2021/11/17 Notification

The 2022 calendar of Shinkai Makoto works is now available for pre-orders!

VILLAGE VANGUARD is now taking reservations for the 2022 calendar of Shinkai Makoto works.
The calendar comprises scenes selected from his past seven works, “The Voice of a Distant Star” to “Weathering With You,” themed around the concept of ‘Nostalgia’.

Carefully-selected images depicting moving moments for the shows’ female leads will lead you to recall and relive the experience of watching them for the first time.

The calendar highlights both release date anniversaries and significant days from the works themselves!
In addition to its functionality as a calendar, it can also be used to brighten up your space.

Make your new year a joyful one with Shinkai’s leading ladies!

Price: 1,000 yen (tax not included)
Specs: Saddle stitch, 6 pages (two months per page)
Size: W310 H220 (double page spread, A3 type)
Material: Paper
*This item can be shipped only within Japan, and is not eligible for international shipping.

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Please check VILLAGE VANGUARD ONLINE STORE for details.

2021/11/1 Notification

『背伸び』(Senobi) by Nana Mori, with lyrics by Makoto Shinkai, is now available digitally!

New song 『背伸び』(Senobi) by Nana Mori began digital distribution on Oct. 27th. Makato Shinkai wrote the lyrics.


Please click here for details.

2021/7/2 Notification

Second Set of “The Garden of Words” LINE Themes Now On Sale!

“Wisteria trellis,” the second set of creator LINE themes based on “The Garden of Words” is now on sale!
Change your theme to a world of wisteria and brighten up the rainy season!


Product: “The Garden of Words” Wisteria trellis Line Theme
Category: Creator Themes
Price: 150 LINE Coins/370 Yen (*As of June 2021)
For more information, see the URL below

LINE Store Official Homepage

2021/4/12 Notification

“The Works of Makoto Shinkai – The Garden of Words Background Collection” is coming soon…!

Makoto Shinkai’s film “The Garden of Words” was released in 2013 to acclaim from the world of film aficionados. An art book featuring its lavish and detailed art design will finally be released in Japan on 24 June.
The release will contain over 140 backgrounds as well as design documents, storyboards, and other “making of” material. Interviews with director Makoto Shinkai and art director Hiroshi Takiguchi will also be included.

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2017/5/23 Notification

The 36th Fujimoto Award : Makoto Shinkai won Fujimoto Award

Director Makoto Shinkai and Producer Noritaka Kawaguchi, Yoshihiro Furusawa, Genki Kawamura, won Fujimoto Award at the 36th Fujimoto Award.This award praising distinguished movie producer.

Please see Fujimoto Award Official Page(Japanese only)for more details.

2017/5/23 Notification

The 20th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL : “Your name.” received Grand Prize

“Your name.” received Grand Prize in the Animation Division at the 20th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

Please see 20th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Official Sitefor more details.(English)

2017/4/12 Notification

CARTOON ON THE BAY 2017 : “Your name.” won Awards in three different categories

“Your name.” won the following prizes at the CARTOON ON THE BAY 2017 in Italy.

■Best Director Award(Makoto Shinkai)
■Best Screenplay Award(Makoto Shinkai)
■Studio of the year 2017(CoMix Wave Films)

Please seeCARTOON ON THE BAY 2017for more details.

2017/3/24 Notification

The 26th Japan Movie Critics Award : Makoto Shinkai received Best Director Award

Makoto Shinkai received Best Director Award in the animation category at the 26th Japan Movie Critics Award.

Please see Japan Movie Critics Award(Japanese only)for more details.

2017/3/22 Notification

SUGOI JAPAN Award2017 : “your name. : A Novel” won 1st Prize.

“your name. : A Novel” won 1st Prize in the Entertainment Novel Division at the SUGOI JAPAN Award2017.

Please see SUGOI JAPAN Award2017 Official Page(Japanese only)for more details.

2017/1/19 Notification

The 71th MAINICHI FILM AWARDS:”Your name.” won the Best Animation Film Award

“Your name.” won the Best Animation Film Award at the 71th MAINICHI FILM AWARDS. Also, this film won 1st prize for the Film Fans Award 2016(Japanese movies) by TSUTAYA×Filmarks
was chosen by film fans.

Please see the below site for more details.
MAINICHI Newspaper’s News Site(Japanese only)
TSUTAYA Official News Site(Japanese only)