5 Centimeters per Second

Alt title: Byousoku 5 Centimeter

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Otona Joshi no Anime Time: Kawamo o Suberu Kaze

Otona Joshi no Anime Time: Kawamo o Suberu Kaze

Several years ago, Noriko married and moved to the United States from Japan along with her husband, giving birth to a child soon after. Now, she has returned to her hometown with her young son, Motoki, and must learn to become at peace with her past and present. Noriko fondly reminisces about the bittersweet memories of her teenaged years, her decisions, and how she will move forward in the future.

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NimirRa NimirRa says...

These two pretty titles display an understated romance that not only captures your attention but also comes across as more geniune compared to other depictions in anime. The bittersweet feeling you are left with after enjoying one could also be recaptured in watching the other.

snivets snivets says...

Otona Joshi and 5cm/s are two anime which, in my opinion, function primarily as reflections on the possibilities of love in the treasured past of adults. The same sorts of feelings permeate the atmosphere in both shows: melancholy, loneliness, nostalgia for the innocence of childhood, and observation that the responsibility of adulthood takes precendence over the past.

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Satoshi and Arumi have been friends since early childhood, but now Arumi's family is moving to Hokkaido, deeply upsetting her long-time friend. However, when Arumi's grandfather accidentally breaks the pelican statue atop his restaurant, the duo find their world turned upside down and not quite as they left it. From a fairy tale kingdom, to kung fu China, to the prehistoric age and everything in between, Arumi and Satoshi can't quite seem to figure out where they are, or better yet, how they can manage to get home to their own Abenobashi Shoutengai!

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Darkpenguin13 Darkpenguin13 says...

Both Abenobashi and 5 CM are about a boy and a girl who love one another very much, but the fact that their families are moving might tear them apart. Both can warm the heart but just for your information, Abenobashi is a little less serious and a little more crazy.

Boys Be

Boys Be

There is nothing more sad and pleasant than love in its various forms, and a group of high school students will discover them in this melancholy series. The focus is on Kanzaki Kyoichi, an artist and a dreamer at heart, and Nitta Chiharu, a track star and a childhood friend of Kyoichi's. From spring to summer to fall to winter, love will grow and fade, and grow again

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mimiguille mimiguille says...

I have a feeling that those who liked 5cm will also like Boys Be (and vice versa), since both left me with almost the same feeling after watching them.

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Grave of the Fireflies and 5 Centimeter both have a heavy mood, which gives them a lot of emotional value.

Hoshizora Kiseki

Hoshizora Kiseki

Kozue is a member of the astronomy club at school. During her summer break, she left for the countryside to try to catch a glimpse of meteorites, but found a boy wearing a spacesuit instead! His name is Ginga, he somehow knows detailed information about faraway stars, and his powers caused him to be held hostage by scientists in order to use him as a tool. Can Kozue's affections help Ginga finally live the life he desires? 

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Reasons you might like Hoshizora Kiseki...

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both Hoshizora Kiseki and Byousoku 5 Centimeter have the same flow and a rather slow-paced, laid back story with a rather heavy atmosphere.