Hailed as the "Next Miyazaki" by The Japan Times, Crunchyroll and CoMix Wave Films celebrates Global Shinkai Day and will honor the works of director and creator extraordinaire Makoto Shinkai beginning Saturday, March 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm (PST) and ending on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm (PST). More information can be found at the company¹s website.
Crunchyroll is honoring the celebrated work of the famed creator and director with 48 hours of Shinkai¹s most celebrated works (5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND, VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR and A PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS) to all Crunchyroll members, of selected global territories, for free and at up to 480p.
"We are very happy to see how the world has embraced Mr. Shinkai¹s work", states Mr. Kazuki Sunami of CoMix Wave Films, "anime is a wonderful art form and CoMix Wave Films is very proud to work with Crunchyroll in bringing Mr. Shinkai¹s vision to the world. We hope everyone enjoys it."
Shinkai¹s work debuted at many high profile film festivals such as the Ottawa International Animation Festival and has won countless awards such as the animation grand prize at Italy¹s Future Film Fest in 2008 for 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND.
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