FILM DIRECTOR

Makoto Shinkai

1973 - Today

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Makoto Niitsu (新津 誠, Niitsu Makoto, born February 9, 1973), also known as Makoto Shinkai (新海 誠, Shinkai Makoto), is a Japanese animator, filmmaker and manga artist best known for directing Your Name, the third highest-grossing anime film of all time and 2019's Weathering With You, among other works such as The Garden of Words, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and 5 Centimeters per Second. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Makoto Shinkai has received more than 3,098,216 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Makoto Shinkai is the 303rd most popular film director (up from 402nd in 2019), the 459th most popular biography from Japan (up from 624th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Japanese Film Director.

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Makoto Shinkai ranks 303 out of 1,580Before him are Oskar Fischinger, Béla Tarr, King Vidor, Richard Brooks, Ishirō Honda, and Alf Sjöberg. After him are Leo McCarey, Edward Dmytryk, Bigas Luna, Tobe Hooper, Walter Lantz, and Shin Sang-ok.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1973, Makoto Shinkai ranks 24Before him are Monica Seles, Marco Materazzi, Jan Koller, Thomas Tuchel, Rüştü Reçber, and Ryan Giggs. After him are Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, Andrew Lincoln, Lena Headey, Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, Vera Farmiga, and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Makoto Shinkai ranks 459 out of 5,560Before him are Takeo Wakabayashi (1907), Emperor Heizei (773), Hibari Misora (1937), Ōyama Iwao (1842), Tokugawa Ietsuna (1641), and Kiichi Miyazawa (1919). After him are Masuzo Madono (null), Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), Noboru Takeshita (1924), Kunisada (1786), Rihei Sano (1912), and Chūya Nakahara (1907).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Japan

Among film directors born in Japan, Makoto Shinkai ranks 12Before him are Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Shohei Imamura (1926), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), and Ishirō Honda (1911). After him are Kon Ichikawa (1915), Mikio Naruse (1905), Satoshi Kon (1963), Mamoru Oshii (1951), Hideaki Anno (1960), and Kinji Fukasaku (1930).

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