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‘Your Name’ Creator has No Interest in the Hollywood Live-Action

It has been a wild ride for Makoto Shinkai and his hit movie Your Name (Kimi no Na wa). What initially began as a lowkey project from...

11 Garden of Words Cinemagraphs That Capture “Lonely Love”

Makoto Shinkai's The Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa) has captivated fans with its beautiful animation and timeless story about two people who can't be together. https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/HideousUnitedAlligator   The...

See Hand Drawn Sketches of Your Name Before It’s Taken Down

Every beautifully drawn anime begins as a series of sketches, and Your Name is no different! Fans are familiar with Makoto Shinkai's style, which makes use of...

Your Name’s Heroine Was Originally Going to be Yandere

Makoto Shinkai's Your Name was a massive hit due to the perfect mix of characters, mystery, visuals, and romance. However, it's surprising to learn that movie...

Love or Letting Go: How Makoto Shinkai’s Recent Mainstream Presence is...

As Makoto Shinkai’s Your name lands in US theaters this month, more contemporary anime films begin to seek success and viewership within foreign audiences. What have younger generations of animators been doing as old giants like Studio Ghibli seem to be slowly slipping away from the spotlight?

The International Community’s Favorite Makoto Shinkai Films

Last week, we asked the community to rank Makoto Shinkai's five theatrical films to discover which one is the most popular with international fans....

POLL: What is Makoto Shinkai’s Best Movie?

Makoto Shinkai is arguably the most well-known modern anime director, and he's only directed five movies! https://gfycat.com/ifr/BasicInstructiveAmethystsunbird His stories tend to focus on themes of romance, melancholia,...

When He’s Trying To Be Cute At Inappropriate Times

"Damn it, Taki! What part of 'Your Name' didn't you understand?"

“Your Name” is the Highest-Grossing Anime Movie of All Time

Your Name has topped Spirited Away! Your Name is now the highest-grossing anime movie of all time thanks to strong international showings in China, South Korea, Thailand, New...

17 Revolutionary Directors Who Have Shaped Your World

Sometimes we take the people who make anime for granted. Animators and writers are a key element, but it takes a great director to lead...

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