Kouichi Uehara, a fourth grade student in elementary school, lives in a suburb of Tokyo. One day, walking back from school along the river, Kouichi …
Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2007
5 Centimeters Per Second is a serial short animation consisting of three independent works, all of which are depicted with a boy at the core. The film is set in Japan from the 1990’s to present day and moves, with the boy’s life, around Tokyo and to the Japanese countryside. Director, Makoto Shinkai attempts to present the real world as inspiration “by depicting life as true as it is and allowing the viewers a different view to the familiar surroundings that everyone has seen before.”
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