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“Your Name” to Be Remade into Hollywood Live-Action Movie (News)

Tokyo, Sept. 28 (Jiji Press)—Major Japanese movie distributor Tōhō. said Thursday that the megahit animation film Kimi no na wa (Your Name) will be remade into a Hollywood live-action movie. Toho said it granted the right to adapt the film into a live-action movie mainly to US film distributor and producer Paramount Pictures, and is currently working on creating the movie together. J. J. Abr…

“Your Name” Director Hits the Anime Big Time

Shinkai Makoto’s hit movie Kimi no na wa (Your Name) is breaking box office records and making headlines across Japan and around the world. We talked to the anime director about how he feels about comparisons with Miyazaki Hayao, his early influences, and his new blockbuster.

“Your Name” Wins LA Film Critics Award (News)

Los Angeles, Dec. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese director Shinkai Makoto's Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) has won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Animation award for 2016, it was announced Sunday. Your Name director Shinkai Makoto. It is the third Japanese motion picture to win the award after Miyazaki Hayao's Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) in 2002 and Takahata Isao's Ka…

The Independent Vision of Anime Filmmaker Shinkai MakotoHikawa Ryūsuke

A look at the rise of Shinkai Makoto, the anime director whose latest film Your Name has become a record-breaking hit. The second of a two-part series.

The Classic Storytelling of Anime Director Hosoda MamoruHikawa Ryūsuke

Three years after Miyazaki Hayao announced his retirement, Hosoda Mamoru and Shinkai Makoto have inherited his mantle as the most influential anime directors in Japan. In the first of a two-part series, we look at the flourishing career of Hosoda Mamoru.

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