Makoto Shinkai


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Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese director, writer, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, voice actor, manga artist and former graphic designer. Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he drew picture books. In 1999, Shinkai released She and Her Cat, a five-minute short piece ... See full bio »

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  Your Name (original idea) (announced)
 2019 Weathering with You (written by)
 2016 Your Name. (based on his novel) / (screenplay)
 2016 She and Her Cat: Everything Flows (TV Mini-Series) (short film - 4 episodes)
- She and Her Story (2016) ... (short film)
- She and the Look in Her Eyes (2016) ... (short film)
- She and Her Sky (2016) ... (short film)
- She and Her Apartment (2016) ... (short film)
 2014 Cross Road (Short)
 2013 The Garden of Words (written by)
 2013 Someone's Gaze (Short)
 2011 Children Who Chase Lost Voices (story and screenplay)
 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 5 Centimeters Per Second (original story) / (scenario) / (screenplay)
 2004 The Place Promised in Our Early Days (screenplay) / (story)
 2002 Voices of a Distant Star (Short) (written by)
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Alternate Names:

Makoto Niitsu
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The first thing you make is a story. Then you decide where the location of the story will be, and how the story will develop. And then, when you think how the visuals will be in this process, then you finally think about how you take something from the setting and use it, how to depict it, and how to make the setting beautiful. That's when you begin to think that. So the story always comes first. See more »

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One of his favorite animes is Hayao Miyazaki 's Castle in the Sky (1986). See more »

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His works feature a cat, his favourite pet animal. See more »

Nickname:

The New Hayao Miyazaki

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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