Anime films are a common source of entertainment for a lot of people. This entertainment genre transcends its target audience of young children. At the same time, it remains enjoyable to older viewers. Hence, it is not surprising that this type of movie has widely dominated the film industry.
Some of the most well-known anime films present today are Your Name and Weathering With You. Both titles were developed under the eye of the talented Makoto Shinkai. However, after the release of Weathering With You 3 years ago, fans wondered about the creator’s next anime project.
Makoto Shinkai’s immense success in his previous films has paved the way for another anime project. Amid the global pandemic, the creator reached out to his fans on social media. He consequently revealed that he has been preparing his next anime and further thanked fans for waiting patiently.
“I’m gradually assembling my new work while following the pace of the production of Weathering With You three years ago.”
The showrunner has also shared that he has been working on it for months. Since he doesn’t have the brainpower to imagine the story, the characters, and the visuals all at once, he has been trying to build it up and break it down again.
With this at hand, it appears that Shinkai is not rushing himself when it comes to this latest project. However, this is not the first time since he has also broken down the story of his previous films into easily digestible parts.
Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, also known as Kimi No Nawa, became an anime blockbuster and conquered a wide region of Asia. The film has grossed more than $326 million worldwide, making it the most successful anime film of all time. It even undermined Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away from 2001.
The plot revolves around Taki and Mitsuha, two teenagers living far from each other. Everything changed as the two discovered that they swapped bodies due to a magical connection. With this at hand, they must figure out a way to return to there normal selves and prevent a catastrophe from happening.
Meanwhile, Weathering With You was not able to gain as much hype as Your Name. However, it was still acclaimed by critics and has raked millions of viewers. The film was even praised for using an environmental allegory in its major storyline.
Weathering With You is a tale of awkward teenagers finding each other and falling in love amid all sorts of trials and tribulations. However, it is considered unique from other teen flicks because it featured a quiet climate apocalypse that the characters are mostly intent on ignoring until it’s too late.
Both Your Name and Weathering With You sticked to its guns all the way to the finale. Hence, it is certain that Makoto Shinkai’s next anime will once again cause a tidal wave of delirium to anime fans.
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