From the award-winning director and author Makoto Shinkai comes the comic adaptation of his most recent work. A modern day love store built on forbidden romance, Shinkai weaves another heartfelt tale that should appeal to his large existing fan-base while winning over more readers for years to come.
Makoto Shinkai, is a Japanese film director, animator, and voice
actor. A native of the Nagano prefecture in Japan, he studied
Japanese literature at Chuo University. He traces his passion for
creation to the manga, anime, and novels he was exposed to while in
Considered one of the best animators in the world today, he is often called the "next-Miyazaki". Shinkai developed his abilities as a video game designer for FalCom, where he worked on the cult-classic role-playing game Y"S. Shinkai is unique as an animator as he cut his teeth by producing almost all elements many of his works - from animation to music composition to voice acting.
He has won numerous awards- 12th DoGA CG Animation Award; 1st New Tokyo International Animation Festival Grand Prize; 7th Kobe Animation Prize; 6th Japanese Media Art; Award for Digital Media; 34th Nebula Award (World Con); 59th Mainichi Films Animation Prize; 2007 Asia Pacific Film Award; and the Lancia Platinum Grand Prize (Italy).