5 Centimeters Per Second DVD

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SKU: 875707053099

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About 5 Centimeters Per Second DVD

5 Centimeters Per Second, the speed at which cherry blossoms fall from the trees, is reminiscent of the pace of life as our lives intermingle.

At what speed must I live in order to see you again? Takaki is a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. This film travels through three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives.

Special Features: Animated Music Video, Feature Film Storyboard Edition, Makoto Shinkai Interview, Cast Interview, Theatrical Trailers.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: DVD
  • 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: 6/2/2015
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

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Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

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Bittersweet Youth

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This is arguably the most heart wrenching movie out of all of Makoto Shinkai's films to date. He captured the melancholy and bittersweet longing of young love perfectly in this film that you can feel the sadness and the inevitable truth that you may find your one true love but the inevitability of life's unforeseen events and hardships may prevent you from being together. Unfortunately, though, the focus of most of the movie is placed on the male lead and his painful longing for the girl he can never be with; I wish they could have balanced it out between the two leads but that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch the film. If you want a film that can pull at your heartstrings and offer a love story that doesn't have a "happily ever after" but a realistic take about young love being snipped before it could fully bloom than you should definitely watch this film!

Movie to Learn From

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I cannot recommend this movie more to anyone. The art and the work put into it is absolutely well done and the story line is heart-wrenching. You can learn a lot from this film and it is closer to reality than it is to fantasy. This film hit me a lot because something like it happened to me but in a different way, I don't want to spoil the movie so I won't this film is a must see. I'll just say I regret not doing what I should have done when I had the chance and this film shows how that pain follows you throughout your life. The ending is a somewhat a sad one, but you might have to watch it a few times to get the true ending. Once you understand the true ending though, it is not a bad ending at all. I hope that you will figure it out, if you still can't go to Wikipedia (Yes, I know not the best place for info) but it does summarize the true ending a little bit for you to understand it.

More Honest Than Most Love Stories

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I was first introduced to Makoto Shinkai in The Garden of Words, and ever since I've tried to see all of his available films. 5 Centimeters Per Second is a beautiful piece included in his collection. Takaki's tale of love for the mild mannered and sweet Akari throughout his life will keep you intrigued, hopeful and also break your heart. This film captures both the sides of "absence makes the heart grow fonder" and "out of sight out of mind." The animation is deep and colorful, and the dialogue and music are wonderfully written. I am a little disappointed in the ending of this film, but am also left with a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the story told. I would recommend this film as it is intriguing and honest. I wish it had been a little longer, but I loved all of the time spent seeing it. Definitely a keeper.

Great Movie

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I really enjoy this movie and the way it develops.
The style of the story has a bittersweet taste to it.
You love it but it could also make you cry.
Although I feel the ending is a bit confusing overall is a great movie.

Shinkai Makoto at His Finest

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Although all of his films reveal a certain obsession with how intimacy comes and goes in a relationship between two or more people, 5 Centimeters per Second is this theme at its clearest and most poignant. Shinkai follows a young man growing up, through three interlinked vignettes, to track down exactly how he found happiness at a young age, against all odds, and what happened to it. The ending is breathtaking on its own, but as the climax of a sentimental but clear-eyed work it's flatly perfect.

The DVD's transfer is of reasonably good quality, with no interlacing issues even on high-def screens, and the motion and clarity are good, although we all hold out hope that someday there will be a Blu-ray release. Who knows!

One of Shinkai's Best

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What can I say about this film that hasn't already been said. This movie, just wow, very powerful stuff. If you've seen The Garden of Words or any of Shinkai's other works then you are in for a bittersweet treat. The scenery, music, and overall story and meanings play a huge roll that brings this masterpiece together. When learning about the characters, you feel for them and want a happy ending for them, but like real life, not everything's gonna go smoothly and you just got to move forward. Even looking up the whole plot synopsis and reading about the ending, I still wanted a happy ending with the two being together. But alas, it still ended in a good way. Do I really need a reason for you to check this movie out? Very powerful movie with fantastic visuals, music that sets the scene nicely, and a romance that was never meant to be. Just keep on moving forward with fond memories at you're back.