Byousoku 5 Centimeter
5 Centimeters per Second
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Byousoku 5 Centimeter

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Synonyms: 5 cm per second - a chain of short stories about their distance
Japanese: 秒速5センチメートル
English: 5 Centimeters per Second
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: May 25, 2010 to Mar 25, 2011
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Shinkai, Makoto (Story), Seike, Yukiko (Art)


Score: 7.931 (scored by 1520115,201 users)
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Ranked: #8992
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Popularity: #555
Members: 30,686
Favorites: 871


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Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara are close childhood friends that harbor feelings for one another. However, due to certain circumstances, the distance between them begins to widen. Having promised to keep in touch with one another, they are challenged by distance and time, but their unfaltering love remains. Even so, the strong emotions they feel may not last forever.

Byousoku 5 Centimeter is a drama that revolves around the difficulties of being in a long-distance relationship. Despite the time they spent together being nothing but a distant memory, Toono and Shinohara refuse to give up on seeing each other again, thus unknowingly hurting those around them.

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Byousoku 5 Centimeter was published in English as 5 Centimeters per Second in an omnibus by Vertical Inc. on June 26, 2012; in Brazilian Portuguese by NewPOP in July 2015; and in Polish on March 9 and May 5, 2015, respectively.

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Jan 20, 2021
I'm writing this review upon one reading and before I've actually watched the film, and I can already say that this is a story that, as you get older and upon multiple readings/viewings, becomes more and more clear and real to you.
Story: 10
As a twentysomething who, by my own admission, feels lost in life, the story already extremely realistic in terms of the main message of the story. Life isn't a novel where at the end it says "and they lived happily ever after." It's one where people go in and out of your life, occasionally crossing paths with people from your past while meeting ...
Nov 19, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Like its source material, '5 Centimeters per Second' is the mediocre piece of Shinkai's work in manga. Same issues with the story and characterization, but at least the art is consistent.

[Story - 4]

Same story as before: childhood friends try to keep their love alive despite the amount of distance between them. While I still dislike this story and its themes, due to how blatant and unrefined the execution is, I can admire that the pacing is a lot more suitable for a story with such melancholic ambience. I also appreciate that there is more thought given to portraying how more characters besides just these two ...
Jun 23, 2023
The manga was just well bad, to say the least. The MC can't move on from his first love which triggered me a lot. You would think that the childhood friends would stay in a long-distance relationship and this would have a predictable ending but a likable one, but it never happened. It basically punched you in the face and said f you while you were kneeling down in pain. I was so bored that I fell asleep twice. The art was good, I won't lie about that. But at the cost of the whole story being likable, it just made it worse for me.

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