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WEATHERING WITH YOU Trailer: Japanese Followup to YOUR NAME

How do you follow a highly acclaimed, high-grossing film such as Your Name (2016) ? The answer by director and writer Shinkai Makoto will be unfurled in Japan very shortly: Weathering With You (天気の子 Tenki no Ko, literally "Child of...

Review: YOUR NAME, A Wondrous Delight From Start to Finish

Body swapping, time displacement and comets of mass destruction all feature prominently in Makoto Shinkai’s heart-wrenching adolescent romance. Boasting an infectious soundtrack by RADWIMPS and luminous animation, Your Name proves a winning combination of laughter, tears and occasionally mind-bending concepts...

Review: YOUR NAME, a Body-Swap Animated Romance with Brains and Heart

Body swapping, time displacement and comets of mass destruction all feature prominently in Makoto Shinkai’s heart-wrenching adolescent romance. Boasting an infectious soundtrack by RADWIMPS and luminous animation, Your Name proves a winning combination of laughter, tears and occasionally mind-bending concepts...

Tokyo 2016: Godzilla To Receive ARIGATO Award

In a rather amusing turn of events, Godzilla managed to make the news again this weekend after winning the annual TIFF ARIGATO Award. Now in its second year, the "Thank You" Award is given out to talented individuals, who wholeheartedly...

The Weekly Win: Anime Artistry With THE GARDEN OF WORDS Pack [Competition: Australia Only, DVD Or Blu-ray]

Makoto Shinkai has been pushing the boundaries of anime as a pure artform through his humble yet emotionally rich features ever since he began his career. This week is the chance to win not only his new film The Garden Of...

Review: Shinkai Makoto's GARDEN OF WORDS Is Cheesy, But Has Heart

Promoted as a feature-length film, Shinkai Makoto's Garden of Words surprisingly only lasts 46 minutes. However, it was enough for the director to portray human emotions as well as understand the purpose of relationships.The word "love" in modern Japanese is "ai", but in...

Watch The First Five Minutes Of Shinkai's GARDEN OF WORDS

With a Japanese release slated for May 31st, the first five minutes of Shinkai Makoto's Garden Of Words was broadcast on Japanese television a couple days back and that footage has now arrived online. Shinkai has long been loved for...

Watch The First Trailer For Shinkai's THE GARDEN OF WORDS

Japanese animator Shinkai Makoto has earned a loyal following around the world with his sensitive tales of love and loss. And while many fans felt somewhat disappointed by what felt like a deliberate - and only moderately effective - turn...

Shinkai Makoto's GARDEN OF WORDS Arrives In 2013

Japanese animator Shinkai Makoto is wasting no time between projects, announcing on his website today that his new film - titled The Garden Of Words - will release in Japanese theaters in the first half of 2013. Titled Kotonoha no...

REEL ANIME 2012 Interview: Makoto Shinkai Muses on Career And Latest CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES

As part of Madman Australia's Reel Anime 2012 film festival, Makoto Shinkai's newest feature film Children Who Chase Lost Voices is a wonderful addition to the cutting-edge lineup. I had the great fortune to fling some pretty direct questions at this very...

BYOSOKU 5 SENCHIMETORU (Personal Favorites) Review

With Matoko Shinkai (Hoshi no Koe) gearing up to present his latest film to the Western world, I figured it would be a good time to revisit some of his former glory. Byosoku 5 Senchimetoru is an exceptional piece of...