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.
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.
Over the last 10 years, anime as an industry has grown immensely, thanks in part due to the massive box office growth of anime films in theaters. Japanese survey site Rankingoo asked 10,314 people what they thought was the most impressive anime film of the last decade, barring sequels to TV anime and compilation films. Check out the top 10 after the jump!
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.