Saturday, October 12, 2019

HIROMI Spectrum




Video info:

Hiromi - Spectrum (Live) Hiromi's new solo piano album ,“Spectrum”, will be released worldwide on October 4th, 2019 (Japan on September 18th). Pre-order "Spectrum": https://found.ee/HiromiSpectrum

Spectrum celebrates the maturity and depth that have enriched Hiromi’s composing and playing over the course of her 30s, years in which she’s crisscrossed the globe thrilling audiences and embarked on collaborations with some of jazz’s most inventive artists, including Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Michel Camilo, Anthony Jackson, Simon Phillips, Steve Smith, Akiko Yano and Edmar Castañeda.

"My first piano teacher always taught me to see colors through music. When she wanted me to play something expressive or fiery, she colored the score paper with red pencil; when she wanted me to play something melancholic or sad, she would color my score with blue pencil. I thought it was fascinating because the piano itself is mostly black and white – the keys, the finish – but it can create so many colors." - Hiromi

Thursday, September 26, 2019

BOB IGER X OPRAH WINFREY





The Ride of a Lifetime:
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Random House
Release date: 2019-IX-23
Language: English
Number of pages:
Size: 6.3 x 9.5 inch
Retail price: $28
ISBN-10: 0399592091
ISBN-13: 978-0399592096

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Satoshi Kon's bibliography


Satoshi Kon (今 敏) passed away nine years ago today at the age of just 46. It's amazing how much a human being can accomplish in such a short period of time with enough focus and determination. Kon started his career as an assistant to manga masters such as Katsuhiro Otomo and he rapidly became a master manga-ka himself, from there he jumped to animation, where he spent the last 15 years of his career, becoming one of the most  memorable Japanese film directors of all time.

I had the chance to met him in Animadrid back in year 2006 and I was lucky to get his signature on one of his many books I own, here a list of all the books I have found in their original Japanese editions, for international editions read the final note. 

MANGA WORKS

As it is common in Japan, Satoshi Kon's manga works were usually first published and serialized in  manga magazines before being collected in books, which are the ones that endure the passage of time and can be achieved more easily these days.


ワールドアパートメントホラー ( World Apartment Horror)

Illustrated by Satoshi Kon upon an original story by him, Keiko Nobumoto (小川 寿夫)  and Katsuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋). This book collects WORLD APARTMENT HORROR a story originally published in five parts in Kodansha's Young Magazine as well as other three short stories by Kon that were later collected in the book Yume no Kaseki.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1991-VIII-6
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 224
Size: 21.2 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Retail price: ¥828
ISBN-10: 4063132412
ISBN-13: 978-4063132410

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2PkTKGa
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Hxx2UL
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2NC0ug7
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Pjx0q5
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2UbEfyZ
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2PlAQif
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2ZjJRwS
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2L0baUf


海帰線 (Kaikisen)

The first stand alone one volume work by Satoshi Kon

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1990-VIII-11
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 242
Size: 18.4 x 13.2 x 2 cm
Retail price: ¥524
ISBN-10: 4061022164
ISBN-13: 978-4061022164

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/3292vo7
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2NCfb2Y
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2NF1lwv
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/344ureE
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Zt0ZM1
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2ZvTT9A
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/343zI6e
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2Pkqyz0


海帰線 (Kaikisen)


Re-edition in a slightly bigger format.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: BSP (ビー・エス・ピー)
Release date: 1999-VII-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 256
Size: 21 x 14.8 x 2.2 cm
Retail price: ¥1,296
ISBN-10: 4568730031
ISBN-13: 978-4568730036

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2NBVf00
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZxaidF
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Zx9WUn
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2LhKvRC
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Zx9HIX
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2HsTv5d
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2Lif61B
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2Lkx7MS


海帰線《新装版》 (Kaikisen 'New Edition')


