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: 7.961 (scored by 1422314,223 users)
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Ranked: #7712
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Popularity: #513
Members: 28,654
Favorites: 845

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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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Aug 1, 2011
Like others, I saw the anime first. I thought it was quite good and started to look for the manga for alternative ending. Well, I found a lot more.

First, I don't cry, ever. My eyes get little wet sometimes but that's all. Well, that was before I started reading Byousoku 5 Centimeter. After the first 2 chapters I had no choice but to take a break. My eyes were something similar to waterfall during the first reading session.

After reading more chapters (and taking some more breaks) I found feelings I didn't know to exist. Romance is so dramatic, beautiful and pure that it makes ...
Nov 28, 2011
"Every minute felt like an eternity time, clearly as if it had a malicious intent, slowly ebbing away from me. I clenched my teeth and keeping myself from crying was the only thing I could do"

It all started when I was discussing the anime with a friend. It turned into a sort of debate on whether the ending to the anime was depressing or happy. Did he move on or just “chicken out.” Did Takaki get the short of the stick or was it really a good thing that it turned out the way it did. It kept going on or a while, in ...
Dec 23, 2012
I was 14 when I saw the first part of the anime on TV. It was melancholy and beautiful, and I loved it immediately. I didn't know there was more to it until five years later, when I watched it again. After watching part 2 and hearing Kanae's story, I cried harder than I had ever cried since I was a child.

After that I had to read the manga. The art is AMAZING, much more satisfying than Shinkai's anime, and there is a lot more development to the characters that allows you to understand where they are coming from better.

The epilogue that is part 3 ...

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