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The "Shinkai Makoto Exhibition - From 'The Voices of a Distant Star' to 'your name.'" is now on at the Kitakyushu Manga Museum!

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Tracing Makoto Shinkai's anime work over the last 15 years!

Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto - 'The voices of a distant star' to 'your name.
© 2016「君の名は。」製作委員会 ©Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films ©Makoto Shinkai/CMMMY
The global smash hit "Kimi no Na Wa (your name.)" has become something of phenomenon since its release. The film has had a big impact on society. The content of the story and use of beautiful imagery have struck a cord with a huge number of people! An exhibition featuring original paintings, writing, theme songs, and images connected to the film's director Makoto Shinkai, have been on display at the Kitakyushu Manga Museum since Saturday 21st July 2018!

The exhibition traces the charming appeal of Shinkai's creations and trajectory of his work over the last 15 years. The titles from his back-catalog featured in the show include his debut piece "The Voices of a Distant Star" and "The Place Promised in Our Early Days," which won Best Animation at the Mainichi Film Awards. The fantasy title "Children Who Chase Lost Voices," art-house hit "5 Centimeters per Second," and global success "your name." will also make an appearance in this retrospective alongside "The Garden of Words," which is regarded by some as a literary/visual masterpiece for the digital age.

Visitors can pay extra for an audio guide that describes the beauty of Shinkai's work. The recording has been voiced by Ryunosuke Kamiki, the actor who plays the role of Taki Tachibana in "your name." This summertime event is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the exquisite scenery and awe-inspiring worlds that appear in Shinkai's best-loved creations! (Editorial Dept .: Sassy)

PROFILE

新海誠 (Makoto Shinkai)

Anime director born in Nagano in 1973. Debuted in 2002, with the self-produced short film "ほしのこえ (Voices of a Distant Star)." Has since produced a range of titles, including "雲のむこう、約束の場所 (The Place Promised in Our Early Days)," "秒速5センチメートル (5 Centimeters per Second)," "星を追う子ども (Children Who Chase Lost Voices)," and "言の葉の庭 (The Garden of Words)." Has received critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Touted as a standout director among the next wave of filmmakers. More than 19 million people went to see "your name." following its nationwide release in August 2016. Over 19 million people went to view the film domestically. It has gone to become a massive hit all over the world.

新海誠展 -「ほしのこえ」から「君の名は。」まで -
"Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto - 'The voices of a distant star' to 'your name.'"

- Period: Saturday 21st July to Monday 24th September 2018
- Venue: Kitakyushu Manga Museum Exhibition Room (5th Floor Aruaru City, 2-14-5 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken)
- Opening Hours: 11:00 to 19:00 (Admission until 18:30) *Open until 20:00 during August
- Closed: Every Tuesday (*There will be no closures during summer holiday periods; 21st July to 31st of August)
- Organized by: Kitakyushu Manga Museum, The Asahi Shimbun Company
- In cooperation with: CoMix Wave Films Inc., Toho Co., Ltd.
- Fees:
Standard-Adult: 1,000 yen (800yen) / High school and junior high school students: 500 yen (400yen) / Elementary school students: 250 yen (200 yen)
Including entrance to the permanent exhibition - Adult: 1,200 yen (960 yen) / High school and junior high school students: 600 yen (480 yen) / Elementary school students: 300 yen (240 yen)
*Price inside parentheses () applies to holders of the Kitakyushu Manga Museum annual pass, senior citizens that have the relevant identification (certificate to use the facility), and cost per person for group bookings of 30 or more visitors.
*Free admission for preschool children, and holders of a disability handbook, along with one accompanying person
- Official Website: http://shinkaimakoto-ten.com/

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