Category Archives: Anime

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name Movie to Get a 4K UHD Blu-Ray Collectors Edition Release

Haven’t done a news post for a very long time but this one should be of interest for fans of Makoto Shinkai’s works like myself.

We’ve known for a long time UK will be getting a dual format release of Kimi no Na wa in October since it’s been listed on Amazon UK for some time now but, now we have a release date for Japan’s version!

Judging by this blurry photo by @Chackn on Twitter Japan will be getting 3 versions including a 4K UHD Blu-ray release on July 26th. Early pre-orders will get a film strip bookmark.

The special “Collectors Edition” costing 12,000 Yen (£83) will include the 4K version (IMAX screenings used it) of the movie along with a regular 1K blu-ray disc.

I can only imagine all the extra details that will be in it when you consider how different the blu-ray release of 5cm was compared to the DVD release. Shame I don’t have a 4K player or screen to enjoy it for the time being =/

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Laputa: Castle in The Sky and Spirited Away Limited Edition Steelbook Case Review

Don’t know this was a good or bad thing but, saw limited edition steelbook copies of Spirited Away and Laputa on my Twitter timeline and thought I’d splurge out to get them both. Always wanted to own some of my favourite Ghibli movies on blu-ray.

I think the designer did a good job of the front covers on these Zavvi exclusives because they have a small illusion of popout 3D art but also capture the key parts of the movies.

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Sankei Miniatuart Ghibli Papercraft – No. 19 Laputa

Been a while since I last built a Ghibli Minituart papercraft. This time, I’ll be tackling a one star Laputa one model number 19 so it should be quicker. Then again, the first Totoro one was a one star but it still took many hours to put together so wasn’t expecting this to be any easier although it did look simpler.

There are quite a few other harder Laputa models such as the actual castle in the sky but it only looked good in the cover photo. The actual model wasn’t very good when I saw the models in Loft.
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Makoto Shinkai Walker Book

Makoto Shinkai Walker Book

It’s been a while since Makoto Shinkai released his first art book, “A Sky Longing for Memories” (which you can get an English copy of by Vertical Comics). Now he’s released a new one at around the same time as his latest youth movie, “Your Name” and it’s a B2 sized, 160 page book subtitled “Walker: Hikari no Kiseki [Trails of Light]”.

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Sankei Miniatuart Ghibli Papercraft – No. 11 Spirited Away

For our Ghibli Miniatuart papercraft this time we’ll be doing No. 11, a Spirited Away one which also happens to be a two star one again like the Kiki’s Delivery Service I put together the last time.

Spirited Away just happens to be one of my top Ghibili movies thanks to how exotic the art is and I’m sure most would agree it was quite moving how Chihiro persevered to save her own parents.

Ghibli Minituart No 11 Spirited Away

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