Japanese film studio Toho is teasing the next reveal of the upcoming film by acclaimed writer and anime director Makoto Shinkai.
A new project from critically acclaimed filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, who wrote and directed your name and Alter with you, is in progress.
According to a Twitter post, a press conference on Shinkai’s latest film project will be held on the Toho movie channel on YouTube on December 15 at 11:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time. Although the live stream does not include English subtitles, they will be added the next day.
Makoto Shinkai’s next film is finally starting!
The press conference will premiere on Toho Movie Channel on YouTube on Wednesday, December 15 at 11:00 p.m. PT.
* English subtitles will be added the next day. #MakotoShinkai #Your name #WeatherWithYou
– 映 画 『君 の 名 は。』 (@kiminona_movie) December 11, 2021
Shinkai began his animator career in 1996 in the video game industry with developer Nihon Falcom (The Legend of Heroes, Yes) before creating his first feature film, The place we promised when we started, in 2004. Many of his films have performed well with fans and critics alike, especially his more recent projects, your name and Alter with you.
your name, which was released in 2016, is a romantic fantasy that tells the story of two high school students – a boy who lives in Tokyo and a girl who lives in the Japanese countryside – who inexplicably begin to wake up in each other’s bodies. It stars Ryūnosuke Kamiki (Mary and the witch’s flower, Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Once upon a time) and Mone Kamishiraishi (Wolf Children).
The film grossed over 41.44 billion yen (US $ 380.15 million) worldwide, becoming one of the highest grossing animated films of all time. It has also received recognition from several renowned institutions, winning the award for Best Animated Feature at the 49th Sitges Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2016 and the 71st Mainichi Film Awards. A live adaptation of your name is currently in development by Paramount Pictures.
Skate with you which debuted in 2019, is also a romantic fantasy film. The story follows a high school student who runs away to Tokyo and an orphan girl with the power to control time. Like your name, the film received high praise from anime fans and critics alike; it grossed approximately 21.11 billion yen (US $ 193.65 million) worldwide and received several nominations from award institutions such as the Academy Awards and the Annie Awards.
Shinkai’s new project is just one of many high profile animated films potentially coming out in 2022 and beyond. It has been confirmed that Scherzo from a dark twilight, the second film of the Sword Art Online the Movie – Progressive series, will air next year. by netflix Bubble, a brand new original animated film that reimagines traditional mermaid stories, is set to debut on April 28, 2022. Its creative team includes many anime industry veterans like Tetsuro Araki (The attack of the Titans), Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Platinum End) and General Urobochi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica).
your name is currently available to stream on Funimation. Alter with you can be streamed on HBO Max.
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