https://www.siliconera.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/5cmps.jpg 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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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