Post Reply What brought you to Shinkai ?
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Posted 2/19/09
Where did you see your first Shinkai Film and what were your feelings after that first experience ?

My first exposure to Shinkai was walking in to the second section of 5 CM per Second at Otakon. The film was being shown in 35mm in a huge room. I remember thinking ... I have no idea what's going on in the story, but these are the most amazing visuals I've ever seen. Also, that the music was fantastic.

The more got into Shinkai's works, the stronger the feelings were to connect to other fans ... so I eventually started an English Fan Forum for Shinkai ... Cherry Blossoms Falling . http://cherryblossomsfalling.myfastforum.org/

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Posted 2/22/09
i found a copy of hoshi no koe in a local music/movie store when it first came out.
i thought it was pricey for a film that was around 25 min. i took a chance though and loved it.
i became a lifelong fan. it's sad that people are only just now discovering him.
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Posted 2/27/09
I was browsing through some anime movies, and came across 5 Centimeters Per Second. That movie was so good i felt like crying, so heart touching!!!! I then looked up everything about it and found he had other works as well. They are all really good
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Posted 2/28/09
For me, it was Place Promised in Our Early Days. After that is was the stories of Wind - A Breath of Heart and Ef: A Tale of Two Memories, although I did not know they were related at the time. After watching all 4 of his main works today (She and Her Cat, Place Promisted in Our Early Days, 5 Cm Per Second, and Voices of a Distant Star) the short "Other Worlds", the commercial, the music video "Egao" and some of the game demo videos for all the adult video games he animated and associated light novels he wrote, I see that his niche is semi-sad romantic tales, with a twist of some kind to it. They almost all seem to be about yearning for the lost love, or the love that is slightly out of reach.

Remember to watch Wind and Ef as well! He did write the light novels for these, as well as animated the original games!
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Posted 3/7/09
i was checking out anime at the public library and i saw the place promised in our early days and i loved it. it was very pretty visuals. i knew about 5 cm per second after that but it hasn't came out yet at that time and i finally got to watch it awhile back and 5 cm per second became my favorite. he's a bit underrated but i still love him nonetheless.
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Posted 4/12/09
Koitenshi - Good call on Ef: great story and anime .... definitely check that out.

Kamsa - Wow you got to see those at the library ... thats another good place to check stuff out. Good call.
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Posted 3/6/10
5cm per second,here in cr! i have no words to describe that masterpiece! just awesome! and of course i ll see all movies for shinkai day..
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Posted 3/7/10
I was tipped off by some associates who work for an animation company whose name rhymes with "Blixar".

Not surprisingly, Shinkai's name always comes up in conversations about high quality animated films.
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