Makoto Shinkai


Spring is almost here, and do you know what that means? You might say "the weather is warming up," but here in New York we still have snow on the forecast for Monday, so uh, NO. It is not necessarily warming up all that much....


I hope you've settled down with a lovely lunch this afternoon. If you have a few minutes to spare I suggest you throw some headphones on and nestle up to a fantastic new short film by the always amazing Makoto Shinkai. Even ...

Get the tissues ready. Makoto Shinkai's latest work, The Garden of Words, is hitting wide release in Japan at the end of the month, and last night we saw the first five minutes of it air on TV Tokyo. In this snippet, we get ...



Congratulations, anime fans of Australia, the Gold Coast Film Festival in the Broadbeach area of Queensland, Australia is going to feature the world premiere of The Garden of Words as part of their 'Cool Japan'...

So I just realized that Global Shinkai Day is starting this Friday, and Crunchyoll is adding more content to its special Makoto Shinkai weekend event. To be more specific, Children Who Chase Lost Voices will be stre...

Oh man, Makoto Shinkai really knows how to setup a beautiful scene in his stories. Even though I am not a big fan of his works, I cannot deny the sheer gorgeousness found in the colors and lighting of the first trailer for T...

Just like with his previous works (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices) Makoto Shinkai can create gorgeous anime. His new anime short Dareka no Manazashi (Someone's Gaz...


I am going to be perfectly honest with everyone on here, I'm not the biggest Shinkai fan around here. Though I will admit that his movies do get better with each new film that pops out of his mind. Before you smite me with yo...

Sentai Filmworks is at it again -- licensing yet another Makoto Shinkai property. Back in the days of ADV Films, the company licensed 5 Centimeters Per Second and Voices of A Distant Star, so it's no huge surprise that t...

For the fourth year in a row, Crunchyroll is streaming three films by Makoto Shinkai in what it's calling Global Shinkai Day. From March 9-11, you can see Shinkai's most well-known work: Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Pr...

Long delayed, but nonetheless, here is the first part of a series of write-up promised about a man who waxed poetic about loving at a distance in anime film. You might know him as Makoto Shinkai, but I know him as a humble gu...

So this weekend I finally got around to watching the highly acclaimed 5 Centimeters per Second and I was pretty much utterly destroyed. The story and writing in that show is fantastic, and it probably doesn't help t...

[Update: The film will now have subtitles, says Otakon staffers. Hooray!] Have you been dying to see Makoto Shinkai's latest work, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from the Deep? Well, Otakon's got your back. Sort of. The film ...

Do you like gorgeous animation? Do like being able to pause a movie at any given time and have that frame always be a perfect computer wallpaper? Do you wonder what Makoto Shinkai has been working on all this time?You're in l...

Break out the tissues because Makoto Shinkai is back with a vengeance. His latest work, Hoshi o Ou Kodomo (Children Who Chase the Stars), is going at full force, and according to ANN, a teaser trailer for the work w...

Makoto Shinkai's an anime auteur easily on par with the likes of Miyazaki and Oshii. His works are a bright spot of complexity and depth in an industry that many perceive to be in creative downfall, soon to be drowned in a se...

THE TIME HAS COME. You have until 5PM(PST) on Sunday to watch Voices of a Distant Star, Five Centimeters Per Second, and Place Promised in Our Early Days, all of which are temporarily available streaming on Crunchyroll, and f...

On Sunday, musical sensation Eminence Symphony Orchestra had a surprise guest: Makoto Shinkai made his way on stage (punching out several security guards and members of the band in the process) to talk with the audience. Afte...

Wow, this is some great news to wake up to. Off of Neb's, Fanboy Review brings up that people at Bang Zoom have started listing voicing credits for 5 Centimeters Per Second, one of the long-lost ADV titles. Apparently, ADV h...

Great. More titles have been canceled. I was eyeing picking up Five Centimeters per Second at AnimeNEXT, but decided to pay an extra $10 and get Kino's Journey as a box set. So now, you better still have a decent stock when I...






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