Another Black Rock Shooter figure

December 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm | Posted in Anime, Figures, Vocaloid / Nico Nico Chorus | Leave a comment

Remember the Black Rock Shooter figure that I was so interested in last time? Well, there is now a Blade ver of her with her cloak off.

Nice, but I prefer more clothes on.

Distant Star’s Shinkai Posts Images for Next Anime

December 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Posted in Anime, Makoto Shinkai | 2 Comments

Finally home! And this is such a lovely piece of news to welcome me.

Makoto Shinkai, the auteur director behind Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, has confirmed his studio’s next anime feature film and posted the initial imageboard art on Thursday. Even though the title and release date are still undecided, he assembled most of the main staff of his last film — 2007’s 5 Centimeters Per Second — and the team is deeply immersed in production.While Shinkai cannot reveal many details of the film’s story, he did say that it is a “lively” animated film with adventure, action, romance, and a girl as the protagonist. The film will deal with loss like his previous feature films did, and it will also deal with how to survive that loss. According to Shinkai’s personal website, the girl is heading on a journey to say, “Farewell.”

Shinkai first outlined his next work during a surprise appearance at an Eminence Symphony Orchestra concert in Tokyo on Sunday. At the time, he said that the next film will be his longest animation film to date, and the story will revolve around one heroine, a cheerful and spirited girl.

Looking at the pictures available, it seems like the art animation is different from his usual sharp detailed style and more like the sketching type. Nonetheless, it IS Makoto Shinkai after all! It’ll be interesting to see him tackle a different style with his usual storytelling and directing skills!

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