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    Reader comments on Japanese Story

    Subject: Re: What did Hiro die from?
    Date: Oct 14, 2005
    Sender: luPrevious | Next

    humph. i did the same thing (watched the scene over a few times, not to be morbid but i still don't get it). i didn't even consider breaking his neck. i thought i was missing something about australian ponds or that part of the water. she does try to shout nooo right before he leaps. i thought maybe he got tangled in the tree roots. he had some scar on his lower abdomen when she pulled him out. ..... i've been looking for answers but no review comes right out and explains what really happens.

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    Re: What did Hiro die from?

    The two most likely causes of death: He dove into shallow water, hit his head and was knocked out and drowned, or broke his neck from the the impact at a high cervical spine level that would have resulted in respiratory arrest. The latter seems more likely given how totally unresponsive to her (if I recall, pretty inadequate) resuscitation efforts he was.








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  • Japanese Story   from Camella, Nov 24, 2004
  • The Ending   from Gixhaix, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: The Ending   from dahlia jones, Jan 22, 2005
  • Re: The Ending   from Jessica Tsab, Feb 15, 2005
  • Re: The Ending   from Bruce Andrews, Mar 14, 2005
  • Re: The Ending   from Nick, Sep 23, 2006
  • Re: The Ending   from Patrich, Nov 16, 2006
  • Dazzling Performance   from Dan Vrooman, Feb 12, 2005
  • What did Hiro die from?   from Linda, Jul 2, 2005
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Dana, Jul 31, 2005
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Dan Rapp, Aug 12, 2005
  • » Re: What did Hiro die from? «   from lu, Oct 14, 2005
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from edualc, Aug 11, 2006
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Meg Tasker, Oct 15, 2006
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Shula, Aug 7, 2007
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Al from sydney, Jan 8, 2010
  • the letter Hiro wrote   from jana, Aug 19, 2005
  • Re: the letter Hiro wrote   from Damian, Mar 29, 2007
  • Re: the letter Hiro wrote   from Lyn (Europe), Oct 7, 2007
  • Japanese Story Soundtrack   from Ovi, Oct 6, 2005
  • Re: Japanese Story Soundtrack   from Zoey, Nov 6, 2005
  • Re: Japanese Story Soundtrack   from Nicolas, Nov 21, 2005
  • a bath would help   from Leda, May 18, 2006
  • The Sadness   from Bill, Apr 9, 2007
  • Japanese Story   from Camella, Nov 24, 2004
  • The Ending   from Gixhaix, Nov 25, 2004
  • Re: The Ending   from dahlia jones, Jan 22, 2005
  • Re: The Ending   from Jessica Tsab, Feb 15, 2005
  • Re: The Ending   from Bruce Andrews, Mar 14, 2005
  • Re: The Ending   from Nick, Sep 23, 2006
  • Re: The Ending   from Patrich, Nov 16, 2006
  • Dazzling Performance   from Dan Vrooman, Feb 12, 2005
  • What did Hiro die from?   from Linda, Jul 2, 2005
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Dana, Jul 31, 2005
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Dan Rapp, Aug 12, 2005
  • » Re: What did Hiro die from? «   from lu, Oct 14, 2005
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from edualc, Aug 11, 2006
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Meg Tasker, Oct 15, 2006
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Shula, Aug 7, 2007
  • Re: What did Hiro die from?   from Al from sydney, Jan 8, 2010
  • the letter Hiro wrote   from jana, Aug 19, 2005
  • Re: the letter Hiro wrote   from Damian, Mar 29, 2007
  • Re: the letter Hiro wrote   from Lyn (Europe), Oct 7, 2007
  • Japanese Story Soundtrack   from Ovi, Oct 6, 2005
  • Re: Japanese Story Soundtrack   from Zoey, Nov 6, 2005
  • Re: Japanese Story Soundtrack   from Nicolas, Nov 21, 2005
  • a bath would help   from Leda, May 18, 2006
  • The Sadness   from Bill, Apr 9, 2007