New edition in a smaller format.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 2011-I-21
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 224
Size: 18.2 x 13 x 2.4 cm
Retail price: ¥596
ISBN-10: 4063760332
ISBN-13: 978-4063760330

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2HKfiWz
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZzfWfi
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2L1791E
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Uhe61J
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Zns73Q
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Pkr3ZU
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2Ue4XXM
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2ZtTynO


OPUS(オーパス)上

An incomplete manga released bi-monthly in Comic Guys from 1995-1996 and collected in two volumes first and later in one single kanzenban.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Tokuma Shoten (徳間書店)
Release date: 2010-XII-13
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 193
Size: 20.8 x 15 x 2.2 cm
Retail price: ¥1,008
ISBN-10: 4199502211
ISBN-13: 978-4199502217

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2PAqXh1
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2NF2RyS
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2NEdz8W
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Zzgp12
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2ZvATb5
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Zk9BcB
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2ZtUpF2
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2L9WOzu


OPUS(オーパス)下


An incomplete manga released bi-monthly in Comic Guys from 1995-1996 and collected in two volumes first and later in one single kanzenban.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Tokuma Shoten (徳間書店)
Release date: 2010-XII-13
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 175
Size: 20.8 x 15 x 2.2 cm
Retail price: ¥1,008
ISBN-10: 419950222X
ISBN-13: 978-4199502224

AVAILABILITY


セラフィム 2億6661万3336の翼 初回限定版
(SERAPHIM 266,63,336 wings 'Limited Edition')

Written by Mamoru Oshii (押井守) and illustrated by Satsohi Kon (今 敏) , this manga was first serialized in Animage magazine in1994. 

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Tokuma Shoten (徳間書店)
Release date: 2010-XII-4
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 236
Size: 21 x 15 x 1.8 cm
Retail price: ¥1,543
ISBN-10: 4199502203
ISBN-13: 978-4199502200

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2Pk7LDN
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2zpmz9D
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2MGRXZG
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Lcq3BM
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2zsKvc6
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Udhj2v
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2zsV8LX
Amazon ES: -


セラフィム 2億6661万3336の翼
(SERAPHIM 266,63,336 wings)

Written by Mamoru Oshii (押井守) and illustrated by Satsohi Kon (今 敏) , this manga was first serialized in Animage magazine in1994. 

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Tokuma Shoten (徳間書店)
Release date: 2010-XII-13
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 236
Size: 21 x 15 x 1.8 cm
Retail price: ¥1,234
ISBN-10: 4199502238
ISBN-13: 978-4199502231

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/32c0NT6
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2HwSHwg
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/34aaH9p
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2ZtUHvC
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2zsoCtt
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2LcRpYA
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2LcRbkc
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2KZHW7Y


夢の化石 今敏全短篇 (Yume no Kaseki Satoshi Kon Short Stories)


This volume collects every short story written and illustrated by Satoshi Kon.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 2011-II-17
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 424
Size: 21 x 15 x 3.2 cm
Retail price: ¥1,543
ISBN-10: 4063760324
ISBN-13: 978-4063760323

AVAILABILITY


OPUS 《完全版》(OPUS Kanzenban)


Kanzeban edition of the previously released two volumes.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Fukkan dottokomu (復刊ドットコム)
Release date: 2019-VII-25
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 369
Size: 21 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm
Retail price: ¥3,780
ISBN-10: 4835456831
ISBN-13: 978-4835456836

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2PlDzbt
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2HKg9qf
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2HvOCIC
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Hy7EhA
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2L17K3o
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2LhMrtm
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2zpnFSN
Amazon ES: -


セラフィム 2億6661万3336の翼 《増補復刻版》
(Seraphim 266,63,336 wings 'Augmented Reprint Edition')

Written by Mamoru Oshii (押井守) and illustrated by Satsohi Kon (今 敏) , this manga was first serialized in Animage magazine in1994. 

