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Byousoku 5 Centimeter


Alternative Titles

English: 5 Centimeters Per Second
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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.921 (scored by 299,152 users)
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Ranked: #6572
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Popularity: #97
Members: 490,790
Favorites: 8,180
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Synopsis

Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara, two very close friends and classmates, are torn apart when Akari's family is transferred to another region of Japan due to her family's job. Despite separation, they continue to keep in touch through mail. When Takaki finds out that his family is also moving, he decides to meet with Akari one last time.

As years pass by, they continue down their own paths, their distance slowly growing wider and their contact with one another fades. Yet, they keep remembering one another and the times they have shared together, wondering if they will have the chance to meet once again.

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Background

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.

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Staff

Chung, Jin Ho
Producer
Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Art Director, Director of Photography, Color Design, Original Character Design, Original Creator, Editing
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Yamazaki, Masayoshi
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"One more time, one more chance" by Masayoshi Yamazaki




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Sep 13, 2008
TheLlama (All reviews)
From Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) comes 5 Centimetes per Second, a movie that tells the story of two childhood friends in love, and how they try to keep their relationship going through hardships that life throws at them. Throogh three small stories, or episodes as they're called, we're told the tale of how they grow up and farther away from each other.

The movie tells of a love that's slowly torn apart because the lovers move further away, both in heart and home. It's underlying themes are beautifully incorporated into the story; about growing up, letting read more
Jul 17, 2014
palladia (All reviews)
I'm...confused. I wanted so much to enjoy this movie. I was absolutely sure that this was going to be one of those works of art that leaves you breathless, sitting there for minutes, maybe even an hour after it finishes, just trying to take it all in.

If you love this movie, you will most likely hate me for this review. Call me someone with a heart of ice, whatever you will. I am simply expressing my thoughts on it.

I'll break this into a two-part review. The first part will be my thoughts, written as I think of them, the second part an analysis read more
Apr 13, 2008
yanmzry (All reviews)
I happened upon this anime in several anime fan sites as it was considered one of the higher rated animes even until today. Reading how some people said it rivaled works that of Miyazaki, I had high expectations for it. But unfortunately it was a total letdown.

The only thing I really enjoyed about the movie was the animation quality and detail that was put into the movie. The animation was just simply beautiful from the vividness of the background to the fluid motion of characters but then, sadly, the praise ends here.

The story and the characters were very anti-climactic as no real progress is met read more
Aug 9, 2007
Baman (All reviews)
I finally got to see this movie, and after watching Voices of A Distant Star and The Place Promised, My expectations were high. And once again, Shinkai's work delivers.

The story of the movie's three episodes is absolutely nothing to write home about, as there is no exciting plot with twists and turns. Rather than focusing on epic storylines and grandiose plots, 5 Centimeters per Second, like the rest of Shinkai's creations, focuses on a small core set of characters and their relations to each other. The main selling point is how the characters interact, and how precisely and skillfully their emotions is portrayed.

The art is read more

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