Tag: Makoto Shinkai

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Your Name(2016): A Telling Tale (Film Thoughts)

In the race for anime box office domination (a race largely reserved for studios, and the occasional anime industry wonk), the unexpected can often be…

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Review: The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words, despite its return to Makoto Shinkai’s perhaps overly familiar themes and motifs, is still the most concise and eloquent expression of longing he has ever put on screen. A visual and aesthetic tour-de-force by nearly any measure, it is Shinkai’s masterpiece.

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The Garden of Thoughts: An Interview with Makoto Shinkai

We had the honor of talking to one of anime’s most prominent directors, Makoto Shinkai—the creator of memorable anime such as Voices of a Distant Star, Five Centimeters Per Second, and the brand new The Garden of Words. Here’s what he says about his latest film, the casting of Kana Hanazawa, where he gets his lighting ideas from, and whether he sees himself as an outsider or otaku artist.

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Posted in Conventions Otakon

Otakon 2011: Makoto Shinkai Press Conference

After a previous two days filled with just following Makoto Shinkai (新海誠) around, there was finally a 9AM Press conference at the Sheraton. Typically press…

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Otakon 2011: Children who Lost their Voices to the Deep Below Movie/Event Recap

Released in Japan around May 7th, 2011, Otakon had the honor of being the place and event to debut Makoto Shinkai’s latest film in North…

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Otakon 2011: Makoto Shinkai’s Fan Q&A

Video shot by our friends at Dragonfish Films. Please visit their website! Makoto Shinkai was a featured guest at Otakon 2011, and a majority of…

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