I just got word from the Anime News Network that, as I expected would happen at some point, ADV has confirmed the licensing of Makoto Shinkai's Byousoku 5 Centimeter!
I had several reactions to the news:
- Yay! The movie will be released in the U.S.! And probably with a good English dub too, given ADV's excellent work with dubbing Shinkai's previous movies.
- No! I won't be able to justify downloading the fansubs that will inevitably come out when the movie is finally released on DVD in Japan on July 19th!
- Yay! I'll be able to watch the entirety of the (expected to be) gorgeous movie in full DVD quality!
I can't wait!