Makoto Shinkai is leading the next generation of Japanese animation. The animated films that he has created over the last 20 years are some of the most popular films of all time. Shinkai was born in Nagano Prefecture in 1973. Growing up, he always had an interest in manga and anime. After he graduated from university in 1996, he took a job with a video game company. He worked there for five years. During this time, he also produced animation on his own.
新海誠正在引領下一代的日本動畫。他在過去二十年間創作的動畫電影是有史以來最受歡迎的電影之一。新海誠於 1973 年在長野縣出生。成長的過程中，他一直對漫畫和動畫很有興趣。1996 年大學畢業後，他在一間電玩遊戲公司工作。他在那裡工作了五年。於此期間，他也獨自製作了動畫作品。
graduate vi. 畢業
graduate from... 從……畢業
produce vt. 製作
on one’s own 獨自