Born 1968, in Tokyo. In 1993, after graduated from the Department of Business Administration of Aoyama Gakuin University, Kawaguchi joined Itochu Corporation. In 1998, temporary transferred to CoMix Wave Inc from its establishment and officially transferred from Itochu Corporation in 2003. In 2007, Kawaguchi founded CoMix Wave Films Inc. by separating from the former CoMix Wave Inc. CoMix Wave Films began in creative contracting and currently engages in animated movie production, distribution and package sales as well as overseas sales. He has helped produce all of Makato Shinkai’s films including APSA nominees and winners like 5 Centimetres per Second (2007), Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011) and your name. (2017)

Accolades

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

your name. (Kimi no na wa.)

Best Animated Feature 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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Noritaka Kawaguchi and Makoto Shinkai
Best Animated Feature Film, 2007

5 Centimeters Per Second (Byosoku 5 Centimeters)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2007

5 Centimeters Per Second (Byosoku 5 Centimeters)

Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2007 5 Centimeters Per Second is a serial short animation consisting of three independent works, all of which are depicted with a…

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Noritaka Kawaguchi and Makoto Shinkai
Best Animated Feature Film, 2011

Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (Hoshi o Ou Kodomo)

Best Animated Feature Film, 2011

Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (Hoshi o Ou Kodomo)

The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received…

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Films

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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5 Centimeters Per Second
2007

5 Centimeters Per Second (Byosoku 5 Centimeters)

Japan
2007

5 Centimeters Per Second (Byosoku 5 Centimeters)

Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2007 5 Centimeters Per Second is a serial short animation consisting of three independent works, all of which are depicted with…

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Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below
2011

Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (Hoshi o Ou Kodomo)

Japan
2011

Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below (Hoshi o Ou Kodomo)

The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received…

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