EditDroid: Rise and Fall

Documentary by Tom van Klingeren on the pioneering non-linear film editing system created by Lucasfilm in the eighties.

Video info:

In contrast to many other aspects of film production, film editing has remained the same for a long time. Until around 1985 all films were physically cut and pasted using mechanical editing tables, which had remained largely unchanged since the 1930's.
Filmmaker George Lucas, spiritual father of the successful Star Wars series decided to invest 40 million dollars to develop a new editing system. From 1983 to 1986 the revolutionary EditDroid system was developed. This new system was created to replace the mechanical period in which film editing found itself.  
The EditDroid was (one of) the first nonlinear electronic editing system and used several laser disc players loaded with the raw footage of a film. The simple computer interface was unique for its time. After a short period of success the EditDroid disappeared from the film scene and George Lucas sold the machine's patents to a small company called Avid.  
In the spring of 2005 Tom van Klingeren and Bruce Gray (both editors and instructors on filmmaking at the University of Amsterdam) went to Marin county in the United States in search of the lost history of the EditDroid. They visited the editors who had worked on the system in the 1980’s and 90’s. They made a return journey to the Skywalker Ranch with the now retired coordinator of the EditDroid project. At the ranch they explored the archives of Lucas’ production company in search of the last EditDroid.

Ponyo wa Kōshite Umareta (ポニョはこうして生まれた)

If the four-part documentary series about Hayao Miyazaki that NHK World Japan aired throughout 2019, left you hungry for more. You should take a look at 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~) or what would translate as: Ponyo was born this way. ~ Hayao Miyazaki's thinking process ~. A twelve and a half hour long documentary by director Kaku Arakawa (荒川格) filmed during the three year period that went on making Miyazaki's film Gake no Ue no Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ), released in Japan in July 2008.

Sadly the Japanese edition doesn't have English subtitles, but some of the footage from the documentary was reused to make the NHK four part '10 years with Hayao Miyazaki' series, so if you have seen that, you can have a slight idea on what is going on. The documentary was released as a standalone multi disc release both in Blu-ray and DVD and it was also included in the special box sets of Gake no Ue no Ponyo, released in 2009.

Ponyo wa Kōshite Umareta. ~ Miyazaki Hayao no shikō katei ~ 
Publisher: Walt Disney Japan
Release date: 2009-XII-8
Format: NTSC | 2xBD50 | MPEG4 AVC | 16:9 | 1080p
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Japanese
Running time: 752 minutes
Retail Price: ¥11,880
Catalogue number: VWBS-1093

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~) DVD

Publisher: Walt Disney Japan
Release date: 2009-XII-8
Format: NTSC | 5xDVD9 | 16:9
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Japanese
Running time: 752 minutes
Retail Price: ¥9,680
Catalogue number: VWDZ-8144

「崖の上のポニョ」特別保存版 Blu-Ray

This 3 disc set includes the movie and the documentary in HD.

Publisher: Walt Disney Japan
Release date: 2009-XII-8
Format: NTSC | 3xBD50 | 16:9
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital & DTS
Subtitles: Japanese, English
Running time: 853 minutes
Retail Price: ¥19,360
Catalogue number: VWBS-1079

  「崖の上のポニョ」特別保存版 DVD

This Collector Edition of Gake no ue no Ponyo includes 9 DVD discs. 2 for the movie and the storyboards, 5 for the documentary and the last 2 for Joe Hisaishi's Budokan concert that was also released with the catalog number VWDZ-8130.

Publisher: Walt Disney Japan
Release date: 2009-XII-8
Format: NTSC | Region 2 | 9xDVD9 | 16:9
Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital & DTS
Subtitles: Japanese
Running time: 968 minutes
Retail Price: ¥20,020
Catalogue number: VWDZ-8146

Aprendemos Juntos | Michio Kaku

Video info:

¿Cómo será el futuro? El físico estadounidense Michio Kaku asegura que el futuro se está inventando en los laboratorios científicos. En este vídeo analiza cómo los avances de la ciencia cambian continuamente nuestra vida y, consciente de que afectarán también la educación, reflexiona sobre la importancia de enseñar cosas útiles a los alumnos. "En el futuro la memorización quedará obsoleta, con un solo parpadeo podremos ver la información porque tendremos Internet en las lentillas", asegura. Además, Kaku alaba la labor de los profesores de los que cree "nunca podrán ser sustituidos por robots". 

Michio Kaku es cofundador de la teoría de cuerdas y uno científicos más reconocidos del mundo. Profesor y autor de libros superventas como ‘Física de lo imposible’ o ‘El futuro de nuestra mente’, Kaku investiga hacia dónde irá la ciencia y la tecnología del mañana. Actualmente ocupa la cátedra Henry Semat de Física Teórica en la Universidad de Nueva York.

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


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

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

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. 


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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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. 

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

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: https://amzn.to/2SEtS8b

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. 

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

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.

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


OPUS 《完全版》(OPUS Kanzenban)

Kanzeban edition of the previously released two volumes.

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

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: https://amzn.to/2Qdx74W

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. 

Publisher: Fukkan dottokomu (復刊ドットコム)
Release date: 2019-X-17
Language: Japanese
Number of pages:
Size: 21 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm
Retail price: ¥3,080
ISBN-10: 483545698X
ISBN-13: 978-4835456980

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/32bqjYI
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2tgqoy5
Amazon CA:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/359smh0
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2ZBNqvg
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2ZA4TnY
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2snDaL7
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2F7MqWw


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.

(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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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.

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

Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2ZtXSDh


Art book of Satoshi Kon's second film.

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

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


Guide book of Satoshi Kon's third film.

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

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

今 敏アニメ全仕事

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

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


今 敏 画集 KON’S WORKS 1982-2010

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

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



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:


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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.

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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)

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

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)

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

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
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How Amazon transfers data to AWS

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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.

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.

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

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/3A6WFG1
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2JUS1DQ
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/34Y6eM4
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


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.

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

Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/3IaVzvF
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MoxPwj
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3A7Fbtm
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


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.

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


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

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

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

Profiles by VICE: Phil Tippett

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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'.

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.

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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