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Fukkan dottokomu (復刊ドットコム)
Release date: 2019-X-17
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:
Size:
Retail price: ¥3,080
ISBN-10: 483545698X
ISBN-13: 978-4835456980

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/32bqjYI
Amazon US:
Amazon CA:
Amazon UK:
Amazon DE:
Amazon FR:
Amazon IT:
Amazon ES:


FILMS & STORYBOARDS

All four films directed by Satoshi Kon from 1997 to 2006 have been released in special edition DVD box sets that  contain a thick book that collects the complete storyboards drawn by Kon for each of the films. This storyboards books were later published as standalone books. Here the four films listed  chronologically according to their theatrical release date.


パーフェクトブルー【初回限定版】DVD
(PERFECT BLUE【Limited Edition】DVD)

First feature film directed by Satoshi Kon released in1997. There is also a Blu-ray edition available with the catalog number GNXA-7001.

DVD DETAILS
Publisher: Geneon Entertainment
Release date: 2008-II-29
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 16:9LB
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0
Subltitles: -
Run time: 82 min+73 min
Languages: Japanese
Retail price: ¥6,000
Catalog number: GNBA-7533

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2NICF6F
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MIeIfN
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2L1Qgnz
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Pi0nsE
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2PAseoj
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2KZIxqe
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2L1Ylcc
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2L19mKz


今敏絵コンテ集 | PERFECT BLUE
SATOSHI KON STORYBOARDS |  PERFECT BLUE


BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Fukkan dottokomu (復刊ドットコム)
Release date: 2019-VIII-24
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 445
Size: 21 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm
Retail price: ¥3,996
ISBN-10: 4835456939
ISBN-13: 978-4835456935

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/30IuIlh
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZtWL6z
Amazon CA:
Amazon UK:
Amazon DE:
Amazon FR:
Amazon IT:
Amazon ES: 

千年女優 コレクションBOX DVD
(MILLENIUM ACTRESS Collection BOX DVD)

Second feature animation film directed by Satoshi Kon, released on 2001.

DVD DETAILS
Publisher: Bandai Visual (バンダイビジュアル)
Release date: 2003-II-25
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 16:9 LB
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 |  Japanese & English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subltitles: Japanese
Run time: 90 min + Bonus
Retail price: ¥13,824
Catalogue number: BCBA-1546

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2HvSiKC
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2NDSefE
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2ZAwDuZ
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2LgcjWt
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2PAssf9
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2ZohqxG
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2Zyi5Ii
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2PjGi5m


今 敏 絵コンテ集:千年女優
SATOSHI KON STORYBOARDS |  MILLENNIUM ACTRESS

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Fukkan dottokomu (復刊ドットコム)
Release date: 2018-III-16
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 488
Size: 21 x 15 x 3.4 cm
Retail price: ¥3,456
ISBN-10: 4835455762
ISBN-13: 978-4835455761

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/3297Z29
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MHc1v6
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2MKOpFJ
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Zpc8SP
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2PuvVeO
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2PjAwAN
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2PjAQzv
Amazon ES: -


東京ゴッドファーザーズ デラックスBOX DVD
(TOKYO GODFATHERS Deluxe BOX DVD)

Third feature animation film directed by Satoshi Kon released on 2003.

DVD DETAILS
Publisher: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Release date: 2004-IV-28
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 16:9 LB
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 |  Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: Japanese
Run time: 90 min + Bonus
Retail price: ¥13,824
Catalogue number: BP-35659

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2MFlseF
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2PkWeV0
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2ZBYcnA
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2LcftuB
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2PkuGiu
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2L1QZFj
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2PkW9Rc
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2PlAXKJ


今敏絵コンテ集 東京ゴッドファーザーズ
SATOSHI KON STORYBOARDS |  TOKYO GODFATHERS

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Fukkan dottokomu (復刊ドットコム)
Release date: 2018-VIII-25
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 664
Size: 21.2 x 14.8 x 4 cm
Retail price: ¥3,996
ISBN-10: 4835456068
ISBN-13: 978-4835456065

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/34bsnSn
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2ZAMidM
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2LhSYUP
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2NCAHVh
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2NNO8Sv
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2LgdGEB
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2PlF7Cj
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2NChvHe


パプリカ デラックスボックス DVD
(PAPRIKA Deluxe Box DVD)

Fourth and last feature animation film directed by Satoshi Kon, released in 2006.

