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