Makoto Shinkai

Elon Musk shares his love of anime, says he wants to build a mecha

Investor expresses admiration for two of anime’s most iconic directors, has fans wondering if he’ll take inspiration from Evangelion or Gundam.

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Surreally amazing Osaka sunset has some seeing the gates of hell, others heaven on Earth【Video】

Unfiltered video is like a scene from a Makoto Shinkai anime or a terrifying horror movie, depending on your perspective.

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Japanese train passenger records journey that looks like a scene from a Makoto Shinkai anime film

People around the country are in awe of the clip, which was taken without the use of filters or any editing software.

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Your Name director Makoto Shinkai, other anime creators invited to join Oscar Academy

Three directors and arguably the greatest anime composer of all time asked to join organization.

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New Makoto Shinkai short anime is a gorgeous music video partially set in Singapore【Video】

The director of anime Your Name gives us a glimmering glimpse of the beauty of the Asian nation, and also civil engineering.

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Breathtakingly beautiful beach in often-overlooked part of Japan is like a scene out of Your Name

Chichibugahama Beach looks like a Makoto Shinkai anime come to life, and is well worth a detour off the beaten travel path.
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Anime film Your Name’s director Makoto Shinkai is immortalized in an asteroid’s name

Makoto Shinkai can add one more special achievement to his resume that is quite literally out of this world. 

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Anime Your Name’s studio releases trailer for its newest film, which isn’t set in Japan【Video】

After lovingly dramatic portrayals of Tokyo and Gifu, the anime studio applies its glisteningly gorgeous talents to another country.

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We try out the delicious, fluffy milk bread featured in the Japanese anime movie Your Name

Even though it didn’t cause us to swap bodies, it was every bit as creamy and tasty as we imagined it to be.

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What would anime hit Your Name look like without its biggest storytelling cheat? Manga shows us

The main characters in Makoto Shinkai’s anime film have a major blind spot, but not in this reimagining.

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Creator of anime Your Name says he’s “not really that interested” in Hollywood live-action remake

Makoto Shinkai’s anime is unabashedly emotional, but the director sounds like a detached dad when discussing his mega-hit baby’s next step.

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Anime industry takes in record 2.0 trillion yen in 2016

Rise to 2.0009 trillion yen credited to Chinese streaming, live events, Your Name.

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Anime Your Name to be remade as Hollywood live-action movie produced by J.J. Abrams

Hollywood rolls the anime remake dice again, this time with Makoto Shinkai’s mega-hit.

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Studio behind anime hit Your Name creates dazzling video showing the beauty of Canada【Video】

Couple’s romantic journey across the country shows off the warm side of a Canadian winter.

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Chinese bootleg figures for Your Name anime simultaneously look exactly/nothing like you’d expect

No really, what’s your name? Because you don’t look anything like Taki or Mitsuha.

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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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