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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

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At what speed must I live to see you again? 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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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525: I. Allegro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Beautiful colours and a trivial story
24 March 2013 | by dedyta001See all my reviews

The plot itself is average and trivial. The story revolves around unfulfilled first love and a couple separated by time and distance. It seems to be a bit overdone in terms of its importance and the two main characters seem to make their life and relationship a lot more difficult than it really is. The whole story resembles those from the poems written in the age of Romanticism. However, it is not very appealing and genuine if we look at the mobile phones owned by the two main characters - they never use them properly to contact each other. Despite the plot which isn't any spectacular, the animation is very good. Maybe the characters are not anime masterpieces but the nature & surroundings are presented in a great detail and they have truly amazing colours - I haven't seen such a brilliant background in any anime I have ever seen.


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