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ICYMI: your favorite anime films by Makoto Shinkai are now on Netflix!

ICYMI: your favorite anime films by Makoto Shinkai are now on Netflix!

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Following the addition of 2016’s Your Name and 2019’s Weathering With You to Netflix this year, more of Makoto Shinkai’s other critically-acclaimed films are on their way to the streaming platform.

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5 Centimeters per Seconda classic romantic drama film from 2007, is a series of three interconnected stories circling around Takaki and Akari, whose friendship is tested by separation and struggles of adulthood.

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Garden of Words tells of an unlikely friendship between the 15-year-old amateur shoemaker Takao and the mysterious 27-year-old Yukino, whose secret meetings are motivated by common sentiments of longing, sadness, and alienation.

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Children Who Chase Lost Voices is an adventurous coming-of-age story involving the young Asuna, who owns a blue crystal that transports her to Agartha, a world of mythical beasts and heroic warriors, and where you can supposedly bring the dead back.

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The Place Promised in Our Early Days is set in an alternate history where the Soviet Union occupies Japan’s northern half, and where three middle-school students try their best to unravel the mystery of war and to save the world.

If you want to explore Makoto Shinkai’s artistic range — or even just marvel at Shinkai’s film’s stunning vistas — these films deserve a place in your to-watch list.

Shinkai’s Your Name continues to be the top-grossing anime film worldwide, while the follow-up movie, Weathering With You, earned top critical acclaims at the 47th Annie Awards, tying with Spirited Away for most nominations for an anime film ever. 

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