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Makoto Shinkai’s Short Film “Dareka no Manazashi” on YouTube

Makoto Shinkai, director of 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and more has posted his newest short film Dareka no Manazashi (Someone’s Gaze) to YouTube with English subtitles.

Synopsis:

The story is set “slightly in the future” and revolves around Aya “Aachan” Okamura, a woman who has been working for two years and has begun living on her own for a job opportunity. With Aachan’s mother working overseas as a doctor, Aachan’s father is now living alone with the family’s longtime pet cat Mii-san.

One night, Aachan returns from a long day at work, and as she rests on her bed, she reminiscences about the times the family had together. She remembers the sadness she felt when her mom went overseas, and the solace she felt when her father brought home Mii-san to give her comfort. Then, she receives a phone call…

[via ANN]

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First Trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words

Synopsis:

We have met, for each of us to walk forward.
Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches…

[via ANN]

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5 Centimeters per Second: Global Edition Blu-ray Disc with English Subtitles

Probably because Western distributors (I’m looking at you, Manga Entertainment!) just can’t find the time to release Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centimeters per Second anime on Blu-ray Disc with English subtitles, the Japanese distributor decided to release the film on his own…again.
The “Global Edition” Blu-ray Disc will not only include the main feature, but also Shinkai’s Voices of a Distant Star and his 5 minutes short film She and Her Cat.
5 Centimeters per Seconds will come with Japanese and English audio plus Japanese, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Arabic subtitles. Voices of a Distant Star will have Japanese and English audio with English subtitles. She and Her Cat plus all bonus material will be English subtitled.
[via Can you Moe?]

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Makoto Shinkai’s Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below on Blu-ray Disc and DVD with English Subtitles

A few hours after my little rant on Facebook about the lack of English subtitled Japanese Blu-ray Disc releases of interesting anime series and movies, Can you Moe? reports this:
The latest work of director Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star), Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below will be released with English (plus Japanese and Chinese) subtitles in Japan on November 25th. A Regular and a Limited Blu-ray Disc Edition plus a noteworthy DVD version are already listed on CDJapan. The limited edition will include a special features disc and several bonus items like a film stip, a comic, an image board collection and a booklet.
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Hoshi o Ou Kodomo (Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below)
BD Regular EditionBD Limited EditionDVD Edition @ Amazon.co.jp

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New Trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below

Synopsis:

The film centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to meet a boy again, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

[via ANN & Catsuka]

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First Teaser Trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below

The first teaser trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) next film Hoshi o Ou Kodomo: Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below has been posted on the Japanese Yahoo! Movies website. The drama is supposed to open in Japanese theaters in May 2011.

Synopsis:

The film centers on Asuna, a girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to meet a boy again, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss.

[via ANN]

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First Images from Makoto Shinkai’s Next Film

As a small Christmas present, Japanese director, animator, voice actor and alleskönner Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters Per Second) has published two concept artworks from his next, yet unnamed animation project. He did not reveal many plot details, but the film will be about a girl heading on a journey.

[via ANN]

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