Makoto Shinkai

Birthday: Feb 9, 1973
Birthplace: Not Available
Makoto Shinkai (新海 誠, Shinkai Makoto?), born Makoto Niitsu (新津 誠, Niitsu Makoto?) (born February 9, 1973) is a Japanese anime director, animator, and principal voice actor. A native of the Nagano prefecture in Japan, he studied Japanese literature in university. He traces his passion for creation to the manga, anime, and novels he read while in middle school. His favorite anime is Castle in the Sky by Hayao Miyazaki. Shinkai has been called the new Miyazaki in several reviews including Anime Advocates and ActiveAnime, though he disagrees with this comparison, stating that "it is an overestimation".

Highest Rated Movies



97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) Screenwriter Director $4.7M 2017
No Score Yet Koto no ha no niwa (Garden of Words) Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Hoshi o ou kodomo (Journey to Agartha) (Children Who Chase Lost Voices) Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru (5 Centimeters per Second) (A Chain of Short Stories about Their Distance) Director 2007
80% The Place Promised in Our Early Days Director Screenwriter 2004
No Score Yet Voices of a Distant Star Director Noboru Terao (Original Version) Screenwriter 2003
No Score Yet Kanojo to kanojo no neko (She and Her Cat) (Their Standing Points) Actor Director 1999


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