Byousoku 5 centimeters

I came across this fascinating anime movie via a banner ad of all things. It’s subtitled, “a chain of short stories about their distance” and is aboutfriends who grow apart over time, rather than closer. Here’s the summary from Anime News Network:

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 continues to trudge 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 as the tale embarks on Takaki’s realization of the world and people around him.

There’s also a trailer on YouTube:

I like the style, and also the sentiment of the plot. I think I will add this to my netflix queue if I can find it there.