“I thought I might be using a lifetime’s happiness in a moment. I was that happy and she was that beautiful.” A young boy stands on the red earth of Australia under its blue sky. It is 17-year-old Sakutaro Matsumoto. His time with the girl comes back to him. The colored sand runs through his hands and a tear appears on his cheek. He wakes up. It’s 2004 and he is 34 years old and in Japan. He thinks “I have been in a world without her for 17 years.” Returning home to see his old high school for the last time before it is demolished, Saku confronts anew the loss of the love of his life, Aki, to leukemia 17 years ago. Now a medical researcher at graduate school, he has been living as if half of him died with her since then. Based on the bestselling novel that sold over 3 million copies, the past and present come together in this love story that is both pure and sad.
Where did the girl next to me go?
My answer would be…
You won’t see her anymore.
Why? Because she’s inside of you now.
Your legs are her legs.
Aki ran away so quickly that…
…I couldn’t catch up with her anymore.
As long as I live…
You and I will become further apart.
But I won’t stop running.
The footsteps that we make by continuing to run…
are proof of your life.
When I am done running…
I am sure will see you with a smile on my face.
This Series is FREAKING good! Watch it or REGRET IT! You have been warned!!!!!