5 Centimeters per Second

Alt titles: Byousoku 5 Centimeter

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Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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ace52387 ace52387 says...

Outside of Shinkai's other work, the closest fix you'll find to his brand of all consuming depression stemmed from nostalgia is Welcome to the NHK. Granted, half of NHK is comedy oriented, but when it gets down to the nitty gritty drama, it is all about loneliness. The socially inept main character of NHK spends 99% of his time alone in his room. He sometimes reminisces about his high school experiences and asks himself, "how did life become like this?"

He, like Shinkai's characters, spends most of his time wallowing in his misfortune and what could have been.

Victorian Romance Emma

Victorian Romance Emma

At the end of the 19th century, in a time when social classes dominate society, a woman named Emma serves as a maid for a retired governess. One fateful day, a man named William from the upper class arrives at the mansion to visit the governess, and leaves having fallen in love with the young maid herself. In a time of such prejudice, love between the classes is frowned upon; but for William and Emma, their hardships are just beginning. Can the two break free of the bonds society has forced on them, or will they succumb to the pressure and banish each other from their hearts?

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etherealam etherealam says...

Both series are tragic love stories in which two lovers are separated by the harsh reality that their relationship cannot flourish because of circumstance. Despite their circumstances, however, their love painfully remains, no matter how much they try to stifle it or forget.

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...

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tbkba tbkba says...

I love love stories :) Not simple romantic stuff, but those stories, which leave creeps after viewing.

The both movies left that great feeling, so after watching you could say "Oh! That was a really cool stuff!!"

Well, if you love love stories as do I, and you liked one of these movies, you know what to do with the other one ;)

Air Movie

Air Movie

Legend tells of a winged beauty who was so feared that she was confined to a palace, never to leave its gates alive. She lived a life of solitude until one day love entered her life; but as cruel fate would have it, the more the young woman loved, the closer she came to her death. For young Misuzu, researching the tragic tale of the winged one was only the beginning of her summer’s journey; a journey that would be filled with the discovery of love, the pain of loss, and the exploration of the human heart.

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norco norco says...

Both of these contain plenty of romance and they both tell a story about love that cannot be fulfilled.  Both are very touching and heart-wrenching and I think if you like one you would most certainly like the other

Rain, the Little Girl, and My Letter

Rain, the Little Girl, and My Letter

Love can be found in a variety of places, including an ordinary classroom. For one young woman, confessing to her handsome classmate will be a feat of epic proportions! With one hand written letter, she gathers the courage to finally break the news, but has no idea her work of art will touch the heart of a special child, as well. Will the young man return her affections, or is she doomed to the life of a bachelorette?

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MoonSlayer MoonSlayer says...

These are both slow-paced, romantic, short movies without that much of a plot. Despite that, they still manage to keep your attention all the way. Even though 5 cm has a lot better animation, the colours used are similiar. If you like one, you should try the other.