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Sankei Miniatuart Ghibli Papercraft – No. 2 My Neighbour Totoro, Kusakabe Residence and Cat Bus

Decided to build the second Totoro papercraft I bought while in Japan this time, the Kusakabe sisters and the Cat Bus. I actually wanted to buy two other Totoro ones – one with the famous bus stop scene when Satsuki first meets Totoro and also the one when the family was moving into their new home.

Unfortunately space is limited so I had to be selective ^^;

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Your Name Art Book Review

There has been an artbook released for every Makoto Shinkai movie so far and Your Name is no exemption – not surprising considering its run away success and that it got a special “Collectors Edition“.

Unlike the visual guide book, it does not contain concept art or storyboards but the format is no different, once again in B6 paper back size.

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Dragon Quest Builders Review

Basically Dragon Quest meets Minecraft which means you build and explore with a purpose. The world has been destroyed by darkness and you as the hero/heroine is the only one that can remember how to build things. Silly plot eh?

Each land represents a level and your objective is to build up the town and then eventually defeat the boss before moving on. You have to start over with each new land but you get to keep the old objects you’ve discovered and the scenarios are different so it gives some variation.

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Japan Post Celebrates Makoto Shinkai Debut 15th Anniversary with Stamp Set

It’s been 15 years since Makoto Shinkai made his debut in the Anime industry and it seems Japan Post will be releasing a 15th anniversary limited edition stamp set later this month for 4900 Yen (£34).

Will only be available between August 14th – November 23rd 2017. The set will consist of 10 sticker type 62 Yen stamps, each featuring a scene from one of Shinkai’s movies.

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Kimi no Na wa, Your Name Movie and Collectors Edition Review

If you’re an Anime fan that follow the news then I’m sure you’ve no doubt heard of Makoto Shinkai and his recent run away success with Kimi no Na wa, Your Name as it’s shot over the 2 billion Yen record, beating even Ghibli movies and even Harry Potter at the Japanese box offices.

In Your Name, Taki and Mitsuha (two highschool students as usual) finds themselves waking up in the body of the other every so often and their lives become intertwined. Mitsuha is the rural countryside girl, burdened with carrying on the family tradition of crafting and Shinto beliefs. She’s tired of being in the countryside and wishes she was a handsome guy living in Tokyo. Taki becomes exactly that guy who lives in the city and as the story goes on however, they find their lives are tied to much bigger events in time.


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