5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters Per Second

Book - 2012 | First edition
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Love can move at the speed of terminal velocity, but as award-winning director Makoto Shinkai reveals in his latest manga comic, it can only be shared and embraced by those who refuse to see it stop. 5 Centimeters Per Second is a faithful adaptation of one of Shinkai's most recognised works, a powerful and timeless manga romance. Originally available only as a two-volume series, this single 560 page omnibus better replicates the pace and feel of the original film.
Publisher: New York, NY : Vertical, Inc., 2012
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781932234961
Branch Call Number: SHINKAI
Characteristics: 460 pages. : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Seike, Yukiko
Tanaka, Melissa
Alternative Title: Five centimeters per second


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Staff Book Review: 5 Centimeters Per Second

Written in 2007, 5 Centimeters Per Second by Makoto Shinkai, is a Manga novelization of an anime movie by the same name. The manga is illustrated by Seike Yukiko. The story is set in the early 1990’s when cellphones and email have not gained widespread use. This is an important plot device in this tale of unrequited love, missed meetings, and miscommunication. (more)

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"The protagonist is Takaki Tono who falls in love with Akari Shinohara when they are still in elementary school. The story follows Takaki’s loss of contact with Akari due to it being a long distance relationship and his journey trying to restart their communication and relationship into adu... Read More »

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Jun 28, 2018

Best manga about unrequited love that has been written. It fully explains the DVD/motion picture of the same name which ends a bit abruptly.

Jul 29, 2013

The saddest thing I have ever read!I was depressed for weeks!It was so sweet,though.Just be prepared to cry.:(

Nov 18, 2012

I really loved this graphic novel. It was really well thought out and it had a nice plot. Just wished it didn't end so abrupt.

Nov 17, 2012

I love this story, one of the best I've seen from shinkai. I love how Shinkai makes the reader face the reality of what it means when you grow up and how we often failed to grasp what really matters in our lives.

Oct 21, 2012

Is there a book two?

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