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    Monday October 19, 2020
  • Your Name Director Makoto Shinkai Comments on Demon Slayer: Mugen Train's Incredible Success

    "How is this possible?" asks one of Japan's biggest anime creators

    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!

  • Friday September 18, 2020
  • Minari Director Lee Isaac Chung to Direct Live-Action Your Name Adaptation for Hollywood

    Lee Isaac Chung replaces the previously reported Marc Webb

    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!

  • Wednesday September 16, 2020
  • Reading Performance of Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters per Second to be Held in October

    Miyu Iruno, Yuki Kaji, Ayane Sakura, Akari Kito, Yuka Ozaki, Maaya Uchida, and more anime VAs will join

    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.

  • Saturday September 19, 2020
  • FEATURE: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Worlds, Celebrating the Characters of Mamoru Hosoda

    Marking the great man's birthday with a celebration of the grounded and relatable characters that make his films so special

    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.

  • Sunday September 6, 2020
  • FEATURE: Five Books About Anime to Sink Your Teeth Into

    Five suggestions for some books to pick up on Read-A-Book Day!

    It's Read-A-Book Day, so why not dive into a good story? If you're looking for some suggestions, we have a few, just hit the jump!

  • Thursday August 27, 2020
  • Makoto Shinkai's Weathering With You Gets Audiobook Voiced by Two Original Anime VAs

    The novelization written by the director himself has printed 650,000 copies

    Kadokawa started streaming an audiobook edition of the novelization of Makoto Shinkai's 2019 anime film Tenki no Ko / Weathering With You written by himself via Amazon.com Inc.'s affiliated company Audible, Inc. today on August 28. This is the fifth entry from the "Makoto Shinkai Novel Audiobook Project." Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday July 9, 2020
  • You Can Now Purchase Natsumi's Scooter from Weathering with You for $2,500 USD

    The scooter comes in two models, 50CC and 110CC for you to whizz around in the rain on

    Due to popular demand, Honda and the Weathering with You production committee have teamed up to recreate Natsumi's scooter, based off of Honda's own 'Super Cub' line, from the popular Makoto Shinkai anime film. The scooter comes in two engine sizes, letting young teenagers get away with zipping about through Ikebukuro's backstreets – though I hope they're not being chased! Check out the scooter and more information after the jump!

  • Monday July 20, 2020
  • Meeting The Next Generation of Great Anime Directors

    Today let's highlight some of the top directors making anime film waves today!

    Nick Creamer takes a look at the next generation of anime film directors, including Masaaki Yuasa, Naoko Yamada, and Makoto Shinkai!

  • Friday July 3, 2020
  • Yen Press Announces Overlord Anime Art Book and 12 More Titles

    See what went down at today's Anime Expo Lite panel!

    If you thought this week's previous six announcements were a lot in one go for Yen Press, the publisher just more than doubled that during its Anime Expo Lite industry panel. Read on for all the announcements that were made.