5 Centimeters Per Second is a very compelling story that left me crying especially during the third episode, when I was left to realize that it wasn't one of those typical love stories I'd usually encountered.
I like how, in a sense, it all seemed so realistic; that no matter how much we want, no matter how much we love, and no matter how hard we try despite the circumstances, something inevitable will happen along the way which will lead us to making certain choices. Thus, also leading to a different end result.
The various moods will leave you feeling as if you were one of the main characters, with their heartache, their loneliness, their frustration and, finally, their acceptance of what it all ended up to be.
A truly beautiful story indeed.