TOP 5 best anime directed by Makoto Shinkai!


Director Makoto Shinkai, known as the “Sorrowful Witch”, has produced many high-quality animations in terms of image, sound and plot. In this post, Lag will review the TOP 5 best anime from this director! Come on, let’s get started.

Makoto Shinkai is a famous Japanese animation director. His works are mainly romantic, with grown girls and boys as the main characters. Thanks to the combination of science, fiction and fantasy elements, Makoto Shinkai’s works can always leave a deep impression on the audience, but also create a sad emotion that is difficult to describe in words.

Too good at telling stories, “Sorrowful Witch” Makoto Shinkai has created many super animations. Here are the TOP 5 best anime from directors you must watch.

1. Your name

When it comes to Makoto Shinkai, the most successful name is the super product “Your Name” released in 2016. With the eternal love story of Taki and Mitsuha, “Your Name” conquered Japan and the world of the public, thus bringing Makoto Shinkai’s name, Makoto, is even better.

Sanye is a girl who lives in the country and has always wanted to have the opportunity to go to the city. One day, she wakes up to find that she has switched bodies with Taki, a boy living in Tokyo. From here, a day of swapping could happen, bringing Taki and Mitsuha “closer to each other” before fate separates the two.

2. Fujimaru of Cold Plum

Suzume no Fujimaru

Suzume No Tojimari, the latest film from director Makoto Shinkai, will be released in Japan on November 11, 2022. As soon as the film was released, it received praise from countless audiences, who commented that this is the next blockbuster directed by Makoto Shinkai.

More than two weeks after its release, the box office revenue of the film exceeded 6.2 billion yen, which is an extremely impressive figure. At the time of writing, the Suzume No Tojimari is still racing TOP in Japan and has not yet been released in Vietnam. Let us wait and see whether Suzume no Fujimaru can pass “Your Name” by the end of the movie theater tour.

see more: A look back at the showtime of Makoto Shinkai’s anime film Suzume No Tojimari and Vietnam

3. 5 cm/s

5 cm/s

If I were to choose Makoto Shinkai’s most typical work, Lag would choose 5cm/s – the 2007 animated film. 5cm/s showed the audience the process with a clear trilogy layout. From the feeling of time development, everything is budding, until the petals wither, everyone goes their own way. 5cm/s is very delicate and realistic. If you need to understand love, don’t miss this work.

4. The Court of Words

Garden of Words

In 2013, director Makoto Shinkai released The Garden of Words. Unlike “Your Name” and “Suzuki’s Son”, “The Garden of Words” is only 46 minutes long, and the main content revolves around a simple love story between a male student and his teacher. The movie is very tender, with extremely beautiful pictures and well-crafted psychological development of the characters. It can be said that “The Garden of Words” is a milestone in the development of director Makoto Shinkai’s visual art.

see more: Makoto Shinkai – The Mighty Sorcerer of Sorrow

5. Children of the Weather

with you through thick and thin

Closing this list will be the titles released in 2019 – Weathering With You or Child of the Weather. Although it received a lot of bad reviews because it was released immediately after “Your Name”, but objectively analyzed, “Weathering With You” is still a very, very good work directed by Makoto Shinkai.

A boy runs to Tokyo to fulfill his dream. By chance, he met a girl with the ability to control the weather. The two joined hands to create a special “sunshine” service, unaware that the “worst” moment was coming.

Above are the TOP 5 best animations directed by Makoto Shinkai. Have you seen all these movies? What do you think of them? What do you think is the best Japanese movie about a sad magician? Leave a comment so we can chat!

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