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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) by Makoto Shinkai

Two teens face a difficult separation in this melancholic exploration of young love. Takaki Tono (Kenji Mizuhashi) and Akari Shinohara (Yoshimi Kondo) become friends after both transferring to…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Crunchyroll to Release Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari in Theaters Early 2023

Crunchyroll has announced that, in cooperation with Sony Pictures and Wild Bunch International, they will release Makoto Shinkai’s (Your Name, Weathering with You) upcoming anime feature Suzume no…

Japan Curiosity

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East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby

Many of us are familiar with the works of Makoto Shinkai, the famous Japanese director of modern hits like Your Name or Weathering With You. Throughout parts of…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

How Kaguya-sama: Love is War Converted Me From a Romance Hater

It’s hard to believe that not too long ago, I hated romance; that there was a time when I thought romance was garbage that only girls liked; or…

Hermit Blogger

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Revisiting Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centimetres per Second

Revisiting Makoto Shinkai's masterpiece 5 Centimetres per Second, looking at what makes it a great story about growing up and learning

Soul Kitchen

5 Centimeters Per Second

Title: 5 Centimeters Per SecondGenre: Drama, Romance, Slice of LifeRating: 9.3/10 Summary: A tale of two people, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were close friends but gradually…

Anime Anthology

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Anime From the Vault Episode 4: 5 Centimeters Per Second (Byousoku 5 Centimeter)

Shinkai brings to life the innate beauty in people and places that we all see in our mind’s eye, but can’t quite capture. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Who Is Makoto Shinkai

It’s 2021 and being into anime today is more acceptable than it ever has been. Now there are a lot of factors to this, rather it is Netflix…

Otaku Post

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5 Centimeters Per Second

There are movies, then there are Shinkai, Makoto movies. Vibrant and brilliant takes that involve love, tragedy, and usually a supernatural element. However, that last bit doesn’t ring…

Otaku Post

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Anime Review #49: 5 Centimeters Per Second

Today is the 4th of January, in the year of Our Lord 2021; I would like to take this time to wish all of you a Happy New…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Manga: Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare by Yuhki Kamatani

Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare  by Kamatani Yuhki is a very renowned series, it caught many peoples' attention when it had first rel...

Celestial Moon Entertainment Reviews

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Anime: The Garden of Words by Makoto Shinkai

This review has been a long time coming! This is going to be a throwback to my very first review on this blog... The Garden of Words…

Celestial Moon Entertainment Reviews

S1E03 - 5 Centimeters per second, So I'm a Spider, So What?

In this episode of Screentone Club, we talk about the Jumbo-sized tome that is the manga adaptation of 5 Centimeters per second and the reincarnated-in-a-new world shenanigans of…

ScreenTone Club

12 Days of Weebsmas – Baby it’s Snow Outside: the symbolism of snow in anime

Whether it’s the backdrop of a romantic shoujo moment atop a gorgeous mountain, or the sad choice of weather for a death march as you carry out your…

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r#137 – the garden of words.

I’ve been mentioning this movie a few times now on #moe404, together with the 5 Centimeters Per Second and any other movies from Makoto Shinkai, and that is…

#moe404, the not so great anime BLOG

S1E02 - The Promised Neverland, Perfect World

In this episode of Screentone Club, we talk about the first volume of the tense cat-and-mouse series The Promised Neverland and the Josei romance tale Perfect World.###Series Discussed:…

ScreenTone Club

OtakuGeneration (Show #521) Hourou Musuko

  Shownotes :: (show 521) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Hourou Musuko, recorded live May 31st, 2015. This we talked about…

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2007, Part 2: Seven for Seven: Two for Love

Having covered three tales of technology for 2007, Part 2 from Owen (Twitter handle @ riajuunibyou ) covers the human side of anime in two ...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

OtakuGeneration (Show #307) Spring Preview, Part 4

  Shownotes :: (show 307) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Preview, recorded live April 24th, 2011. This week we've finally finished…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #306) Spring Preview, Part 3

  Shownotes :: (show 306) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Preview, recorded live April 17th, 2011. This week we didn't want…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #305) Spring Preview, Part 2

  Shownotes :: (show 305) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Preview, recorded live April 10th, 2011. This week we continued our…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #304) Spring Preview

  Shownotes :: (show 304) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Spring Preview, recorded live April 3rd, 2011. This week we watched and…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #279) Fall Preview 1

  Shownotes :: (show 279) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Fall Preview 1, recorded live October 10th, 2010. This week we talked about several new…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #278) Shikabane Hime

  Shownotes :: (show 278) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Shikabane Hime, recorded live October 3rd, 2010. This week we talked about "Shikabane Hime"; well…

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