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5 Centimeters per Second Gets A Reference in TVB's Sakura Memories

I was just watching the Chinese Channel this evening when episode one of a holiday programme about Japan named 樱红醉了 came on. I think the Chinese name "ying hung zeoi liu" is a pun for "The Drunken Hero" but the English name is "Sakura Memories". Anyway, the narrator and actress Niki Chow was suddenly talking about how cherry blossoms...


Global Shinkai Day Comes to An End

And so, Global Shinkai Day has come to an end. I literally stayed up overnight until Saturday morning at six for the first session, slept for the second then stayed for the others. The number of attendees started off pretty well. It mostly floated between the 10 to 15 people mark for the day but peaked to just over 21 while Promised Days was...


Makoto Shinkai on the BFI 5cm Screening

It's been a month since Makoto Shinkai appeared at the London, BFI "5 Centimetres per Second" screening. He's now posted the following entry on his website about his well-being and the event itself. Looks like they caught me on camera when they were taking pictures of the queue for the autograph session. It's been quite a while since...


Meeting Makoto Shinkai at London BFI

It's been quite a busy week so it took some time to finish this write up about the 5 Centimetres per Second screening that took place in London last Friday, one that featured a live interview with Makoto Shinkai himself. When we arrived, we had a bit of trouble locating the BFI Southbank building but eventually I found it underneath the...


5 Centimetres per Second Screening, BFI Responds About Autographs

Just a few days after I published the contents of Makoto Shinkai's reply to me regarding whether he will be giving out autographs this Friday at BFI's 5cm screening, I receive the long awaited response from BFI that says the following. Thank you for your email which our box office has recently passed to me for response. Having spoken to...


5 Centimetres per Second LE DVD has Alternative Covers?

Fellow Anime fan Diego spotted something interesting about the Japanese 5 Centimetres per Second LE DVD. It appears the bonus discs case has alternative covers! I've noticed the illustrations before whenever I took out the discs to watch but, never did thought of them being used this way. You can see the "DVD Video" logo along the...


Makoto Shinkai, No Autographs at BFI 5cm Screening?

Well, just two weeks until 5cm goes onto the big screen in London, with BFI starting the screening off with a live interview with the producer Makoto Shinkai himself. As of now, most of the central seats appear to be filled with over 200 people booked in. Think I'll just have to take a side seat near the middle. Otherwise I'll have a sore...


A Look Inside Makoto Shinkai's First Artbook

Note:This art book is now officially available in English as "Sky Longing for Memories" published by Vertical so there might not be a need to import any more! Finally got a hold of Makoto Shinkai's first artbook, "Sora no Kioku" and it wasn't easy considering how well the first batch has been selling. Don't get this confused with the...


Makoto Shinkai to Appear at BFI London 5cm Screening in June

A bit late on this one but, I wanted confirmation first before I posted. It appears Makoto Shinkai will be appearing as a guest for the screening of his third movie "5 Centimetres per Second" at BFI Southbank London on 20th June. Ticket bookings won't be open until this Friday May 9th. As part of the Anime Weekend line-up, his other movie...


Makoto Shinkai's Artbook Makes Amazon Top 10 Japanese Books

Makoto Shinkai's first artbook, which contains over 400 backgrounds from his movies, appears to be selling well. Daike-san tells me that it's sold out in a good number of shops in Akiba and it's even managed to make Amazon's Top 10 list of Japanese books. Can't wait to get a hold of it myself!...