Makoto Shinkai Teases Next Film: "I'm Gradually Assembling My New Work"

The DVD/Blu-ray of his 2019 film "Weathering With You" hits stores May 27

47-year-old internationally acclaimed anime director Makoto Shinkai (Your Name., Weathering With You) has posted a tweet about the progress of his next film on his official Twitter on May 18. It has been just ten months since his previous film Weathering With You was released in Japan in July 2019.


He wrote, "I'm gradually assembling my new work while following the pace of the production of 'Weathering With You' three years ago. I don't have the brain power to imagine the story, the characters, and the visuals all at once, so I've been working on it for months and months, trying to build it up and break it down again. It's already early summer..."



(Photo is production memos for his new film and "Weathering With You" in 2016)


On April 1, he revealed his feeling of struggle in creating a new story: "I've been writing the screenplay for my new film for the past two months, and every day I don't know what to think about now, what to say, or what we want to see in a few years. But I still write anyway."




Meanwhile, the DVD/Blu-ray of his 2019 film Weathering With You will be finally available in Japan on May 27, 2020. The 114-minute film released in Japan on July 2019 and earned 14 billion yen from its domestic run, which was about 56 percent of Your Name.'s total gross in Japan.



4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Collector's Edition:


Announcement PV for the DVD/Blu-ray release:



Source: Makoto Shinkai Twitter via: Oricon News


(C)2019 "Weathering With You" Production Committee


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