Anime auteur Makoto Shinkai (of Your Name fame) has made headlines again with his new film Weathering With You, the manga adaptation of which has recently been licensed by Vertical. And with the North American movie premiere coming January 15-16, we thought we’d celebrate with a sale!
So now through January 20, each of our excellent Makoto Shinkai manga adaptations—5 Centimeters per Second, Voices of a Distant Star, The Garden of Words, and She and Her Cat—are up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook!
Also be sure to check out Animate Online for this beautiful poster set featuring 5 Centimeters per Second and Voices of a Distant Star novels, with exclusive cover art created by Taiwanese illustrator phenom VOFAN!
About Makoto 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).