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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'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...


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...


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's First Artbook Coming Soon This April

I'm sure anyone who has watched Makoto Shinkai's works such as his recent "5 Centimetres per Second" will agree the backgrounds he manages to create are stunningly beautiful. Well, the good news is if you want to own a hard copy of all those backgrounds, you'll soon be able to. According to this advert that Daike-san spotted, Kodansha...


Makoto Shinkai Settles in UK, London

After arriving in London for around a month now, Shinkai seemed to have finally settled down enough to post on his website about his wellbeing. He writes: March 20th 2008 My friends in Japan have told me that the cherry blossoms are about to bloom [over there]. However, [here] in London it still feels very much like Winter. Theres...