Makoto has started university, but decided to pass the opening ceremony. While wandering around he finds a girl, standing in the front of the road, wishing to pass. But no car will stop for her here, that Makoto well knows. Soon, after telling her she can't pass, they slowly become good friends, and Makoto teaches her the art of the camera -- filming together in their secret forest.
This is, indeed, as many have noted, one of the most beautiful films there is. If I were asked, I wouldn't really know where to put the finger on what makes it special, or magical; at any rate, much can be attributed to the two mains. It is not a conventional love story, it has no intricate plot or what you'd call 'brilliant scriptwriting', but it's a unique experience to watch. Recommended.
Both the movie and the web special have the element of love appearing where it's least expected to. They both also touch on real life elements like diseases and inferiority complexes. Both are beautiful love stories.
The two films are about quite different subjects, but they tend to have the same feeling while watching. Though, in some places the films are alike.
Both have different aspects of love as a subject, but at the same time, they show love as pure as it is.
Basically, those two films are really good; so that if you one, you may also find interest in the other.