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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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!
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...
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.
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.
When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, Asuna tunes into more than just a magical stream of music. Soon, she is transported to a mysterious world where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives. Agartha is a land of breathtaking beauty and unimaginable danger-a place where, it is believed, even the dead can be brought back to life. But at what cost?
Both anime are directed by Makoto Shinkai, have same similar art and give same feeling while watching one. If you liked one you will love other one too.
Both are movies just to start but other than this both are slow paced stories and the art style is pretty similar. The only main difference is that Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is much more about the fantasy and 5cm per second about the romance. But each explores the romance between the characters, this is clearer in 5cm per second but even so Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo shows emotional development between most of the main characters. If you liked one you should like the other.
Shinkai is no stranger to the theme of separation, and while 5 Centimeters Per Second and Children Who Chase Lost Voices tackle the issue in different ways, the end result is ultimately the same. Both of these films capture something bitterly human. While I love Studio Ghibli films, I find that many of Miyazaki's films tend to either exaggerate certain aspects and diminish other aspects of what it is to be human. What is seen in these films are not so much characters as they are people. Flawed, hopeful, melancholic people. While I would state that 5cm/s is undoubtedly the more intimate of the two works, CWCLV is emotionally powerful as well. I think both films emphasize the power that distance has on our love for others, but more than that it focuses on our reactions. Do we cry? Do we pretend like we're fine? Do we lie to ourselves? Do we trudge on through life? What do we do? Well, both films have something of an answer, but more importantly they both are artfully handled. I would also be remiss if I did not mention that the illustrious and extremely gifted Tenmon did the score for both films, and both are masterpieces well-suited to their respective films. 5cm/s' score is more piano-focused and filled with uncertainty, sorrow, and raw emotion than one would be likely to encounter in virtually any other film, while CWCLV's score still has that same wistful, sad element in places, but also has more adventurous, sweeping orchestrations which befit the film. While 5cm/s will always be my favorite of the two (my favorite movie at all, come to think of it), CWCLV is still a pretty wonderful film as well, especially if you enjoy the additional fantasy elements in the film that are utterly absent in the more painfully realistic 5cm/s. Do yourself a favor and watch both!