Makoto Shinkai

Yen Press to Publish Novelisation of ‘The Garden of Words’ in English This Month

Premiered at the annual Gold Coast Film Festival, the short animated feature film The Garden of Words (Kotonoha no Niwa - 言の葉の庭) highlighted the visual creativity of both director Makoto Shinkai and the animation studio CoMix Wave Films. While it...

Yen Press Announce New Acquisitions, Due for December 2020 Release

In attendance at Anime Expo Lite this weekend, North American manga and light novel publisher Yen Press hosted a panel. During this panel they announced a sizable cache of new manga and light novel acquisitions, thirteen in...

Madman Entertainment’s Streaming Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name via AnimeLab Over Christmas Period

Following their 2016 cinematic screenings and a more recent DVD / Blu-ray release of Makoto Shinkai's latest animated feature film, Your Name, Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment have made the film available to stream via their online streaming service AnimeLab. This is...

Madman Bring Makoto Shinkai’s Children Who Chase Lost Voices to AnimeLab

A couple of weeks ago, Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment announced they would be offering a new animated film via their AnimeLab video-on-demand servie every Friday this month. After starting things off with Blue Exorcist the Movie and following it up...

Madman Entertainment to Screen Makoto Shinkai’s YOUR NAME (Kimi no Na Wa) in Australian Cinemas Next Month

From works with more realistic settings like The Garden of Words to those more fantasy-oriented such as Children Who Chase Lost Voices - Makoto Shinkai and production company CoMix Wave Films consistently deliver animated feature films which deliver both visually stunning landscapes and intriguing stories....

‘The Place Promised in Our Early Days’ Film Art Book App Released on App Store and Google Play

It has been approximately ten years since anime director Makoto Shinkai, known for his extremely detailed environment designs, released The Place Promised in Our Early Days. Hoping to showcase some of the artistry from this animated film, Unbalance Corporation in...

Anime Director Makoto Shinkai Spends New Years Eve Storyboarding New Film

Following the release of The Garden of Words in 2013, Japanese anime director Makoto Shinkai has primarily been releasing a number of commercials for different companies, all of which have been artistically stunning and featuring the environment designs he...

Take a Look at Makoto Shinkai’s Latest Commercial for the Taisei Corporation

Makoto Shinkai, master of anime environments (aka. Scenery Porn) and director of hit films including Children Who Chase Lost Voices and The Garden of Words, has today had his latest commercial for the Taisei Corporation shared on YouTube. While it may...

The Garden of Words – DVD / Blu-ray Anime Review

Despite Australia playing host to the world premiere of Makoto Shinkai's latest masterpiece The Garden of Words during the Gold Coast Film Festival 2013, a month before it was even screened in Japan, the country has had to wait...

Makoto Shinkai Directs New 120 Second Commercial for Z-Kai Titled “Cross Roads”

Highly acclaimed Japanese anime director Makoto Shinkai has recently directed a new 120 second commercial for the Japanese tutoring / correspondence course / education company Z-KAI, featuring his trademark style of animation.... top notch environments! The commercial also features character...

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