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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...


Your Name Art Book Review

There has been an artbook released for every Makoto Shinkai movie so far and Your Name is no exemption - not surprising considering its run away success and that it got a special "Collectors Edition". Unlike the visual guide book, it does not contain concept art or storyboards but the format is no different, once again in B6 paper back...


Japan Post Celebrates Makoto Shinkai Debut 15th Anniversary with Stamp Set

It's been 15 years since Makoto Shinkai made his debut in the Anime industry and it seems Japan Post will be releasing a 15th anniversary limited edition stamp set later this month for 4900 Yen (£34). Will only be available between August 14th - November 23rd 2017. The set will consist of 10 sticker type 62 Yen stamps, each featuring a...


Kimi no Na wa, Your Name Movie and Collectors Edition Review

If you're an Anime fan that follow the news then I'm sure you've no doubt heard of Makoto Shinkai and his recent run away success with Kimi no Na wa, Your Name as it's shot over the 2 billion Yen record, beating even Ghibli movies and even Harry Potter at the Japanese box offices. In Your Name, Taki and Mitsuha (two highschool students as...