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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 ...
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 ...
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Rei Kondo ...
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Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
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Takahiro Hirano ...
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Akira Nakagawa ...
(voice)
Keiko Izeki ...
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Suguru Inoue ...
(voice)
Rion Kako ...
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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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Release Date:

3 March 2007 (Japan)  »

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5 Centimeters Per Second  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The title 5 Centimeters Per Second comes from the speed at which cherry blossoms 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 See more »

Goofs

When the train departs from Nogi, the sound comes from a train traveling much faster. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Kanojo to kanojo no neko (1999) See more »

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Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525: I. Allegro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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1 March 2008 | by (Shanghai,China) – See all my reviews

Having viewed the previous two films of Makoto Shinkai,I am enchanted by these animations.It is a beautiful and a little sorrow story in the film,but you will find the story is depicted in a totally different way after finishing reading the novel of it.Especially the 3rd chapter:5 cm per second.

In the film,there are a myriad of description about Takaki,while few about Akari.Admittedlly,the plot is evolved in the eye of him.However,there are almost equal depiction about Takaki and Akari in the novel.I like the feature of Takaki,he is a industrious kid thought physical trouble(his health condition is not very good in youth)and changing of the environment(he always moves) give some disadvantage in his young days.Later he entered a Univ in Tokyo,and in his campus life he also had some beautiful affections with his workmate in some social work.So he undergo certain pain emotionally,but this makes him a more strong man.He is also a boy of achievement:in the novel,he work as a programmer in a big company,and he has considerable income.Although succeed in career,Takaki's emotional life is not supposed to be very perfect.He still care about Akari even after having worked for a few years,or even in relationship with his girlfriend.The reason why he is so confused in the film is that somebody is haunting around him.

But after the train passed by,the girl(she is supposed to be Akari) in the other side of the railway disappeared.Our actor know that she had pursued her happiness.Okay,let's him start a new life!


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