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Makoto Shinkai brings a magic touch to anime

'Your Name' director blends fantastic plot with eye-popping detail

The low-profile Makoto Shinkai is at the forefront of a new wave of anime filmmakers.

TOKYO At a special Christmas showing of "Your Name" held in Shinjuku on Dec. 23, fans of Makoto Shinkai's blockbuster anime were encouraged to celebrate the film by cheering, crying and singing together -- and many did all three at once.

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