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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2018/12/13 Latest Work

New Makoto Shinkai animation, “Weathering With You” is coming to theaters summer 2019!

Production has begun on Makoto Shinkai’s latest theatrical feature, “Weathering With You.”
Release is expected to be July 19th, 2019.

Original Concept/Writer/Director: Makoto Shinkai
Voice Cast: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori
Character Designs: Masayoshi Tanaka
Animation Director: Atsushi Tamura
Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi
Production: Weathering With You Production Committee
Development Production: STORY inc.
Development: CoMix Wave Films
Distribution: Toho Co., Ltd


See the teaser site for more information