DVD DETAILS
Publisher: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Release date: 2007-V-23
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | DVD9 | 16:9 LB
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 | Japanese  DTS 5.1 |  Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: Japanese
Run time: 90 min + Bonus
Retail price: ¥13,824
Catalogue number: BP-41985

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2PgwdWL
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MJmwhi
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2MI20hd
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2ZjOAyC
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/343CGHU
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2PjHA0c
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2La0hOw
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2NEfzxY


今 敏 絵コンテ集  パプリカ
SATOSHI KON STORYBOARDS |  PAPRIKA

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Fukkan dottokomu (復刊ドットコム)
Release date: 2017-VIII-25
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 704
Size: 15.2 x 3.8 x 21 cm
Retail price:¥3,780
ISBN-10: 4835455193
ISBN-13: 978-4835455198

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2NDTjnI
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MGUiEb
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/346Lyg4
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Ub199A
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Hu3Z4k
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Ph4rcC
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2HtxjZ2
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2KZL5Vk


OTHER BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS


KON'S TONE 「千年女優」への道

Satoshi Kon's notes on the way to creating his second feature film Millennium Actress. Re-released in 2013 with the  ISBN-13: 978-4835449739.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Kadokawa (角川書店)
Release date: 2002-IV-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 254
Size: 20.8 x 14.8 x 2.4 cm
Retail price: ¥1,800
ISBN-10: 479496546X
ISBN-13: 978-4794965462

AVAILABILITY
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2ZtXSDh


千年女優画報―『千年女優』ビジュアルブック
MILLENIUM ACTRESS VISUAL BOOK

Art book of Satoshi Kon's second film.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Mad House
Release date: 2002-X-10
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 141
Size: 26 x 18.2 x 1.4 cm
Retail price: ¥2,835
ISBN-10: 4309905110
ISBN-13: 978-4309905112

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2HKhz43
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Pkb0er
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2NxJBTY
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Pi2bSs
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2L307tq
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2ZrYOgE
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2HyskGu
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2ZnDskj


東京ゴッドファーザーズ・エンジェルブック
TOKYO GODFATHERS ANGEL BOOK

Guide book of Satoshi Kon's third film.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Takarajimasha (宝島社)
Release date: 2003-X-1
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 95
Size: 17.8 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm
Retail price: ¥1,188
ISBN-10: 4796636803
ISBN-13: 978-4796636803


PLUS MADHOUSE (プラス マッドハウス) 1 今敏

Mad House magazine tribute to Satoshi Kon career

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Kinema Juponsha (キネマ旬報社)
Release date: 2007-VIII-20
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 159
Size: 21 x 14.8 x 0.8 cm
Retail price: ¥1,728
ISBN-10: 4873766451
ISBN-13: 978-4873766454

AVAILABILITY
今 敏アニメ全仕事
SATOSHI KONS ANIME COMPLETE WORKS


A retrospective to Kon's feature films with his artworks and design.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: G.B. Co. Ltd. (ジービー)
Release date: 2011-VI-16
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 88
Size: 25.6 x 18.2 x 1.2 cm
Retail price: ¥1,296
ISBN-10: 4901841947
ISBN-13: 978-4901841948

AVAILABILITY


今 敏 画集 KON’S WORKS 1982-2010

The ultimate book that collects all the major artworks pieces created by Kon.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Kadokawa (角川書店)
Release date: 2013-XII-26
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 127
Size: 29.6 x 21 x 1.8 cm
Retail price: ¥3,780
ISBN-10: 4041105714
ISBN-13: 978-4041105719

AVAILABILITY



FINAL NOTE

Most of Satoshi Kon's comics and films have been translated to multiple languages all around the world, ask your local comic book store for availability or check this links on Amazon:


Monday, August 12, 2019

NEWS | NextFab



We've just discovered and became members of NextFab: A network of membership-based maker spaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers of any skill level.

