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Your Name was the biggest anime crossover theatrical hit since Studio Ghibli became a household name. And with anime growing to be one of the most formidable markets in the world, it’s no wonder that Netflix wants to tap into Your Name‘s particular brand of cerebral wistfulness.
The streaming giant has teamed up with the studio behind Your Name, CoMix Wave Films, to bring the visually stunning film Flavors of Youth to Netflix audiences. Below, check out the first Flavors of Youth trailer.
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It’s no surprise that Flavors of Youth looks like a visual feast. Beautifully and photo-realistically animated, the Japanese/Chinese co-production comes from the studio that brought the breathtaking Your Name to life, as well as Your Name director Makoto Shinkai‘s other acclaimed films 5 Centimeters Per Second and Children Who Chase Lost Voices. But notably, Flavors of Youth is not directed by Shinkai. Instead, Yoshitaka Takeuchi, an animator who has worked on several of Shinkai’s films, takes over the directing reins for the first time.
But while Shinkai’s absence from the credits could be a little worrisome, the Flavors of Youth trailer does give off the vibe of Shinkai’s trademark melancholy. Consisting of three chapters set in three different cities, Flavors of Youth will tell what looks to be a coming-of-age story merged with an adult drama. What else it consists of I’m...
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