2016/8/8 Notification

“Makoto Shinkai Works”-Chinese site now OPEN

“Makoto Shinkai Works / Makoto Shinkai official portal site” is now OPEN in Chinese!
*able to choose the language with the upper right buttons.

2016/5/7 etc

Makoto Shinkai chosen to be one of “10 Animators to Watch” on Variety magazine

Shinkai became the first Japanese person to be selected for Variety magazine’s “10 Animators to Watch” award.

The Director’s Comment
I am honored to be selected for the “10 Animators to Watch” award for Variety, a magazine that has over a century of history behind it. My abilities as a creator are very modest, and though we live in an age that is sometimes touted as the downfall of Japanese entertainment, I intend to look into the distance and far above with my staff to create works that we can be proud of both in Japan and overseas. Thank you so much for this wonderful award.

>Variety Official Site

2016/4/14 Notification

Shinkai Merchandise Now Available Online

To fans in the US – Shinkai-related prodcuts are now available on RightStuf!
In addition to the US edition DVD and Blu-rays, exclusive merchandise from Japan will also be on sale in May and is available for pre-order! Order now or reserve by clicking on the banner at the bottom of the homepage, or go here:
*Shipping outside of the US is currently unavailable.

2016/4/6 Notification

your name. in theaters August 26

Shinkai’s latest film, “your name.” will be in theaters on August 26.

Music will be by RADWIMPS. Over 20 tracks are planned for the soundtrack, including several songs with vocals.
Check out the new trailer featuring one of the songs, “Zen zen zense” on Yahoo! Movies!
>Trailer on Yahoo! Movies

2016/3/25 Notification

New poster visual released for “your name.”


A new poster visual has been released for the film “your name.”
It will be used across theaters in Japan starting April 16th (Sat.).