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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru (original title)
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 ...
(voice)
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

3 March 2007 (Japan)  »

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5 Centimeters Per Second  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Four months to the day after the DVD release in America, ADV Films announced they were discontinuing release of the film. See more »

Goofs

If cherry petals would fall by 5 centimeters per second, it would take them one minute to fall from a 3 meter high tree. Obviously they fall around ten times faster, even when pictured in the movie. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Kanojo to kanojo no neko (1999) See more »

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One More Time, One More Chance
Performed by Masayoshi Yamazaki
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A Beautiful Experience
8 January 2011 | by (Boston, USA) – See all my reviews

This, for me, is quite probably one of the most touching animes that I have ever seen and one of the more heartfelt pieces of cinema that I have ever experienced. Basically, 5cm Per Second is a short movies split up into 3 episodes, the first one being 30 min, the second one 20 min, and the last one 15 min. Each of these three episodes portrays a pair of people and their relationship during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The story that it has is very simple and could be summarized in a few sentences but that is not the point of this series. The real point is the volumes of material that could be written about the emotion, feeling, and beauty that can found in this masterpiece. As you watch this, you will be able to distinctly feel for these characters and you will be able to connect with them as if you actually knew them because of how human and relatable they feel. You will be able to feel exactly the same as they do because in your childhood you will have felt precisely the same at some point and this connection comes through wonderfully. Only adding to this sense of wonder is what might by some of the better pacing in a series to date. Simply the way the characters progress and the way that it seemingly ends as soon as it starts will haunt you for hours or days afterwards. What strongly supports this anime is the excellent animation which stunning and the music, which while not jaw-droppingly amazing, still does not leave anything to be desired.

In short, do yourself a favor, take an hour out of your day to watch this beautiful work of art.


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