Makoto Shinkai

Anime Your Name is surprisingly awesome when paired with Top Gun’s “Danger Zone”【Video】

Should Makoto Shinkai’s anime have been about Top Gun Taki and Maverick Mitsuha?

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Video accuses Your Name of copying two of its animation sequences from other anime【Video】

Side-by-side comparison points finger at pivotal moment in director Makoto Shinkai’s smash-hit anime film.

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Your Name’s animated storyboards show anime phenomenon like you’ve never seen it before【Video】

Sketches hand-drawn by director Makoto Shinkai show initial vision for anime film’s opening sequence.

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As anime Your Name comes out on home video, did it manage to beat Frozen at the box office?

Makoto Shinkai’s anime juggernaut was chasing the Disney hit, but which film pulled in the bigger audience at theaters?

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Your Name Tokyo cafe bus tour lets you experience the sights and flavors of the anime

Tokyo tour visits locations from Makoto Shinkai’s hit, recreates the food the characters eat, and takes reservations in English.

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The next Shinkai? Amazing artist creates gorgeous anime video’s visuals all by himself【Video】

Jaw-dropping graduation project has audiences salivating for more from this one-person powerhouse.

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Your Name director reveals initial character concept sketches, title, thematic goals of the hit anime

Even before it was called Your Name, Makoto Shinkai knew he wanted his film to be different from its predecessors.

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Real-life location of Your Name’s anime-only lake discovered, still holds a beautiful surprise

Itomori may not be an actual city, but here’s where the hometown of Your Name’s female lead would be in real-life Japan.

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Spinoff novel of Shinkai’s Your Name film gets manga in July

Arata Kanou’s Your Name Another Side: Earthbound novel focuses on film’s side characters.

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Anime film Your Name’s director reveals that one character was very different in initial script

Makoto Shinkai’s initial concept for female lead Mitsuha would have rubbed audiences the wrong way, producer cautioned.

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A Silent Voice, Masako Nozawa, Makoto Shinkai win Japan Movie Critics Awards

Leiji Matsumoto also honored at May 16 ceremony.

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Anime Your Name’s home video release announced, has English subtitles and is region-free

Missed your chance to see this decade’s biggest anime movie hit in theaters? Soon you’ll be able to watch it at home, with no language barrier.

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Your Name anime film merchandise now available from Japan’s gacha capsule toy vending machines

With more than ten cute items to collect, this is a range we’ll be saving our yen for.

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Japanese gamer creates anime Your Name’s rural town in Minecraft, and it’s mind-blowing【Video】

Explore the film’s magical world for yourself in a whole new way.

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Every new English song for anime hit Your Name previewed in teaser video【Video】

”Zenzenzense” isn’t the only song getting new English vocals from original Japanese singer Yojiro Noda.

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Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki talks about chance of Your Name become highest-grossing anime ever

Ghibli co-founder explains how he’d feel if Makoto Shinkai’s film passed his studio’s Spirited Away.

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Anime Your Name’s English subtitles struggle to show difference between “I” and “I” in Japanese

You think the anime movie’s body-swapping teens have it rough? Its translators are the ones in a real jam.

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Hit anime movie Your Name dazzles its way into the fashion world with jewelry collection

You could engrave your name on this Your Name jewelry.

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Anime left out – Your Name fails to secure Academy Award Nomination

Sometimes it seems like everyone in the world loves Makoto Shinkai’s hit anime, but the Academy is apparently not so impressed.

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Official English version of anime Your Name’s theme song sounds cool as Japanese original【Video】

Sneak preview released for new version of mega-hit rock song that will appear in U.S. theatrical screenings.

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