They are set in three locations: North Philly, South Philly and Wilmington and we are already overwhelmed by the tools and the environment they provide for makers of all kinds. The first day we took a wood shop safety class and end up making a cheese board, we named it Cheesy-Fishy.

To learn more visit:

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Manga comes to London




In our last visit to London, we had the opportunity to visit the recently established Japan House where a great exhibition is taking place from June 5th to July 28th: THIS IS MANGA THE ART OF URASAWA NAOKI. A retrospective of Urasawa's career, from his first drawings when he was four years old to his latest manga works. The visitor gets an inside look at the creative process of the artists, as his manuscripts are show in the many stages they have to go by, before being published. From idea, to sketch, penciling, inking, applying screen-tones and coloring. 

It's not common for the general public to have a chance to see an original manga manuscript in person, Japanese artist generally don't sell their manuscripts to individual collectors the way comic book artist do in the US, so the only place to be able to see them is in a museum when an exhibition of this kind takes place. The thing is that even those kind of events are somehow common in Japan, they usually don't leave the country. This time not only the exhibition but the artist visited London the week the exhibition opened and special evening took place presented by Wired UK in which Urasawa talked with Matt Kamen and then  played the guitar and sang songs composed by himself.

Luckily, this summer, not only one, but two major Manga exhibitions of this kind took place in London. Apart from Urasawa's aforementioned solo exhibition, the British Museum organized THE CITI EXHIBITION: MANGAマンガ that runs form May 23rd to August 26th, 2019. The manuscripts on display  in this one comprehend a selection of the  biggest names in the industry, starting with Urasawa himself and continuing with world renown manga artists such as Katsuhiro Otomo and Akira Toriyama among many others.

Both exhibitions where accompanied by great catalogs. Urasawa's exhibition was previously held in Japan a couple of years ago and the catalog is only in Japanese while the British museum exhibition's catalog is in English.


浦沢直樹 描いて描いて描きまくる
Urasawa naoki egaite egaite kaki makuru (JAPANESE EDITION)

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Shogakukan (小学館)
Release date: 2016-I-27
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 265
Size: 25.8 x 18.2 x 2.3 cm
Retail price: ¥2,700
ISBN-10: 409199041X
ISBN-13: 978-4091990419

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/32RT3XC
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Yl13wy
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2LE1ekZ
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2MjHSBb
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Yl0NxA
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Y3kEGw
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2LIld1R
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2MghTdI


The Citi Exhibition: MANGA マンガ (ENGLISH EDITION)

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Release date: 2019-V-23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Size: 19.3 x 3.3 x 26.2 cm
Retail price: £29.95
ISBN-10: 0500480494
ISBN-13: 978-0500480496

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2K7MHdN
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2JQnfea
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2SDZj0c
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Y5s4J5
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2MfYmtV
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2SD3qd7
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2SEnwDE
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2Y0sPmK



Thursday, July 18, 2019

How Amazon transfers data to AWS



Video info:
Demand for cloud computing from providers like Amazon Web Services continues to rise from both companies and consumers that rely on remote storage and computing power accessible from anywhere. While other tech giants Google, Microsoft, and IBM are vying to be the go-to providers, Amazon remains the undisputed leader in cloud computing. 
Amazon Web Services is behind much of the technology we use every day, from streaming your favorite shows on Netflix to calling a car from Lyft. AWS has been one of Amazon’s most profitable business endeavors as companies abandon their own data centers for Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it has more 4,000 government contracts as well. 
But moving data from local servers to the AWS cloud servers can be a challenge. Amazondeveloped physical and rugged products called the Snowball and the Snowmobile to help companies transfer data to the cloud. CNBC got a rare inside look at how Amazon Web Services transfers a large amount of data to the cloud.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Moebius Production



