One of the best things about going to cons—you know, besides the dealers hall and industry panels and crazy costumes—is catching premiere screenings. Otakon’s most recent announcement concerns just that, as they’ll be premiering the latest from directo Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days), Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below.
Description via Otakon’s page:
With his overwhelmingly beautiful imagery, Shinkai paints pictures of the distances between people’s hearts, and in this work he challenges a tale of girls and boys on a journey, growing up. In a world yet unseen, the “Children” encounter secrets of the world on their journey, all the while holding different feelings inside of their hearts. This impactful work expresses the distance between different worlds and between people and the world, not just between people. With the same detailed, hard-hitting dialog and portrayals of characters you’ve come to expect from Shinkai, this film is also filled with heart-pumping adventure and a triumphant, grand majesty.
They’ve also confirmed that the film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.