YMMV: 5 Centimeters per Second
- Epileptic Trees: Due to the nature of the ending, this movie invites Epileptic Trees with regards to the future of its characters. At this point it becomes notable that, contrary to his reputation, Makoto Shinkai has never actually made a movie with a genuine Downer Ending. Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days both worked out in the end — but then, neither of those movies were set in the "real" world.
- Fridge Logic: In the last third, Takaki and Akari cross the railway crossing just moments before two trains whiz past. Doesn't this world have the most basic of safety precautions?