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5 Centimeters Per Second

7 Ratings: 3.4
An anime movie directed by Makoto Shinkai.

A tale of two people, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were close friends but gradually grow farther and farther apart as time moves on. They become separated because of their families yet continue to exchange contact in the form of letters. Yet … see full wiki

Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: Unrated
4 reviews about 5 Centimeters Per Second
review by . December 23, 2009
At what speed must I live...to be able to see you again?
   Pros: Animation, musical score, David Matranga as Takaki Tono, re-appearance of the train motif.       Cons: One-sided view of a recycled story, characters are developed and then abandoned, character designs fall a bit flat.       Plot Summary: The film’s plot is summarized in the Wiki article. Please see the Wiki at the right for more details.       Review Body:       *This review reveals details …
review by . February 23, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
A major letdown from the supposed 'Next Miyazaki'
I was skeptical about the assertion that Makoto Shinkai was the next Miyazaki, and although I really liked he two previous works, Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, I could not bring myself to lavish him with such high praise until he made a movie that blew me away and that would become an instant favorite. It would seem that I made a wise decision. Miyazaki is undoubtedly one of the greatest anime directors to ever live, and his films (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) …
review by . June 28, 2009
Let me get this out of the way with: I'm an anime nut and have a degree in Literature, so I'm a sucker for anime with a good plot.  If a plot has some interesting elements (like Castle in the Sky or Valkyria Chronicles) or has a thoroughly engrossing storyline (like Hatsukoi Limited), or possibly just a barrel of laughs (Hatsukoi again, and Full Metal Panic!), I'm drawn in like it's a black hole.     5 Centimeters per Second is just mind boggling.  For starters, we have …
review by . May 28, 2009
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5 Centimeters Per Second introduces us to Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, two gradeschool friends who are separated when one is transferred to another school that is far away. Letters and phone calls are the only way to bridge the gap; but eventually as they grow older and meet new people, there isn't much left between them but some lingering memories.    Part of Director Makoto Shinkai's genius is that he echoes frames and compositions from each vignette; possibly an allusion …
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