Jean Giraud Moebius legacy is as alive as ever thanks to Moebius Productions, the gallery/shop located in Paris that has been in charge of publishing his latest books, prints and all kind of merchandise.   If you are planning to visit it, it's open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 to 13h and from 14 to 18h.

ABOUT MOEBIUS PRODUCTION translated from moebius.fr

Mœbius Production is Jean Giraud Moebius' publishing and production company since 1997. It is based in the 15th district of Paris in the MOEBIUS gallery at 27 rue Falguière. This house was founded by Jean Giraud Mœbius and his wife Isabelle Giraud, joined by Claire Champeval in 1998 and Raphael Giraud, Nausicâa Giraud in 2017. 
Moebius Production has organized, managed and collaborated at numerous events around the world. Large exhibitions are organized in Europe and Asia and notably in Paris at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2010. The exhibition Môbius Transe Forme was a great success and a great impact, with more than 125,000 visitors. 
Mœbius Production publishes Jean Giraud's books, but also silkscreens, engravings and limited art objects that are becoming rare and sought after. The publishing and production company is present, from the artistic direction to the final realization, the many requests for collaboration in various fields of animation, film, events and the press. 
It is a society rich in adventure built around the creative process of Jean Giraud and whose vocation today is to continue to live an exceptional artistic heritage.



Last May Moebius Production launched a brand new website where many Moebius related books and products are available with worldwide shipping. Here a list of some of the newly published re-editions of his notebooks, that have been sold-out for a long time and finally they have been re-released in new enhanced new editions.


Augmented reissue with 7color pages at the end of the book. Texts written by Moebius accompany some images.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2019-III-7
Language: French
Number of pages: 168
Size: 25.5x 15.5cm
Retail price: 30€
ISBN-10: 290876637X
ISBN-13: 978-2908766370

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP:-
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2JUS1DQ
Amazon CA: -
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2WaSvap
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2WiDzfD
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2WiDtVj
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2Xgq8cm
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2XjTHda


LA FAUNE DE MARS

Enhanced reissue the notebook with extra 32 color pages. The album is 200 pages long but contains only 92 boards. Limited edition of 3000 copies.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2018-I-1
Language: French
Number of pages: 200
Size: 25.5x25.5cm
Retail price: 30€
ISBN-10: 2908766388
ISBN-13: 978-2908766387

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MoxPwj
Amazon CA:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2ENrF2e
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2W6QqMH
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2XkM8Tx
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2WfSNC4
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2XkFNYj


LE MAJOR


Realized between 1997 and 2009 this book was originally published in the same size as the original notebook in which was created, in a much smaller size. Enhanced reissue of a 16-page color book. The album has 340 pages but contains only 167 real boards. Limited edition of 3000 copies.Limited to 3000 units.


BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2018-I-1
Language: French
Number of pages: 336
Size: 2,3 x 0,3 x 1,5 cm
Retail price: 30€
ISBN-10: 2908766396
ISBN-13: 978-2908766394

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2QDgz4K
Amazon CA:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2EHYBJJ
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Xjm0sh
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2W6I6wD
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2W4tRbH
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2WhZkvN

TOUT INSIDE MOEBIUS

Integral collection of the work previous published in six volumes. Printed with bible paper.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2016-XI-30
Language: French
Number of pages: 736
Size: 17.5x 24.5 cm
Retail price: 62€
ISBN-10: 290876668X
ISBN-13: 978-2908766684

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2Z3bwxE
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2QD0fkB
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2IbwQtT
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2WbfCC5
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Xr4aDO
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2XkMnxV
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2WaVLme
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2WaSJyh

