Shinkai Makoto, that is the name of an amazing person. His productions are of an incredible quality that I have never seen even in Miyazaki Hayao's work.
Shinkai's latest work is called "Byousoku 5 Centimetres - a chain of short stories about their distance" (I know it's a long title). This production carries Shinkai's name and reputation higher because of how it's quality is still increased from his last work. Having better quality still from his last production is no small task as he employs a large number of very gaudy painted backgrounds with painstaking detail. The end result is brilliant and worth heavy praise epically since the staff on the film is minuscule. Remember Shinkai is a name to follow.
Moving on to the feature itself, the story is about a boy and a girl who seem to have a special connection when they meet in elementary school. Soul mates if you will; however they are quickly torn apart due to how their parents line of work deviate from one another. They stay in contact but long distance relationships are harsh. There's more than one side to the story as well.
After being told how they meet there are three parts to the movie. First the male leads point of view from middle school the the occurring events. The second part is an outside view of the same young man in high school as told by a classmate. Finally the story wraps up as told by the man himself living in Tokyo in the year 2008. Though he dose narrate the ending to an extent the absolute outcome is a bit fuzzy, as the last of the movie is told through a music video/montage. I'm uncertain of how it really ended but if my assumptions are correct...
Point being it's worth watching.
Screens from Byousoku 5 Centimetres.