If you are a true blue anime fan, you would not miss a chance to watch the hit movie Your Name movie. This has been all over social media and the internet for a few weeks now, and fans still can?t stop talking about it.
Since it’s a phenomenal hit, Your Name creator Makoto Shinkai has been basking under the spotlight of fame. His film is currently the fourth highest grossing Japanese movie of all time. He was also given the award ?Hit Maker of the Year? from Nikkei Entertainment due to his global success.
During ?the said award giving event organized by Nikkei Entertainment, the director said, ?I never expected the film would do so well in Japan. I am impressed by the fact that over one hundred million people have gone to the theaters.? Also, he stated that he thinks the revenue of the movie (which is more than 100 billion yen) does not seem proportional in comparison to his abilities.
Due to all these factors, fans and critics (both Japan and international) cannot help but compare him and his masterpiece Your Name to the famous Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, who has currently stepped out of his retirement hiatus to create a new film titled Boro the Caterpillar. They have been comparing his works with Miyazaki?s Spirited Away, which holds the title for the highest grossing movie of all time in Japan. The said movie is also the only foreign film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Still, Shinkai believes that people are thinking too much with their comparison. ?Putting me on the same level as Hayao Miyazaki is overestimating. I can?t be like him. He has his own way of directing. I felt so when I watched ?Kurenai no Buta? (Porco Rosso),? he said. ?I don?t think it is possible to catch up with a great person like him if I go the same direction.?
Humble and talented, Shinkai has won the hearts of fans around the world with Your Name movie. He will also start working on his new project by the end of 2016. If all goes well, we might see his new movie by 2019.