Makoto shinkai movies that you must watch right now – Entire list!!

Makoto shinkai movies – Kimi no na wa earned great success as an anime film and is now one of the highest rated anime film of 2016. After watching the film, majority people became fans of Makoto Shinkai. Thus for people like them here is the entire list of movies that Makoto Shinkai made.

Entire list of Makoto Shinkai Movies

01. Voices of distant star

Makoto Shinkai Movies - Voices of distant star
Makoto Shinkai Movies – Voices of distant star

Synopsis – Hoshi no Koe, using full 2D and 3D digital animation, is a story of a long distance love and mail messages between a boy and girl. Set in 2046 after the discovery of the ruins of an alien civilization on Mars, man has been able to make leaps in technology and is planning to send an expedition into space in the next year. Nagamine Mikako and Terao Noboru are junior high school students. However, while Noboru will be entering senior high next winter, Mikako is selected to join the space expedition.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

02. The place promised in our early days

Makoto Shinkai Movies - The place promised in our early days
Makoto Shinkai Movies – The place promised in our early days

Synopsis – In an alternate-reality 1974 Japan, the country is split, with the southern islands controlled by America and the northern lands claimed by the Soviet Union. Hokkaido, referred to as Ezo in Kumo no Mukou Yakusoku no Basho, decides to construct a tower into the sky designed by Ekusun Tsukinoe.

By 1996, Hokkaido Tower’s construction is complete and three students of Aomori have big dreams concerning this tower. Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa are considered child prodigies, and both harbor romantic feelings for Sayuri Sawatari, though neither of them would dare admit it.

When a drone crashes down, the two boys resolve to repair it and fly to the top of Hokkaido Tower. Assisting them is their boss at the military plant, Mr. Okabe. They name the drone Bella Ciela, but before their dreams of flying it are realized, Sayuri vanishes. Unbeknownst to them, her disappearance is related closely to the tower that the two dream of reaching.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

03. Five centimeter per second

Makoto Shinkai Movies - Five centimeters per second
Makoto Shinkai Movies – Five centimeters per second

Synopsis – Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara, two very close friends and classmates, are torn apart when Akari’s family is transferred to another region of Japan due to her family’s job. Despite separation, they continue to keep in touch through mail. When Takaki finds out that his family is also moving, he decides to meet with Akari one last time.

As years pass by, they continue down their own paths, their distance slowly growing wider and their contact with one another fades. Yet, they keep remembering one another and the times they have shared together, wondering if they will have the chance to meet once again.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

04. A gathering of cats

Makoto Shinkai Movies - A Gathering of cats
Makoto Shinkai Movies – A Gathering of cats

Synopsis – 15 one-minute shorts created by various people from Japan’s animation industry. The title of the collection, Ani*Kuri15, is abbreviated from the words “anime” and “creators”.

Season One
Shinji Kimura (Studio 4°C; Art Director, Steamboy) – title: Attack of Higashimachi Ni Chome/Attack of Higashimachi 2nd Burough
Shōjirō Nishimi (Studio 4°C; Character Designer, Tekkonkinkreet) – Uchujin Raikou Hiroshi no Baai/Invasion from Space – Hiroshi’s Case
Akemi Hayashi (Gainax; Character Designer, Fruits Basket) – Namida no Mukou/From the Other Side of the Tears
Osamu Kobayashi (Madhouse; Art/Mecha Desgin, Gungrave) – Sancha Blues/The Aromatic Tea Blues
Yasufumi Soejima (Gonzo; 3D/CG Director, Last Exile) – Hyotoko/Blaze Man

Season Two
Atsushi Takeuchi (Production I.G; Mecha Design, Ghost in the Shell)
Mamoru Oshii (Production I.G; Director, Ghost in the Shell) – Project Mermaid
Kazuto Nakazawa (Studio 4°C; First Unit Director, Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren from Kill Bill: Volume 1) – “yurururu” ~Nichijou Hen~
Ranji Murata (Gonzo; Character Design, Blue Submarine No. 6) and Tatsuya Yabuta (Gonzo; Story Design, Final Fantasy VII) – Gyrosopter
Tobira Oda (Original Manga, Danchi Tomō) and Yasuyuki Shimizu (Key Animation, Naruto (movies)) (Studio 4°C)

Season Three
Michael Arias (Studio 4°C; Director, Tekkonkinkreet) – Okkakekko
Makoto Shinkai (Comix Wave Film; Director, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) – Neko no Shuukai/A Gathering of Cats
Shōji Kawamori (Satelight; Director, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?) – Project Omega
Mahiro Maeda (Gonzo; Director, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo) – Onmitsu Hime
Satoshi Kon (Madhouse; Director, Paprika) – Ohayō/Good Morning

(Source – MyAnimeList)

05. Children who lost their voices

Makoto Shinkai Movies - Children who lost their voices
Makoto Shinkai Movies – Children who lost their voices

Synopsis – Strange sounds in the darkness… Unearthly music from an old crystal radio… These are all the warning Asuna Watase has before a simple walk to her clubhouse catapults her into a nightmarish adventure that will take her beneath the Earth to a lost land beyond the realm of legend! Attacked by a strange monstrous creature, rescued by a mysterious stranger and pursued by a relentless enemy, Asuna finds herself enmeshed in a centuries old mystery that will bind her to a strange young defender and lead her inevitably, towards a secret that may hold the key to life itself!

(Source – MyAnimeList)

06. The Garden of words

Makoto Shinkai Movies - Garden of words
Makoto Shinkai Movies – Garden of words

Synopsis – On a rainy morning in Tokyo, Takao Akizuki, an aspiring shoemaker, decides to skip class to sketch designs in a beautiful garden. This is where he meets Yukari Yukino, a beautiful yet mysterious woman, for the very first time. Offering to make her new shoes, Takao continues to meet with Yukari throughout the rainy season, and without even realizing it, the two are able to alleviate the worries hidden in their hearts just by being with each other. However, their personal struggles have not disappeared completely, and as the end of the rainy season approaches, their relationship will be put to the test.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

07. Kimi no na wa

Makoto Shinkai Movies - Kimi No Na Wa
Makoto Shinkai Movies – Kimi No Na Wa

Synopsis – The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the countryside, wants to live in the city because she is tired of life in the country. Then, there’s Taki. He’s a high school student living in Tokyo with his friends while working as a part-timer at an Italian restaurant. He also has a strong interest in fine arts involving architecture. One day, Mitsuha dreams of herself as a young man. On the other hand, Taki also has a dream where he is a female student attending high school in the countryside. What’s the secret behind their dreams?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

PS – Makoto Shinkai also did few short films if you are interested in watching them then here is the list for you!

  • Other worlds (Tooi Sekai)
  • She and her cat
  • Egao
  • Someone’s gaze (Dareka no manazashi)

So here is the complete list of movies made by Makoto Shinkai movies. More such recommendations will come in future so stay tuned!!

Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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