The art style of Makoto Shinkai is without a doubt one of the most popular and unique in the anime industry of today. For those of you who are not sure why – he’s the director behind such anime as 5 cm. per Second, Voices of a Distant Star a.k.a. Hoshi no Koe and Kotonoha no Niwa a.k.a. The Garden of Words.
His art book Sky Longing for Memories: The Art of Makoto Shinkai will be available outside of Japan thanks to Vertical. They were also the ones who distributed the 5 cm. per Second project to the English-speaking world.
The book itself has 160 pages and will cost $34.95. It will be shipped sometime in May 2015.
Here’s a trailer for the Kotonoha no Niwa:
Be sure to get it if you enjoy Shinkai-sensei’s art!
How many art books have you got, guys?