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The Shinkai Collection

Got round to watching Makoto Shinkai's "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" after picking up ADV's "The Shinkai Collection" DVD set. Before I watched 5 Centimetres per Second, I had decided to avoid his works after being disappointed with Voices of a Distant Star. Then after watching the movie out of curiosity and being impressed by...


Shinkai Begins Planning His Next Piece of Work

On other bits of his update, he's moved places for the third time in London with the help of his friends as his minimum contract expired. He shot this from his new residence which shows the high rise buildings in the waterfront redevelopment area by the River Thames....


Makoto Shinkai on the BFI 5cm Screening

It's been a month since Makoto Shinkai appeared at the London, BFI "5 Centimetres per Second" screening. He's now posted the following entry on his website about his well-being and the event itself. Looks like they caught me on camera when they were taking pictures of the queue for the autograph session. It's been quite a while since...


Meeting Makoto Shinkai at London BFI

It's been quite a busy week so it took some time to finish this write up about the 5 Centimetres per Second screening that took place in London last Friday, one that featured a live interview with Makoto Shinkai himself. When we arrived, we had a bit of trouble locating the BFI Southbank building but eventually I found it underneath the...


5 Centimetres per Second Screening, BFI Responds About Autographs

Just a few days after I published the contents of Makoto Shinkai's reply to me regarding whether he will be giving out autographs this Friday at BFI's 5cm screening, I receive the long awaited response from BFI that says the following. Thank you for your email which our box office has recently passed to me for response. Having spoken to...


A Look Inside Makoto Shinkai's First Artbook

Finally got a hold of Makoto Shinkai's first artbook, "Sora no Kioku" and it wasn't easy considering how well the first batch has been selling. Don't get this confused with the "Complete Book" that was released for "The Place Promised in Our Early Days" because that was more of a fanbook that contained everything related to that movie...


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...


Makoto Shinkai Finishes New Ef Game Opening Movie

Despite his little internet problem he had earlier, Makoto Shinkai writes that he continues to work in London. This time he's returned to Minori's adult visual novel game series, "Ef - A Fairytale of the Two" to help complete yet another opening movie as director for their latest title "The Latter Tale". I guess it must be a coincidence...