“Your Name” Director Hits The Anime Big Time”. Nippon.Com, 2016, https://www.nippon.com/en/people/e00107/?pnum=1. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
“『君の名は。』新海誠監督が語る 「2011年以前とは、みんなが求めるものが変わってきた」”. ハフポスト, 2017, https://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2016/12/20/makoto-shinkai_n_13739354.html?utm_hp_ref=japan. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
This interview conducted by Huffington Post shows what Makoto Shinkai wanted the audience to feel and why he wanted them to feel that way. He explains the main reasons why he thinks that the audience will feel this way. He also explains that he wanted to make the audience feel happy for once. He talks about how he has changed since his previous two movies, but he also explains how he wanted it to reflect on current japanese society.
“Makoto Shinkai Works”. Makoto Shinkai Works, 2019, http://en.shinkaiworks.com/. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
“Why Makoto Shinkai Is The Haruki Murakami Of Animation. — I Gusti Ayu Azarine Kyla Arinta”. Rntachos, 2016, https://azarinekylarinta.com/2016/09/13/why-makoto-shinkai-is-the-haruki-murakami-of-animation/. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
Carroll, Luke. “Interview: Makoto Shinkai”. Anime News Network, 2013, https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2013-05-01/makoto-shinkai-the-garden-of-words-interview. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
In this interview, Makoto Shinkai speaks about one of films that was released at the time. He explains why he thinks every new work he makes should be his best work, however he thinks that until he sees reactions from his viewers that he decides that. From those reactions, he figures out what pieces of his work he needs to fix and improves on each new film he creates.
Ghibli, Beyond. Shinkai – Not Separation, But Connection. 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4vl8Xb_kU4. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
This video provides insight into all of Makoto Shinkai’s life. The author, Beyond Ghibli, goes in depth about all of Shinkai’s works and his struggles, without straying from the main focus of the video. This video is very well written and of high quality compared to many videos on this topic.
Komatsu, Mikikazu. “Director Shinkai Says His Weathering With You Is “A Film That Might Divide The Audience’s Opinions””. Crunchyroll, 2019, https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/07/03/director-shinkai-says-his-weathering-with-you-is-a-film-that-might-divide-the-audiences-opinions. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
Macias, Patrick. “Framing Makoto Shinkai: 15 Years Of Anime Art From The Director Of “Your Name””. Crunchyroll, 2017, https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/12/12-1/framing-makoto-shinkai-15-years-of-anime-art-from-the-director-of-your-name. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
Manry, Gia. “Interview: Makoto Shinkai”. Anime News Network, 2011, https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2011-08-16/interview-makoto-shinkai. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
In this old interview, Makoto Shinkai expains a bit of his past and what inspires him. He talks about where his ideas come from in literature and animation. He also explains why most of his films tend to intentionally have ambiguous endings. Shinkai wants to show his uniqueness through his films.
McEvoy, Ben. “How Shinkai Makoto Creates A Sense Of Love And Loss – Benjamin Mcevoy”. Benjamin Mcevoy, 2017, https://benjaminmcevoy.com/shinkai-makoto-creates-sense-love-loss/. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
Miller, W.R. “INTERVIEW: Makoto Shinkai, Director, “Weathering With You””. Animation Scoop, 2019, https://www.animationscoop.com/interview-makoto-shinkai-director-weathering-with-you/. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
Morrissy, Kim. “Makoto Shinkai Discusses Link Between His Personal Life And Weathering With You”. Anime News Network, 2019, https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-08-28/makoto-shinkai-discusses-link-between-his-personal-life-and-weathering-with-you/.150459. Accessed 2 Dec 2019.
In this interview by Fujinkōron magazine, Shinkai tells about his personal life and childhood. It provides a lot of information about himself, rather than his movies. It gives information about how he started his career in animation and directing. He wants to show the ways his life intertwines with his work and the dedication that comes with it.
Shepherd, Jack. “Spirited Away Is No Longer The Highest-Grossing Anime Of All Time”. The Independent, 2017, https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/your-name-spirited-away-highest-grossing-anime-of-all-time-a7530876.html. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.
Valdez, Nick. “Director Makoto Shinkai Opens Up About How Your Name’s Success Affects Him”. Comicbook/Anime, 2019, https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/08/12/makoto-shinkai-how-your-name-success-affects-him/. Accessed 1 Dec 2019.