Genki Kawamura is best known for his three bestselling novels. His first novel, If Cats Disappeared From The World, has sold more than a million copies in Japan and has been translated into 11 languages. Kawamura is also a producer, director, screenwriter, and a showrunner. He has received three consecutive Asia Pacific Screen Awards nominations for Best Animated Feature Film with your name., Mirai and Weathering with You. Your name. is the highest-grossing anime film at the Japanese box office and won awards across the globe including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Animation. Mirai was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards® and Golden GlobeTM among many others. As a director, Kawamura was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival’s short film Palme d’Or in 2018 for Duality (sharing the nomination with four other directors).

Accolades

Makoto Shinkai and Genki Kawamura
Best Animated Film, 2019

Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

Best Animated Film, 2019

Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

It is the first year of high school for Hodaka and he runs away from his home on an outlying island of Japan and goes…

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Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito and Takuya Ito and Yuichi Adachi and Genki Kawamura
Best Animated Film, 2018

Mirai (Mirai no Mirai)

Best Animated Film, 2018

Mirai (Mirai no Mirai)

Kun enjoys a happy childhood until the arrival of his baby sister, Mirai. As the new baby becomes the centre of their parents’ attention, Kun…

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Genki Kawamura and Noritaka Kawaguchi and Makoto Shinkai
Best Animated Film, 2017

your name. (Kimi no na wa.)

Best Animated Film, 2017

your name. (Kimi no na wa.)

Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives in different parts of Japan. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her quiet…

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Films

Mirai
2018

Mirai (Mirai no Mirai)

Japan
2018

Mirai (Mirai no Mirai)

Kun enjoys a happy childhood until the arrival of his baby sister, Mirai. As the new baby becomes the centre of their parents’ attention, Kun…

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Weathering With You
2019

Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

Japan
2019

Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko)

It is the first year of high school for Hodaka and he runs away from his home on an outlying island of Japan and goes…

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your name.
2017

your name. (Kimi no na wa.)

Japan
2017

your name. (Kimi no na wa.)

Two high school kids who’ve never met – city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha – are united through their dreams.

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