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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...


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...


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...


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...


Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Review

However, some criminals are given a second chance to serve as law Enforcers and are also made to carry out any dirty work. Weapons known as "Dominators" are also controlled by Sybill and depending on the AI's judgement, people can either be paralysed for treatment or brutally executed. This visual novel features an original story...


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]". The...