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The 1st Global Makoto Shinkai Day

Just when I was reading over Kazuma Kaneko's thoughts about the "powers" of the internet and how it compares with the "spiritual world" I came across this... Looks like fans from all over the world will be gathering together at the Makoto Shinkai English Fan Forum this weekend to chat with each other while watching his movies. If you...


Makoto Shinkai Is Alive and Still In London

It's only been two months since Makoto Shinkai wrote about how he was doing on his website but apparently, fans have been worried and have been writing emails asking him along the lines of, "Are you alive?" In response, he has literally written on his site that he is alive and well and thanks all concerned. On the other hand, ever since...


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

Shinkai lets his readers know that he's started to plan his next piece of work although there's nothing really to show as an animation yet. He comments that it will be his biggest piece of work so far too... I wonder what it's about? Something to do with life in a foreign world perhaps? On other bits of his update, he's moved places for the...


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

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! 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...


Makoto Shinkai's Artbook Makes Amazon Top 10 Japanese Books

Makoto Shinkai's first artbook, which contains over 400 backgrounds from his movies, appears to be selling well. Daike-san tells me that it's sold out in a good number of shops in Akiba and it's even managed to make Amazon's Top 10 list of Japanese books. Can't wait to get a hold of it myself!...


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...