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5 Centimeters per Second (2007)5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

A story about a boy, and how he lets things go

Animation, Drama, Romance

7.6

movie

Japan

Japanese

2007

Makoto Shinkai

Ayaka Onoue, Hiroshi Shimozaki, Kenji Mizuhashi

63 min

Synopsis

Three moments in Takaki's life: his relationship with Akari and their forced separation; his friendship with Kanae, who is secretly in love with him; the demands and disappointments of adulthood, an unhappy life in a cold city.

Our Take

7.6
Oppie A

5 Centimeters per Second is a quiet, beautiful anime about the life of a boy called Takaki, told in three acts over the span of seventeen years. The movie explores the experience and thrill of having a first love, as well as being someone else’s. In depicting how delicate it is to hold special feelings towards another, director Makoto Shinkai also perfectly captures how cruel the passing of time can be for someone in love. While the early stage of the movie maintains a dreamy mood, as the stories develop we become thrust back into reality, where it is not quite possible to own that which we want the most. All things considered, 5 Centimeters per Second is a story about cherishing others, accepting reality, and letting people go.

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