By Ishaan . May 29, 2010 . 5:00pm
A post on Kodansha’s website via Anime News Network this week confirmed a manga adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centimeters Per Second anime movie. Shortly thereafter, the manga, handled by Yukiko Seike, began serialization in the publisher’s Monthly Afternoon magazine on Tuesday.
5 Centimeters Per Second tells the story of a distanced love between Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, close friends that find themselves drifting farther apart over a period of time, and is widely considered on par with a Miyazaki movie with regard to direction and storytelling. A novelization written by Shinkai himself is currently available in Japan.