This is probably my favorite track in the “Owari No Hoshi No Love Song” album. Not only because of the mellow melody, but because of the story and message that it portrays.
I know that I might possibly be wrong because I’ve heard many speculations, but I believe that In this story, it’s about a girl who wants to find a cure for a disease that kills (with children being affected the most). She then gets the disease herself and has to stop her researching. She realizes that she can’t be cured, yet the boy who loves her wants to help her, and asks for her research so that he can continue and build off of that, but he isn’t compatible with the research, and eventually, they both realize there’s nothing that can be done. Then, they decide to stay together and talk about everyday things until her final day.
I loved the characters in the story. We have the girl who wants to help cure children, doing research on it. And we have the boy who wants to continue that research, even though he wasn’t good with it, the very fact that he had still tried his hardest to understand it means a lot.
And in the video, the last scene where they touch without the glass, I always believed that this scene was one of the most powerful scenes, out of any scenes from the “Owari No Hoshi No Love Song” album. It symbolizes that they were able to touch each other through feelings and emotions, showcasing that the glass wall that separated them was no longer the obstacle that separated them. What I mean by this is that the glass wall that they had, showcases that the girl is infected and “different” than a “normal” human. It represents being looked at differently. And having no glass wall separating her in the final scene, shows someone not looking at her differently, but looking at her, as how he would look at another human who didn’t have the disease, which is exactly what the girl had wanted. To be smiling until the very end without being looked at like she was going to die.
I know about those song-turned-to-anime’s happening, and one day, I hope this song gets the treatment. This is definitely one of the better “Owari No Hoshi No Love Song” songs that would work as an anime, not needing a lot of animation, nor art changes, but just a simple beautiful story.
I love how simple this story is, yet how beautiful it is at the same time. I think something that I’ve learned from this song is that when a loved one is suffering, and can’t be cured, make sure to give them the best days possible until their final moments are up.
And the composition is also very simple, but beautiful. Strings and piano always make for a good composition. But the composition is a very beautiful one. I also loved how the piano seemed to be showcasing the “droppings” in the container, with the final drop being at the ending of the song.
Being able to smile is a wonderful gift.
~ And in the very end, she was still smiling, happy to have lived.