A Sky Longing for Memories: The Art of Makoto Shinkai SC (2015 Verticle) comic books
1st printing. From the award-winning director and author Makoto Shinkai comes the definitive collection of his animated works. Makoto Niitsu, better known by the pen-name Makoto Shinkai, is a Japanese film director, animator, and voice actor. Considered one of the best animators in the world today, he is often called the "next-Miyazaki." Shinkai is unique as an animator as he cut his teeth by producing almost all elements many of his works, from animation to music composition to voice acting. Shinkai, while known for his heartfelt stories, is possibly more admired for his rich and detailed art which often overwhelm viewers forcing them into fantastic worlds of wonder. A Sky collects more than a 100 of Shikai's art cells from his most popular works and then closes off with interviews from the internationally renowned director and his staff. Softcover (Horizontal Format), 12-in. x 7-in., 176 pages, full color. Cover price $34.95.