SAN FRANCISCO — New People Inc. has announced the launch of New People Travel, an intriguing new free online travelogue that gives readers an opportunity to see colorful new sides of Japan through the eyes of an eclectic collection of artists and creative visionaries that are recognized around the world.

Anime director Mamori Ishii (“Ghost in the Shell”).

New People Travel is now available at (select “English” from the menu bar), or at The site will be updated every Monday. Readers’ requests regarding future stories to be featured on the site are welcome. Send requests to

The debut edition of New People Travel features an article by famed anime director Mamoru Oshii (“Ghost in the Shell,” “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence,” “Sky Crawlers”), one of the most respected and renowned Japanese film directors of our time.

Future New People Travel stories will include essays by Dice Tsutsumi (art director at Pixar, “Toy Story 3”), Katsuhito Ishii (director, “Redline,” “The Taste of Tea,” “Funky Forest”), and Yoshitaka Amano (artist, “Final Fantasy,” “Gatchaman,” “Vampire Hunter D”), among others.

“New People Travel is a fun way for English readers to explore new and often little-seen sides of Japan through highly personal travelogues by some of the country’s most popular artists, filmmakers, and important creative visionaries,” says Seiji Horibuchi, founder of New People Inc. “Readers can begin each week with an insightful essay that emphasizes a unique point of view. We look forward to developing New People Travel as a fun new editorial outlet for our friends and colleagues in the Japanese pop culture space to share their experiences.”

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  1. If you liked Perfect Blue, check out the other works of director Satoshi Kon. Millenium Actress is my favorite of the bunch. . Paprika is one of my favorite movies of all time, let alone one of the best animated films. Satoshi Kon was amazing. His death was a great shock to me.