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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru (original title)
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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.

Director:

Makoto Shinkai

Writers:

Makoto Shinkai (screenplay), Makoto Shinkai (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenji Mizuhashi Kenji Mizuhashi ... Takaki Tohno (voice)
Yoshimi Kondou Yoshimi Kondou ... Akari Shinohara (segment "Oukashou") (voice)
Satomi Hanamura Satomi Hanamura ... Kanae Sumida (segment "Cosmonaut") (voice)
Ayaka Onoue Ayaka Onoue ... Akari Shinohara (segment "Byousoku 5 Centimeter") (voice)
Risa Mizuno Risa Mizuno ... (voice)
Yuka Terazaki Yuka Terazaki ... (voice)
Yûko Nakamura Yûko Nakamura ... (voice)
Masami Iwasaki Masami Iwasaki ... (voice)
Rei Kondo Rei Kondo ... (voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki Hiroshi Shimozaki ... (voice)
Takahiro Hirano Takahiro Hirano ... (voice)
Akira Nakagawa Akira Nakagawa ... (voice)
Keiko Izeki Keiko Izeki ... (voice)
Suguru Inoue Suguru Inoue ... (voice)
Rion Kako 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One more chance, one more time. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 March 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Centimeters Per Second See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$256,851
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CoMix Wave See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (animation)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the train departs from Nogi, the sound comes from a train traveling much faster. 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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Featured in MarzGurl Reviews: 5 Centimeters Per Second (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Aogeba Toutoshi
Traditional Japanese graduation song
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really really good, however, its just toooo sad
23 May 2008 | by orozcosamuel1See all my reviews

This movie is basically three separate chapters, each of them showing different degrees of separation between two people.

throughout the movie you'll see one of the best animation scenes in history. Its superb!!, images are incredibly neat and well done. In this department I would give the movie an 11 out of ten.

first chapter is absolutely flawless, its amazing, one of the best pieces of animation I've ever seen, maybe even the best. You are captivated by the characters amazingly fast, its fantastic. another 11 out of ten.

Second chapter is also very good but.. the first chapter is so perfect that you don't think much of the second one.

last chapter is good. actually it is PERFECT, it allows the movie to make its point. in other words, it ends the way it has to. I did not give this chapter a 10 ONLY because it made me really sad ( I don't think I'm spoiling anything by saying this). I thought it was going to end in a completely different way.

Anyway, I recommend this movie a lot, just the animation and the first chapter makes it worth it. If you like the ending you could probably rank it as a 9.5 or ten.


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