Which is why I like posting on fan initiatives like the CLAMP Appreciation Project and now a new one: Global Shinkai Day, intended to celebrate the works of Makoto Shinkai. Now, I admit, I'm not Shinkai's biggest fan: Voices from a Distant Star was pretty incredible for an almost one-man show, but nothing earth-shattering for me. That said, I would never deny that his works have had a profound impact on some anime fans, and he has certainly brought himself to a pretty high level within the anime industry.
So! Fans have established February 27 - 28 as Global Shinkai Day for 2009. The effort is centered around a Shinkai fansite, Cherry Blossoms Falling, which is running discussions, contests, and encouraging fans to hold viewings of Shinkai's works on those days. They have also gotten Shinkai fansites in China and Japan participating, so it's an international project. How cool is that?
And how about for our own site's celebration, someone fills in the info for Shinkai's works by Global Shinkai Day?