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Release Date:
3 March 2007 (Japan) See more »
A chain of short stories about their distance See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A Beautiful Experience See more (72 total) »


  (in credits order)
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)
Rika Nakamura ... (voice)
Miki Suga ... (voice)
Mika Sakenobe ... (voice)
Yumiko Atashika ... (voice)
Yukako Saito ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Alyx ... Kanae's Friend (2009 re-dub) (voice)
Anne Armogida ... (voice: English version)

Chris Ayres ... (voice: English version) (as Chris Ayers)
Eden J. Barrera ... (voice: English version) (as Eden Barrera)

Johnny Yong Bosch ... Takaki Tohno (voice: English version)
Kira Buckland ... Kanae Sumita (2009 re-dub) (voice: English version)

Shelley Calene-Black ... (voice: English version)
Hilary Haag ... Akari Shinohara (voice: English version)

Erika Lenhart ... Akari Shinohara (2009 re-dub) (voice: English version) (as Erika Weinstein)

David Matranga ... Takaki Tohno (voice: English version)

Serena Varghese ... Kanae Sumida (voice: English version)

Directed by
Makoto Shinkai 
Writing credits
Makoto Shinkai (screenplay)

Steven Foster (translation)

Alexander Von David (english adaptation) (as Alex Von David)

Makoto Shinkai  original story
Makoto Shinkai  scenario

Produced by
Jin Ho Chung .... producer (original project)
Joey Goubeaud .... executive producer (original project)
Noritaka Kawaguchi .... line producer
John Ledford .... executive producer (original project)
Makoto Shinkai .... producer
Naomi Toda .... promotional producer
Original Music by
Tenmon (score music)
Cinematography by
Makoto Shinkai 
Film Editing by
Makoto Shinkai 
Casting by
Makoto Matsuda 
Kaeko Sakamoto (re-release)
Sawako Todoroki 
Art Direction by
Makoto Shinkai 
Production Management
Takahito Obinata .... production staff
Shelley Thomas .... production manager (original version)
Yusuke Yoshida .... production staff
Art Department
Yasushi Ebihara .... coloring
Koichi Furukawa .... coloring
Rie Furushiro .... coloring
Airi Ichikawa .... coloring
Toshihiro Irie .... coloring
Hiroaki Ishi .... coloring
Miyuki Ito .... coloring
Masami Kakiuchi .... coloring
Akinori Kawakami .... coloring
Kiyoko Kikuchi .... coloring
Akane Kumakura .... coloring
Tomoaki Mata .... coloring
Saito Mikami .... color proofing
Saito Mikami .... color setting
Naomi Mori .... coloring
Satomi Nishinaga .... coloring
Asami Ono .... coloring
Jyunya Saito .... coloring
Makoto Shinkai .... color designer
Makoto Shinkai .... storyboard artist
Hiromi Takahashi .... coloring
Yukie Tamura .... coloring
Yuki Teramoto .... coloring
Takuya Tsurumak .... coloring
Yukie Wakao .... coloring
Kazuko Yamada .... coloring
Yukiko Yokota .... coloring
Sound Department
Tatsuhiro Amano .... recording coordinator
Steven Foster .... adr director
Erika Fukushima .... recording assistant
Jacob A. Gragard .... re-recording mixer
Takeshi Imaizumi .... recording assistant
Kazuhito Nakanishi .... recording assistant
Makoto Shinkai .... sound director
Tsutomu Sukigara .... sound effects
Hiroyasu Yamashita .... recording coordinator
Special Effects by
Masahiro Sato .... 3DCG modeling
Makoto Shinkai .... CG work
Yoshitaka Takeuch .... CG work
Yoshikazu Takeuchi .... 3DCG modeling
Visual Effects by
Makoto Shinkai .... 3D CGI work
Camera and Electrical Department
Akinori Kawakami .... assistant camera
Saiko Mikami .... assistant camera
Makoto Shinkai .... camera operator
Animation Department
Kanako Araki .... animator
Yukie Kaneko .... animator
Ryoko Majima .... background artist
Reiko Mano .... animator
Yasushi Matsuda .... animator (as Koji Matsuda)
Maya .... animator
Hyunhee Moon .... animation proofing
Rie Nakagoma .... animator
Naoto Nakamura .... animator
Masami Nakanishi .... animator
Mai Nakazato .... animator (as Mai Nakazoto)
Miyuki Nishimura .... animator
Mayumi Ohmura .... animator
Kazuharu Saito .... animator
Takahito Sugawara .... animator
Etsuko Tamakoshi .... animator
Kumiko Tanihira .... animator
Takumi Tanji .... background artist
Akiko Tejima .... animator
Alexandra Weihrauch .... animator
Ayano Yagi .... animator
Yukari Yamaura .... animator
Kazumi Yokoyama .... animator
Mariko Yoshida .... animator
Editorial Department
Daisuke Atsumi .... HD real-time editor
Yûji Mitsuya .... post-production director
Yuko Shimura .... film lab coordinator
Nozomi Takeuchi .... HD real-time editor
Yoshinari Yamzaki .... editor: HD
Music Department
Maiko Chizuwa .... musician: 2nd violin
Yuki Eguchi .... musician: 1st violin
Ariko Hanwa .... musician: viola
Kubota Kenji .... music production manager
Kensuke Minakawa .... music production manager
Toshio Okazawa .... assistant music arranger
Toshio Okazawa .... musician: acoustic guitar
Miho Sakai .... musician: cello
Taiki .... musician: piano
Other crew
Victor Cormier .... dvd menu design
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Brendan Frayne .... translation proofing
Hiroaki Hirabayashi .... subtitle timing
Takumi Kakeyami .... promotional support
Yumiko Kikuchi .... production accountant
Sarah Alys Lindholm .... media coordinator
Yûji Mitsuya .... voice director
Chiharu Ochiai .... promotional design
Hitomi Okajima .... promotional support
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles
Masayuki Takada .... promotional support
Tetsuji Yamashita .... technical coordinator
Alexander Von David .... voice director (English version) (uncredited)
Yuji Aikawa .... special thanks
Yumi Amano .... special thanks
Ryoji Chimura .... special thanks
Ichiro Fukushima .... special thanks
Taro Hokari .... special thanks
Setsuko Ino .... special thanks
Himuro Isamu .... special thanks
Tsutomu Kawahigasi .... special thanks
Toshiaki Konuma .... special thanks
Raita Kosone .... special thanks
Chieko Misako .... special thanks
Miko Mori .... special thanks
Masatoshi Nakao .... special thanks
Toshiya Sano .... special thanks
Hiroaki Shimogai .... special thanks
Haruhisa Shinkai .... special thanks
Masaaki Tatewaka .... special thanks
Jyun Uemura .... special thanks
Shinita Yoshida .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru" - Japan (original title)
"5 Centimeters Per Second: A Chain of Short Stories About Their Distance" - International (English title) (complete title)
"5cm Per Second" - International (English title) (short title)
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Japan:63 min (original version)
Color (animation) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Four months to the day after the DVD release in America, ADV Films announced they were discontinuing release of the film.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the train departs from Nogi, the sound comes from a train traveling much faster.See more »
[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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Movie Connections:
References Their Standing Points (1999) (V)See more »
One More Time, One More ChanceSee more »


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42 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Experience, 8 January 2011
Author: Valentin Frank from Boston, USA

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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