Makoto Shinkai's latest project. Enjoy the glory of this short trailer that explains nothing, but gives you very pretty scenes to look at and very beautiful piano music to listen. The announced release date is "early 2007" I can't wait to see this masterpiece ^^
If you can't see the english subs well, here is the translation:
News Flash - Shinkai Makoto's Latest work.
Do you know?
The speed at which cherry blossoms fall...
At what speed must i live,
To be able to see you again?
An animated chain of short stories - 5 centimeters per second.
A chain of short stories about their distance.
Episode 1: The chosen cherry blossoms.
Episode 2: Cosmonaut.
Episode 3: Five centimeters per second.
Also Makoto Shinkai's feelings towards this new work:
"5 Centimeters Per Second" is a story drawn about a boy who
acts as the axle of an animated chain of three separate,
independent short stories. The setting of the story
stretches from Japan of the early 1990's to Japan of today.
As the boy's life changes, so do the places in the animation
- ranging from Tokyo to other various places in the Kantou
In this work, there are no sci-fi, fantasy or any other
fictional elements found commonly in many other animation
works. In exchange for all of that, we are trying to instead
display reality as it really is after having performed some
very thorough location hunting.
Our everyday lives are indeed mostly not filled with
dramatic ups and downs, shocking betrayals, or sudden
revelations. However, in the end, despite all that, the
world still continues to live on filled to the brim various
beauties and richnesses.
Right now, we're aiming to make such a work that will catch
those sides of reality mentioned above so that even after
you're done watching the movie, you'll be able to take a new
look at the landscapes you're so used to and see them
shining more than they ever have before.