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Vertical Licenses The Art of Makoto Shinkai Book

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
A Sky Longing for Memories with director's art to ship next May

North American publisher Vertical, Inc. announced at its Otakon panel on Saturday that it will publish A Sky Longing for Memories: The Art of Makoto Shinkai book next May. The book was previously released by Kodansha in 2008 under the title Shinkai Makoto Bijutsu Sakuhin-shū - Sora no Kioku ~The sky of the longing for memories~. Vertical's 160-page trade paperback release will retail for US$34.95.

The Japanese release features over 400 art pieces covering the director's early filmography, including Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, and 5 Centimeters Per Second. It also contains interviews with Shinkai and his key staff members.


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