Your Name is probably Makoto Shinkai’s best film yet. That it’s visually spectacular goes without saying: if you’re going to see Your Name, see it on the big screen. Don’t settle for anything else.
It’s also one of the best scripted pieces Shinkai has put to film. Overall, cinematically in terms of story, sound, characterisation, and the other technical elements that go towards an excellent anime film, Your Name is simply superb.
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Whilst I’m not a huge fan of Makoto Shinkai’s work, there’s no denying that his work has a distinctive signature of consistently brilliant visuals. Makoto Shinkai is a significant creator in anime today, even if I have some reservations about his story telling.
So it’s good news to see much of his work appearing on CrunchyRoll over the weekend. Continue reading
The Garden of Words may be Makoto Shinkai’s best film although I’m still not sure if I liked it.
The Garden of Words is an intimate character piece that treats the main characters with compassion and respect. This is essential given that both of the leads have been somewhat damaged by their lives prior to start of the story, this is a story of lost souls seeking to find themselves. Continue reading