5 Centimeters Per Second

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Makoto Shinkai
Production: CoMix Wave
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63 min

- Hey, let's grab a bite to eat afterwards.

They say that it's gonna rain in Shimokita.

Ah, yes.


Let's go for our club activities.

Look here... I don't think

I can make it today.

Because of the moving preparations?

Something like that. Sorry.

It's a great help that you'll be

coming to my local station, but...

...since it's a long journey,

please be careful.

As promised, I will be waiting for you at

the waiting room of the station at 7 pm.

On that promised day with Akari,

it started snowing after midday.

Ah- Hey, Takaki-kun!

A cat... it's Chobi!

This one's always around here, isn't he?

But he looks like he's alone today.

What happened to Mimi? It's

lonely by yourself, right?

How was the book?

Very absorbing. I read through 4

billion years in one night yesterday!

Where did you read up to?

Until the part when the

Anomalocaris emerged.

The Cambrian period!

I like the Hallucigenia...

they look like this.

Well, it looks similar, I guess.

What are you a fan of, Takaki-kun?

The Opabinia I guess.

Aah. It's got 5 eyes doesn't it?

I think Akari and I were somewhat

similar in our thoughts and feelings.

One year after I transferred to Tokyo,

Akari transferred to the same class.

We, who were still small

and sickly at that time,

preferred the library over the playground.

That's why we came to

naturally become friends.

Because of that, we were

teased by our classmates.


strangely, when we were together, we

weren't too perturbed by those things.

We eventually started commuting

to the same secondary school.

"We would be together from then onwards"

For some reason, that's what I thought.

Shinjuku, Shinjuku.

This is a terminal station.

Disembarking passengers,

please transfer to the subway

JR line and Keiou line.

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Makoto Shinkai

Makoto Shinkai (新海 誠, Shinkai Makoto), born as Makoto Niitsu (新津 誠, Niitsu Makoto, born February 9, 1973), is a Japanese director, writer, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, voice actor, manga artist and former graphic designer. He is best known for directing Your Name, the highest-grossing anime film of all time, and was listed by Variety as one of 10 animators to watch in 2016. Asteroid 55222 Makotoshinkai is named after him. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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