New People Travel Mag

One thing I love is traveling. I think exploring new places, new cultures and seeing the sights is one of the best things to do. There is so much to see on this planet and since traveling cost money. I like to read about other people's experiences about traveling. New People Travel is a site otakus should check out. Why is this travel site different than other sites, mainly because this site has essays and stories written by some of the top guys in anime such as directors, artist and producers such as Katsuhito Ishii (Redline), Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Sky Crawlers), Dice Tsutsumi (Art Director at Pixar, Toy Story 3), and Yoshitaka Amano (Artist, Final Fantasy, Gatchaman, Vampire Hunter D). 

The essays are very intriguing and enjoyable to read.You don't just get insight on what it's like in Japan, but you also get a little insight on some creation process on they work, locations inspirations and more. I think my favorite one was Mamoru Oshii, and how he joked about not being able to read a map to save his life. It was a very enjoyable essay and you get a little more in depth look at the director of Ghost In The Shell. The great about the essays/ interviews is the length, each one is at least four pages long and you get some great pictures as well. Here are some excerpts from the essay of Mamoru Oshii.

“In Tokyo, I only ride trains. It manages to take me to my destination even if I am completely lost in thought. I can have some time to myself in a train by reading books and imagining things. I don’t have to be part of this world. It’s purely my own time. Thus, I like to put all responsibility on others while I am en route.” 

Mamoru Oshii Director Of Ghost In The Shell

“I am hopeless even with simple train maps, so put me in a car, and I will only drive near my house. I wish the car and the GPS could do all the driving for me. The basic GPS provides information as the outside world approaches, so I have to react to it every time. But I don’t want to have any responsibility while I am driving. Please make ‘by when’ and ‘to where’ happen for me, so I don’t have to think about any of it.”

For more of the essay and articles. Check out New People Travel. The webzine gets update bi-weekly with a new person. Keep checking to see who will pop up next to talk about their travels, locations and more.

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