Reviewed by: Voxie
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: U
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 63 minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Surround
Beginning with the lyrical image of cherry blossoms falling at five centimeters a second Makoto Shinkai paints a breathtakingly vivid tableau of young love, desire, loss and hope. Told in three breathtaking chapters we follow the young dreamer Takaki through his life as cruel winters cold technology silence and finally adult obligations and responsibility converge to crush the delicate petals of true love. Finding beauty in everyday objects and moments Shinkai reveals he is a master of animation and haunting beautiful storytelling. Fall in love with this gorgeous thoughtful film hailed by critics and audiences alike for its beauty truth and innovation in animation.
5 Centimetres per Second is the third movie from Makoto Shinkai, of 'Voices of a Distant Star' fame. Shinkai continues with his familiar theme of love, time and space.
Takaki and Akari meet at elementary school and become very close friends. Upon graduating on to middle school, Akari has to move away and sadly the two are separated. But they keep in touch by letter.