5 Centimeters Per SecondMarch 3, 2007
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 7.9/10 (7,447 voted)
Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura
Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.
Writers: Steven Foster, Alex Von David
Akari Shinohara (segment "Oukashou")
Kanae Sumita (segment "Cosmonaut")
Akari Shinohara (segment "Byousoku 5 Centimeter")
A chain of short stories about their distance
Release Date: 3 March 2007
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Did You Know?
Four months to the day after the DVD release in America, ADV Films announced they were discontinuing release of the film.
When the train departs from Nogi, the sound comes from a train traveling much faster.
Hey… They say it's five centimeters per second.
What do you mean?
The speed at which the sakura blossom petals fall… Five centimeters per second.
Great movie, greater emotions.
"The movie is named 5 Centimeters Per Second for the speed at which
cherry blossom petals fall, petals being a metaphorical representation
of humans, reminiscent of the slowness of life and how people often
start together but slowly drift into their separate ways."
Beautiful. Absolutely an instant masterpiece by Makoto Shinkai. I
enjoyed Voices of A Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early
Days, But I never thought that he could pull off another great film.
Plot-wise, it has similarities with his previous works(Voices of A
Distant Star), but it manages to create a different atmosphere here.
Watching all 3 short stories consecutively, I'll have to say the final
chapter was the best among 3. The pinnacle, however, is the first one.
Second chapter is a little slow-paced, but it matches the movie theme
Can't have much complain towards the music. As usual, Tenmon proves
he's got the talent with emotional piano pieces. The theme song is nice
Animation & visual effects is stunning. Makoto Shinkai definitely gets
a solid certificate to be one of the best visual directors out there at
Overall, a 9/10 for me. It's almost flawless, but nothing can be
perfect, right? 😉