Shinkai Makoto, Director of Suzume, “I’m a fan of the K-pop idol group IVE, but I can’t remember the names of the members.” • Kpopnews

Shinkai Makoto, Director of Suzume, “I’m a fan of the K-pop idol group IVE, but I can’t remember the names of the members.” • Kpopnews

On April 24, director Shinkai Makoto revisited Korea to commemorate that “Suzume” has surpassed 3 million viewers and conducted an interview with Korean reporters at the Novotel Ambassador Hotel in Yongsan-gu, Seoul.

Released on the 8th of last month, “Suzume” is an anime movie about the girl Suzume who accidentally opens the door bringing disaster and joins a mysterious young man named “Souta” to close the doors to prevent disasters in various regions of Japan . . This is the latest work from Shinkai Makoto, a famous Japanese director who created popular animations like Your Name and Weathering with You. “Suzume,” which attracted more than 10 million Japanese moviegoers, has also become a syndrome in Korea, particularly among the 20s and 30s. As of today (April 27), while director Shinkai Makoto has kept his promise to hit 3 million viewers, Suzume is on the verge of surpassing 5 million viewers.

When asked if he had Korean actors in mind for a virtual casting of a live-action version of “Suzume,” director Shinkai Makoto answered honestly: “It’s embarrassing to say, but I’m an animation director, so I’m not particularly interested in a human actor, whether it’s in famous Korean, Japanese, or American works. So I don’t remember their names very well.” draw laughter

he continued “I really enjoy watching Korean movies and dramas,” add to “But I’m sorry, I can’t remember any actors right now”.

The director later revealed to be a huge K-Pop fan, adding that he often enjoys listening to K-Pop songs. Shinkai Makoto said: “I’ve been listening to a lot of songs by a K-pop idol group recently” add to “Most of the time I listen to her new song ‘I AM’ every morning.”


he shared “I still don’t know the names of the members. All I know is that they are very charming, beautiful and powerful artists.”add to “I’m sorry I can’t remember people’s names.”

Since Shinkai Makoto doesn’t know the actors well, he enlisted the help of his best friend, “Love Letter” director Shunji Iwai, for the casting. Shinkai Makoto said: “Shunji Iwai is a director I really like and am personally close to,” add to “Also, I like his films, so when he finds an actor that suits him, he introduces him to me.”

When asked if he plans to work with Korean creators, the director shared: “I’ve never heard of it or received any offers”add to “However, one of the film producers I know boasted about his collaboration with Korean director Bong Joon Ho. I don’t know what specific project they were working on, but I was jealous.

Source: Daum

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