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    Tuesday May 19, 2020
  • Makoto Shinkai Teases Next Film: "I'm Gradually Assembling My New Work"

    The DVD/Blu-ray of his 2019 film "Weathering With You" hits stores May 27

    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.

  • Thursday May 14, 2020
  • Your Name, Weathering With You Theme Song Band RADWIMPS' All Works are Available on Subscription

    The band has released 22 singles and nine original albums since 2005

    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.

  • Select Movie Theaters Re-Open in Japan With Your Name, Weathering With You, Shin Godzilla

    11 prefectures will see cinemas re-open this week

    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. 

  • Wednesday February 26, 2020
  • OPINION: Take It From an Anime Fan and Watch It with Subtitles

    Whether you're trying a new anime or watching Parasite, don't knock it if it's subbed only

    If your only choices are watching something good with subtitles or not watching it at all, you should absolutely just watch it with subs. Hit the jump to see why subtitles are a gateway to great art from popular anime to groundbreaking films like Parasite. 

  • Tuesday November 26, 2019
  • Makoto Shinkai Returns With the Premiere of Weathering With You at Anime NYC

    The much-anticipated follow up to Your Name makes its East Coast debut

    Ever since Makoto Shinkai took the anime world by storm in 2016 with the smash hit movie Your Name, fans everywhere have been aching to see what he'll do next. Three years later, he's back with a brand new movie called Weathering With You. While it won't reach US theaters until early 2020, lucky Anime NYC attendees were treated to an early screening. Hit the jump below for our impressions of the much-anticipated premiere!

  • Monday November 4, 2019
  • INTERVIEW: Makoto Shinkai on Weathering With You, the "Shinkai Universe," and Joker

    Crunchyroll Russia speaks with Makoto Shinkai after the Moscow premiere of Weathering With You.

    Crunchyroll Russia sits down with director Makoto Shinkai and speaks with him about the recently released Weathering With You and more!

  • Tuesday June 25, 2019
  • The Beginning Part of Weathering With You to be Introduced on Japanese TV on June 30

    The voice cast from "Your Name." and "Weathering With You" will join a live-streaming program

    Japanese TV station TV Asahi will air Makoto Shinkai's 2016 film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. from 21:00 on June 30 (JST). It is confirmed today that the beginning part of his upcoming new feature film Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You will be also introduced on the program for the first time. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Friday February 15, 2019
  • Marc Webb Set to Direct Your Name. Live-Action Remake

    Makoto Shinkai: "He is my favorite director, I am so happy! "

    It is officially confirmed today that 44-year-old American director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) is set to direct the forthcoming live-action remake of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film in 2016, Kimi no Na wa./Your Name.. Hit the jump for more details including the Twitter comment from Shinkai.

  • Wednesday August 29, 2018
  • Step Inside the Voice Actors Studio with Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinterniklaas at Crunchyroll Expo!

    Voice acting and ADR Superstars Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinterniklaas are coming to Crunchyroll Expo!

    Crunchyroll’s bringing all kinds of anime superstars for fans to meet at Crunchyroll Expo, but if you’re as big a fan of dubbed anime as I am, two names on the special guests list immediately stood out: prolific voice artists and ADR mavens, Stephanie Sheh and Michael Sinterniklaas!