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

Updates

– Zavvi AllTheAnime Deluxe Edition Info Added

– Collectors Edition Review Posted
You can read my review of the CE and the movie here.

– Bonus Good Photos
Added photos (via Twitter) of some of the bonus items.

– Toho B5 Canvas Art and Ringbinder Revealed. CE’s 6 Part Digipak Also Revealed
And you can view them on the official Kiminona.com and Toho sites respectively.

– Preview of Special/Collectors Edition “Visual Commentary”
Official site has released a teaser about the “visual commentary video” that will come with the Special/Collectors Edition which shows Ryuunosuke, Mone and members of Radwimp making comments alongside the movie.

 – Exclusive Limited Edition Bonus Goodies
Added information about what each online store is offering as exclusive limited edition goodies. Competition is fierce as usual with Toho offering a B5 sized canvas and ring binder for an extra 1000JPY.

 – Release Date Confirmed!
There were doubts about the photos from the mystery Twitter account but the Japanese disc release date leak has been confirmed as real todayMakoto Shinkai has tweeted about it and an announcement by the voice actors has also been released on YouTube.

Details of the disc contents have also been confirmed as the same with a 5 disc 4K Collectors Edition available as well as the pre-order bonus film bookmarks – there will be 34 different ones in total. The movie will also come with English/Chinese subtitles as with previous movie releases.

Amazon Japan is already accepting pre-orders and is offering even more bonuses by including 2 postcards with all editions while the Collectors and Special Editions also gets an A4 sized frame.

 – Disc Contents Leaked
Added a table for easier comparison between versions. Chackn has also revealed another photo that reveals the disc content of the actual packages so information has been added about them. That said, there is still no official confirmation this is real as real as it looks. It’s quite odd he doesn’t tag or mention “Kimi no Na wa” in his tweets but it will be interesting to see if this is real over the next month or so =P


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. All pre-orders will get a film strip bookmark (34 different ones in total). Here’s a table for an easier comparison of all versions:

Japan
Collectors Edition
12,000 Yen (£83)
Special Edition
7800 Yen (£54)
Regular Edition
Blu-ray 4800 Yen (£33)
DVD 3800 Yen (£26)
– 2x Movie discs (1x 4K UHD)
– 3x Bonus discs
– 100 page booklet.
– Movie script.
– Mini character stickers.
– 6 part digipak
– Movie + 2x bonus discs
– 100 page booklet.
– Mini character stickers.
– 1x Movie disc
– Mini character stickers.
UK
Collectors Edition £19.99 Zavvi Deluxe Edition £59.99
– Blu-ray + DVD movie disc.
– OST
– Collectors Packaging (Zavvi, Steelbook Case)
– Blu-ray + DVD
– A3 Poster
– OST
– 128 page artbook (Same as JP release)
– 10 art cards

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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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Evangelion 2.22 Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition Review | エヴァがリオン破2.22 Blu-ray | 看看新世紀福音戰士破2.22的藍盤限量版

Both the DVD and Blu-ray release of Evangelion 2.22 is finally out and since both copies come with the collector’s film strip this time, I decided to go for the higher quality Blu-ray version.

The packaging is fairly much the same as the 1.01 limited edition – A sturdy cardboard box except I think it’s orange for the Blu-ray versions.

Some movie spoilers ahead.

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DJ Max Trilogy Pulsar Limited Edition

I suspect all pre-orders for the DJ Max Black Square LE must be filled up by now and those who still want it will have to wait for the “entrepreneurs” to put up their copies on Ebay.

Or maybe this DJ Max Trilogy Pulsar LE will interest you? As Pentavision’s first standalone PC title Trilogy is, as the name suggests, a combination of previous DJ Max titles which are the free DJ Max Online, DJ Max Portable One and Two. So those of you who miss the free online version which ended March this year, will be able to enjoy the keyboard tapping once again.

Of course, there will be a whole bunch of new songs too giving players a whopping 120 tracks to play!

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