5 Centimeters Per Second Manga

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SKU: 9781932234961

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About 5 Centimeters Per Second Manga

5 Centimeters Per Second manga features story by Makoto Shinkai and art by Yukiko Seike.

Love can move at the speed of terminal velocity, but it can only be shared and embraced by those who refuse to see it stop.

Takaki Tohno quickly befriends Akari Shinohara when she transfers to his school. They grow closer to each other due to similar interests and attitudes; for instance, they both prefer to stay inside during recess due to their constitutions. As a result, they form a strong bond. Upon ending their school year, Akari moves to Tochigi due to her parents' jobs. The two keep in contact by writing letters, but eventually begin to drift apart.


  • Publisher: VERTICAL
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 6/26/2012
  • Page Count: 566
  • Dimensional Weight: 1.03
  • Written Language: English

Ratings & Reviews

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Breathtaking and Heartbreaking


I can totally see why everyone loves this title. I was already familiar with the movie but the manga does an excellent job of expanding on certain parts of the story. And all of the characters get a good chance to shine. My only complaint is that the manga strikes a little bit too close to home. For those of you who have seen the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about. Let's just say Mr. Shinkai knows a thing or two about ripping your heart out. It's a good read that takes a realistic look at what happens to relationships-both good and bad. Do yourself a favor and check out this manga. You won't regret it!

Memorable story


Having seen the anime, I think the manga expands upon the story with more background information on several of the supporting characters involved in Takaki's life. It is a great bittersweet tale of young love with the epilogue adding to the anime.

This is 5 cm per second, where train crossings are key for Makoto Shinkai works

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Saw movie, and I for sure know this is good. Bought She and her cat too, and it deserves. 5 cm per second is the explanation of how good times goes by and, suddenly you face up reality. Being alone, exploring by yourself and, leaving and forgetting promises made.

This is 5 cm per second, where, train crossings are the key for Makoto Shinkai artworks. (See Your Name, The Place Promised on Our Early Days, Children who chased lost voices, Dareka no Manazashi, and others too)