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(秒速5センチメートル: アチェインオブショートストリーズアバウトゼアディスタンス Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru: a chein obu shōto sutorīzu abauto zea disutansu?),
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5 Centimeters Per Second: a chain of short stories about their distance (秒速5センチメートル: アチェインオブショートストリーズアバウトゼアディスタンス Byōsoku Go Senchimētoru: a chein obu shōto sutorīzu abauto zea disutansu?), is a 2007 Japanese animated feature film by Makoto Shinkai. The film was finished on 22 January 2007. The first part of the film was debuted on Yahoo! Japan as streaming video to Yahoo! Premium members from 16 February to 19 February 2007. On 3 March 2007, the full length featured film had its theatrical premiere at Cinema Rise in Shibuya, Tokyo. The film consists of three segments: Cherry Blossom (桜花抄 Ōkashō?), Cosmonaut (コスモナウト Kosumonauto?), and 5 Centimeters per Second (秒速5センチメートル Byōsoku 5 Senchimētoru?), totaling about an hour of runtime. As in Shinkai's previous works, Tenmon composes for this film's soundtrack. The DVD was released on 19 July 2007. A novel of 5 Centimeters Per Second has also been released, expanding on the film. On the July issue of Afternoon in 2010, a manga adaptation started serialization, illustrated by Seike Yukiko.
The Story is set in Japan beginning from the 1990s and ending in modern day, with each segment centered on a boy named Takaki Tōno. It is important to note that the first episode takes place during a time period when cell phones are uncommon and email has not yet reached the general populace.