Weathering With You / Alternative Ending - Ad1 2020

Is it possible to rewrite the ending of a beloved movie and still capture the essence of its magic?

That is the question we find ourselves pondering as we delve into the world of Weathering with You.

This 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film, written and directed by the brilliant Makoto Shinkai, has captivated audiences with its breathtaking visuals and heartfelt story.

But what if there was an alternative ending that could take us on an entirely different emotional journey?

In this article, we explore an alternate ending to Weathering with You, one that will leave you questioning the very nature of fate and the power of love.

Get ready to embark on a new adventure as we dive into the depths of this enchanting tale.

The new ending

As the rain continued to pour relentlessly over Tokyo, Hodaka and Hina found themselves trapped in a desperate situation. The city was flooding, and the people were in a state of panic. Determined to save Hina from her fate as the "Sunshine Girl," Hodaka made a bold decision.

He remembered the legend of the "Weather Maiden," a mythical being said to possess the power to control the weather. With a glimmer of hope in his eyes, Hodaka sought out the hidden shrine where the Weather Maiden was said to reside.

Inside the shrine, Hodaka discovered a mysterious stone tablet adorned with ancient inscriptions. As he deciphered the text, he realized that the power of the Weather Maiden could only be harnessed through a selfless sacrifice.

The chosen one would have to give up their own existence to restore balance to the world.

With a heavy heart, Hodaka made his choice. He would become the vessel for the Weather Maiden's power, ensuring Hina's safety and the salvation of Tokyo. As he embraced his destiny, a blinding light enveloped him, and his body transformed into a radiant being of pure energy.

Hina, witnessing Hodaka's sacrifice, was overwhelmed with grief and disbelief. She pleaded with the heavens, begging for another way. Suddenly, the clouds parted, and a voice echoed through the stormy sky.

"Love can transcend even the boundaries of life and death," the voice proclaimed. "If your love is true, then you shall be reunited".

With those words, Hina's tears turned into shimmering droplets, each containing a piece of Hodaka's essence. The raindrops fell upon the city, healing the wounds inflicted by the torrential downpour.

Tokyo began to flourish once more, bathed in the gentle glow of Hodaka's sacrifice.

Days turned into weeks, and weeks into months. Hina, now a young woman, continued to live her life, carrying Hodaka's love within her. She became an advocate for environmental preservation, using her connection to the weather to spread awareness and inspire change.

One fateful day, as Hina stood on a rooftop overlooking the city, a familiar figure appeared before her. It was Hodaka, reborn as a human once more. Their love had indeed transcended the boundaries of life and death, defying the laws of nature.

Together, they embarked on a new journey, using their shared experiences to bring hope and happiness to those in need. As they walked hand in hand, the raindrops danced around them, a testament to the power of their love and the enduring legacy of the Weather Maiden.

Questions for discussions

  • 1. What does Hodaka's sacrifice say about the lengths we are willing to go for love?
  • 2. How does Hina's grief and disbelief shape her character moving forward?
  • 3. What does the voice's proclamation about love transcending boundaries mean for the concept of life and death in this world?
  • 4. How does Hodaka's transformation into a radiant being of pure energy affect his relationship with Hina?
  • 5. What does the healing power of Hodaka's raindrops symbolize for the city of Tokyo and its inhabitants?
  • 6. How does Hina's connection to the weather and her advocacy for environmental preservation impact the world around her?
  • 7. What does Hodaka's rebirth as a human once more suggest about the nature of their love and its ability to defy the laws of nature?
  • 8. How do Hodaka and Hina's shared experiences shape their ability to bring hope and happiness to others?
  • 9. What is the significance of the raindrops dancing around Hodaka and Hina, and how does it reflect the enduring legacy of the Weather Maiden?
  • 10. How does the alternative ending challenge our understanding of sacrifice, love, and the boundaries between life and death?
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