Yesterday I was reminded that I should watch the film The Place Promised in Our Early Days by Makoto Shinkai. I’m in the middle of downloading it, but before I did that I downloaded a copy of the soundtrack. The version I downloaded came with a zip. file which contained background images used in the films. I guess I’m lucky, since I love this kinda stuff. I’ve mentioned before in another post that I really like the skies that Makoto Shinkai does (actually scratch that, I like all his background images; they’re all beautiful). Since all these images are backgrounds and scenes, there aren’t any characters in them. Maybe its the subdued colors and lack of people, for some reason I really like how it evokes feelings of loneliness and melancholy. A certain quietness.
So yeah, if you haven’t already, go watch the films.
Actually here is a five minute short film done by him, one of his first works She and Her Cat.
Just so I don’t kill the home page with too many images, here is a couple of the pictures as a teaser…
I’ve also included a few more pictures from the Reminiscence of the sky: Sora no Kioku Artbook.
[All credits goes to original uploaders..]
[edit: here are a couple of links to the images I’ve got up there…
First link is the background images.
Second link is the The sky of the longing for memories Artbook aka. Reminiscence of the sky – Sora no Kioku Artbook]