I’m gonna make a pledge for people living outside of North America who’ve sent me money via Paypal to crowd fund the Dororo stream. If you’d like to also be part of it, my Paypal is email@example.com. I’ve done this with lots of people for Black Jack, including susannahisstillalive and …
I will vouch for this guy. He is trustworthy, awesome for doing this, and sent me the BJ dvd after I pledged enough to get it.
Slowest day so far for funding the Dororo anime’s localization. Make a difference, send your 5 dollars today! (or keep spreading the word)
Japanese resturants can be tricky. On one hand, sushi bars are plentiful, but have little variety save for the occasional house yakiniku.
After scouring the net for a nice Japanese cafè in London, I stumbled upon ‘Tombo’, which seemed slightly iffy, since the menu was offered as a pdf, and it was fairly central, leading me to suspect an overpriced tourist trap.
Luckily, I was wrong. This resturant was slightly pricey, but the variety and quality of the food made up for it. They had japanese deep-fired chicken and prawn, for instance, along with fresh riceballs(wrapped in case of takeaway), seaweed-edamame salad, and stir-fried vegetables. Lunch cost around 9 pounds, and meant picking rice, curry, or noodles along with a number of meat and vegetables toppings. For dessert, they had a variety of tea-flavoured cakes, along with tea flavoured frappucinos. Of note is the fact that they seem to use actual japanese ‘sushi’ rice, which is fatter in consistancy and works better with chopsticks, as well as being filling in comparison to the portion sizes.
Astonishing anime headline article for Tale of Ginji in the 12/1987 issue of Newtype. Tale of Ginji is an animated adaptation of Murasaki Shikibu’s eleventh century epic Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), which is considered by many to be the world’s first novel.
1. Genji, GENJI. gEnji.
2. Stay tuned, followers. Stay tuned.
…And I drew some romantic poets.
Where is the fandom for these guys? They were hilariously dysfunctional. Except for Keats. Keats was just sad.
Quick doodle of Kenichi to say thank you to F-man for helping me shovel my money to AnimeSols.
Takemiya Keiko draws fanart of Tezuka Osamu, Ishinomori Shotaro, Yokoyama Mitsuteru, and Chiba Tetsuya
More fanart by Takemiya-sama.
Sooo I am flipping the the Archaia comic of 009 and I noticed this. (Dr Gilmore seems to be an apple devotee)
Albert with an ipad. Machine-gun hand and ipad.
From the look on his face, he seems to be failing. (Maybe he shoukd ask Gilmore for a stylus implant)
Attempt at landscape practise with added Joe. Didn’t think it came out too shabby.
This is Ashita No Joe. It stars the eponymous Joe, of “JOEEEE!!!!” fame, who starts out as a juvenile delinquent and develops over the course of the series into a cute boxer. Starting in 1968, the series is heavily influenced by Japanese post-war society, which I hope to write further on once I get further/finish the manga.
On another note, this series features cat fights extraordinaire, since Joe’s favorite method of solving a problem appears to consist of removing his shirt and applying his fists directly to the problem. The art is slightly bara and not really drawn for fan-service, so those looking for willowy bishounen might be dissapointed.
I know a lot of people are pissed at the lack of POC in Frozen, and don’t seem overtly invested in Disney’s upcoming feature film, which seems to have a main character who is somehow magically not white, despite the film taking place in what seems to be Polynesia.
Anyway, the big problem seems to be Kristoff. Kristoff’s name is a mystery to me. Now, I haven’t been to Norway in a while, but being half Norwegian half Swede, I have grown up with children’s books and the like, and I have never ever heard of a Norwegian/Swedish dude named “Kristoff” who wasn’t a funny German stereotype. We say “Kristoffer” usually.
The issue appears to be that he is not Samii, despite dressing as such. I agree that Disney missed some really cool shit by not having Samii in the movie. I really, really think it would have been awesome of Disney did add that alongside the baby steps to feminism that they seem to be taking.
And I’d like to point out the following:
This movie is probably the first children’s media outside of Scandinavias’ paltry budget that acknowledges Scandinavian culture and aesthetics. Remember the first Kim Possible film and how Norway was in it? That’s Scandinavia on TV. Either we are nonexistent, confused with Switzerland, or a fucking joke, because durr-hurr it’s cold up north haha. To adults it’s funny, because (I only knows Swedes, Norway might get a little more pissed due to nationalism) hey, Sweden does suck. And it’s really cld and we’re rural and faaaaar away from everything LOL.
For kids, it’s basically saying that their country, location, and culture are not interesting, important, or notable in any way, except HAHA ITS COLD.
So please, while you hate on Frozen, remember that it’s a chance for Scandinavian kids to feel that their own culture is awesome and valid and totally worthy of fairy-tale stuff, because generally, little shits are given about Scandinavia in kids media.