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.
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.
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!
Kadokawa started streaming an audiobook edition of the novelization of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit 2016 anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. written by himself via Amazon.com Inc.'s affiliated company Audible, Inc. on August 28. This is the first entry from the newly-launched "Makoto Shinkai Novel Audiobook Project." Hit the jump for more details.
45-year-old anime director Makoto Shinkai tweeted in English on his official Twitter account on August 2 that his next feature film following Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. (2016) is set for next year. Check out his recent comments about his new work after the jump.
According to Video Research, the first terrestrial broadcast of Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. on January 3 pulled in a record-breaking total rating of 26.3 percent. It was the highest record in the "film" category since October 2016 when the research company started reporting the data for time-shifted viewing, surpassing Frozen and Shin Godzilla. Hit the jump for more details.
Two days after the first terrestrial broadcast of his mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. on TV Asahi last Wednesday, director Makoto Shinkai posted a comment to deny the long-believed rumor about the ending of the film on his official Twitter. [Warning: This article contains a major spoiler about the ending of the film.]
On December 23, Oricon, a data compiling company specializing in providing data for the Japanese music/book industry, announced "The 19th Oricon Yearly Visual Ranking 2017," which was based the actual sales data aggregated from 20,940 stores across Japan between December 12, 2016 and December 10, 2017. Find out the top-selling anime DVD/Blu-ray of the year after the jump.
In Japan, December 21 is "Long-Distance Love Day" -- and to celebrate, fans chimed in with their favorite anime couples separated by space, time, and other inconveniences. But don't assume the winner is a foregone conclusion. Hit the jump to see the top ten!