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    Wednesday October 13, 2021
  • Makoto Shinkai Provides Lyrics for "Weathering With You" Heroine VA Nana Mori's New Song

    Mori: "One-sided love is not so bad if it is romantic like this."

    20-year-old actress/singer Nana Mori announced today that her new song "Senobi" (Stretching myself) is set to be released digitally on October 27 and that its lyrics were written by anime film director Makoto Shinkai. She voiced the main heroine Hina Amano in his 2019 film Weathering with You. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday September 13, 2021
  • Makoto Shinkai Highly Praises The Prince of Tennis 3DCG Film: "Both Funny and Heartbreaking"

    Takeshi Konomi answers, "I'm very happy that people who haven't read the original manga can enjoy it."

    Internationally acclaimed anime film director Makoto Shinkai posted his favorable comments on Ryoma! Rebirth The Prince of Tennis: The Movie, the all-new first 3DCG feature film based on Takeshi Konomi's The Prince of Tennis manga series, on his official Twitter account yesterday. Check out his thoughts and the manga author's response after the jump!

  • Wednesday July 21, 2021
  • Hollywood Live-Action Your Name Adaptation Loses Director

    Paramount and Bad Robot are quickly looking for a replacement

    Deadline has reported today that the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's Your Name. anime film has lost its director Lee Isaac Chung due to scheduling conflicts, leaving the film once again without a director. Learn more about the break-up after the jump!

  • Friday March 19, 2021
  • Select Makoto Shinkai, Ultraman Titles Leave Crunchyroll on March 31

    Watch 5 Centimeters per Second and more while they're still available

    In addition to some of the work of Makoto Shinkai, Crunchyroll will be saying farewell to Love Live! School Idol Project (2nd Season) and six Ultraman series. Read on for more.

  • Wednesday March 10, 2021
  • FEATURE: How the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Influenced Anime Over the Past Decade

    Looking at the effect Japan’s biggest earthquake had on the anime industry

    In a single moment, everything changed; after one great shake of the earth, the world was never the same again. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, a day that forever changed the psyche of those living in Japan. Let's look at the effect the event had on Japanese pop culture as we mark ten years since it occurred. 

  • Monday January 4, 2021
  • Makoto Shinkai Discusses How He Got Pretty Cure in Weathering with You

    "I love Precure, so I really wanted to put it in the film."

    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!

  • Monday December 28, 2020
  • Weathering With You Has A Newly-edited Special ED Movie for Its First Terrestrial Broadcast

    The clip is supervised by the director Shinkai himself

    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.

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