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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
"Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru" (original title)

TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Drama, Romance  |  3 March 2007 (Japan)
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Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenji Mizuhashi ...
Takaki Tohno (voice)
Yoshimi Kondou ...
Akari Shinohara (segment "Oukashou") (voice)
Satomi Hanamura ...
Kanae Sumida (segment "Cosmonaut") (voice)
Ayaka Onoue ...
Akari Shinohara (segment "Byousoku 5 Centimeter") (voice)
Risa Mizuno ...
(voice)
Yuka Terazaki ...
(voice)
Yûko Nakamura ...
(voice)
Masami Iwasaki ...
(voice)
Rei Kondo ...
(voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
(voice)
Takahiro Hirano ...
(voice)
Akira Nakagawa ...
(voice)
Keiko Izeki ...
(voice)
Suguru Inoue ...
(voice)
Rion Kako ...
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Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time. Written by Anonymous

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The title 5 Centimeters Per Second comes from the speed at which cherry blossoms petals fall, petals being a metaphorical representation of humans, reminiscent of the slowness of life and how people often start together but slowly drift into their separate ways See more »

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When the train departs from Nogi, the sound comes from a train traveling much faster. See more »

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[first lines]
Akari Shinohara: Hey... They say it's five centimeters per second.
Takaki Toono: What do you mean?
Akari Shinohara: The speed at which the sakura blossom petals fall... Five centimeters per second.
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Just a perfect piece of work
17 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

First of all, let me start by saying that this movie has touched me more than anything I've ever watched before.

The storyline isn't too complex but very realistic and that is what makes it so easy to feel connected to the characters. Many movies have those 'lucky circumstances', those unbelievably strange situations that are always nice to watch, because they are usually our fantasy-moments. However, deep inside we all know that those situations could never occur in real life, that in reality everything would have been so much more simple and probably sad. Sometimes we even find ourselves wanting to see the 'real-life versions' of the plots..

Well, in this movie there are no 'lucky circumstances', no happy-strange moments. This movie is all about real life.. Yes, it may be sad. Yes, there might be no happy ending like in those Disney fairy tales. But there will be something much better - a real life love story that will blow you away..

Recommended for all age groups.


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