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How popular are Makoto Shinkai's works in Japan?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:13 am    Post subject: How popular are Makoto Shinkai's works in Japan?  Reply with quote

Does anyone know how popular the works of Shinkai are in Japan?

I'm somewhat curious. I know his films have made enough money to continue financing his future works. But the budget of each film is quite low compared to say, the budget of a Ghibli film and Comix Wave Inc. isn't a major anime company such as Madhouse or Sunrise.

Is there a chance that his next film "Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below" could be a hit and lead to a bigger budget or is that wishful thinking? What anime the Japanese like and what anime non-Japanese like are often mutually exclusive. Anyway, I've gone on for too long so I'd appreciate an answer.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When my fiancee came to visit me from Japan 2 years ago, I showed her Shinkai-sans films. She said they were sad but good, and that no one over there knows who he is. He's not a celebrity or a house hold name. I know the CoMix Wave folks and the staff over there were a little surprised that some guy from America was a big fan (me) and had a fan site dedicated to Shinkai-san. Almost like, they couldn't believe it.

I got the feeling that CoMix Wave is kind of bringing him along, as they see the potential in him. I was hoping that CoMix Wave would have had more of a larger global marketing effort with the film, but they're not some huge budget production company. They do have some amazing talent helping with the film.

I'm hoping this will be the breakout film that moves Shinkai-san to the next level. He's a great guy and the folks at CoMixWave are very cool.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just hope his next film is successful enough to allow him to continue making movies for a long time to come. It's a shame Shinkai and his team don't get the recognition they deserve.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the key is that they really don't seem to seek it out. They really seem to want to try to grow his popularity slowly.

I agree ... I hope this film bring him and CoMixWave the success they deserve.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No seriously i cant talk about on this topic.


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