Going to: AnimeFriends 2009!

15 07 2009

Hello readers!
I’d like to use this post a little bit to thank all of you who keep reading this humble blog!

AnimeFriends 2009

AnimeFriends 2009

Now, for the announcement: I’m taking a bus today on a 7 hour trip to São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, to attend an Anime related convention called AnimeFriends.
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Half Life 2 – NeoTokyo

11 07 2009

NeoTokyo is a free Half Life 2 Mod that’s in development since October 2004, and it really shows in this trailer:

If you felt the place was familiar, it’s probably because the developers were inspired by animes like Ghost in the Shell and Akira!
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Daler Mehndi – Tunak Tunak Tun

10 07 2009

Here’s a famous indian music video that’s popping up on the internets here and there:

So, why I’m posting this one?
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RX-78 Odaiba Gundam

1 07 2009

Some of my favorite blogs has been publishing stuff about a giant Gundam replica/statue that was being built at Odaiba, an artificial island close to Tokyo in Japan.
Been some months from the first news about it. In what seemed an incredibly fast speed, the project has already been finished, and had it’s first few presentations:

Turns out not only the Gundam RX-78 is a very detailed replica, but it also can move it’s head, and also gives a show with steam and lights involved.
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Barnum Studio – Hoshi ni Negai o (Wish Upon a Star)

23 06 2009

I actually read about this new anime sometime ago… half an year or more.
So I don’t really know how’s the current status of the project, but I guess it’s still in the make being an experimental indie anime and all, as defined by the official Barnum Studio blog itself (according to source AnimeNewsNetwork).

Hoshi ni Negai o

Hoshi ni Negai o

Anyways, Hoshi ni Negai o (Wish Upon a Star) caught my attention because of it’s interesting character designs, because Barnum Studio was created by former Galaxy Angel producer Tetsuro Satomi, and because the cast announced is looking awesome!
By the few released images, seems the story happens in a dystopic future… the type of story that makes me automatically interested.
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Daicon III/IV Full HD – The First Animation by Gainax

21 06 2009

You learn something new/incredible everyday… 😀
Studio Gainax, one of the most sucessful and renowed japanese animation studios (Neon Genesis Evangelion, KareKano, FLCL, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Mahoromatic, Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water), had their start with a couple of videos known as Daicon III and Daicon IV:

They were made as promo for the 22nd DAICON Nihon SF Taikai, an anime and sci-fi event back in 1983. Five years later, in 1988, a Laserdisc version was released and sold for about $200 bucks. But today, if you can find a copy, you’d certainly get at least some $1500 for it.
Actually, because of Copyright infringements Gainax was not allowed to sell it (namely the Playboy bunny girl costume, and the famous music from Electric Light Orchestra), so they bundled it as a bonus with a production artbook.
For those who watched Densha Otoko, now you know where the opening, Minna, and the music from the opening came from. For those who didn’t, DO IT NOW! 😛
The video I posted there is an HD remastered version of the Laserdisc one.
Awesome! Very very awesome! I actually got a little teary eyed… ;_;

Source: SankakuComplex (NSFW)

Ichigeki Sacchuu!! Hoihoi-san

12 06 2009

I’m shure I already posted this, but I guess it was on my previous blog or something… so here it is again: Ichigeki Sacchuu!! Hoihoi-san

Started as a manga which spawned a Playstation 2 game which also spawned an OVA, which is what you just watched. 😛
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Gambare! Memeko-chan

8 06 2009

It’s an anime short (actually, seems it’s a Flash Animation) based on a manga with the same title that tells the story of a short office lady everyday work.

SD and comedy. 😀
Oh yeah, the video is in Japanese with no subtitles, but I don’t think you need to know much to understand…

Source: YouTube Lurking… 😛


2 06 2009

It’s kind of a difficult story, but here we go…

Placed in a dystopic future 20 years after the last “Energy Wars”, the story is centered on Amane, the daughter of a scientist responsible for the perpetual motion machine that sustains life in a dome where people lives their everyday life, in the center of a devastated dead land due to environmental disasters.
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Kobe Tetsujin Giant Robot Project

2 06 2009

Just a while ago I wrote about the recently finished Giant Gundam, and now I’m back talking about another giant robot being built in Japan:

It’s the even more classic Tatsujin-28 Gigantor, this time in Kobe…
Is it some project to prepare for war or some disaster coming up in 2012?
And will Akiba build a giant Kona-chan? 😛

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork and DannyChoo (check ‘em for more pics and info)