Makoto Shinkai creates animated TV commericals

Anime auteur Makoto Shinkai has turned his unique visual talents to a TV advertising campaign, having recently produced two animated TV commercials for the Shinano Mainichi Shinbun (Japanese newspaper). Stream [1][2]

Shinkai is the popular creative force behind several nostalgic-sci-fi anime films, including both Voices of the Distant Star and The Places Promised…. His most recent movie was “5 Centimeters per Second”, a romantic drama released in Japan during 2007 that has already been licensed for Western release (US and presumably, UK too) by ADV Films.