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Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centmeters Per Second to Screen in London

We Can’t Get Enough Of The “Modern Miyazaki”

If you’re even a casual anime fan, then Makoto Shinkai’s name should immediately perk your ears up. In recent years he’s been making headway as both a writer and director, with his films ranging from moving to masterful.

After all, he was the man responsible for bringing Your Name to the silver screen, and we all known what a powerhouse that was.

For those of you that reside in the UK and are eager to check out some of Shinkai’s earlier works, then you are in luck!

According to an article on Anime News Network

The Embassy of Japan in London has announced that it will hold a free screening of Makoto Shinkai‘s 2007 film 5 Centimeters Per Second. The screening will be on Wednesday October 25 at 6.30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) and will be in Japanese with subtitles.

5 Centimeters Per Second was the second full-length film by Makoto Shinkai. The film is split into three individual segments, and it premiered in Japan in 2007. It is a tale of two people, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were close friends but gradually grow farther and farther apart as time moves on. They become separated because of their families yet continue to exchange contact in the form of letters. Yet as time goes on, their contact with one another begins to cease. Years pass and the rift between them grows ever larger. However, Takaki remembers the times they have shared together, but as life continues to unfold for him, he wonders if he would be given the chance to meet Akari again.

If you fancy stepping back into Shinkai’s world, then all the details you need for the screening can be found here.

Also, be sure to check out the official trailer for 5 Centimeters Per Second below to get a glimpse of what you are in for.