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.
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 adulthood. (Submitted by Shane)
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.
The saddest thing I have ever read!I was depressed for weeks!It was so sweet,though.Just be prepared to cry.:(
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.
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.
Is there a book two?
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