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.
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.
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
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 »
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 »
An interesting and heartfelt three-episodic sketch on love, distance, and loneliness.
'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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