Jeez, it took you guys long enough to make this. Then again, I'm still waiting for a goddamn Batarang that actually works.
Say, yon hairstyles look Super. Perhaps I'll Goku the local Asian mall and get myself one. When it comes to pricing these for the U.S. market, I hope they Piccolo number. But I don't want to be a Giant Monkey Baby about the whole thing, so I'll just Gohan expect to pay whatever's required...
Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) © 1988 Nibariki - G
Usually it's older novels that get turned into movies and not the other way around, but if The Toxic Avenger can get a book tie-in 20-some years after release, so can Totoro. Watercolors by Hayao Miyazaki accompany the new written adaptation by Tsugiko Kubo.
I have nothing snarky to add here. Totoro is cute, dammit.
But what other movies could get away with years-after-the-fact novelizations? Oh wait, I know...
Greedo knew he had to fire first. He wasn't stupid; this Han Solo character may have seemed like a rogue, but inside he was a great role model for kids and would never do anything like preemptively kill a rival. The Rodian's long finger slowly clenched itself around the pistol's trigger, as he began to squeeze...
He had forgotten that he was, in fact, a terrible shot.
Consider that my official audition, Mr. Mouse.
I was going to post this yesterday, but after porn star butt plugs and model railway nudity, it really seemed like overkill. You might say I was too pooped to discover the push I needed to make a movement and get this online. But being down in the dumps should never have made me down ON dumps.
Call me a shitty editor, piss on my skills if you must, but I cannot do better than the actual product description for this $150 "toy," dubbed "Daydream Collection Neighbor's Private Time":
A sexy neighbor during her most intimate moment comes to the Daydream Collection! This Daydream Collection Neighbor's Private Time Statue is the dream come true for many - a voluptuous and beautiful woman in the domicile right next door taking care of her personal needs! This gorgeous neighbor wears only her night, panties, and slippers - all fully removable! This Neighbor's Private Time Statue offers anime fans a wild fantisy, and she even comes with base for her to sit on that's shaped like a toilet.
I'm just flush with excitement. Can I at least number two people in that category with me?
JT Silversmith has done some impressive work here. Click on the image above to see more.
If Harmony Gold were less sue-happy, maybe they'd realize there's an untapped market. Right. And if George Lucas hadn't gone Sith, he'd admit that "Jedi Rocks" is a terrible musical number and way out of place. Holding your breath for either is only useful if you're a method actor trying to play a Smurf.
h/t Tresob Yr
I've had dreams like this, and most were dry.
Streetstar is a festival of "global urban street culture," so I guess this indicates that street culture today obsesses just as much about drawings of female heroes as the rest of us.
Enough talk. Just watch the thing for some insane moves.
h/t Eric Diaz via Queerty
Cool your jets, political partisans. I know the "SP" name gets people on both sides all riled up, but this is about the image rather than the policies, and if I were an Alaskan wolf, I'd be terrified by what I saw in the Japanese trailer for this new anime film derived from a game.
Then again, if I were an Alaskan wolf, odds are I'd never seen a video on YouTube, so I'd be none the wiser.
Not speaking much Japanese beyond everything on a sushi menu, I can't tell you exactly what's going on in the trailer...beyond breasts, glasses, symbiote, ass-kicking and demons. Darn right.
According to Kotaku, it opens in ten Japanese theaters on November 23rd. Sadly I do not have the foreign policy experience to see Japan from parts of my state. But I have embedded the Japanese-language trailer after the jump...More >>
Because if there's one merchandising tie-in that a show about naked giants who eat people needs, it's a massively huge piece of blotting paper to wipe the oil off your pores. And while you're delivering an epic facepalm, you might as well be beating away blackheads at the same time.
It is hard to lose make even suppress the face, it is good to care of your face-lift before.
For giant oil blotting paper is the size of 33 times the normal. Is it the perfect size to giant of about 15 m class. It may be a little too big for us human beings, but it might be a good idea when you want to wipe the fat is daring.
I'm going to driving out every last drop of oil from your face "giant super-large oil blotting paper in advance (for giant)" is too big
These specially branded giant paper cosmetic things will be available exclusively in Attack on Titan packaging at this weekend's Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2013.
Heroes are only as good their villains and, to whit, fighting games are only ever as memorable as their final bosses. It ain't enough to just have some 'final challenger' at the top of a championship ladder; you need a boss who twists the player's stomach around in bitter, seething frustration! Either he has maddeningly cheap attacks, or he cheats at his own damn game, or he's got a scummy backstory that frames the gameplay as a true good/evil struggle, or there's just something about him that's begging for red-knuckled comeuppance. The more you hate a boss, the more cathartic your eventual (right?) victory against him will be, no?
Let's face facts, though: bosses just aren't as threatening in our post-arcade gaming era. The danger of getting pantsed by one of these rat bastards just doesn't breath down your neck as hotly when you aren't worrying about how many quarters are left in your pocket. Also, nobody makes psycho killers quite like the Japanese do, so if you notice that these bosses all debuted in a very specific time and place in gaming, well... that ain't an accident.
Becoming a published manga artist or anime director is, in the Otaku circles, akin to royalty. And if you're lucky, you can parlay your Otaku cred to big-time fame and success. Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2), for example, still remains one of the richest and most successful manga authors - nay, comic book artists - in the world. But, as with all things, there's a catch.
Perhaps you're familiar with the stereotype of the Japanese Work Ethic? You know, the one where individuals are expected to work over 12-hour days, sleep at their office, and slavishly devote themselves to workaholism?
That's all just a misbegotten stereotype, of course, but there is a certain problem in the manga and anime industry, especially if you're lucky enough to work for one of the major weekly manga magazines like Shonen Jump. In those instances, you (and however many assistants you can afford) are tasked with creating up to 20 pages each and every week that need to be fully written, drawn, inked and edited. And that's once a week, every week, full stop, no breaks, no holidays, nothin'.
Suffice to say that the pressure is on, and sometimes, people... crack. In fact, in the Shonen Jump "making-of-manga manga" Bakuman, there's an entire storyline that tackles what happens when deadlines mount and the artists simply overwork themselves. Here are ten manga and anime artists who nearly worked themselves into an early grave!
Of course, a good way to alleviate some of the stress that comes from working on several high-profile, serialized manga titles is to share the load a little bit, and that's always been a part of the once highly-secretive female comic artist collective known as CLAMP, creators of such finely stylized pop-culture weirdness as X, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Chobits..
CLAMP started out in the '80s as a fan-based independent "doujinshi" group (self-published comics, in other words) that contained a whopping 11 members; since 1993, the CLAMP brand has dropped down to four. No worries, though, because at least four members is better than just one, right?
Sure! Until 2011, when one of their members is experiencing sharp and immense pain in her lower back. Turns out, she has a rather severe lumbar compression fracture,, all thanks to the many hours hunched over a chair, straining her lower back, drawing like a madwoman.
CLAMP then issued a statement that they were letting the poor girl go for a half a year in order to recuperate, and the remaining members were going to be taking things a little bit easier, which meant some delays, and a few less pages per chapter, so that the other CLAMP artists also didn't end up working so hard and long that their bones cracked apart.