5 Ways To Spot A Makoto Shinkai Anime Movie

Makoto Shinkai is one of the most acclaimed anime movie makers. He is known for his direction, writing & animation. Over the years he has shook the world with some of his amazing works depicting human emotions in the most beautiful way possible. So here are 5 ways to spot a Makoto Shinkai anime movie.

The Celestial View

Sky star 5 Centimeters Per Second

One of the key elements of any of the Shinkai’s movie is easily the sky and the way he depicts them. I mean just look at the above scenes from his most notable movies just beautiful.

Trains & Birds

Z-Kai Trains

In that beautiful sky you can see birds in flight. I guess he also has a thing for trains because in almost all of his works you can easily spot trains.


Your Name A Laptop

May it be the present or the future, technology is shown in at least one of the shots in the flick, like a quick glimpse of a phone or someone using a really advanced technology. I mean you know it when it is showcased for the scene and when it is just showcased to showcase.


Kotonoha no Niwa Kotonoha no Niwa

That lens flare, those glowing character designs and some fine water reflections is what you see when you are in for a Shinkai treat. He is also known for using some distinct color palette.

Little Things

Kotonoha no Niwa Place Details surroundings

The surroundings just look breathtaking in his movies. There is fine attention paid to the details in a very realistic way. I mean every scene is just like a piece of art.

If you haven’t seen any of Shinkai’s movies before, the three of his movies which I would recommend you’ll to watch right now would be,

  • 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
  • Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (2011)
  • Garden of Words (2013)

ALSO READ: Hayao Miyazaki, One of the Greatest Anime Filmmaker

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