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The Academy Museum's Makoto Shinkai Retrospective Highlights Two Decades of Films

Shinkai shared how the devastating 2011 Tōhoku earthquake is inextricably tied to his work, from Weathering With You to Suzume.

Anime News Network - Views

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Top Sales According to Series for the Month of September 2023

Trillion Game tops the September list as the most profitable series according to products tracked by Oricon via participating stores. The series had generated sales worth 1,310.31 million…

Erzat

Makoto Shinkai's Suzume Hits Crunchyroll from 16th November 2023

The good folks from streaming giant Crunchyroll have sent us news that Makoto Shinkai's latest movie Suzume will be available on the streami...

Otaku News - World Edition

I Guess This Dragon Who Lost Her Egg to Disaster Is My Mom Now, Vol. 1

By Suzume Kirisaki and Cosmic. Released in Japan as “Saigai de Tamago o Ushinatta Dragon ga Nazeka Ore o Sodate Hajimeta” by M Novels. Released in North America…

Manga Bookshelf

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Yearning Teens, Frustrated Romance, Pretty Skies — Is There Anything Else to Makoto Shinkai?

Kevin Cormack looks over Shinkai's array of work to find the threads that tie She and Her Cat to Suzume and beyond.

Anime News Network - Views

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Japan Top 10 Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Sales Ranking: September 18 – September 24, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. It is thanks to the wonderful…

Erzat

G20 Film Festival Showcases Suzume Anime Film in India

A summary of the G20 Film Festival, which screened Suzume, a popular anime film by Makoto Shinkai, in New Delhi on August 12, 2023.

ForMyAnime

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Radwimps return with Zorn in tow to rock out on DAI-DAN-EN!

Radwimps may have received world renown of late for composing the music for anime director Shinkai Makoto’s three most recent films Your Name (2016), Weathering With You (2019)…

SussySempai

Suzume – The Classic Story of a Girl and Her Chair

I had the opportunity to go see Suzume in theaters with a couple of really good friends. This is what we thought of it!

I drink and watch anime

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#139 - Suzume

This movie kept us all on the edge of our three-legged seat. On this episode of the Third Impact Anime Podcast, we're reviewing the latest film from acclaimed…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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The Food Diary of Miss Maid Volumes 3 and 4 Review

The Food Diary of Miss Maid manga continues to be quaint and cute, reveling in Suzume finding a way to enjoy a new flavor or experience.

TheOASG

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Two words to understand the anime industry

Plus: 'Suzume' ends box office run in Japan; Kodansha responds to K MANGA criticism; Why webtoons are produced by studios rather than individuals; and more

Animenomics

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Shinkai Makoto’s Suzume Ends Impressive Run in Japan

"Suzume" has been another major hit for popular anime director Shinkai Makoto. See where it stacks up in both Japan and the world at large.

Unseen Japan

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Addressing The Drama

I am sorry for my actions Shinkai-Sensei, I do not expect to be forgiven. PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi MUSIC: Revolutionary Girl Utena OST - Houkago no Shoujo-Tachi Revolutionary Girl Utena OST - EYECATCH Cardcaptor…

Keksi

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Your Name? Your Recommendations! A Blogger Tag?!

I had this written down somewhere in my notes app when I was brainstorming “easy” blog posts. … Starting a tag is not an “easy” blog post idea…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Watching Anime in Theaters

Lately I have been thinking about going out to theaters to watch anime. I have a lot of free time! These are my thoughts.

I drink and watch anime

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Japanese webtoon creators prefer LINE Manga

Plus: Cool Japan criticized by prominent scholar; 'Suzume' becomes the top Japanese film in South Korea; One studio's decision to hire its animators full time; and more

Animenomics

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Fate Comes to AX, Suzume's Box Office Report, and A Canadian Partnership? | Today's Anime News

► Support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/Arkada ► Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GlassReflection 00:00 - INTRO 00:23 - "A Galaxy Next Door" sees it's manga end. 02:15 - "Fate/Strange Fake" to Premiere at…

Glass Reflection

News Update - Mon, 8 May 2023

SuzuME, not SuzuKA. That's what I had to continuously tell myself as I put Allen's pick of the week, Suzume, up on the site. It's another Makoto Shinkai masterpiece…

THEM Anime Reviews

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Suzume no Tojimari

With Suzume, Shinkai Makoto follows in the footsteps of auteurs like Miyazaki and Ikuhara in reflecting on the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and its impact on Japanese society. Read…

Lost in Anime

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Suzume Isn't "Different"

Hopefully Makoto Shinkai includes more McDonald's next time. PATREON POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi SOURCES FOR SUZUME REVIEWS USED AT BEGINNING: https://pastebin.com/V0X3eaq0 MUSIC: Serani Poji - 夜の喫茶店 Revolutionary Girl Utena OST - PASSIONATE (Apasionada) Revolutionary…

Keksi

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Crunchyroll's subscribers double under Sony

Plus: Behind the scenes of Suzume's China marketing strategy; Afro-anime film pitched at Annecy animation festival; An unusual company builds an anime hub; and more

Animenomics

Anivision Podcast: Episode 333

On this episode, the crew covers Resident Evil 4, Honkai Star Rail, Star Wars Jedi Survivor, and the movies Tetris, Kaguya-sama and Suzume. Continue reading →

Anivision

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Space Heater Chat – April 25 2023: Opening the door on Suzume (SPOILER ALERT)

*WARNING: SOME SPOILERS AHEAD IN THIS EPISODE. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SUZUME YET, TREAD CAREFULLY Still settling down from episode 81, Kevin and Moh visit Mike for the…

Anime Roundtable

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Suzume – My First Makoto Shinkai movie.

