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What are the best Makoto Shinkai anime movies to watch?

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Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, and manga artist. He was born on February 9, 1973, and he is a native of the Nagano Prefecture. He studied Japanese literature at Chuo University. He was a member of the literature club there and drew picture books. After graduating, he got a job at a video game company making video clips and graphic design for web content. There, he met musician Tenmon, who would later score many of his movies. In 1999, he released his first work, She and Her Cat, a 5-minute short done in monochrome. This was quickly followed by Voices of a Distant Star a year later in 2000. He quit his job to work full-time on this new project. His first full-length film was The Place Promised in Our Early Days and it released to critical acclaim in November 2004.

Shinkai's next big project premiered in March of 2007 with 5 Centimeters per Second. It consisted of 3 short films: Cherry Blossom, Cosmonaut, and concluding with the titular 5 Centimeters per Second. After spending some time away in London, he followed 5 Centimeters with his next feature film, Children Who Chase Lost Voices in May of 2011. His next film that released in 2013 is what some are calling as his ode to nature and the rain, The Garden of Words. His 2016 film, Your Name, became the highest-grossing anime film of all time, overtaking Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Having read so many movie titles, you might be wondering which Makoto Shinkai movies are the best. Well, check out the list below for our opinion. We name some of the best Makoto Shinkai anime movies to watch.

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  1. 1Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name

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    How would you feel if you woke up in a different body? Can you live your life normally? This is Kimi No Na Wa, or Your Name, in a nutshell. Because of some unnatural events, Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu found themselves trapped in each others' bodies. They race against time to resolve this phenomenon as a massive meteor approaches Mitsuha's town.

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  1. 25 Centimeters per Second

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    5 Centimeters per Second is a 2007 Japanese anime film by Makoto Shinkai that t won the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film. The first part of the movie was streamed to the premium members of Yahoo Japan.

  2. 3The Garden of Words

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    Garden of Words is an international animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. It was first released on July 6, 2013, by ToHo. It featured the voices of Kana Hanazawa, Miyu Irino, and Fumi Hirano.

  1. 4Children Who Chase Lost Voices

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    Children Who Chase Lost Voices is an adventure drama animated movie that was directed by Makoto Shinkai. When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, a young girl named Asuna is transported to a world of mythical beasts and brave warriors.

  2. 5Voice of a Distant Star

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    Voices of a Distant Star is a short animated drama movie directed by Makoto Shinkai. The love of two Japanese high school students is tested when one of them is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and communication between them is months and years apart.

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    Anonymous
    February 18, 2020
    "If you could only watch one of Makoto Shinkai's movies, let it be this one. It's his best work to date that combines all the best aspects of his previous movie and further refines them to create something that not only is visually appealing but also be very relatable."
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    Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name
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    Anonymous
    February 18, 2020
    "This movie will always be one of the best Makoto Shinkai movies of all time. It might not be his most visually impressive film anymore but it still has a lot of heart that anyone who watches can't help but feel for."
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    5 Centimeters per Second
This list is about What are the best Makoto Shinkai anime movies to watch
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Kimi no Na Wa: Your NameMovies 18 Paid
25 Centimeters per SecondMovies 15 Paid
3The Garden of WordsMovies 9 Paid
4Children Who Chase Lost VoicesMovies 2 Paid
5Voice of a Distant StarMovies 1 Paid
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