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Shinkai Makoto Comes Back Home From One Year Stay in London [Updated]

by dtshyk
Apr 29, 2009 8:37 AM | 26 Comments
According to the official website, Shinkai Makoto came back to Japan this month. He had been in London since February 2008 and not been working on anime movie production. Last August, he said he'd like to produce a new anime when he comes back to Tokyo. Presumably, he will set out for a new anime project soon.

He directed the OP movie of "ef - a latter tale" game through the internet during a trip in the middle east Asia before the stay in London.

Source: Shinkai Makoto's diary

Update
According to the official diary on May 31st, Shinkai started working on a new anime. He said he couldn't say anything concrete about the new project.

Picture of his new studio in Shinjuku

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its been 3 years but, any update?

Jun 12, 2012 10:52 AM by Spacenoid

Maybe an European setting this time with Japanese mentality! That'd be great

Aug 15, 2009 10:01 PM by dPsychc

Tenmon music is always win. One of the reasons why Shinkai's works are so great.

Aug 3, 2009 2:44 PM by LemonLyme

Another Shinkai Makoto anime means I get more music from Tenmon which makes me very happy.

Aug 3, 2009 2:41 PM by Metty

Beatnik said:
How about just tackling his usual auteur-ish tendencies (long distance relationships in a post-modern society) and just grounding it in reality with no sci-fi nonsense, just one person in Japan, one person in the UK, and watching them deal with the distance.

Or is that too boring for anime which just has to have heavy genre influences in it somewhere? (and if it doesnt then its hilariously automatically labelled 'slice of life', but that's another debate entirely...)



That actually sounds like a good story idea in a way. I bet he'd somehow make it work into an awesome emotional ride.

Jul 28, 2009 11:43 AM by Severus_Grey

was hoping for a new movie...........but is w8ing for more newz abt d anime

Jul 19, 2009 9:48 PM by ShojoSamurai

Thought he'd say in London for longer to get inspiration, I was lucky enough to meet him at the BFI when they showed "5 Centimeters Per Second" on the big screen.

He signed my DVD and I shook his hand/took a photo with him, which was awesome. He's very polite and I'm looking forward to his next piece of work.

Jul 17, 2009 11:05 AM by RadishTM

What, he directed the OP through the internet? Damn, this is awesome. I know why I like this man.
I'm so looking forward to a new movie. :D

Apr 30, 2009 4:27 PM by De-JaY

I was in the same city as him all this time? Marvellous.

Apr 30, 2009 3:39 PM by OranSolus

How about just tackling his usual auteur-ish tendencies (long distance relationships in a post-modern society) and just grounding it in reality with no sci-fi nonsense, just one person in Japan, one person in the UK, and watching them deal with the distance.

Or is that too boring for anime which just has to have heavy genre influences in it somewhere? (and if it doesnt then its hilariously automatically labelled 'slice of life', but that's another debate entirely...)

Apr 29, 2009 4:27 PM by Beatnik

First the Middle East, then London? Sounds like we're getting a movie about a traveller/immigrant next.

Apr 29, 2009 4:17 PM by eddyak

Sounds cool to me, I've seen all of his work (in the MAL database) and a new production is always nice.

The diary was actually pretty interesting even with the difficulty of having a google translation

Apr 29, 2009 2:49 PM by 5hRreDDy

Hopefully his trip gave him a lot of new ideas for a movie.

Apr 29, 2009 1:21 PM by PeanutSteak

Awesome person, I'd love to see something new from him.

Apr 29, 2009 12:42 PM by cyruz

He should make another anime series based on his visit in London :]

Its a nice change of pace to see another view of the city.

Apr 29, 2009 11:38 AM by BlackAssassin

Cihan said:
What? Didnt know he was in London all this time, maybe I bumped into him without even knowing it.

Same here, oh well that's life. ^^

Apr 29, 2009 11:21 AM by Master10K

That reminds me that I forgot to write him a letter... :/

Apr 29, 2009 11:15 AM by seishi-sama

Yup, and now the only thing left to do is waiting for next masterpiece.

Apr 29, 2009 11:13 AM by Antanaru

Woah! What was he doing in the Mid-East?
Looks like something Mediterranean cooking up in his mind.

Can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Apr 29, 2009 11:07 AM by otksn123

Can't wait to see what he cooks up next!

Apr 29, 2009 10:55 AM by MotokoAramaki