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5 Centimetres Per Second One More Side Novel

Thanks goes to FallingStar for tweeting to me about this! I must have missed Shinkai's tweet about this somehow!

It's been over 4 years since 5 Centimetres Per Second premièred in Japan and since then, it's been novelised and manganised. Now it's getting another novel, subtitled "One More Side" - But it's not a sequel.

The original 5cm light novel was written by Makoto Shinkai himself. Now Shinta Kanou, the author who wrote the novels for Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, has written a different version of the novel. A 384 page paperback due to go on sale tomorrow, May 20th.

As you might have already guessed from the subtitle, it's a different take on the story. Quoting from Kanou's blog entry, "It's just like how the story develops one way in the novel version and then another in the Manga version of Voices of a Distant Star. It's kind of like parallel worlds."

5 Centimetres Per Second Novel - One More Side

Originally it was to be subtitled "Another Side" but Kanou wanted something similar to the theme song, "One More Time, One More Chance".

In Makoto Shinkai's original version of the novel...

  • Chapter 1 - Takaki's perspective.
  • Chapter 2 - Kanae's perspective.

Kanou's version looks at the scenarios from the other character's perspective...

  • Chapter 1 - Akari's perspective.
  • Chapter 2 - Takaki's perspective.
  • Chapter 3 - A first person-like third person perspective.

And will I be getting this novel...? I don't know yet.

Will I be finishing the third chapter of the original novel? Probably not since I have other priorities at the moment. But for those of you who are fluent in Thai, you might like to know it's been officially translated in that language and is available as part of the "Makoto Shinkai's Memory Box" set. Thanks to Khiki for this info!

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Well great job man!!
Saw this masterpiece nearly after 10 years and found your place to read the novel , can’t believe it’s been 10 years , time flies and it’s heart wrenching to think about that. Anyways I hope your doing well !




Hey man, you read the novel One more side, right?
Can you give me spoilers about the ending? Thanks



LHY Author

Nope, haven't ^^;




Any update?! Waiting for One More Side...



LHY Author

Sorry, I won't be translating or reviewing this novel =/




where can i buy Another Side novel??




could u maybe do it now? :3 we really want to see it translated




how about now? :)




Will do a translation for this too?



LHY Author

No, I won't. Too busy these days ><




so happy that i could finally find a English version of the 5 Centimeters Per Second.
I am going to read this book for my English group discussion because i am tremendously interested in this book.
I could only see there were the first two episodes
of the book, but i can not find the last one.Have i miss any sites?

thank you for your translation! Help a lot !




Hey, I got a suggestion. I know you said that you're too busy with stuff to finish the third posting, but here's a thought. Can you ask some people at Baka-Tsuki to perhaps finish it for you? I love their work on translating JPN light novels, and I really would like to see 5 Centimeters Per Second finished, either here or perhaps at Baka Tsuki. It'd be really cool! Give it a try?




Is there a english version for the novel??? im planning to get the japanese version from amazon and learn japanese at the same time :D



LHY Author

No. Maybe you can send Shinkai an e-mail or a tweet to request one.




any updates?



LHY Author

No, I don't think I'll be translating the last chapter I'm afraid. Too busy working full time and tired these days.




"Will I be finishing the third chapter of the original novel? Probably not since I have other priorities at the moment"----

That's sad. Thanks for the news and I hope you get some free time.
Greetings from Chile!