Makoto Shinkai (新海誠 )Shinkai Makoto, born as Makoto Niitsu (新津誠 Niitsu Makoto, born February 9, 1973), is a Japanese director ofanime and former graphic designer. A native of Nagano Prefecture, Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he drew picture books. He traces his passion for creation to the manga, anime, and novels he was exposed to while in middle school. His favorite anime is Castle in the sky Castle in the Sky by Hayao Miyazaki. Shinkai has been called "The New Miyazaki" in several reviews, including those by Anime Advocates and ActiveAnime—comparisons which he himself calls an "overestimation".
5 Centimeters Per Second is a 2007 Japanese animated romantic drama film produced, written and directed by Makoto Shinkai The film was finished on 22 January 2007.The first part of the film was released on Yahoo Japan as streaming video to Yahoo! Premium members from 16 to 19 February 2007.On 3 March 2007, the full length featured film had its theatrical premiere at Cinema Rise in Shibuya ,Tokyo.The film consists of three segments: "Cherry Blossom" "Cosmonaut" and "5 Centimeters per , totaling about an hour of runtime. As in Shinkai's previous works. The film was awarded Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards . The DVD was released on 19 July 2007.
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