The Best Makoto Shinkai Anime Movies

Makoto Shinkai is arguably most people favorite anime director of all time. His films are just simply gorgeous, amazing, and well thought out. His films deal with like long lost distance relationships and bittersweet endings, hough all his films are on the same level however. And not all his projects are gonna be on this list because we dealing with his movies.

Here is the TOP 5 Movies by Makoto Shinkai.

5. Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho (The Place Promised in Our Early Days)


This movie was aired on November 20th 2004. This movie is a sci-fi and military anime film about an alternate reality and a mysterious tower related to a boy and girl. The amazing visuals will blow you away!

This fil is about Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa who have admiration for two things in their life: their classmate Sayuri Sawatari and the vast Ezo Tower that stands boundlessly across the Tsugaru Strait. Fascinated by the limitless structure beyond their reach, Hiroki and Takuya begin constructing an aeroplane from a fallen drone they discovered to fulfill their dream of one day reaching the sky-scraping top of the tower. Later joined by the girl they love, Hiroki and Takuya promise Sayuri to fly with her to the seemingly otherworldly top together. However, Japan has suffered a North-South partitioning that has fueled conflict near the base of the tower, which marks the border between the America-controlled Southern islands and the Northern lands occupied by the Soviet Union.

Further along, Sayuri suddenly disappears, and Hiroki and Takuya never see her again. Unbeknownst to them, she fell victim to a sleeping disorder that left her comatose for the past three years. Although Hiroki and Takuya later learn about Sayuri’s condition, they also discover that the girl’s unconscious state is oddly linked to the same tower the trio had promised to conquer together.

4. Byousoku 5 Centimeter (5 Centimerer per Second)


Byousoku 5 Centimeter is probably one of the saddest Shinkai Makoto’s anime movie. This is a story about first love and the distance between people that is growing larger and larger every second. This movie was aired on March 3rd 2007 and have 3 episodes.

The film is about a boy called Takaki Toono and a girl called Akari Shinohara, two very close friends and classmates. They 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.

3. Kotonoha no Niwa (The Garden of Words)


Kotonoha no Niwa was aired on May 31st 2013. Not like the others movie, this is short movie who has only 46 minutes of duration. This anime movie probably is not the best anime out there story-wise, but it is still extraordinary and stunning. The anime puts a lot of emphasis on soft piano melodies and it sets the tone for the setting and what’s to come.

Kotonoha no Niwa is a short story about 15 years old school boy Takao Akizuki. He doesn’t stand out much at school and has a passion for shoemaking. One day Takao decides to skip school when it’s raining and go and sit in a park. There he meets Miss Yukino a woman who’s skipping work because of personal problems and he eventually forms a strong connection with her. Takao would always look forward to whenever it rained because they would both skip their responsibilities to hang out. The main protagonist confesses to Miss Yukino that all he wants to do is become a great shoe maker and then he promises to make her a new pair of shoes. Eventually the rainy season comes to an end and he doesn’t see her for months but she’s constantly on his mind. Yukino tale is a depressing one as it spurs the main protagonists emotions to stand up for who he believes her to be.

2. Tenki no Ko (Weathering With You)


Tenki no Ko was aired on July 19th 2019. Tenki no Ko sold more than 1.1 million tickets, grossing 1.6 billion yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days in more than 350 theaters. The film ranked #1 in its opening weekend and is currently the #7 highest-earning domestic film of all time in Japan and the highest-grossing film in Japan in 2019.

Tenki no Ko story is about a high school boy who has run away to Tokyo, befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. They’re really low on money so they decide to cash in on this girl’s ability charging people money for her to pray the rain away. Turns out a lot of people really want sunshine and so they’re able to start a small business. But this causes some serious complications when her abilities begin to get in the way of their relationship.

This is once again a beautifully animated film that has such gorgeous sequences bursting with life and color every shot in the film is filled with meticulous detail even brand names of stores and locales are exactly how they look in real life.

1. Kimi no Nawa (Your Name)


Kimi no Nawa was aired on August 26th 2016. Kimi no Nawa recorded a mega hit in 2016, became the highest grossing anime film of all time in Japan. And won the LAFCA Animation Award in 2016 and the Best Animated Film in 2017 by Mainichi Film Awards.

Kimi no Nawa is an endearing tale of fate and love beautifully animated and brimming with emotion plugging details that are sure to have you laughing crying or a solid mix of the two. The main characters are genuine and easy to fall in love with right off the bat with their dialogue providing an atmosphere to the story and insight into the way they live their lives.

The two characters centered in this complicated relationship are high schoolers Mitsuha and Taki, both of whom live vastly different lives. Mitsuha serves as a dancing shrine maiden in her rural mountain town while Taki waits on tables at a bustling upscale restaurant in Tokyo. They meet each other through an odd supernatural phenomenon in which periodically when they wake up, they’ve swapped bodies it’s not something they have control over so they do their best not to royally mess up one another’s livelihoods they even manage to make some improvements along the way. The timing couldn’t have been better for their fates to cross as major events challenged them to push the limits of what they can do as individuals.

This movie is definitely one that everyone should see if you enjoy watching love stories showcased in a creative way or at all

That is our best list about Makoto Shinkai “The Wallpaper Man” anime movies. Do you have different opinion ? Let us know at the comment section below.


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