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Japan Trip 2023 - Day 4, Your Name Locations, Yotsuya, Shinanomachi

Been capturing morning time lapses and this morning's sunrise turned out good... Until a fly appeared at one point somehow outside the window. Otherwise clear skies, a fairly warm day. Bought this Suntory Tennensui brand of water marketed with Suzume and Shinkai's other movies. They changed the bottle so that it's easier to...


Japan Trip 2023 - Day 2, Nagano Kami-Suwa, Your Name Itomori Lake

Off to the Your Name, Tateishi Park today. Early morning so I could have more time to explore the place. Got up at half 5 to head to the station. The Azusa Limited Express is only available from Shinjuku so wanted to get there before rush hour. Despite being the first train of the day, there was actually quite a lot of people. There are quite...


Suzume no Tojimari Premieres November 11th, Teaser and Live Q&A

New promo art was revealed starring the heroine Suzume makes it into the morning newspapers such as Asahi. A premiere release date has been revealed for the movie as 11th November 2022. Toho also tweets some special footage from the movie due on April 10th 8pm JST on their official YouTube channel. Speculation on Twitter suggests the...


Makoto Shinkai's 2022 Movie Revealed, "Suzume no Tojimari"

Today was the big reveal of Makoto Shinkai's next movie, "Suzume no Tojimari [Suzume's Closure]" (no official English title yet) due 2022, autumn. Earlier in the morning (JST) he had already revealed a piece of promo art. The action, road trip movie follows 17 year old girl Suzume where she travels together either another entity...


Makoto Shinkai's CoMix Wave Art Team Creates Nescafe Ad for Hong Kong

Ever wondered what Hong Kong would look like in a Makoto Shinkai movie? Well, in the latest Nescafe ad, you can see just that. Ever since Shinkai joined CoMix Wave and put together his own art team, that art team has been involved in creating ads for various companies such as for Taisei Corporation and their very first ad for Shinano...


SLA 2019 - Tenki no Ko, Weathering with You Review

Haven't been to a Scotland Loves Animation for several years now but kept an eye out for Weathering with You this year since the disc release is probably still a long way off. It was pretty much a given since the event screened Your Name the last time before disc release. I dropped into GFT to buy a ticket on the same day the organisers...


Makoto Shinkai's Next Movie "Tenki no Ko" Premieres in July 19th

Makoto Shinkai's next movie will be "Tenki no Ko [Weather Child]" due to première in July 19th. Subtitled as "Weathering with You", the story tells of a young man named Hotaka (played by Kotarou Daigo) who decided to run away to Tokyo from his home on an isolated island during summer, when he reached the first year of senior...