5 Centimeters Per Second Blu-ray

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About 5 Centimeters Per Second Blu-ray

At what speed must I live in order to see you again? The modern-day anime classic and brainchild of rising star Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters Per Second, is presented to you as never before.

Witness the story of Takaki, a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. Feel his emotions superimposed on the gorgeous, heavily researched and impressively animated backdrops of Japan as he travels by train to see her.

Join Takaki on a voyage into three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives. 5 Centimeters Per Second, the speed at which cherry blossoms fall from the trees, reminiscent of the pace of life as our lives intermingle.

Special Features: Feature Film Storyboard, Theatrical Trailers, Cast Interview, Interview with Director Makoto Shinkai.

Details

  • Publisher: EASTERN STAR
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 63
  • Year Created: 2007
  • Release Date: 2/28/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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Great film by the genius Makoto Shinkai. A must buy for not just anime fans, but for anyone who wants to watch great animation and a story full of emotion. Get your tissues ready.

A timeless classic story of love and loss, now on Blu-Ray in North America!

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5 Centimeters per Second is personally my favorite movie of all time regardless of medium (live action or animated). No other movie has done such a realistic portrayal of love and loss. The visuals are fantastic as is the norm for ComixWave films, but the story itself is timeless and should rank up there in the pantheon of anime greats. This is believe is the first North American Blu-Ray release. For over 10 years ComixWave only had the Japanese-exclusive "Worldwide Edition" at an outrageous $80 price tag as the only meaningful way for anybody to obtain an English Blu-Ray of this film.

Loved it!!!

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The animation is great. I love the characters, you only spend a short time with them, but I found that I really cared for them.
There are 3 separate yet interconnected stories here.
I really loved the first 2 stories, but I didn't really care for the third one. Will have to go back and watch it again at some point and see if I change my thoughts on the last story.

Extremely well done, but too depressing

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This movie looks gorgeous, and the story is very well done. However, I could never recommend it to anyone. It's just too depressing. The story is broken into three parts, with the main character being the only one who is in all three, with each covering a different period in his life, and while the first two are pleasant enough, where things go by the third is quite unpleasant. It's probably realistic, but it's very depressing. Ultimately, there is very little fun about this movie. It's definitely aiming more at being thought-provoking than at being entertaining.

And for better or worse, the entire story is quite slow-paced without a lot going on. So, I expect that some folks would find it quite boring. Certainly, it's aimed at an older crowd. It pretty much screams artsy.

This movie does seem to be considered by many to be a masterpiece, and overall I have to agree. However, while I can totally agree that it was very well done, I ultimately don't like it. It's just too depressing.

Makoto Shinkai!!!!!!

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Have you watched 5 cm Per Second yet? No. No!? Dew it!! Yet another fine work by critically acclaimed director, Makoto Shinkai ( Known for: Garden of Words, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices From a Distant Star, and the massive hit Your Name). If you are familiar with any of Makoto Shinkai's other works (I mentioned a few above), you will like this film. It is sad. So, bring something to soak up the tears.

I cannot recommend this film enough. Give it a watch!! I won't say you won't regret it, because it is quite sad, but it is worth the watch.

A Classic for the Times

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5 Centimeters Per Second is one of the earlier films made by legendary director Makoto Shinkai, most widely known for Your Name. This was the first film I ever saw of his back in high school and it opened my eyes to his previous efforts, as well as keeping my eyes open to what would come next. The film is a heartbreaking one about how difficult time and distance can be on true love. Told through three different periods in the protagonist's life, it showcases the growth from adolescence to adulthood. The title itself comes from the time it takes for a cherry blossom to hit the ground after falling from a tree. And the pace at which our lives pass us by. This remastered Blu-ray ensures that the film has never looked better and may never will. It also includes bonus features such as interviews, storyboards, an animated music video, and words from the cast. There's so much to dig your teeth into that you'll want to watch it over and over again.

"They do get better..."

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"The next Miyazaki..." is a bit of an odd one here. When someone says Miyazaki, you likely think of your favorite Miyazaki film, and doing so when approaching this will likely leave you disappointed.

5cm is great. However, it's also full of Shinkai’s early weaknesses. The pacing is generally slow, but inconsistent. The story honestly feels like a short film padded with quiet introspection accompanied by Shinkai’s gorgeous artwork.

Sadly, that big quote on the cover sets it up for "This isn't as good as xxx" (Howl's being my go to) and taking away from how good this still is. If you don't go in expecting an absolute masterpiece, it's a fantastic movie. If you do, it's still well above average at what it attempts to do. If you want something that you can put on the same level as your favorite Miyazaki film, Your Name is a much more complete offering and shows how much Shinkai has grown into that comparison.

Watch this movie. Decide for yourself how great it is.