Monday, December 28, 2009

Makoto Shinkai's next film!

Director Makoto Shinkai (Voice of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in our Early Days, 5cm/sec) has teased us with some concept images from his next film. The animation staff from 5cm/sec are back on board for this one and are reportedly deep in production.
The main protagonist of the new film will be a cheerful young girl, and the story will be more lively with more action and adventure, but will also touch upon the same themes outlined in his previous works that deal with separation and loss.
This new film will be Shinkai's longest one to date. There is no anouncement of a release date yet.

We know a lot of you have been inquiring as to whether we'll get any artbooks from Shinkai's films in, most notably of his background images, and we're definately looking into it. In the meantime may I recommend the following collection of books for those interesed in background scenery & layout art that are available from our store: