5 Centimeters per Second aka Byosoku Go Senchimetoru is a 2007 Japanese animated film produced, written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. The film consists of three segments: "Cherry Blossom" Okasho, "Cosmonaut" Kosumonauto, and "5 Centimeters per Second" Byosoku Go Senchimetoru, totaling about an hour of runtime. Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara, two very close friends and classmates, are torn apart when Akari's family is transferred to another region of Japan due to her family's job. Despite separation, they continue to keep in touch through mail.