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Shinkai Makoto Reveals The Outline of His Next Work [Update Dec 24]

by dtshyk
Dec 21, 2009 4:57 PM | 46 Comments
According to Anime!Anime!, Shinkai Makoto appeared in an Animate concert of his image album "Promise". He revealed draft concept of his new work. He said it will be the longest full scale anime movie he's ever made and the main character is a cheerful girl, who plays an active part of the story. "We have been depicting the process of parting from a beloved person for the last ten years. Now we are trying to take one step ahead of it. If we get separated from our loves, how can we overcome the situation and what awaits after that? We tackle the question through the vivid girl character".

According to Shinkai's web diary, he set to work on the new movie last May mainly with the staff of 5 Centimeters per Second.

Sources:
Anime!Anime!
Shinkai's web diary

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Updated on December 24th
An introductory website of the new movie was launched.

http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~ccs50140/sayonara/index.html

Shinkai said it's a lively movie with adventures, actions, and romance.

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His work all sounds like a same story with different setting.

Apr 24, 2010 8:31 PM by JiakBaKaEng

If he somehow manages to meet or exceed the quality of Place Promised, I will forever be in his debt.

Even if it's only 5 Centimeter quality (which is still very good), I will love it.

It will be interesting. Three is about as long as you can get away with works that are similar in mood and feeling conveyed, unless you are really, really good.

Apr 2, 2010 11:55 AM by GoodEnoughForMe

He won't let anybody down is my belief

Mar 21, 2010 3:17 PM by dPsychc

Detective said:
Can't be bad. I'll watch for sure.

Mar 19, 2010 7:50 AM by Malestel

Let's just hope that this movie does not drag in dev hell, heh.

Mar 13, 2010 9:44 AM by Foton

tehnominator said:
dtshyk said:


Shinkai said it's a lively movie with adventures, actions, and romance.


You mean like all his other movies...?


It could have been a deathly movie with no action, no adventure, no romance, and 90 solid minutes of the characters picking blueberries on a farm.

Mar 11, 2010 3:14 AM by YoungVagabond

dtshyk said:


Shinkai said it's a lively movie with adventures, actions, and romance.


You mean like all his other movies...?

Mar 11, 2010 2:49 AM by tehnominator

The movie looks promising. Love his previous work.

Mar 11, 2010 2:39 AM by Nagiii

Sohei said:
Although i adore his works; I do think that perhaps it would have been best to chooese a more original theme for a new anime. Most of his anime (if not all) are about special kinds of relationships and picking something original now and then might have been a good idea.


Nah, I have to disagree here. He should be allowed to do whatever he wants. If his fans want to see a different story, they should look to a different show or director; there are plenty of those around.

Jan 5, 2010 4:48 PM by TheOtherJN

Although i adore his works; I do think that perhaps it would have been best to chooese a more original theme for a new anime. Most of his anime (if not all) are about special kinds of relationships and picking something original now and then might have been a good idea.

Dec 25, 2009 2:41 AM by Sohei

ShadowAlex said:
seishi-sama said:
So, do I get it right that it would be something oriented for slightly younger audience than his previous works? The artwork partially proves that too...looks a bit childish to me.


You know that's concept art right?

Yeah, man, I know, I know. But I was referring more to what Makoto wrote on that page, especially this little passage starting with "doujini, amari muzukashii" or whatever it's pronounced like.

Dec 25, 2009 2:33 AM by seishi-sama

Dax said:
dtshyk said:
Motoharu said:
do anyone see the trailer of this..? or does it have a trailer already :|

An introduction website opened.
"Sayonara" introduction website
"A girl heads for a journey to say Sayonara"


Just curious, can you tell me what's written in japanese in the header and explain it? I read it like Shoujo ga mukau no wa, "sayonara" o iu tame no tabi . Your translation makes perfect sense, I'm just curious about what "mukau no wa" could mean.

The direct translation is "It's a journey to say Sayonara that the girl heads for."
mukau (heads for) nowa (It's ... that)

Dec 24, 2009 5:14 PM by dtshyk

seishi-sama said:
So, do I get it right that it would be something oriented for slightly younger audience than his previous works? The artwork partially proves that too...looks a bit childish to me.


You know that's concept art right?

Dec 24, 2009 4:33 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

dtshyk said:
Motoharu said:
do anyone see the trailer of this..? or does it have a trailer already :|

An introduction website opened.
"Sayonara" introduction website
"A girl heads for a journey to say Sayonara"


Just curious, can you tell me what's written in japanese in the header and explain it? I read it like Shoujo ga mukau no wa, "sayonara" o iu tame no tabi . Your translation makes perfect sense, I'm just curious about what "mukau no wa" could mean.

Dec 24, 2009 7:58 AM by Dax

So, do I get it right that it would be something oriented for slightly younger audience than his previous works? The artwork partially proves that too...looks a bit childish to me.

Dec 24, 2009 7:44 AM by seishi-sama

Motoharu said:
do anyone see the trailer of this..? or does it have a trailer already :|

An introduction website opened.
"Sayonara" introduction website
"A girl heads for a journey to say Sayonara"

Dec 24, 2009 6:49 AM by dtshyk

Motoharu said:
do anyone see the trailer of this..? or does it have a trailer already :|


I don't think any production work has been done, it sounds like he's still drafting his screenplay.

Dec 23, 2009 7:21 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

do anyone see the trailer of this..? or does it have a trailer already :|

Dec 23, 2009 2:19 AM by _Souichi

i'm really looking forward to this new movie

Dec 23, 2009 2:16 AM by _Souichi

sooo looking forward to this~ xD

Dec 23, 2009 1:22 AM by enixela

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