5 Centimeters per Second

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Based on the Multiple Award Winning Film

Remember a time before cell phones could be found in every pocket? Or when even accessing the world wide web was something only readily available in a library? Back then letters still filled up postboxes and moments just felt so much more precious when captured on Polaroid film. Now life seems to move at the speed of light. Our memories are captured and shared with the world on social media platforms. And love, which is already capricious, can feel like it is moving at terminal velocity.

In Makoto Shinkai ’ s defining work, the internationally renowned director and animator unfolds a love story that is as captivatin as it is fleeting. Yukiko Seike ’ s endition of this modern classic adds a new evel of motion and intimacy that is nique to its source material.
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Published June 26th 2012 by Vertical (first published November 14th 2007
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464

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I am shamed. ] For this reason, me being part of the broken human race and being smart and being tupid and being filled with heartache and ange and kindness and anger—for this reason, watching Makoto Shinkai 's 5 Centimeters per Second was a resonating experience.

My father thought it was a good thrille that she never really wants to see again.

Sort of like me and Grave of the Fireflies.When I saw that Vertical had released an adaptation of the movies, I was initially skeptical.

Part of the power of Shinkai 's film comes from its staccato barrage of imagery, something mpossible to adequately simulate in comics.

While Seike does n't obliterate Shinkai 's original conclusion, she does offer something more satisfying ( at least to Western readers who delight in loose ends being tied and clipped).

Seike 's 5 Centimeters explores that in a way that Shinkai 's was either unable or unwilling to do.

And Seike 's epilogue takes Takaki 's story beyond where we previously saw it end and does so in a way that 's both true to Shinkai 's 5 Centimeters and true to the new vision, which Seike has developed.Roundly satisfying, I liked this.

I felt like I was reading something worth my time—which is a remarkable thing for an adaptation.

Mature loves stories in comics are n't the most common find, so any solid literary romance is worth pursuing and supporting._____________________Note1) There 's a bare trickle of hope in the final frames of the movie, though not enough to overwhelm the far greater sense of loss._____________________ [ Review courtesy of Good Ok Bad. ]

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To see a preview of the rt and a tease for the film this graphic novel adaptation is based on, be sure to check out this review on my log, Reading Robyn! When you look back at your life what stands out?

For Tohno Takaki he fell in love at a very young age and lost the chance to experience it when the irl of his mutual affections, Shinohara Akari, moves far away.

This graphic novel is just two volumes long and is based off of the 2007 animated film of the same name.

The author Makoto Shinkai also wrote and directed the film, which can only mean good things for the adaptation quality.I 'll be honest, it feels wrong to talk about the graphic novel without at least linking to the movie trailer.

ormally these women would be considered secondary characters Tohno 's narrative, but 5 Centimeters per Second stays true to its realism in making these characters have their own development and their own life story that we get to somewhat engage in.Despite the overwhelming praise I 've seen in people recommending this, I did n't come away from the book liking it as uch as I thought I would.

The experiences I bring to it is part of the possibility of why I just did n't enjoy the first part of the book with the events between Tohno and Shinohara Akari.

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everything. ( view spoiler) [ Takaki had lost himself while losing Akari, and he could never open up to anyone ...

But then, we see [ insert name ] whose feelings for Takaki still lingers ...

We do n't know if anyone 's able to move on.AND THEN THAT FUCKING ENDING.

AND IT FUCKING ENDS WITH HER LOOKING UP TO SEE SOMEONE, AND WE SEE HER REACTION, BUT WE NEVER KNOW FOR SURE WHO IT IS SHE SEES.

It 's Takaki, I swear to you, and that is heartbreaking because I do n't know how they react ...

( hide spoiler) ] This book is beautiful, and it 's about dream and drifting apart and finding yourself and ...

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D: Yet, despite the bull-headed asshole of an H, this book deserves each of the three stars ( or ore) because the emotions conveyed were so beautiful and unalloyed that I almost cried a few times.

Acting like an A-Grade asshole, not cool dude, not cool.

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I first started reading it when I was n't in the right frame of mind, abandoned it when I realized I would n't enjoy it, then restarted it today, when it worked for me.The story as such is pretty imple.

Their letters become rarer and say less and less, until all they have left is the memory of a relationshi, and the memory of his romise to become a person she would be proud of.It creates a ripple in Tono 's life, making him always unsettled, always nable to commit fully to a friendshi, always inadequate, always telling himself he does n't do the right thing or what matters most.

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