Makoto Shinkai

Why Do the Oscars Have Such a Limited View on Anime?

You could count on your fingers how many Japanese-animated films have been nominated for an Academy Award, and you only need one finger to count the winners. Bluntly put, the Oscars have an anime problem—the Academy of Motion Picture...

Your Guide to Tokyo Through HYPNOSISMIC and Other Anime 🎤

By jennifu Anime fans know firsthand just how great the medium can be in helping us metaphorically escape to other worlds (considering the entire subgenre known as isekai). And with many of us spending the winter glued to our couches,...

More Bigscreen Anime Coming in October

Get ready for more anime in VR, because we're breaking down the titles coming to the Bigscreen virtual cinema this month! This slate includes some favorite box office hits, and it packs some serious heat, drama and spooks! Also, all...

Live-Action Your Name. Adaptation Has Found Its New Director

By Rafael Motamayor It's been a while since we last heard any news about the live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's Your Name. But it seems things are moving along, as we finally have some promising hiring news in the...

Funimation Launches Your Name., Shin Godzilla and two Dragon Ball Z movies on FunimationNow

Get ready to laugh, cry, get hyped and binge four incredible films, streaming for the first time on FunimationNow. Starting today (and available for the next 60 days), FunimationNow premium subscribers will have access to these legendary adventures, including: Your Name. A...

Theater Listings for Your Name. Now on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for Makoto Shinkai's latest masterpiece, Your Name., hitting select North American theaters on April 7th!

The Success of Your Name.

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. has broken all kinds of international records—check out our infographic on the film’s unprecedented success!

MAKOTO SHINKAI MASTERPIECE ‘YOUR NAME.’ TO OPEN IN NORTH AMERICAN THEATERS APRIL 7, 2017

Funimation Films Will Debut Animated Global Pop Culture Phenomenon in Both English-Language Dub and Japanese with English Subtitles

MAKOTO SHINKAI’S “YOUR NAME.” WINS 2016 BEST ANIMATED FILM AWARD FROM LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 5, 2016. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) announced Sunday that “Your Name.” was selected as Best Animated Film for 2016. The critically acclaimed anime film from director Makoto Shinkai, CoMix Wave Films...

Your Name. – English Dub Cast Announcement

Makoto Shinkai’s newest film Your Name. is a worldwide phenomenon and we know tons of fans can’t wait to see it in North American theaters in 2017. Today we’re excited to announce the English dub cast—check out who’s who...

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