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Radwimps singer offers apology/explanation after new song is accused of inappropriate nationalism

Song about pride in Japan and its flag has been called a military propaganda song by critics.

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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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The top 10 romantic anime to watch with your boyfriend or girlfriend, according to fans

10 picks for when it’s just the two of you…but Your Name isn’t number one on the list.

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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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Your Name fan reveals the identity of Miki Okudera’s husband, shocks Japanese netizens

Looks like Taki’s crush got stolen from right under his nose.

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Hong Kong students use free time at school to draw stunning anime-inspired chalkboard art

Several Ghibli films and Your Name are featured in their beautiful mural works.

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Experience a century of anime history in one gorgeous video celebrating art form’s 100th birthday

Musical retrospective looks back on the 100 years of Japanese animation.

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Feel what it’s like to be a Shinto shrine maiden with shrine’s experience package for foreigners

Chief priest cites popularity of miko heroine in anime hit Your Name for increased interest in traditional role.

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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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Japanese manga artist draws hilarious parody of Your Name’s Hollywood live-action remake

What if Taki was a white guy and Mitsuha was a black girl?

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Japan’s beautiful cosplay violinist dazzles the eyes and ears in cover videos, surprise concerts

Musical and visual tributes to anime including Your Name, Sailor Moon, often require her to cosplay as two different characters in the same video.

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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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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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