Friday, April 19, 2019

Profiles by VICE: Phil Tippett




YouTube video info:
Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from 'Star Wars: A New Hope', to pioneering stop-motion techniques used throughout 'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi', to seamlessly merging practical animation and CGI in Jurassic Park and beyond. In 'My Life in Monsters', VICE chronicles Tippett's legendary life work, illustrating the process behind his greatest creations, the emotional hardships of transitioning into Hollywood's digital revolution, and completing his return-to-form, stop-motion opus with the brutal, dystopian 'Mad God'.

Monday, March 04, 2019

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki: Ep. 1 Ponyo is Here



Last February, Japanese TV network NHK World  started to broadcast a documentary series about Japanese animation director and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, recorded over a period of 10 years.


Video info:
An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the genius of Japan's foremost living film director, Hayao Miyazaki -- creator of some of the world's most iconic and enduring anime feature films. Miyazaki allowed a single documentary filmmaker to shadow him at work, as he dreamed up characters and plot lines for what would become his 2008 blockbuster, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." Miyazaki explores the limits of his physical ability and imagination to conjure up memorable protagonists. This program is the first of a 4-part documentary, "10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki." Episode 2 will air on March 30 (JST). Episodes 3 and 4 will air in April and May. All episodes will be available on our video-on-demand site after the broadcast.




In the history of Japanese animation, Hayao Miyazaki is probably the film director with the greatest number of documentaries behind him showcasing him at work. The longtime relationship of Studio Ghibli with the Japanese TV network NHK has given us the chance to take a glance into his creative process over the last decades. 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki is a new four-part documentary series by NHK World, based on the footage from those previous documentaries, retold for an english audience. Here, a chronological list of these documentaries that in some cases were also published with english subtitles, back in the day, on DVD and Blu-ray





■ 2017 | Owaranai hito Hayao Miyazaki (終わらない人 宮﨑駿)

Even after being retired from making long feature films, Hayao Miyazaki is as busy as ever. This 69 minute documentary shows Miyazaki working on the short film Kemushi no Boro and using new CG animation techniques for the first time. January 29, 2007. Catalog number: NSDS-22364







■ 2013 | Yume to kyōki no ōkoku (夢と狂気の王国)

In this two-hour long documentary released theatrically worldwide, director Mami Sunada follows Studio Ghibli filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya Hime no Monogatari. English subtitles. Catalog number DVD: VWDZ-8162 | Blu-ray: VWBS-1528






■ 2013 | Kaze Tachinu 1000-nichi no kiroku / intai sengen shira rezaru monogatari (宮崎 駿の仕事 「風立ちぬ」1000日の記録/引退宣言 知られざる物語)

This two-hour long documentary follows Miyazaki in his quest to make his latest film Kaze Tachinu and his later declaration of retirement. Catalog number DVD: NSDS-19809 | Blu-ray: NSBS-19808









■ 2011 | Futari / Kokuriko-zaka ・Chichi to Ko no 300-nichi sensō ~ Miyazaki Hayao × Miyazaki Gorō (ふたり コクリコ坂・父と子の300日戦争 ~宮崎 駿×宮崎吾朗~)

In this 73 minute long documentary we follow Miyazaki's son Gōro on the making of his film From Up on Poppy Hill and the disputes with his father. Catalog number: DVD: VWDZ-8156 | Blu-ray: VWDG-8156









■ 2009 | Ponyo wa kōshite umareta ~ Miyazaki Hayao no shikō katei ~ (ポニョはこうして生まれた。 ~宮崎駿の思考過程~ )

This 5 DVD | 2 Blu-ray set features over 12 hours of the making of Gake no Ue no Poyo. The first press includes a 6-page Ponyo sticker book and a bonus drawing tutorial DVD hosted by producer Toshio Suzuki. Catalog number DVD: VWDZ-8128 | Blu-Ray: VWBS-1093. These discs were also included in the Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Box sets of the film with the catalog numbers: VWDZ-8146 and VWBS-1079 respectively.






