Makoto Shinkai

“I probably just want to leave a trace of myself behind in this world.” 

Makoto Shinkai is one of my favorite directors. His art, story, cinematography, and production quality is simply out of this world that sometimes I find myself watching the backgrounds of his movies more than the actual subject(s). His approach to an "everyday" situation in which most of his films are based on is always done in a tasteful, sophisticated way so much that it does not succumb to being cliche or even cheesy. What I love most about his work is that he is always able to bring an animated realism to moments that would simply pass us by, moments that we often take for granted. 

Indulge yourselves in some of my favorite pieces he has done. I am not going to lie, I can watch these films over and over and over again ...