Colourful, japanese film. Note that this is NOT the ecchi anime of the same title! For some reason, IMDB and Amazon.com as well as many other sites have confused the two, even listing the same director, Shun Nakahara, and cast.
Now, I really have trouble believing that a director and writer would collaborate on a serious movie about suicide and reincarnation, then turn around and do an ecchi anime about panties-fetish under the same title, so somewhere along the way the names of the directors must have been confused as well.
Unfortunately, I do not have a screenshot of the movie I'm talking about, or a picture of the cover. I can only say that this is NOT the cover: [click for link to Amazon listing] And that this summary is correct: [click for NY Times review]
Um. If you do have it, please verify somehow that it's not the ecchi anime one. >_>;;
Cloth Road a manga by okama [artist's site]; Amazon.co.jp listing: [here]. c_sraed has kindly offered to look for it, but I thought I might mention this again in case anyone has it on hand. Cloth Road, being unlicensed, is only available in japanese and has three volumes currently. I am interested in any and all of these volumes.
Kuroboshi Kouhaku: The Beautiful World, artbook by Kuroboshi Kouhaku featuring his work for Kino no Tabi (Kino's Journey). Amazon.co.jp listing: [here]
Eureka Seven animation book Eheh...actually I don't know what the real title is. -__- I saw this on eBay once, and never found it again. >o< It's a book of character design sheets and other concept work or art from the series Eureka Seven, as far as I can tell. Sorry for the vague description, but even though it's a long shot I thought I could try mentioning it, in case anyone knows what I'm talking about. ^^