Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese animator known for his stunning works, such as Your Name. and Weathering With You. Shinkai is known for his anime films that always have detailed and eye-catching animations. The story is unique and not boring.
In early April, Shinkai made a scene in the anime community with the release of the trailer for his latest film, Suzume no Tojimari. Of course, fans are very enthusiastic about the anime, which is planned to be released on November 11, 2022.
Well, while waiting for the release of Suzume no Tojimari, here are the five best films by Makoto Shinkai that you must watch. Check out the following reviews.
Your Name. (2016)
Until now, Your Name. still ranks first as the best film ever worked on by Shinkai. In fact, you could say that Your Name. is the film that catapulted the name of Makoto Shinkai the most.
This film itself tells the story of Taki Tachibana who swaps bodies with Mitsuha Miyamizu. Taki and Mitsuha lead very different lives. Taki lives in the big city of Tokyo and lives a busy day. Apart from having to go to school, Taki also has to work as a part-time worker.
Meanwhile, Mitsuha is just an ordinary student girl living in the countryside. Mitsuha always hoped that she would be born as a city person in her next life. Somehow, Taki and Mitsuha’s bodies suddenly switched. Both must find each other to solve the mystery.
5 Centimeters per Second (2007)
5 Centimeters per Second describes what happens when two people love each other, but are not meant to be together. Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara have been friends since they were little. Both of them know that they like each other.
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Unfortunately, Takaki and Akari’s love must be hindered by distance. Akari is forced to move to a city far away. As if they weren’t meant to be together, Takaki and Akari’s distance continued to drift apart as time passed.
Weathering With You (2019)
A very popular film in 2019, Weathering With You tells the story of Hodaka Morishima, a teenager who runs away from his home. In Tokyo, Hodaka meets Keisuke Suga, the owner of a small publishing company that deals with the supernatural.
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After deciding to work for Keisuke, Hodaka is assigned to find out about Hina Amano. Of course, Hina is no ordinary girl because she has the ability to control the weather. Interestingly, Taki and Mitsuha will appear as cameos in this film.
The Garden of Words (2013)
First released in 2013, this 45-minute film tells the story of Takao Akizuki, a student who dreams of becoming a shoemaker. Throughout the rainy season, Takao decides to skip school and spends his time drawing sketches of shoes in a park.
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During his absence from school, Takao always meets Yukari Yukino, an adult woman who is quite mysterious. Unconsciously, the two of them help each other in their every meeting. However, the relationship between the two will be tested when the rainy season ends.
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
Asuna Watase is a girl who often fills her spare time by listening to music with her crystal radio in a mountain where she hides. One day, Asuna accidentally played music she had never heard before.
Soon after, Asuna was saved by a boy named Shun from a dangerous creature. Unknowingly, it dragged Asuna into an adventure in a once lost land.
It’s natural to have high expectations for Suzume no Tojimari. As evidenced by the five films above, Makoto Shinkai’s works never disappoint. So looking forward to the release of the latest Shinkai movie, right?