Byousoku 5 Centimeter

5 Centimeters per Second

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Synonyms: Five Centimeters Per Second, Byousoku 5 Centimeter - a chain of short stories about their distance, 5 Centimetres Per Second, 5 cm per second
Japanese: 秒速5センチメートル
English: 5 Centimeters per Second
German: 5 Centimeter per Second
Spanish: 5 Centímetros por Segundo
French: 5 Centimeters Per Second
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 565535565,535 users)
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Ranked: #16492
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Popularity: #170
Members: 948,575
Favorites: 11,036

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What happens when two people love each other but just aren't meant to be together? Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara are childhood friends, but circumstances beyond their control tear them apart. They promise to stay in contact, and although the progression of time widens the distance between them, the chain of memories remains ever-present.

Byousoku 5 Centimeter is a romantic drama that focuses on the mundane and harsh reality of long-distance relationships. Stuck in the past and unable to make any new memories, Takaki and Akari cling to the hope of seeing each other again. They live their everyday lives half-heartedly, both hurting themselves and the people around them.

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Byousoku 5 Centimeter was completed on January 22, 2007. The first of three parts was available for streaming on Yahoo! Japan exclusively for its premium users between February 16 and 19. The complete film was released on March 3, 2007.

The film won the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Characters & Voice Actors


Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator, Editing, Original Character Design, Art Director, Director of Photography, Color Design
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director


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Ending Theme

"One more time, one more chance" by Masayoshi Yamazaki

Episode Videos


Jun 16, 2024
Sentimental, not sensitive.

This Matoko Shinkai, a thirty-year-old with barely any background in animation, climbs onto the beards of whoever is needed, and like Juan Palomo (not only are the script and direction his, but also the animation and sound) he signs a work so brief like the one at hand, which is a delight for the senses.

Above all, it is worth highlighting the immense beauty of the animation, with a treatment of light and color almost without comparison (only Spirited Away or Moving Castle could come close), which manages to immerse us fully in a very simple story structured in two different narratives in form ...
Sep 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I've heard that a lot of people say this is a really good story, but I've gotta disagree.
Other than the incredible animation the movie is overall mostly just boring, there are some good scenes but only a few. I have watched it twice now, since the first time I didn't like it. Then I read the manga and I wanted to give it another chance, but I gotta say I think the manga is a lot better, even though it was made after the movie, I think it goes more in depth and has a lot more to offer.

Even though I don't like, I ...
Jan 2, 2024
One of the worst animes to be ever created. Let's start by good things and that is art. Animation is simply good that makes you wanna continue watching. That is the end of good things about this show. The story is so boring and such a sleeper that you can't focus for more than 2 minutes without checking your phone or switching tabs to YouTube. Besides that fact the story is not even deep or anything, doesn't show any interesting concepts or values, nothing interesting happens in this. I literally forced myself to watch this show to the end because i thought that there'll be ...

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