Egyptian TV – Channel II:

  • Friday 14, October – @ 2:00 pm:                                “5 cm per second”
  • Friday 21, October – @ 2:00 pm:                                “Gardens of Words”

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“5 Centimeters per Second”  (Byosoku 5 centimeters(秒速5センチメートル)

Color / Vista / 2007 / 63 min / CoMix Wave Films, Shinkai Creative2

Director: SHINKAI Makoto

Script: SHINKAI Makoto

Based on the novel by: SHINKAI Makoto

Cinematography: NISHIMURA Takayo

Art Direction: TANJI Takumi, MAJIMA Akiko

Music: TENMON

Producers: KAWAGUCHI Noritaka

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Cast:

MIZUHASHI Kenji: TONO Takaki

KONDO Yoshimi: SHINOHARA Akari (Young)

HANAMURA Satomi: SUMIDA Kanae

ONOUE Ayaka: SHINOHARA Akari (Mature)

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Synopsis:

Tono Takaki (Mizuhashi Kenji) and Sinohara Akari (Kondo Yoshimi) had been apart since they left elementary school, however, they kept in touch through correspondence as they had feelings for each other. One day in winter, Takaki left Tokyo and set off for Tochigi where Akari lives. The train is delayed by heavy snow and he is alone in his carriage, as the time ticks away. Long after the agreed meeting time, the two are finally reunited in a waiting room at a small station.

“5 Centimeters per Second”, which focuses on the roving souls of Takaki and Akari in their adulthood, forms the last part of three animation series that revolve around Takaki from the 1990s to the present day. The previous parts are “Oukasho” that shows the day when Takaki and Akari meet again, and “Cosmonaut” which portrays Takaki at high school on the island of Tanegashima from the viewpoint of a girl who fancies him.

Directed by Shinkai Makoto, who made his debut in 2002 with The Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi no Koe) which he created single handedly. His The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Kumo no Muko, Yakusoku no Basho) won various awards both in Japan and abroad, including the Mainichi Film Award in the animation section.

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“The Garden of Words”1

Kotonoha no niwa       (言の葉の庭)

Color / HD(16:9) / 2013 / 46min / CoMix Wave Film

Producer: KAWAGUCHI Noritaka

Director / Screenplay /Original Story: SHINKAI Makoto

Music: KASHIWA Daisuke

Character Design: TSUCHIYA Kenichi

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Cast:

IRINO Miyu:              AKIZUKI Takao

HANAZAWA Kana: YUKINO Yukari

HIRANO Fumi:          Takao’s mother

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Synopsis:

When Takao, a high school student dreaming of becoming a shoemaker, skips school one day in favor of sketching shoes in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters the mysterious Yukino. Older, but perhaps not much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. The two strike up an unusual relationship through chance meetings in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, leaving many things left unshared between them…