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    Unique ID Code: 0000139933
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 26/2/2011 15:19
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    5 Centimetres Per Second

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    A chain of short stories about their distance
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 60 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis:
    Taking its title from the speed at which cherry blossoms fall, 5 Centimetres Per Second comprises three interconnected short stories, each centred on the hopes and dreams of a boy named Takaki Tono, beginning in the 1990s and end in the present day.

    The story begins when a new girl, Akari Shinohara, transfers to Takaki's elementary school, the two very quickly grow close to each other due to their similar interests and personalities and are soon inseparable. That is until Akari's parents have to move because of their jobs and, inevitably, have to take their daughter with them. The two friends remain in touch by letter but, despite their mutual affection, they begin to drift apart. When Takaki is informed that he and his family will also be moving even further away, he decides to take a trip to visit Akari and reveal his true feelings to her.

    Through breathtaking animation and simple, heartfelt storytelling, Makoto Shinkai paints a vivid tableau of young love, desire, loss and hope with an unforgettably beautiful work that will thrill and delight fans of Satoshi Kon (Paprika; Millennium Actress), Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars; The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and, of course, Hayao Miyazaki.

    Special Features:
    Interview with director Makoto Shinkai
    Interview with voice cast
    "Making of" montage
    Original trailer

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English

    Directed By:
    Makoto Shinkai

    Written By:

    Starring:
    Ayaka Onoue
    Kenji Mizuhashi
    Satomi Hanamura
    Yoshimi Kondou
    Risa Mizuno
    Erika Weinstein
    Johnny Yong Bosch
    Kira Buckland
    Julie Ann Taylor
    Tara Platt

    Casting By:
    Makoto Matsuda
    Sawako Todoroki

    Music From:
    Tenmon

    Director of Photography:
    Makoto Shinkai

    Editor:
    Makoto Shinkai

    Producer:
    Makoto Shinkai

    Distributor:
    Manga Entertainment

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