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5 Centimeters Per Second

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  1,431 ratings  ·  225 reviews
"Kecepatan jatuhnya kelopak bunga sakura itu 5 sentimeter per detik."

Terdengar misterius, namun itu yang diucapkan Akari gadis cantik yang selalu mengajari Takaki berbagai pengetahuan, hingga mereka merasakan saling jatuh cinta, namun keduanya harus berpisah. Kemudian takaki menjalankan kehidupan percintaan yang tak pernah ada akhir bersama wanita yang selalu dekat dengann
Paperback, Novel, 180 pages
Published October 2014 by Katalisku (first published November 2007)
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Ali Reda
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
At least in my memories that moment of time was like a painting. You could say they were just a collection of images. When I try to gather those old memories, I feel as if I’m gazing from outside a frame at a little distance. The world was divided into light and shadow by the setting sun. The young man had only just turned eleven and so was the girl who was around the same height as he was. I gaze as their figures as they run into the distance, the light that filled the world enveloped them natu ...more
Ha Pham
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-novel
Read the novel in the morning, re-watched the movie it in the evening, and my soul remained crushed for the next two days.

The novel did a great job in fleshing out the characters and help readers to walk in their shoes. Their personalities, their motivation are more understandable and relatable now, and the author also go into details of Takaki's adult life, which is a great addition (in the movie, this part is the shortest and show very little about what Takaki had been doing since graduation).
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
the book is very good although the lack of something else, that story is going to give you a lot of nostalgia in a moment
Ha Thu 'Yvonne' Do
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This novel is so intense that I cannot keep on reading until the very end without taking some moments off in between those pages. There is no such compelling twisting plot that we find it hard to follow up. Instead, it was written only on 3 chapters based on a timeline from childhood to adulthood of Tanoor Takaki under 3 different perspectives of little Takaki since primary school, Simuda (his high school sweetheart) and grownup Takaki later on when he based his life in Tokyo.

There are not so ma
Nhi Nguyễn
A really really great Japanese romance novel. Much better than all of the Japanese romance novel I've read before (which are only two novels, since I totally gave up reading this genre by Japanese writers after figuring out from those two books that my taste in reading just didn't match with the writing style of those writers. But this time is different, and I'm glad that I did give "5 centimeters per second" a try).

This book is sad with lonely characters throughout the whole story. It's sad fro
Chayanis Lee.
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Thuý Diệu Lê
May 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best
I initially disliked the movie for how inconclusive it felt. But I loved the novel. It was very fresh and expanded upon the characters. It was beautiful in the way it explained longing. It was a simple but incomprehensible thing that Takaki was never able to find. You want someone, but they are out of reach, flooding your life and causing you to lose focus among the mirage of thoughts that you cannot quite place.

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Kevin Phạm
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Time changes people, in all means necessary.

The story follows the story of a male and female and their relationship being tested over time and distance. The pace of the narration in the story is slow, but within it reveals the articulated feelings of longing, yearning, and insecurities on the future that the characters are facing, thus slowly but surely changing their relationship as time goes by. The story strongly resonates with me as an individual, through the feelings of struggling to let go
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A light-novel about childhood sweetheart, unrequited love, maturity and adulthood, loss of direction in life, and also a life-long quest of finding oneself. The story itself does not have a dramatic and intriguing plotline; it is more like several pieces of beautiful prose put together, changing from one perspective to another, and from adolescence to adulthood. The timeline here is irrefutably perplexing and a bit jumbled. Supposedly, this way of developing the story, for some people, might be ...more
Aaron Clements
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very well illustrated manga that tells the story of Shinkai's film 5cm/s more or less scene by scene with different camera angles and pacing. A story about a young boy and young girl who promise to stay in touch after they end up in different towns, and the struggle of maintaining that kind of relationship when life and growing up hits both of them very hard. You might not get the music or the insanely beautiful backgrounds that Shinkai's films are known for, but for black and white manga page ...more
Viet Vu
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only after finishing the book that I know that this book is the adaptation of the movie. And much more surprising is that this book is from the same author of "Your Name". This book is amazing and surprising. I was expecting a totally different ending, but it still touching. What moved me is not the story, is not the way the main character end up, but it's the way he dealt with his lost. I have broke up once, and I understand that. I know the struggle. I can reciprocate with this
July Darling
Dec 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-for-me
awwwww it's impossible for me to read this book again. I'm sorry for the people who love this book and this film, but in my opinion, it's quite dull :< I cannot finish reading it. Maybe books in Japanese are not suitable for me.
anyway, I know that different readers have different thoughts, so...yah
Nattapon Sribuangam
I don't believe in characters. The reason behind character's action, it's so light and don't persuade me to believe in. I know novel is difference from anime but it doesn't has detail in story so it charmless to me. This story in animation version maybe better than book version because of graphic design, sound etc. which director design in full version.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoyed the movie wholeheartedly, you should give the manga a read. It further details Takaki's plight and his relationships with women. I especially like Kanae's story and development. She was given a special epilogue that give me reason to hope for Takaki's future despite its bittersweet ending.

Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damn, I didn't expect to enjoy this book that much like I did in the last few days. I remembered watching the anime long time ago but there wasn't much impression at that point of time. But the novel was excellent,
Basically, if you are looking for a sweet and beautiful story, I couldn't recommend more.
Steven Nguyen
May 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I really appreciate effort of the author to write for readers. But, I spent months on reading and still have not yet understood what this book tells about!
Perhaps, the Vietnamese translation is horrible!!!
An Võ
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why do we keep waiting and waiting?
Because it's worth.
I'm waiting too.
Apr 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: weaboo-trash
I know what we'll do: let's take the reserved, poignant atmosphere of the anime, and replaced it with page long descriptions of train times and clothing items.
Annie Nguyen
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A gentle, sweet and romantic love story.
Dũng Nguyễn
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Thiện Nguyễn Bá
Not much to tell except it was wonderful book to me
Phuc Do
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First books I read which brings me to the world of book. Love this one most and this will never change. Always love it that is what I can say.
Maulana Mursyid
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: terjemahan-ind
Khai Phan
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ampare Thangthumrongchit
Girl's life is moving on but boys' stay the same. In fact, there are many couple like this novel and the end of the story was difference. Despite, this novel was separated into 3 parts but it' s continued and show how story flow in each life of period. In addition, in conclusion which is the finally part, it shows the result of man and woman, moreover reader can think after finished this book.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
One mustn't wait or give up on someone they love and then regret throughout their life. A small effort can change everything. It might seem easy to move on but what are you going to do with all those feelings molded inside. It's going to make you suffer sooner or later. People just don't understand that.

Well, I wouldn't recommend the novel but watch the movie 5 Centimeters Per Second instead. Japanese movies can be quite confusing so I went through the novel for clarification as I was so touched
Interesting. Surely I didn't expect that coming. I watched the movie first, so reading the book was fresh for me.
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Name (in native language): 新海 誠
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Makoto Shinkai (新海 誠 Shinkai Makoto?), born as Makoto Niitsu (新津 誠 Niitsu Makoto?, February 9, 1973) is a Japanese director of anime and former graphic designer. A native of the Nagano Prefecture, Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he

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