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    5 Centimeters Per Second

    So I just finished this Anime Movie and man did it hit me right in the heart. It's a depressing yet refreshing anime movie that reminds us that not all stories have a happy ending...

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    Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.


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    Act 1: Cherry Blossom
    Takaki Tōno quickly befriends Akari Shinohara when she transfers to his elementary 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 seasonal allergies. As a result, they form a strong bond; they speak to each other using their given names without any form of honorifics, which is a sign of deep friendship and familiarity in Japan. (This fact is lost in the movie's translation to English and other languages, which reduces the implied closeness of their relationship.)
    Upon graduating from elementary school, Akari moves to Tochigi, due to her parents' jobs. The two keep in contact by writing letters but eventually begin to drift apart. When Takaki learns that his family will be moving to Kagoshima, he decides to personally go see Akari, since they will be too far apart to visit each other at all after moving. He also prepares a letter for Akari, containing his feelings. However, during the journey he loses the letter and a severe snowstorm continuously delays Takaki's trip for several hours. As the two meet and share their first kiss, Takaki realizes they will never be together again. Stranded in a shed due to the snowstorm, they fall asleep after talking late into the night. Takaki departs the next morning, and they promise to continue writing to each other. As the train rolls away, Takaki thinks that the loss of his letter is not important any more after that kiss, while Akari silently looks at her own letter addressed to Takaki.

    Act 2: Cosmonaut
    Takaki is now in the third year of senior high in Tanegashima, where the Tanegashima Space Center is located. Kanae Sumida, a classmate of Takaki, had fallen in love with him ever since meeting him in middle school but does not have the courage to confess her feelings. She tries to spend time with him, waiting long after school for the chance to travel home together. However, Takaki appears ignorant to Kanae's feelings and treats her as a good friend. Kanae observes that Takaki is always writing emails to someone or staring off into the distance as if searching for something far, far away. It is later shown that Takaki's emails are not being sent to anyone, and he has had recurring dreams which feature Akari. Despite Kanae's feelings, she eventually realizes that Takaki is looking for something far beyond what she can offer and decides against telling him how she feels.

    Act 3: 5 Centimeters Per Second
    It is 2008. Takaki is now a computer programmer in Tokyo, and Akari is preparing to get married to another man. Kanae is not strongly depicted in this segment. Takaki is still longing for Akari to the detriment of his lifestyle, which is acknowledged by an ex-girlfriend. This leads to Takaki on the verge of a breakdown and leaving his job. Akari goes through her old possessions and finds the letter addressed to Takaki. Takaki and Akari have a dual narration, both recalling a recent dream depicting the events of their last meeting in the snow and hoping to watch the cherry blossoms together again.
    One day while walking down a road, Takaki and Akari appear to pass and recognize each other at a train crossing, where they decided to watch cherry blossoms together right before Akari's sudden moving to Tochigi thirteen years ago. At opposite sides of the tracks, they stop and begin to look back, but the passing trains cut off their view. Takaki waits for the trains to pass but sees that Akari is gone. After a moment, he smiles to himself and continues walking.


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    Manga(after you're done with the movie to read the last chapters that happen after the movie)
    5 Centimeters per Second Manga - Read 5 Centimeters per Second Online For Free

    Alright time to discuss, only do this though if you've completed the movie. @Genesis @Empire @Complixity you faggots have to watch.

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    I'll probably watch it tomorrow morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Complixity View Post
    I'll probably watch it tomorrow morning
    WATCH IT NOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color View Post


    WATCH IT NOW!
    Nope. Already planned it for the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Complixity View Post


    Nope. Already planned it for the morning.
    Feel even more shitty in the morning then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Color View Post


    Feel even more shitty in the morning then.
    You know me too well.

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    I'm watching it right now.

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    That was pretty good.

    I enjoyed it.

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    Let us never forget the lesson, to live life while we can, and that true love is not about holding on, it's about letting go. Our loved ones wouldn't want to see us cling like that to our own despair, even though we cling because we love. We just have to trust that when we let go, they let go too, because even though life is short, life goes on, for you and for everyone, at 5 CM per second. check out Shinkai's other works!!
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    IM GONNA WATCH IT SOON K.
    helt ensam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
    IM GONNA WATCH IT SOON K.
    Damn bitches..

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    Brb in an hour, gonna watch it.

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    If you liked this, then check out Voices of a Distant Star.


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    Had to wait for another post so I wouldn't have a double post. I finished watching it this morning, and it was quite depressing. Rather than a lovely ending you'd get from an anime or a movie in particular, you get the opposite which is something you wouldn't expect.

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