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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...


5 Centimetres Per Second One More Side Novel

Thanks goes to FallingStar for tweeting to me about this! I must have missed Shinkai's tweet about this somehow! It's been over 4 years since 5 Centimetres Per Second premièred in Japan and since then, it's been novelised and manganised. Now it's getting another novel, subtitled "One More Side" - But it's not a sequel. The original 5cm...


Meeting Makoto Shinkai at London BFI

The importance of cats. Inspiration to create "She and Her Cat" and "Voices of a Distant Star" alone Working with a team to produce "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" Tenmon's role in the projects. No deliberate recurring theme such as long distance relationships or losing to...


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! The opening for adult visual novel game "Ef The Latter Tale" isn't being considered part of his work in this book, just i...


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...