Monday, 13 November 2017

A few days ago I got a press release for a very special exhibition:

The Shinkai Makoto Exhibition, covering his artworks from Voices of a Distant Star to Your Name, will be held at The National Art Center, Tokyo from Saturday, November 11 to Monday, December 18, 2017 (Organizers: The National Art Center, Tokyo, The Asahi Shimbun, TOHO CO., LTD, TV Asahi Corporation,CoMix Wave Films Inc., and AMUSE INC.).

Makoto Shinkai debuted commercially with his short-film, Voices of a Distant Star, in 2002. For the next 15 years, he has created the most refined “stories of a man and a woman who cross their paths in a beautiful and magnificent world,” and has received many people’s attention without regard to ages or borders.

This is the first time for a national art museum in Japan to hold an exhibition presenting an active animation director. This exhibition will introduce Shinkai’s journey by showing not only about 1,000 of his precious production materials such as storyboards, plannings, drawings, art, and visual images, but also objects that enable visitors to experience Shinkai’s world.


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- Explaining Anime's Visual Symbols


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