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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 scene from one of Shinkai’s movies.

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Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Blu-ray Collector’s Edition… With English Subtitles! | 星を追う子ども特別限定生産版 | 追逐繁星的孩子Blu-ray限定生産版有簡體中英文字幕!

Happy New Year, readers!

Feels like it’s been a while since my last post but very busy with my full time job these days. You will find me Tweeting more on Twitter since it’s quick and short compared to lengthy articles like these.

But anyway…

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is about a young girl named Asuna creates a small radio and goes up to a cliff. Using a memento her father left her to complete the circuit, she manages to catch some kind of song which wasn’t something from one of the local radio stations. She was mesmerised by the happy and at the same time sad feelings that it conveyed. Not long later, there were reports that perhaps a wild bear was on the rampage in the forest but Asuna soon learns it was an alien creature. Fortunately, she is saved by the young man Shun and soon learns a secret organisation “Arch Angels” was seeking the secret underground world he came from for its powers to grant any wish. Asuna had the key to open the entrance. From there, Asuna goes on a journey in the world of Agartha to learn more about where this song came from.

Hence the Engrishy name, “Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below”. I say Engrishy because it’s not exactly a great title for marketing ^^;

As you’ll know from my 5cm posts, I wasn’t really impressed by Shinkai’s first two movies so I was pretty cautious when Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo, his latest work, was announced. At the same time, I was expecting it to be better than 5cm because with every new movie released, his direction seemed better. After watching a “preview” of it, I decided to go ahead and import the collector’s edition.

There’s still a long way to go before Shinkai’s work will be one of those that sell out on day one but he’ll get there I’m sure.

And yes, it contains English subtitles (and Simplified Chinese)!

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