Rent 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

3.6 of 5 from 96 ratings
0h 59min
Rent 5 Centimeters Per Second (aka Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
Beginning with the lyrical image of cherry blossoms falling at five centimeters a second, Makoto Shinkai paints a breathtakingly vivid tableau of young love, desire, loss, and hope. Told in three breathtaking chapters, we follow the young dreamer Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, silence, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to crush the delicate petals of true love. Finding beauty in everyday objects and moments, Shinkai reveals he is a master of animation and haunting, beautiful storytelling. Fall in love with this gorgeous, thoughtful film, hailed by critics and audiences alike for its beauty, truth, and innovation in animation.
Actors:
, Satori Hanamura, Yoshimi Kondou, Ayaka Onoue
Directors:
Producers:
Makoto Shinkai, Jin Ho Chung, Joey Goubeaud, John Ledford, Naomi Toda
Voiced By:
Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue, Risa Mizuno, Yuka Terazaki, Yûko Nakamura, Masami Iwasaki, Rei Kondo, Hiroshi Shimozaki, Takahiro Hirano, Akira Nakagawa, Keiko Izeki, Suguru Inoue, Rion Kako
Writers:
Steven Foster, Alex Von David
Aka:
Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru
Studio:
Manga Entertainment
Genres:
Anime & Animation, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Anime & Animation, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/03/2011
Run Time:
60 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 1
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview With Director Makoto Shinkai
  • Interviews With The Japanese Voice Cast
  • The Making of Featurette
  • Original Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
59 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour

Rent other films like 5 Centimeters Per Second

Reviews (2) of 5 Centimeters Per Second

BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE LOVE STORY - 5 Centimeters Per Second review by GF

Spoiler Alert
24/06/2017

Two teenagers a boy and a girl, strike up a heartfelt freindship at school, and although they both move hundreds of miles away to new schools, their love endures, or does it? Told in three parts, the first shows the characters at school together and on a visit to meet each other, the second involves another girl who has a crush on the male character ,and the third sees the two characters in adulthood years later.

The theme of the movie is distance and time and the title takes its name from the speed at which cherry blossom falls, ( popular tree in South East Asia), This is a wonderful, life affirming and gorgeous movie with indelible music, particularly the closing song. Watching it for the second time, it was not hard to see why its Director has become the new star of Japanese Anime.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

3 Stories. Beautiful ambience. Note English version has slight drawback..details in review - 5 Centimeters Per Second review by Tej

Spoiler Alert
23/10/2017

There are three stories here that share the same theme of friendship/love and how distance and time affects relationships.

For me, the first story was the most beautiful and engaging, the second one was lovely but the third one was quite jarring in its narrative.

But I highly recommend this blu ray overall as a beautiful, sometimes satisfying and sometimes poignant experience filled with rich imagery, soul, charm and a narrative that flows with gentle poetic beats.

The English speaking version has lovely voice acting performances faithful to the film's intended ambience so if you prefer to enjoy the visuals fully without having to be distracted with reading subtitles, you will have a lovely experience with the English version. HOWEVER, there is one major problem with the English speaking version. There are no subtitles for the one or two substantial moments in which characters are reading text messages off their smartphone. Only in the Japanese speaking version do you see the text messages. So, in this respect, you might want to stick with Japanese all the way or if you watch the English speaking version then remember to rewind and switch to Japanese to read the smartphone messages. For animated movies, I personally prefer English speaking if voiced well and most of the time, they are, so that I can fully enjoy the character expressions and visuals but I tend to also repeat watch in Japanese because I absolutely love the harmony of Japanese voices, especially female Japanese voices but its at the sacrifice of having to read the subtitles, missing the nuances in the animation.

Director Makoto Shinkai made very similar short films before this, called The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star. If you do seek that out on Cinema Pardiso, the two short films are combined under the title The Place Promised in Our Early Days/Voices of a Distant Star. Also another film by Makato that I recommend if you love these, is "Your Name" which was his most recent movie and is a full length feature.

4/5

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month