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xBTAx



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:28 pm Reply with quote
Shinkai worked for "Falcom", not "Falco". :p

Otherwise, seems like a great interview. 5 Centimeters Per Second is my favorite movie, and I can't wait to see this new one myself. At this rate I'll probably be importing the Japanese BD, since it apparently has English subs...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:58 am Reply with quote
Indeed, an interesting interview. I've been a Shinkai fan for quite a while now, and I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing Hoshi o Ou Kodomo when it is released in North America.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:53 am Reply with quote
I'll be really honest right now. When ADV released Voices back in the day, I picked it up out of sheer curiosity, kind of expecting to see a somewhat decent movie, and once the credit rolled, I was floored. The whole theme of isolationism and communication resonated DEEPLY with me, and I can honestly say that the movie moved me, something few anime can claim to have done. Sad to say, the name Shinkai never really stayed in my memory, and I kind of forgot about him until he was announced at Otakon, with a NEW MOVIE? I was honestly really, really excited (The night before I went, I spent hours searching for my copy of Voices, determined to get it autographed. Sadly, it was not to be.)

I went and saw Hoshi, and again I was moved. (I was sitting directly behind the ANN staff there, and if they looked behind them, they would have see a slightly pudgy nerd doing his level best not to show his tears.) Afterwards, I had flipped through the Otakon programming guide and under Shinkai's entry, I noticed that two other movies were under his belt, and I smacked myself for not having caught them. But when I got home, I happened to discover that I had already bought the two of them, on some wild shopping spree I don't recall. I will be sitting down and finish those off shortly.

And thus ends my loving tale of fanboyism for Mr. Shinkai. He has a lifelong fan in me, and I hope Hoshi only increases his fans. I hope he has a long career ahead of him and I truly wish him success.

(P.S.: To the people who got into the autograph session, I hate you SOOOOOO MUCH!!!! Sad )
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:32 am Reply with quote
I hate the people who got the autographs too >.<...along with people who went to otakon in general.

Also, Mimi was in more than just that other movie...

Also cannot wait to see this. I love this man and his works.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:40 pm Reply with quote
As somebody with a great interest in the subject of this interview, I find it somewhat disappointing that spoilers for Shinkai's latest film were included amongst less revealing questions. Though efforts have been taken to identify such content, it is still somewhat frustrating to have to take caution whilst scrolling through the article for the sake of future narrative enjoyment.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:32 pm Reply with quote
I was one of the people who asked at the panel if Shinkai would ever create a new work that didn't focus or put attention on romance. Shame ANN didn't put up this question and response. (He said he was thinking about focusing on a work about a character leaving a hometoen and coming back...or something to that extent.)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:57 pm Reply with quote
He's like Barry Manilow of anime. Laughing
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:29 pm Reply with quote
sfried wrote:
I was one of the people who asked at the panel if Shinkai would ever create a new work that didn't focus or put attention on romance. Shame ANN didn't put up this question and response. (He said he was thinking about focusing on a work about a character leaving a hometoen and coming back...or something to that extent.)

But you just know he would be leaving a childhood sweetheart behind who waits for his return Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:58 am Reply with quote
http://www.plurk.com/​p/​emhpiw

More later.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:54 pm Reply with quote
Kougeru wrote:
I hate the people who got the autographs too >.<...along with people who went to otakon in general.

Also, Mimi was in more than just that other movie...

Also cannot wait to see this. I love this man and his works.

Your hate and disdain is sweet and delicious lol. One of the few advantages to living near Baltimore for me is Otakon. It's close enough I could actually drive every day and not get a hotel if I felt like it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:35 pm Reply with quote
Shiroi Hane wrote:
sfried wrote:
I was one of the people who asked at the panel if Shinkai would ever create a new work that didn't focus or put attention on romance. Shame ANN didn't put up this question and response. (He said he was thinking about focusing on a work about a character leaving a hometoen and coming back...or something to that extent.)

But you just know he would be leaving a childhood sweetheart behind who waits for his return Wink
More like he comes home, but she left to find him months before, and they never see each other again. or she has fallen under the anime amnesia syndrome and doesn't remember who he is anymore, and so has married someone else and had his children. Shinkai can't seem to get over it. Rolling Eyes
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