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Makoto Shinkai Working on New Movie in 2015

by tsubasalover
Jan 30, 2015 5:32 AM | 72 Comments
Makoto Shinkai's blog announced at the end of last year that he is working on a new movie. The director spent New Year's Eve drawing storyboards and said he hopes the new film will be more fun, more beautiful, and that it will surpass his other works (Kotonoha no Niwa, Byousoku 5 Centimeter, and more). While no title or release date has been announced yet, Shinkai said he would dedicate all of his time to this new movie in 2015.

Source: Makoto Shinkai's blog

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surpassing his previous works ?
now that's taking it up to eleven....

Feb 22, 2015 6:24 AM by oneechanisgood

BatoKusanagi said:

MetalxSoldier said:
uggh hopefully not another romance film but then again thats all he knows how to do unless he proves me wrong at some point.

Hoshi wo ou kodomo?

Well I guess but it wasn't a good movie but I guess that somewhat dispels my statement a little bit. Just meant that romance films are his best works and he should venture into other areas like that movie.

Feb 20, 2015 4:21 PM by Mxs_

eplipswich said:
I actually don't want a prettier movie from him. I want a movie with more concrete storyline from him!

Basically this. He's pretty decent at what he does but I feel like I'm watching the same stuff over and over again.

Feb 19, 2015 10:32 PM by chifuyu

Loved his last two movies, especially ''The Garden of Words'', can't wait to see what's next in store.

Feb 16, 2015 5:15 PM by Raines

Ooh, nice. Expecting a lot from this new Shinkai project.

MetalxSoldier said:
uggh hopefully not another romance film but then again thats all he knows how to do unless he proves me wrong at some point.

Hoshi wo ou kodomo?

Feb 10, 2015 9:46 PM by BatoKusanagi

Looking forward.

Feb 8, 2015 8:34 PM by hakuyu

Bah, I want to hype this, but I already hype this news greatly a month ago in ANN. Well, still a good news though.

Shinkai's pretty good at portraying relationship and relaying messages not only by story telling, but also visual. I like his 5 cm/s and Garden of Words, but not so much for Hoshi Kodomo. It doesn't look like something that... suits him. Like I said, I said he is quite an excel about story relating human relationship as it is, without any magic or whatever. And IMO his potential flow out better in short-timed movies.

Wonder what kind of idea he came up this time. A parent-children relationship story like Dareka no Manazashi but in a feature movie. His usual male-female relationship story is good, but he should do a lot of variation or he'll no more than a one trick pony. Many kind of relationship can be explored, I think.

That being said, if he wanna make a movie out of Cross Road, I don't think it'll be too much of a bad idea ^_^

Feb 2, 2015 9:50 PM by New_-

can't wait for that, getting really exited xD

Feb 1, 2015 6:26 AM by MugenDorimu

Yes! Finally, Can't wait :) Love his movies!!

Jan 31, 2015 10:10 AM by PerAxelH

The visuals alone are worth witnessing. I'll be interested in more information later about the plot.

Jan 31, 2015 2:40 AM by Tensho

Yeah, and your opinion is just like any other crap... If you want to voice an opinion, you better try to differentiate your talents first, dolt...

People here often gives an opinion a definition like it's a free thing. Yeah, it's a free thing but look at yourself first... Saying something like terrible and the likes etc about this amazing dude, is something only oafs can offer...

Jan 31, 2015 2:17 AM by nanyatimz

Not a big fan of garden of words, it feels like a student film with Makoto Shinkai art direction sprinkled in. It is still the best looking anime for now. But I feel it's a pretty shallow love story, not very memorable or powerful message was conveyed like his previous films. If it wasn't made by Shinkai I would have called it mediocere.

I like Shinkai so I'll wait and see

Jan 30, 2015 11:26 PM by kyonJIE

I remembered that I liked the art for Kotonoha no Niwa. Will watch this when it comes out I guess.

Jan 30, 2015 9:05 PM by HuaXue

Awesome stuff, looking forward to it.

Jan 30, 2015 7:42 PM by Salamander2170

I am super excited for this, Kotonoha no Niwa is one of my favourite films so I hope he does something similar but this time a happy ending instead of his usual bittersweet.

Jan 30, 2015 7:20 PM by Uchiha

Looking forward to it ^^,

Jan 30, 2015 7:18 PM by removed-user

I'm excited for the art. It can only get better as technology advances!

Jan 30, 2015 7:10 PM by einonymous

5 centimeters per second was meh...

But Hoshi no Koe and Kotonoha no Niwa were impressive! I hope he continues with this amazingness

Jan 30, 2015 6:20 PM by Fukitsu

nanyatimz said:
Then mold a story and draw a better one than it...
That way we can compare which one is the terrible one...

Shinkai usually draws alone if I'm not mistaken. The reason his works are rare because he seldom works with other people... >.<

As for people's argument about his stories... Yeah, his stories seems hazy to some but the art is just too frigging beautiful...
I dont need to be anime director give off my opinion of his movie, that's the stupidest argument people can use "hurr can you even direct an anime??? If not then dont talk hurr"

Jan 30, 2015 5:34 PM by RX-782

It will be More fun, more beautiful, surpass his other works…. and be about a a bittersweet romance that cannot be consummated between two mismatched young adults?

Jan 30, 2015 3:02 PM by VyseLegendaire

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