Makoto Shinkai（新海誠）and a cast Mr. Ryunosuke Kamiki（神木隆之介）entered the press conference for the exhibition of Makoto Shinkai “from the stars（星野から）” at the Tokyo New Art Museum on November 10 today.
This exhibition to be held from November 11th to December 18th. There are showed
over 1000 pieces of his drawings, storyboards and concept paintings from the work
“Voices of a Distant Star” (2002) to the latest work “Your Name” which records more than the 2.5
million yen box‐office profits. These pieces explain his world and history of Shinkai.
And Kamiki served as a narrator of voice guidance there.
Kamiki who already visited the exhibition confessed that “I was surprised to see paintings as soon as I entered. I understood at a glance that Mr. Shinkai draws his beautiful paintings with drawing every tiny line. Mr. Shinkai replied that “I am glad to hear that. I hope that audiences will conceive our spirits and carefully works when they watch my paintings I made them with my staffs. I rarely have a chance to tell our efforts and history to crate works”.
Shinko told about the exhibition, “It is often said that own works are like children of the authors. Although I do not think so. I do not care about the future of my works or what kind of reputation they would get. Of course, I wish they would evaluate well, but I would like to appreciate my paintings objectively as they are already not under my hands.” “However, I think it has a meaning to show materials of my works , after I visited this exhibition. Though I felt that I would be in my workplace with displays.”
And Kamiki said “there is a room with total white walls in four sides and his paintings are exhibited there. They are properly set so as to be suitable for each character and history of paintings. This exhibition makes us feel to stay there as long as you want. We can think again of movies with watching each painting, so this is a best place for funs of Shinkai. They cannot wait for visiting here. This exhibition tells us Shinkai’s history and the future of his.(this article is cited from here.)
Who is Shinkai? Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese director, writer, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, voice actor, manga artist and former graphic designer.
Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he drew picture books. In 1999, Shinkai released She and Her Cat, a five-minute short piece done in monochrome.
His best knows films are The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004), 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007), Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011), The Garden of Words (2013), and Your Name (2016).
His favorite anime is Castle in the Sky (1986) by Hayao Miyazaki.
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Pick up: Shinkai’s third work ”5 Centimeters Per Second”
5 Centimeters Per Second is Makoto Shinkai’s third film, and was released in 2007. Themes of distance and separation are explored in its narrative, although unlike his previous films, the events of 5 Centimeters Per Second take place in the real world.