■ 2007-2008 | Hayao Miyazaki's work (宮崎 駿の仕事)

This DVD collects two NHK documentaries, the first aired on March 27, 2007: Eiga o tsukuru Miyazaki Hayao sōsaku no himitsu (映画を創る 宮崎駿・創作の秘密) [59min] and the second aired on August 5, 2008: Miyazaki Hayao no subete “PONYO” mitchaku 300-nichi (宮崎駿のすべて~“ポニョ”密着300日) [87min] that covers Miyazaki during the completion of his latest film Gake no Ue no Ponyo. Catalog number: NSDS-12876




■ 2003 | Lasseter-san Arigato (ラセターさん、ありがとう)

This documentary released on DVD is a present that Studio Ghibli made for the founder of Pixar John Lasseter for his invaluable help provided in the distribution of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away in the US. English subtitles. Catalog number: VWDZ8054









■ 1998-1999 | Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi (世界・わが心の旅)

This two-disc DVD set collects the documentaries that follow Studio Ghibli founders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki in various trips to places that inspired them in their works. In the first documentary Takahata visits Canada to meet the animator Frederic Back. In the second, Miyazaki visits France and the Sahara Desert to follow the footsteps of Antoine de Saint-Expéry. English subtitles. Catalog number: VWDZ-8062





■ 1997 | Mononoke Hime wa Koushite Umareta (「もののけ姫」はこうして生まれた)

This 6 hour and 40min documentary on how Princess Mononoke was born was first released as a 3 VHS tapes box set and re-released in 2001 as a 3 DVD box set. It has no English subtitles. Catalog number: VWDZ-8016

Saturday, February 16, 2019

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL directed by Robert Rodriguez

TEASER TRAILER (Dec 18, 2017)



Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Screenplay by: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis
Based on the Graphic Novel ("Manga") Series: "Gunnm" By Yukito Kishiro
Produced by: James Cameron and Jon Landau
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson

BEHIND THE SCENES



Video info:
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
MUSIC VIDEO



Video info:

SWAN SONG from the motion picture ALITA BATTLE ANGEL: https://dualipa.co/swan-song  
Alita Battle Angel out Feb 14th (US)
www.alitabattleangel.com 
Director : Floria Sigismondi
Exec Producer : Coleen Haynes
Producer : Coleen Haynes
DP : Philippe Le Sourd
Prod Designer: Kristen Vallow
Editor : Clark Eddy
Colorist : Stefan Sonnenfeld @Company 3
VFX : Eric Saindon @ WETA
Production Company: Maavven

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware



Video info::

Future Cities, a full-length documentary strand from WIRED Video, takes us inside the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen. 
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We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the world can learn from this so-called “Silicon Valley of hardware". 
ABOUT FUTURE CITIES
Future Cities is part of a new flagship documentary strand from WIRED Video that explores the technologies, trends and ideas that are changing our world. Subscribe to the WIRED YouTube channel to ensure you never miss an episode. 
HOLY LAND: STARTUP NATIONS (SERIES 2)
Premiering in February, the second season of WIRED’s Future Cities series takes us inside one of the world’s biggest startup nations. With the most tech startups and venture capital per capita in the world, Israel has long been hailed as The Startup Nation. WIRED’s four-part series will look beyond Tel Aviv’s vibrant, liberal tech epicentre to the wider Holy Land region – the Palestinian territories, where a parallel Startup Nation story is emerging in East Jerusalem, Ramallah and the West Bank, as well as in the Israeli cybersecurity hub of Beersheba. And we will learn how the fertile innovation ecosystem of Silicon Wadi has evolved as a result of its unique political, geographical and cultural situation and explore the future challenges – and solutions – these nations are facing.
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