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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

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In that moment, I felt I knew, where his heart lay. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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

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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Connections

References My Neighbor Totoro (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Time, One More Chance
Performed by Masayoshi Yamazaki
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The truth about long distant relationships and growing up
28 August 2018 | by thekingsdomSee all my reviews

This is a very good movie. It is slow paced and the ending isn't a typical Western ending. I had to look up the ending online to fully understand it but this is a great film on love and long distance relationships. It's also beautifully drawn. There's three parts to it. Part one was set in childhood and there's a section about a long distant train journey. Having lived in Tokyo myself and taken Japanese trains, I was blown away by how lifelike the animation was. Part two was set in the countryside during the teens and some of the animation there is also mind blowing. Part 3 is back in Tokyo in adult life. I can't say anymore or I'll ruin the film but overall it's a wonderful film.


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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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