Initially watched it for Aoi Miyazaki and Okada Junichi, and so I was totally surprised how immersed I became with the story. By the end of it all, I was ugly-crying.
Watching the trailer and reading the synopsis didn’t made me interested at first, but it got me hooked the moment I began watching and had me bawling at the end like a baby.
I guess it was the way the characters portrayed their feelings and emotions in such a subtle yet heartfelt manner. The theme used for the progression of the story fits the title of the movie well, with the approach, land and finally departure of the typhoon.
Not sure if the coincidences were made to be figured out that easily from the start, but with that knowledge, I was suddenly standing on a different point view as compared to the characters. Perhaps due to that, the storyline impacted even more to me.
The final scene caused a wet soppy chuckle. Bet the directors were aiming for it. Good to end of with a happy note.