Since we announced our plans for the home video release of Weathering With You, the latest film from Makoto Shinkai (Your Name), we know a lot of you were excited to see the additional tidbit that we will be adding two more works of his, 5 Centimeters Per Second (pictured right) and Children Who Chase Lost Voices (aka Journey to Agartha) […]
By Jonathan Clements. It’s raining again. There are rumours about Hodaka at his remote island school. Something happened to him two years ago in the big city, although nobody knows the full story. Not even his probation officer, who finally releases him from his obligations and lets him set off to university as a free […]
By Eija Niskanen. Makoto Shinkai has built a notable career as a central figure of the post-Ghibli generation of anime directors. The difference is that Shinkai was not initially connected with any single studio name, but has built his profile by working alternatively alone, and later with a few other colleagues, mostly composer Tenmon. His […]
by Andrew Osmond. Following the blog’s hunts for Easter Eggs in the Gundam franchise, this article focuses on Eggs relating to Makoto Shinkai’s biggest blockbusters, Your Name and Weathering With You. Warning – SPOILERS for both films.
By Andrew Osmond. Makoto Shinkai’s visual style is a commercial in its own right, maybe the most lucrative brand in anime today. So it’s fitting that Shinkai’s work has been bound up with advertising for more than a decade. Think of the lightning editing in Shinkai’s films, allowing for super-compressed story points, absolutely ideal for […]