During the first broadcast of Weathering with You on Japanese TV last night, fans of Pretty Cure re-ignited the love the film showed to the series with the appearance of cosplayers at a Comiket-like event in the film, with both becoming a trending topic on Japanese messaging boards. Shinkai explained how he was able to get the Toei characters in a Toho film and why he did so. Read how after the jump!
Makoto Shinkai's 2019 anime film Tenki no Ko / Weathering With You will be broadcast on terrestrial television in Japan (TV Asahi and its affiliates) for the first time on January 3, 2021. And it is announced that a special one-minute ending movie will be aired after the credits of the film. Hit the jump for more details.
After the reports came out today that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train anime film had overtaken Your Name's lifetime gross at the Japanese box office, director Makoto Shinkai went to Twitter to express both his "frustration" and joy on Demon Slayer: Mugen Train's success. Read what the director said after the jump!
Everyone knew that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train would be popular when it released in Japanese theaters, but no one could predict this record-breaking amount of success for the anime film. One person who is shocked, but also pleased by the success, is Your Name director Makoto Shinkai. See his first comments on the film after the jump!
Anime in India is nearly three decades old. Despite this, few people outside India are aware of the rapidly growing anime fanbase in India. Learn more about what it's like to be an anime fan in India after the jump.
Hot off the heels of winning audiences and critics over at Sundance with his latest film Minari, The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Lee Isaac Chung's next film will be the Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's massive anime hit Your Name. More information after the jump!
A reading performance based on Makoto Shinkai's 2007 dramatic anime film 5 Centimeters per Second is scheduled to be held at Hulic Hall Tokyo from October 21 to 25, 2020. Many popular anime voice actors including three who previously joined Shinkai's works will take the stage on a daily basis. Check out the lineup after the jump.
When Mamoru Hosoda made The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, he was immediately hailed as the second coming of Hayao Miyazaki. Five films later, he has gone one step beyond that and carved a niche of his own, with his own signature. On the occasion of his birthday, we take a look at what makes his films, and the characters of his films, so special. Read on to learn more.