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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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  (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)
Rob Pereyda .... executive producer
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
Atsushi 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 .... sound 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
Koji Matsuda .... animator
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 waysSee 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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52 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Features in Deep film, 1 March 2008
Author: mr-dxxxx from Shanghai, China

Having viewed the previous two films of Makoto Shinkai,I am enchanted by these animations.It is a beautiful and a little sorrow story in the film,but you will find the story is depicted in a totally different way after finishing reading the novel of it.Especially the 3rd chapter:5 cm per second.

In the film,there are a myriad of description about Takaki,while few about Akari.Admittedlly,the plot is evolved in the eye of him.However,there are almost equal depiction about Takaki and Akari in the novel.I like the feature of Takaki,he is a industrious kid thought physical trouble(his health condition is not very good in youth)and changing of the environment(he always moves) give some disadvantage in his young days.Later he entered a Univ in Tokyo,and in his campus life he also had some beautiful affections with his workmate in some social work.So he undergo certain pain emotionally,but this makes him a more strong man.He is also a boy of achievement:in the novel,he work as a programmer in a big company,and he has considerable income.Although succeed in career,Takaki's emotional life is not supposed to be very perfect.He still care about Akari even after having worked for a few years,or even in relationship with his girlfriend.The reason why he is so confused in the film is that somebody is haunting around him.

But after the train passed by,the girl(she is supposed to be Akari) in the other side of the railway disappeared.Our actor know that she had pursued her happiness.Okay,let's him start a new life!

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