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Otakon 2011 and Dinner with Shinkai-san

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Otakon 2011 and Dinner with Shinkai-san  Reply with quote

Hello again,

I had previously posted about Otakon 2011 and my "stalking" of Shinkai there Smile  I still needed to post about going to dinner with Shinkai and the CoMixWave Films guys.

Check out my post about the first two days ...

http://cherryblossomsfalling.myfastforum.org/about619.html

Here are some pics ...

We had heard that Shinkai would not be making any comments after the premier but he did show up at the end of the movie and (with his interpreter's help) took questions from the audience. Kudos to CoMixWave Films for bringing lots of swag ... I think the first folks to ask questions got movie posters or some other items from the new movie.




After the movie my wife and I headed down to the Dealer's room to meet the CrunchyRolls folks again (They are awesome as well). My wife noticed that Shinkai was in the Bandai booth singing autographs ... so we jumped in line ... Shinkai was great with the folks in line .. signing and answering questions.



What do you do after you watch a Shinkai premier and then get an autograph ? Well ... you go to the next Shinkai Panel discussion Smile



And then you end the day with dinner Smile When Sunami-san (CoMixWave) asked us about dinner I was thinking ... where the heck are we going to eat. So when we met up with the guys, they asked "Where should we eat?" .. Ummmm ... I checked out my trusty IPhone Dinner Reservation App and we picked a steak place in the Inner Harbor and we walked there from the Hotel.



Dinner with Shinkai-san and the CoMixWave guys was great. Shinkai is a very down to earth guy and the guys at CoMixWave are too. The conversation was really less about the new movie and more about life in general. Shinkai-san asked questions about my wife and I and how she as a Japanese person liked living in America and about her time here. The few questions I asked about the film were things like "How could you kill off Mimi? You're not going to kill Chobi are you?" ... He laughed at that. One of the things I was curious about, having seen the sketches for the movie at the beginning of the project was if they felt that the movie fulfilled those visions. I think they were pretty happy with the final result.

I was lucky enough to get some swag from the new film, I'll get some pics on here soon. One of the best things was a CD of the music of the film. If you read the post about my wedding you'll know that I used some of the music from the new film in the wedding, particularly Mimi's Introduction Theme. The music for the film has some more darker tones than the previous films, but I found it very good (Way to go Tenmon!).

Alright, that's enough for now. Take care!

Laz
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG ur so lucky!! Shocked
To me, seeing Makoto Shinkai in real life is already one of the best thing ever. But u, sir, not only meeting him, getting his autograph, u also dined out with him!!! Very Happy  
I'm somehow envy u hahaha
Btw, is this the first time u meet him?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mel,

Shinkai and the CoMixWave folks are really nice. If you get a chance to see Shinkai please do, he's great.

I was able to drop in on them a few years back in Tokyo.

Anyway ... welcome to the Forums Smile Make yourself at home Smile

Laz


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