According to the latest Oricon report, all three Blu-rays of Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. still ranked in the top 10 of the weekly sales charts in its third week of release. It became the first title to achieve the record in the history of the charts since July 2008. Hit the jump for more details.
Internationally acclaimed anime director Makoto Shinkai's first commercial short film Hoshi no Koe/Voices of a Distant Star was released in Japan in 2002. In commemoration of his debut 15th anniversary, post offices all over Japan will start accepting pre-orders for a special frame stamp set featuring visuals from his anime woks on August 14. Hit the jump for more details.
As expected, Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. has also become a record-breaking title in Japan's DVD/Blu-ray market. Following its sensational debut last week, the film's DVD/Blu-ray are still sold well in its second week. While all three editions of the Blu-ray ranked in the top 10 again, the DVD kept its No.1 position. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the previously-introduced two Nendoroid figures of them, Good Smile Company today also listed 1/8 scale figures of the two protagonists of Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na Wa./Your Name., Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana, inspired by their poses in the film's poster visual. Checkout the details after the jump!
The DVD/Blu-ray discs of Makoto Shinkai's monster hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. were finally released in four editions in Japan on July 26. The total sales number of the discs in their first week was massive 638,000 units, and its total sales amount reached 4.36 billion yen. The youth sci-fi film earned 25.03 billion yen from its domestic run. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the DVD/Blu-ray release of the mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. in Japan today, director Makoto Shinkai has posted a two-minute video to introduce the storyboard images drawn for the film's OP movie, accompanied by RADWIMPS' "Yume Tourou" on YouTube. Watch PR videos for the disc's Japanese release after the jump!
Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Good Smile Company's two new Nendoroid figures inspired by the two protagonists of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na Wa./Your Name., Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana, for a December 2017 release. Check out the product photos of the two cute deformed items after the jump!
The final new poster for Pokémon: I Choose You! is a work of art. And if the art looks familiar, you're not seeing things. The beautiful artwork was supplied by the back ground artist for your name. and other Makoto Shinkai hits. See the full poster after the jump!
Makoto Shinkai was absent from the commendation ceremony for the 26th Annual Japan Movie Critics Awards held at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre yesterday on May 16, in which he won its best animation director award for his latest anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name.. He later explained the reason on his Twitter, "Because I am now working on my new project."