5 Centimeters per Second

Alt titles: Byousoku 5 Centimeter

Movie (1 ep x 62 min)
4.219 out of 5 from 19,035 votes
Rank #356

Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.

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AngelBeatsYui's avatar by AngelBeatsYui on Jun 9, 2014
Score: 7/10

Warning this review may contain spoilers This review is for the movie 5cm per second, to start off this movie is slow-paced and slightly confusing with the sections but in the end it made sense. The storyline is like your basic romance story with a twist this is what makes it so different compared to the typical romance, the story reminded me of the Clannad... read more

vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Sep 8, 2007
Score: 8/10

With 5 Centimeters per Second, Shinkai Makoto has polished the elements that made his previous anime so heartbreakingly poignant and produced a wonderful work. If the film did not have a disappointing third arc, this would be his best work thus far and probably the best of the year. 5 cm’s story will feel warmly familiar to those...

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