That’s right folks, February 28 is the First Annual Global Makoto Shinkai Day, organised by the wonderful fansite Cherry Blossoms Falling. Plus, controversial anime steaming site Crunchyroll will apparently be offering all the director’s movies available for free for those 24 hours. Good option as a last resort, but really if you can try and get your hands on some DVDs or even Blu-rays if you want to check out his beautiful work for the first time.

I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to participate in the discussion over at CBF, but I am planning to get involved in some way. I’ll be posting (hopefully) two relevant articles, one of which should be my long delayed review of Five Centimeters Per Second. Stay tuned, and enjoy the celebrations.