With the State of Emergency lifted in Japan, various businesses in the capital city are reopening, with slight changes and various policies to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). Toho Cinemas, one of the biggest cinema chains in Japan, will be reopening its flagship theaters in Tokyo this week. Go past the jump to see what anime films will be leading the charge and how the chain will be combating the virus.
After a great theatrical run in Japanese theaters, raking up an impressive box office, Makoto Shinkai's Weathering with You finally released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan last week, giving the film another impressive feat for this torrent of an anime film. Check out how much it sold on DVD/Blu-ray after the jump!
Weathering with You finally released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan yesterday and to celebrate the release, director Shinkai went to Twitter to share some very early pre-production and some very late post-production secrets on the film. Check them out after the jump!
In a quiet announcement following an equally muted Memorial Day weekend, GKIDS has announced the home video release details for celebrated anime director Makoto Shinkai's most recent film Weathering With You. Read on for the details.
19-year-old actor Kotaro Daigo has posted a seven-minute cover version clip of "Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Arukai" (Is there still anything I can do for love?), originally performed RADWIMPS as the theme song for 2019 anime film Weathering With You. He voiced the male protagonist of the film, Hodaka Morishima. Check out his moving performance and message after the jump.
47-year-old internationally acclaimed anime director Makoto Shinkai (Your Name., Weathering With You) has posted a tweet about the current progress of his next film on his official Twitter on May 18. He wrote, "I'm gradually assembling my new work while following the pace of the production of 'Weathering With You' three years ago." Read more after the jump.
The official website for the four-member Japanese rock band RADWIMPS announced today that all of their works that have been released since their major debut in 2005 are now available on major subscription services, such as Apple Music, Spotify, LINE MUSIC, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, AWA, RecMusic, and dHits. Hit the jump for more details.
Before the Japanese government canceled the State of Emergency in 39 prefectures earlier today, it was announced earlier this week that select movie theaters would reopen some prefectures over the week, with the majority of the selected cinemas reopening tomorrow. More information after the jump.
The home release of Weathering with You is only a month and a bit away from coming out in Japan and to celebrate the release, Toho Animation uploaded a 6-minute trailer of the documentary series focusing on everyone's favorite character from the anime film, Natsumi. Check it out after the jump!
Taisei Corporation today released a brand new animated commercial centered on a new New Yangon Specialist Hospital the company is building in Myanmar from Makoto Shinkai's team at CoMix Wave Films, using breathtaking animation techniques as seen in Weathering with You. Check it out after the jump!