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post.…

Harshit's reviews

Episode 255 - Suzume

This week, we’re staying topical, bay-bee! And by that, I mean Shaun and Rem go to the movies & wait until after most markets have stopped having screenings…

Anime Out of Context

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Shinkai's Future, Mario in Japanese, and a New Manga from an Existing Author! | Today's Anime News

► Support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/Arkada ► Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GlassReflection 00:00 - INTRO 00:27 - Makoto Shinkai's Done with Boy Meets Girl Stories 03:35 - The Super Mario Bros. Movie…

Glass Reflection

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Suzume: A Chair and Girl’s Roadtrip

The Theater and Quick Thoughts This latest Makoto Shinkai film finally came out in the United States. I saw it finally on a Friday in the afternoon at…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Anime Roundtable v2.0 #81 – April 23 2023: At the Movies (and the Video Store?)

We carve out time for the first time in a month to gather around the table and talk about the Super Mario Bros movie to start and wonder…

Anime Roundtable

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Suzume, a Heartfelt Disaster Film by Makoto Shinkai

Suzume Review Twelve years ago, Japan found itself wracked by the deadliest earthquake in its history. Tens of thousands lost their lives in the earthquake and tsunami. Hundreds of…

D&A Anime Blog

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Suzume is like no other Shinkai film... | An Analysis

Makoto Shinkai's new masterpiece Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) has a lot of parallels with his latest film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) and Your Name (Kimi no…

Anime Blues

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Suzume Review: The Shinkai Formula At Its Best

Produced by CoMix Wave Films Directed by Makoto Shinkai Only In Theaters I don’t usually review anime films. These days, we’re fortunate enough to get wide theatrical releases,…

The Otaku Exhibition

444 – Triple Dip 70 – [Oshi no Ko], My Home Hero, Heavenly Delusion

This week we talk about collectables, The Files of Young Kindaichi, Ninja Batman, Skip and Loafer, and more! Then we examine three series that have new anime this…

Manga Machinations

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This CRAZY anime film is inspired by GHIBLI🥰🏰 | Suzume #shorts

Makoto Shinkai's newest film Suzume (jap. Suzume no Tojimari) feels like it's inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's classic Howl's Moving Castle. The film has many similarities if you look…

Anime Blues

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Doki Doki News: Suzume Opens Strong and More Anime Coming to U.S. Theaters!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of April 16th! Check out the latest episode…

Beneath the Tangles

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The LIVING CHAIR in Suzume has a FUNNY MEANING😁 | Suzume #shorts

In Makoto Shinkais new film Suzume (jap. Suzume no Tojimari), the living chair Munakata Sōta is a living chair. The chair is acutally inspired by the Pixar Lamp!…

Anime Blues

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A Noticeable Absence in Suzume

Suzume is a good anime movie to watch. Fans of animation are sure to be pleased with it, and even the English voice actors performed well. Suzume fits…

Medieval Otaku

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Suzume Be Actin' Unwise | S CLASS Podcast Ep 52

Rob and Justin are joined by a special guest as they review the latest Makoto Shinkai film, Suzume no Tojimari --- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/sclass_yt/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sclass_yt EMAIL: sclasspodcast@gmail.com PODCAST: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sclasspodcast

S CLASS Anime

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Hot Seat TIME! It’s Luna’s Bday post!

Sup y’all another year another set of anime related questions to our girl Luna! This year have her real thinkers as I mixed live action with animation. Anyways,…

We be bloggin'

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This AMZINGLY LOOKING anime film is based on REAL EVENTS! | Suzume #shorts #suzumenotojimari

Makoto Shinkai's new film Suzume (jap. Suzume no Tojimari) is actually based on the earthquake in Toho back in 2011 that was also responsible for the devastating catastrophe…

Anime Blues

Suzume: It’s an Alaskan BULL WORM!

Well this was a very pleasant surprise! I didn’t intend to watch this film, but fate dropped the chance in my hand and I was glad I did.…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume Review: Messy and Unfocused Yet Compelling and Beautiful

For the past couple of months, I’ve been writing a retrospective series of articles respectively focusing on each of the previous short…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

443 – Twiple Dip 6 – Dai Dark 3, Tales of the Kingdom 2, Chainsaw Man 13

We’ve got the whole gang back together to talk about Talk to My Back, Suzume, [Oshi no Ko], Kabin no Tsuma, and more! Then we examine the next…

Manga Machinations

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Makoto Shinkai Retrospective: your name.

Finally. With Makoto Shinkai’s newest movie Suzume now on general release in the UK and North America (I saw it last night, review incoming…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Makoto Shinkai Talks Suzume and the Earthquake that Inspired It

The acclaimed anime director discusses the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on his latest work and what sort of stories he's considering for the future.

Anime News Network - Views

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Review: Suzume

Suzume is the latest movie from acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai, and it would be unmistakable as one of his projects even if you didn’t know the director going…

USA Anime

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Fanart Friday, Too: Reflecting Suzume

Have you read our review for Suzume, now out in theaters in North America? We encourage you to rush out and watch the film. It could turn your…

Beneath the Tangles

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Going to the Theater: Suzume

Having watched Your Name and Weathering with You, I am eager to see and support Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume by paying a visit to the theater tomorrow. I have…

Medieval Otaku

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Review: Suzume

The animation is stunning, the voice acting flawless, and the soundtrack expansive, but what makes writer-director Makoto Shinkai’s latest film Suzume so very brilliant is the way it…

Beneath the Tangles