Makoto Shinkai


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in Nagano, Japan
February 09, 1973

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SHINKAI Makoto
Name (in native language): 新海誠
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СИНКАЙ Макото
Makoto Shinkai


Makoto Shinkai (新海 誠 Shinkai Makoto?), born as Makoto Niitsu (新津 誠 Niitsu Makoto?, February 9, 1973) is a Japanese director of anime and former graphic designer. A native of the Nagano Prefecture, Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he drew picture books. He traces his passion for creation to the manga, anime, and novels he was exposed to while in middle school. His favorite anime is Castle in the Sky by Hayao Miyazaki. Shinkai has been called "The New Miyazaki" in several reviews including Anime Advocates and ActiveAnime, comparisons which he calls an "overestimation".

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“I still don't know what it really means to grow up. However, if I happen to meet you, one day in the future, by then, I want to become someone you can be proud to know.”
Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters per Second

“Maybe we tried to leave as much memories of ourselves with each other because we knew one day we wouldn't be together any more.”
Makoto Shinkai, 5 Centimeters per Second

“A faint clap of thunder Clouded skies,
Perhaps rain comes
Will you stay here with me?”
Makoto Shinkai, The Garden of Words

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