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.
Because I’m going to draw stuff a lot, I need a new blog to accommodate this. I use this blog for old manga stuff and I will post art for old manga and maybe books on it, but most of my art will go a new blog.
So if you want to see my other drawings, pass me a note/ask and I’ll give ya the address.
Reason for not putting it here is because people I know IRL know this blog about me, and I like keeping my fannish squee private and apart from serious writing.
So if you don’t know me IRL, go ahead and ask. If you do know me IRL and I rarely squee over shit with you, I might not want to show that side of myself to you. If we do know each other IRL and bond over fandom stuff(SnK, Tezuka, 009, Persona, ETC), go ahead and ask!
ok you need to fucking stop dickriding prince hans from frozen because hes the biggest piece of shit human being well not really human being because hes a cartoon that ive ever seen in a disney film EVER!!!!!
you hans lovers are the cancer of the internet and are the cancer of the disney and are…
…I know that this is not remotely relevant to anything on this blog, but it needs to be here because it made me laugh to the point where I woke up my housemate.
Evolution of useless
Watching the 80’s anime was a suprise, since Francoise got hit by the token girl bat pretty badly in the recent adaptations.
Now taking drawing requests.
Because I want something to look forward to doing after finishing homework.
So, having finished the 2001 series(And feeling sad at the end), I’ve decided to watch the 1980’s show with my friend. As a fan of older anime, and bad Swedish dubbing of said anime, I must say I currently prefer it to the newer show(Which I still like very much). And here is why:
The 2001 show, while having some very enjoyable filler episodes focusing on the cast, seemed kinda stuck on Joe. Which is OK, since he’s the main character, and therefore was in most of the episodes. Seeing as this guy has been stealing hearts since the 1960’s(And it only took the animation studios 30+ years to realize), it’s an understandable move that doesn’t really detract from the show.
In the 1980’s show, most of the cyborgs all have slightly bigger roles, and we see more team interplay. Geronimo Jr gets his own episode, as does Albert, whom we see falling in love. And sometimes, 2-3 cyborgs go off by themselves and have an episode together without Joe, because they are all equal parts of this team. We see more of the Cyborgs during their daily lives, which is really nice. (Seriously, what the heck did Joe do in the 2001 anime? Did he just crash at Dr. Gilmores 24/7 playing videogames?)
Further, they change Joe’s backstory. In the 1980’s anime, he was a teenage delinquent on the run from a juvenile faculty. This follows the manga, where his backstory is revealed to be an orphan from a mixed-race background, and a target for discrimination. That’s a very 60’s backstory, so I understand why they cut it from the 80’s show. Still, they keep the fact that Joe was not a good kid, which shows how far he’s come by the time of the series. And that makes him super cute.
In the 2001 anime, they changed it to him being brought up in an orphanage by a kind priest. Which did yield some interesting story-lines in itself, but ultimately made Joe a victim instead of a proactive force. Which is OK, just not as interesting as the original.
I can see why they’d make these changes, as the 2001 series seemed to strive for being a straighter adaptation of the manga as opposed to the hilariously riffable 60’s show. And it’s a good anime, with decent characterization and production values. I just happen to like some aspects of the 1980’s series more.