20 Mar 2011

5 Centimeters Per Second (Movie)

5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters Per Second or known as Byousoku 5 Centimeter - a chain of short stories about their distance is a romance anime movie created by Makoto Shinkai which consists of three chapter: 'Extract of the Cherry Blossoms' (Oukashou / 桜花抄), 'Cosmonaut' (コスモナウト) and '5 Centimeters per Second' (Byousoku 5 Centimeter / 秒速5センチメートル). 
Chapter 1: Extract of the Cherry Blossoms, tells the relationship  between Takaki Tono and Akari Shinohara, two classmates in elementary schools who have a very close relationship, but after elementary school graduation Akari moves to Tochigi, due to her parents job. So far, they communicate by writing letters. When Takaki will be moving to Kagoshima, he decide to meet with Akari because Takaki realize they will separated by a distance farther. At the meeting that they did the first kiss and they promise to continue writing mail to each other. 
Chapter 2:  Cosmonaut, tells Takaki who now in the third year senior high school in Tanegashima. In that school, Takaki has a classmate, Kanae Sumida who fall in love with Takaki. In this episode Takaki depicted  not respond Kanae feelings although Kanae never say about her feelings, and consider Kanae only as a  friend.
Chapter 3: 5 Centimeters per Second, epilogue of this movie. Now, time has been passes 2007 and Takaki has worked in a company as a programmer. Takaki seems is still miss and love Akari even though Takaki has a girlfriend named Risa Mizuno and Akari will mariage with someone. When Mizuno decide break up with Takaki, this makes Takaki very depressed and finally he quit from his job. Over time, finally Takaki seems can forget Akari and can escape from his past that binds his life and Takaki can continue his life with a smile.

Release Date:
2007-01-22 (production completed)
2007-02-16 to 2007-02-19 (ep 1 net premiere to Yahoo! Premium members)
2007-03-03 (Japan, Cinema Rise theater at Shibuya, Tokyo)

5 Centimeters Per Second, a great movie by Makoto Shinkai especially for those of you who like movies with love themes plus with an impressive graphics quality make this film as a beautiful art work. This film describes the life of human that has seen slow but it was fast, like cherry blossoms fall from tree to the ground with speed 5 cm per second.
The film won the Lancia Platinum Grand Prize, the Future Film Festival for best movie in animation or special effects and won the Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. One thing that makes me love this movie is the great ending theme song of 5 Centimeters Per Second "One more time, one more chance" by Masayoshi Yamazaki.

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5 Centimeters Per Second Trailer


Hamano Chiaki said...

looks like it's gonna be a good anime... ^^
long time no see too... visit our blog ok? yoroshiku ne!

Adi Wirawan said...

I will always come to your blog to learn about Japanese culture, CHI ^_^