So you are right, by saying that she knows what she will do in the future is to take the right steps to ...


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I felt there were a LOT of things which the director left for us to fill and one of my questions was the same as your's. One of the hair ripping questions that is. But I feel, that the painting at first was the only reason for him to use his power to travel back in time and no other initiatives in mind, of course until he met Makoto which had a huge impact ...


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Good question. I thought it was a great movie too. In that scene where the girls are gossiping, there are many random things they are saying about Chiaki's disappearance. One of the girls says "Apparently he was in debt and the mob was after him". The other asks "It's not something like his parents are getting a divorce?". Then the other girl says "Well I ...


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