5 Centimeters per Second ( Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1165

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 55

Theatrical Release Date: 12/01/2007

Language: Japanese

Genre: Anime, Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Makoto Shinkai

Actors: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue, Risa Mizuno, Yuka Terazaki

Plot: Two childhood friends, pulled apart by family and distance, arrange one final meeting.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/31/2011

This is all about visual and emotional impact. It moves almost lyrically through the stories - very melancholy and reflective. It's short, but will leave an impression.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/21/2011

A thought-provoking and melancholy meditation on unrequited love that displays beautifully poetic language. Many of the animation frames are also impressively photo-realistic and this film contains some very gorgeous animated cinematography, as well.

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Fading Youth

industrialist - wrote on 02/28/2013

While Makoto Shinkai has only a modest resume to the time of this writing, he has devised a style of cinema and delivery of content that is consistently intriguing and visually innovative. Like Miyazaki and Rintaro before him, he instills a warmth and depth to his characters even as he produces creationist vistas that broach the boundaries of formalism, skewing perceptions of reality with elegant and striking aesthetic intelligence. With 5 Centimeters, he strips away the sci-fi peripherals of Voices and Places Promised, focusing on the basic psychological processes that underpin the thematic core of many of his works – namely fading communication, adolescent transition and the slow rifts generated by distance, implied in the title of the film both literally and metaphorically. The …

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