5 Centimeters per Second

Alt titles: Byousoku 5 Centimeter

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She and Her Cat

She and Her Cat

As the seasons pass, a lone stray cat reminisces of life with his master. He talks of the small passions of their time together, and how their shared affection gives them each a reason to be alive. Speaking both of love gained and love lost, he chronicles the eternal nature of their bond, as despite their own respective heartaches they still have each other. The two converse in a touching tale of the true strength of friendship in the face of hardship.

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Bdiah Bdiah says...

All of Makoto Shinkai's works (5 Centimeters per Second, Beyond the Clouds, The Promised Place, Voices of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat) present a visually stunning contemplation of loneliness and the pursuit of an unattainable goal. His characters find themselves psychologically isolated, often while living in an environment full of people. While this is not an uncommon character trait in anime, Makoto Shinkai's creates this mentality in a very realistic way.

Bessie Bessie says...

Though "5 cm per second" and "She and Her cat" are not that similar at all, they're both created by the same director and that's why they have very similar, melancholic mood.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

While the difference in length between 5 Centimeters per Second and She and Her Cat is huge (1h against 5min), both movies provoke the same kind of melancholic sadness. If you want something like 5cm, but lighter, or liked what you saw at She and Her Cat and want to experience more like it, check this title out.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Though their plots are different, both She and her Cat and 5 Centimetres per Second have a similar feel to them. Both are visually beautiful and share a similar sense of quiet beauty and melancholy to them. If you liked one, it's worth trying the other.

ef - a tale of memories

ef - a tale of memories

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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Tessa Tessa says...

The dramatic story and the wonderful art of Makoto Shinkai are in bouth animes. Even though in Ef he did only the backgrounds he still did a wonderfull job. The breathtaking views make bout animes very enjoyable. Even though the drama is wonderful made in bouth of them, the ending is not so dramatic for ef- a tale of memories. The characters suffer because of love and mature because of the same rason. The story is very good developed and the sad parts are so deep that it could make anybody cry.

The OST is something you won't miss after you watch them. I especualy love ef opening of ef- a tale of memories

I personaly love this 2 animes and I think that they are very similar: short but deep. They are stories that deserv to be rememberd.

Niw Niw says...

Even though the shows might not directly share anything else except the elements of romance and drama, there’s still a strong connection between the two. 'Ef' and ‘5 centimeters per second’ both tell a story of their character’s relationships and the difficulties that arise, creating a bittersweet atmosphere full of love and loss.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these contain a strong sense of romance and drama in it, which is the main connection between them on the surface, but, underneath, they both have a strong sense of loss and melancholy within the main characters that bring these works closer together.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The dramatic effects of 5 Centimeters per Second and Ef ~ Tale of Memories ~ make the captivating romantic stories come alive through the characters genuine problems and striving solutions in trying to get through them.  Situations around every turn change their lives forever but make what they have that much more valuable.  The relationships between the characters are exciting and suspenseful with characters trying to mature right before the viewers eyes.

Pale Cocoon

Pale Cocoon

In a dark and dystopic future, the environment of Earth has been destroyed by its human inhabitants. The remainder of mankind live in a physical “gap” between what is known as the lower level, and the unknown sky above. In this dreary and mechanical existence, the melancholy Ura works to restore the memories of the past, as part of the Archive Excavation Department. Along with Riko, his sole companion, Ura will soon discover a mysterious remnant of the past which may prove that there is more to their existence than meets the eye...

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lungcancer lungcancer says...

5 cm and Pale Cocoon are both very beautiful looking anime. Both will leave one with a sense of awe at the amazing attention to detail that makes something simple as snow falling entertaining.

Merryberry Merryberry says...

It's hard to describe in words why you'd like either of these, once you've seen the other. It's certainly easier to list the differences than similiarites. However, this shouldn't put you off. Whereas 5cm focus is about the relationship between two people and the lives on the sideline, Pale Cocoon does the opposite, looking at the situation followed by the relationship. The artistic quality is also similiar and music must be noted. Both of them however work on a storyline that is easy to follow and simplistic in nature but always making you want to know more.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

It is almost as if it is a continuous storyline between 5 Centimeters per Second going to Pale Cocoon.  The relationship manifested in 5cm makes the viewer see what they are going through when it is happening while Pale Cocoon while following different people is after a relationship has been.  The scenery and wonderful views are breath taking and the animation style is similar.

eaper eaper says...

These titles are both great in terms of sound, visuals, and the melancholy that the viewer gets from watching them. They are also both commentaries on society's sadder side (although Pale Cocoon is what society may become).

Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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fizrox fizrox says...

Two people, deep feeling between them, how simple is that? Not at all. Emotional, melancholic, heart moving, calm, delicate - that's how these two anime could be described. Plus breathtaking views (especially sky's!) in both!

cyntez cyntez says...

Even though Air is a magical story ,while 5 Centimeters per Second has the ordinary-life storyplot, they both share sad romance, amazing sightviews and deep feeling of melancholia.What makes them so touching is the idea of love as an unlimited sky beyound everything, where one can find the answers to his heart .And both the main couples are desperately trying to reach this sky and grasp the fragile happines, even if it means to wait another life...

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

I love how the animators focus on the whole picture especially the backdrops to try and set the mood for the viewer in both Air and 5 Centimeters per Second.  Through the melancholy and tragic times the dramatic scenes are expressed through the emotion of not only the characters but the intense and lively scenes in which they are portrayed in.  The sad yearning of two people for someone they really care about touches the hearts of everyone.  Both stories are about a happiness than can end within seconds, they have a really good message of cherish what you hold dear now because you do not know how long that happiness will really last.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

For a start both of these stories are full of romance and drama, also the development is pretty slow so this makes they pretty similar. Air's story is definitely one that is developed much more over a longer period of time and 5 Centimeters per Second is one pushed into 60 minutes but still both stories are really good and detailed. So I believe that if you liked one you should like the other.

Dareka no Manazashi

Dareka no Manazashi

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

Both these anime are about reflecting on life. 5 Cms is about romance and Dareka is about family, but both anime have the main character reflect on their past present in future to figure out what is important to them.

Dareka is short only six minutes long, but it's well worth the six minutes because the time is used very effectively. 5Cms is a full movie so there is more time for devlopment. But both these shows will evoke some feeling in the viewer and maybe just want them to go hug a loved one out of appreciation.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Both are works by Makoto Shinkai, and feature stunning animation and a highly emotional story that is told to perfection. Both revolve largely around two main characters, and follow them as their relationship, and their own thoughts change over time.

krukky krukky says...

Both shows really are sentimental and have the same feel to them, but in the end Dareka no Manazashi is more optimistic than 5 Sentimeters per Second.