Five Centimetres Per Second (DVD) £3.99 delivered @ Base
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Five Centimetres Per Second (DVD) £3.99 delivered @ Base

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Found 5th Feb
Really excellent Anime movie, almost as good as Your Name.
The Blu-Ray of this is daft expensive eveywhere hence why I'm posting this as the DVD as £4 is a bargain for such a good film.
Beginning with the lyrical image of cherry blossoms falling at five centimeters a second Makoto Shinkai paints a breathtakingly vivid tableau of young love, desire, loss and hope. Told in three breathtaking chapters we follow the young dreamer Takaki through his life as cruel winters cold technology silence and finally adult obligations and responsibility converge to crush the delicate petals of true love.
Finding beauty in everyday objects and moments Shinkai reveals he is a master of animation and haunting beautiful storytelling. Fall in love with this gorgeous thoughtful film hailed by critics and audiences alike for its beauty truth and innovation in animation.
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Could not recommend this enough. Also worth checking out The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.
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Could not recommend this enough. Also worth checking out The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.
Why the uk market still shy from Blu-ray releases in everything?
MARFW5 m ago

Could not recommend this enough. Also worth checking out The Girl Who …Could not recommend this enough. Also worth checking out The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.


The Place Promised... - masterpiece, old but still masterpiece.
MARFW11 m ago

Could not recommend this enough. Also worth checking out The Girl Who …Could not recommend this enough. Also worth checking out The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.


Have seen the girl who leapt through time, look forward to seeing this.
Thanks Andy, blockbuster rental prices for keeps, heat!!
hope this gets a blu-ray over here. Anime Limited should try get it. Japan have a blu-ray of this, which was billed as a "global edition" in a pink case, very expensive now. it is region free and multiple language options on it. the US got a blu-ray release a few months back, but sadly region A only.
Can I throw 'A Silent Voice' into the mix of unexpectedly brilliant Anime movies too. That and Your Name were easily my fave two of last year.
And Red Turtle was my fave of 2016.
Edited by: "andywedge" 5th Feb
Bookmarking this page for the movie recommendations.
Al181 h, 26 m ago

Bookmarking this page for the movie recommendations.



Not sure how much you are into / know Anime @Al18 but if you are new you can't go wrond with any of the Studio Ghibli films. If you like this film and the ones mentioned above then Grave of the Fireflies is superb (bring some hankies).
Watched all of Makoto Shinkai films not to long ago. Whilst Five Centimeters a Second is nice a sombre anthology of short films that really lets the animation kind of breathe so to speak giving you plenty of time to admire it just like some of the more climatic scenes of Your Name (Which is also fantastic by the way)

In my view The Garden of Words I think is his best work. The way the main characters interact with one another who despite being quite far apart terms of their age was really refreshing and I think offered a surprisingly mature portrayal of sadness but also perseverance and to never giving in. I left that movie just felt with just a feeling of I'll just keep moving forward no matter what happens. I just felt contented. The animation is a bit more subdued perhaps moreso if your first exposure to Makoto Shinkai's films is through Your Name or Children Who Chase Lost Voices aka Journey to Agartha (Another great film more adventure than slice of life) but its as expressive as it needs to be.

Many of his films seem to have this nice "red string of fate" theme to it. Which to me puts me at odds being someone who wants to be an idealist but just cant find a means to put my more pessimistic nature aside
Edited by: "SolaNova" 6th Feb
I like virtually all of the films mentioned so far and whilst I agree with Andy views of Studio Ghibli films, I would avoid ‘The Cat Returns’ unless you want the complete collection. Though it pales in comparison with ‘Grave Of The Fireflies’, I thought ‘In This Corner Of The World’ was really good. Despite being very different to any of the films mentioned earlier in this thread, I would also highly recommend the remarkable ‘My Life As A Courgette’ to anyone who appreciates Anime. ‘Red Turtle’ is a wonderful, unique film.
andywedge5 h, 26 m ago

Not sure how much you are into / know Anime @Al18 but if you are new you …Not sure how much you are into / know Anime @Al18 but if you are new you can't go wrond with any of the Studio Ghibli films. If you like this film and the ones mentioned above then Grave of the Fireflies is superb (bring some hankies).


100% this ^
My first proper anime (minus Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!) was Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away. Completely blew my mind! Have been obsessed with animes ever since.
Honestly found this dull and boring, so much so that I never watched the second and third part. Probably just not my thing rather than it being bad.
Only watches this the other night. Was expecting more from it but it was still a good watch and just shows how life can be those
@andywedge Thanks for your recommendations, I've been meaning to get to the studio ghibli movies but I haven't had time. I've only seen Spirited Away and Tales from Earthsea. Have been meaning to see the rest from the collection

Loved Your Name, such a wholesome film, gave me such a nice tingly feeling inside
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