5 Centimeters per Second: ANIME REVIEW

I don't know what is happening to me, (lol) considering the fact that I never liked romance and love stories. Today, I felt like watching one and I decided to take a glance at an anime movie that is kinda popular out there. I was very excited about it, but in the end it was just okay. It wasn't good, just okay. I'm talking about Byousoku 5 Centimeter or in English 5 Centimeters per Second.



I'll write this review just as I did yesterday with Boruto, without the usual review parts.

The story of 5 Centimeters per Second is about two friends, Toono Takai and Shinohara Akari. They are very close friends and really care about each other being also in the same class at elementary school. Everything changes when Akari moves away. Still, the two remain in contact and write letters to each other. Soon after, Takai finds out that he too will be moving far away, and so he decides to visit Akari one more time. And life being life again they slowly lived apart, but never forgetting each other.

I am still not sure if this is a movie or an extremely short anime with 3 episodes. Never mind that, what counts is the story. The story on its own is okay. A interesting romance slice of life thing, nicely imagined...but. 
The first but, is that the thing I told you this anime is about is actually it. There are some things that come and go, but nothing special at all.
The second but is that the movie (as in the description) wants to show the audience how two persons get separated by distance. How their roads slowly move further apart, but it kinda didn't work out that good with only one character in focus. You couldn't see anything about Akari's life at all and that's what disappointed me the most.
And in the end the last but, again plot holes. The movie or the 3-episode-long anime was forced and it rushed the happenings. How much better if it would have been a 12-episode anime instead. 

As for the characters, they are also bad to okay. Nothing special at all and you even don't get to know their personalities at all.
 The animation and style are very pretty and I liked them. Colorful, bright with awesome details, just as it should be. Thumbs up for that. And also not to forget the ending song was soo good! 

To conclude, the movie wasn't bad. The end was emotional, but it didn't pulled out the drama it could have. If it just wasn't rushed this much, it would have probably been way better. Too bad that extremely little effort was given into it because the story on it's own is very good. 

Your AnimeGirl <3 

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