Makoto Shinkai’s 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND「秒速5センチメートル」to Blu-ray from Discotek Media this February
Discotek Media will release the 2007 film to Blu-ray on February 28th. The disc, which presents the film in Japanese with English subtitles or in dubbed English, is available for pre-order through Amazon.com and other outlets. A standard DVD, released by Discotek label Eastern Star in 2015, is also available.
At what speed must I live in order to see you again? The modern-day anime classic and brainchild of rising star Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters Per Second, presented to you as never before. Witness the story of Takaki, a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. Feel his emotions superimposed on the gorgeous. heavily researched and impressively animated backdrops of Japan as he travels by train to see her. Join Takaki on a voyage into three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives. 5 Centimeters Per Second, the speed at which cherry blossoms fall from the trees, reminiscent of the pace of life as our lives intermingle.
5 Centimeters per Second is directed by Makoto SHINKAI (The Garden of Words), whose latest feature Your name. has taken Japanese audiences by storm four the last five months. Your name. is in the midst of a special 2-week IMAX engagement, and is expected in North American release from Funimation Films later this year.