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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru (original title)
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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenji Mizuhashi ...
Takaki Tohno (voice)
Yoshimi Kondou ...
Akari Shinohara (segment "Oukashou") (voice)
Satomi Hanamura ...
Kanae Sumida (segment "Cosmonaut") (voice)
Ayaka Onoue ...
Akari Shinohara (segment "Byousoku 5 Centimeter") (voice)
Risa Mizuno ...
(voice)
Yuka Terazaki ...
(voice)
Yûko Nakamura ...
(voice)
Masami Iwasaki ...
(voice)
Rei Kondo ...
(voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
(voice)
Takahiro Hirano ...
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Akira Nakagawa ...
(voice)
Keiko Izeki ...
(voice)
Suguru Inoue ...
(voice)
Rion Kako ...
(voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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A chain of short stories about their distance See more »


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Release Date:

3 March 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

5 Centimeters Per Second  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Makoto Shinkai had expressed that, unlike his past works, there would be no fantasy or science fiction elements in this film. Instead, the feature film would attempt to present the real world from a different perspective. Makoto's film gives a realistic view of the struggles many face against, time, space, people, and love. See more »

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If cherry petals would fall by 5 centimeters per second, it would take them one minute to fall from a 3 meter high tree. Obviously they fall around ten times faster, even when pictured in the movie. See more »

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[first lines]
Akari Shinohara: Hey... They say it's five centimeters per second.
Takaki Toono: What do you mean?
Akari Shinohara: The speed at which the sakura blossom petals fall... Five centimeters per second.
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An interesting and heartfelt three-episodic sketch on love, distance, and loneliness.
16 November 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'5 Centimeters Per Second' is an interesting and heartfelt three-episodic sketch on love (both two-sided and one-sided), distance, and loneliness. The thing which delighted and fascinated the me the most is the precision to detail in the crisp and clear animation; most of the scenes are spectacularly mesmerizing, and leaves you in awe of the beauty.

The first segment (episode) can been seen and enjoyed on its own as well. All three together form a different picture. The best thing about the movie is that it doesn't have any coincidences or lucky circumstances; it shows the way life actually is - lonely, brutal, and painful.


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