5 Centimeters per Second

Alt title: Byousoku 5 Centimeter

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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.

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku

Mari Wakatake is the sole survivor of an apparent island tsunami disaster that took place five years ago; she has been raised and schooled by her grandmother from that day. But now, she has been sent off to a boarding school in order to grow and make new relationships; and it is there that she meets Senkouji Hagino, a mysterious girl who is liked by everyone – everyone except for Mari. But Mari soon discovers that Hagino is not what she seems to be, and as Mari struggles to figure out Hagino and fit in at school, an alien race is maneuvering in the shadows for their conquest of an unsuspecting Earth. Little does Hagino know that she herself holds the key to the truth of Mari's past, as well as the key to her future.

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Galadriel Galadriel says...

when i compare Blue Drop with 5 Centimeters per Second the only things that come to my mind is the doomed relationship aspect, like an impossible love and the overwhelming drama, melancholic aspect of this two animes (which are turning into tragedies in the end). In other aspects this shows are pretty different, while Blue Drop focuses on a girl love relationship and has sci-fi aspect is pretty predominant, 5 Centimeters per Second focuses on a normal male to female love relationship. Still if you liked one of this two animes then im sure you will enjoy the other one as well.

Romeo x Juliet

Romeo x Juliet

On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?

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cotsiost cotsiost says...

both animes show how people try to be together as they try to make their love be true while they face some difficulties

Saikano

Saikano

In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.

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Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Byousoku 5 Centimeter and Saikano have the same sad, tragic, melancholic mood, both of them feature a impossible love relationship between main protagonists (in Saikano the love relationship is impossible because of a war that occures while in Byousoku 5 Centimeters the love is impossible because of the distance between the main protagonists). If you enjoyed the sadness, misery and melancholy in one of this show then be sure to check the other one as well.

ef - a tale of melodies

ef - a tale of melodies

The story of Yu Himura and Yuko Amamiya’s relationship is troubled and complex. One day, Yuko showed up at Yu's high school and, despite the two not having seen one another for ten years, confessed that Yu was her first love and still loves him. In the present, Mizuki Hayama moves in with her cousin as she prepares to begin high school. She meets his smooth and handsome neighbor, Shuichi Kuze, and begins spending increasing amounts of time with him; they begin to fall for one another despite their age difference. The tale of these relationships thus begins to unfold.

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eaper eaper says...

Both of these anime were very short, yet managed to portray a very remarkable story. These series, aside from their amazing story telling and character development, also have great artwork and a notable soundtrack.