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Makoto Shinkai Gets Lots of Visitors

A new entry about how Makoto Shinkai's been doing in London. Maybe those of you down there will recognise the picture he's taken of his neighbourhood. I have the impression that he's been getting a lot of visitors but doesn't mind them since he's been eating out and drinking with them. He writes: April 22nd 2008 It's nearing the end of...


Makoto Shinkai Artbook Sora no Kioku Covers Revealed

I still haven't managed to find a good place to order Makoto Shinkai's first artbook yet. Reader Maltos managed to find HMV (it's in English) but, £7 delivery is just a bit hefty to be honest when the book itself is already around £13 so I'm still keeping an eye out for alternatives. I suppose it's better than Amazon's ridiculous 19...


Makoto Shinkai's First Artbook Coming Soon This April

I'm sure anyone who has watched Makoto Shinkai's works such as his recent "5 Centimetres per Second" will agree the backgrounds he manages to create are stunningly beautiful. Well, the good news is if you want to own a hard copy of all those backgrounds, you'll soon be able to. According to this advert that Daike-san spotted, Kodansha...


Kaguya Sends Back HD Videos of the Moon and Earthrise

Remember Kaguya (AKA, "Selene"), the lunar probe that was launched from Tanegashima a few months ago? It doesn't really have much to do with "5 Centimetres per Second" but since the island was used as a setting in the movie, I thought I would put this post under that category anyway just like the last one. It was interesting to find the...


5 Centimeters per Second Novel, Part Three - Byosoku 5 Centimeters

This is it. The last part of the 5cm novel. The animated version was the shortest part of the movie yet, was also the part that received the most cuts - even more than Cosmonaut. Here in the novel however, it is the longest coming in at 67 pages, 8 chapters. There was a lot to note because practically the entire story was new material so, dont...


5 Centimeters per Second to Get Blue-ray and HD-DVD Releases

Those of you who have been holding out for Full HD 1080p versions of Shinkai's works will soon be able to purchase them because both "The Day Promised in Our Early Days" and "5 Centimetres per Second" will be released in Blue-Ray and HD-DVD format in Japan on April 18th costing 5775 Yen (US$55) each. The ending credits of "5 Centimetres...


5 Centimeters per Second Novel, Part Two - Cosmonaut

Update: You can now read the story yourself at my new fan site. Well, I've managed to write my comparison for the second part of the movie, "Cosmonaut" now. Besides expecting changes and new details in the story, there was one thing I wasn't expecting while reading through it. This thin piece of white thread (sorry, don't know the name...


5 Centimeters per Second Novel, Part One - Oukashou

Update: You can read this story yourselves in English on my new site! Exams are over and I have a week free before the second semester begins so now I can finally spend time reading my 5cm novel without distractions. I couldn't help but notice my book was a second print copy which is a little disappointing. This must be the new batch that was...


5 Centimeters per Second Film Strip Sells for Three Hundred

Ah, there's always someone out there trying to make some quick cash eh? Usually I would say these "enterprising" individuals are causing fans problems but in this case, I suppose it's just half and half. It appears that last month, someone managed to sell off the Byousoku 5 Centimeters film strip they had via Yahoo Auctions for an end...


Byousoku 5 Centimeters Novel Makes It Through New Year Post

キタ━━━━(゜∀゜)━━━━ッ!! やっと届けましたよ! Yes! The 5 Centimeters per Second novel has finally arrived from YesAsia after much waiting and trying out many ways to get it. I was expecting one of those smooth covers judging by the image retailers have up on their sites but, the cover outside the hardback book is actually a rough one. The book is...