News Makoto Shinkai's 'Dareka no Manazashi' Anime Trailer Streamed
posted on 2013-01-23 12:46 EST
The Nomura Real Estate Group began streaming the trailer for "Dareka no Manazashi" (Someone's Gaze), the new short anime film from auteur writer/director Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices), on Wednesday.
The main character is Aya "Aachan" Okamura, a woman who has been working for two years at a company and has begun living on her own. The story is set "slightly in the future" and revolves around Aachan, her father, her mother, and her cat Mii-san.
CoMix Wave Films, NEST, and TYO M1 Production produced this short in collaboration with The Answer Studio Co., Ltd., and singer-songwriter Kazusa performed the theme song "Sore de Ii yo." Narrator Fumi Hirano (Urusei Yatsura's Lum) leads the cast with Satomi Hanamura and Shinji Ogawa.
Nomura Real Estate will screen the short during "Proud Box Kanshasai," a home living exposition which will run from February 10 to 11 at the Tokyo International Forum.
Shinkai began his career by creating his own anime titles almost singlehandedly — being responsible for the writing, directing, and even voice-acting. He now works with CoMix Wave Films and other staff members on anime projects. His titles include She and Her Cat, Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and 2011's Children Who Chase Lost Voices. He announced on Christmas Eve that he is creating a separate anime feature film called Kotonoha no Niwa for release in the first half of this year.