Your Name Tops The Blu Ray/DVD Charts In Japan

No surprise to hear that one of the most stunning animated film’s to ever grace the silver screen, Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, is enjoying massive success upon its home release on both DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan. The DVD release is enjoying topping the charts overall for it’s second consecutive week. Here’s a breakdown of the releases and how they’re doing in the sales chart: … Continue reading Your Name Tops The Blu Ray/DVD Charts In Japan

Your Name Dated For Japan Home Release

Now here’s one movie that I can’t wait to receive a home release and will probably lash out and buy an import copy as well. Your Name was an absolute masterclass in storytelling, animation and music and when this fine site reviewed it, we gave it a justifiably high score. So it with bated breath that we came across the following news revealing that Makoto … Continue reading Your Name Dated For Japan Home Release

Your Name Continues To Break The Box Office In Japan

Makoto Shinkai’s latest offering, Your Name, is doing massive business in Japan right now. So much so that it recently surpassed Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle to become the second highest grossing film in Japan. How well has it gone in Japan? How about to the tune of approximately $US176 million dollars. Releasing in Japan on August 26, industry experts are predicting that it’ll surpass … Continue reading Your Name Continues To Break The Box Office In Japan

Review: Your Name (Movie)

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) is the latest offering from Makoto Shinkai who has also done such beautiful films as 5 Centimeters Per Second, The Garden Of Words and Children Who Chase Lost Voices. Your Name is a completely stunning film for so many reasons which needs to be seen by lovers of excellent and evocative storytelling. The story traces the lives of Mitsuha who … Continue reading Review: Your Name (Movie)

2013 Sees New Movie From Makoto Shinkai

Makoto Shinkai, who brought us the amazing The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimers Per Second, has announced that he will be bringing a new project to the screen in the first half of 2013. The Garden of Kotonoha looks set to take a look at “story of ‘sad loneliness’ older than ‘love’. Makoto-san added that he means to explore a relationship that goes … Continue reading 2013 Sees New Movie From Makoto Shinkai

Makoto Debuts Movie @ Otakon ’11

Makoto Shinkai, director of the sublime “5 Centimetres Per Second” and often described as the new Hayao Miyazaki, will have his latest film debut at Otakon ’11 at the Baltimore Convention Centre, Maryland next week. Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below tells the story of growing up between boys and girls and the trials and tribulations that they face. This looks set to … Continue reading Makoto Debuts Movie @ Otakon ’11