ByŰsoku 5 senchimÍtoru (5 Centimeters per Second) (A Chain of Short Stories about Their Distance)
ByŰsoku 5 senchimÍtoru (5 Centimeters per Second) (A Chain of Short Stories about Their Distance) (2007)

Director Makoto Shinkai's heartfelt animated drama tells the tale of two close friends separated by chance, and reunited by determination. As schoolchildren, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari were inseparable. But shortly after graduating… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2008
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Ronnie Scheib

exquisite, light-drenched tone poem

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

As poet of heartbreak, Shinkai could be accused of treacly mush (the voice-overs are a bit florid, and the saccharine piano score doesn't help), but he's got a delicate touch with sentiment that will have receptive viewers reaching for a Kleenex.

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Christopher Heim
Is it beautifully animated? Yes. Is it one of the greatest anime movies of all time? Absolutely not. The animators do deserve applause for the gorgeous… More
Dead Angel
The feelings, thoughts, atmosphere, etc that was created in this animation made this awesome. I liked the colorful scenes that was applied. But to tell you the… More
Stella Dallas
while it's a gorgeous looking piece of work, the story was too corny for me. at just over an hour i'd still recommend checking it out if you're… More
Steven Vincent Gee
Time is powerful. It can destroy and it can create everything. From memories, to emotions. And that is what I felt was emphasized throughout the whole movie.… More
Paulo Gabuat
The best animated movie that I have ever seen. Breathtaking scenery over-all makes this film a must-watch. This movie is not only remarkably animated; it's… More
August Seria
A very dramatic poem about love. It's very heart warming however, those who loves romance may not be too happy with it's "cutting to the good… More