Makoto Shinkai: Allegories in Anime Series Announcement

With the announcement of Makoto Shinkai’s latest film project, there has been a lot of discussion and hoopla going around the internet otaku communities and fandoms about his past works. Many folx feel that they are formulaic and boring, or just seem to regurgitate the same exact messages and themes over and over again. Then are the few who strongly see the uniqueness to each Shinkai film and what it represents as a stand-alone work of art.