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Byousoku 5 Centimeter

Byousoku 5 Centimeter

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Synonyms: 5 Centimeters Per Second
Japanese: 秒速5センチメートル


Type: Novel
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 16, 2007
Genres: Drama, Romance
Authors: Shinkai, Makoto (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.421 (scored by 613 users)
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Ranked: #2042
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Chapters: /3


Novel adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's Byousoku 5 Centimeter anime.

A tale of two people, Toono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were close friends but gradually grow farther and farther apart as time moves on. They become separated because of their families yet continue to exchange contact in the form of letters. Yet as time continues to trudge on, their contact with one another begins to cease. Years pass and the rift between them grows ever larger. However, Takaki remembers the times they have shared together, but as life continues to unfold for him, he wonders if he would be given the chance to meet Akari again as the tale embarks on Takaki's realization of the world and people around him.


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Aug 20, 2013
"...they say that it's 5 centimeters per second."
"What is?"
"The speed at which cherry blossoms fall.
It's 5 centimeters per second."

(This is a review of the novel that also makes comparisons to the film and manga versions. Think of it as my feelings for all 3 versions.)

I began reading the novelized version of "5 Centimeters per Second" in order to have a different experience of one of my most loved stories in anime. Having already watched the film numerous times and reading the manga once, I already had a rough expectation of what to feel while reading this story. This expectation, however, prepared me little read more
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May 15, 2015
‘5 Centimeters Per Second’, a romance where if you’re looking for the stereotypical happy ending, you will not find…

Okay, so one thing that’s nice about this novel is the fact that it starts off with a beautifully written, short story before diving into the 3 main arcs. Think of it as an ‘Extra Feature’. This story is about a girl who wishes to leave a trace of her existence in this world so that she may never truly disappear once she is gone. It’s short and sincere, a nice add on.

-The 1st arc of the story seized my attention immediately as I found read more
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