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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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)





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)





Tachikoma Transportation Module

24 05 2009

It’s a little bit different from Tachikoma (Ghost in the Shell), but yeah, close enough.

Like a prototype Tachikoma, which is awesome enough!
The video and “vehicle” were taken on a 2006 Wonfes!

Source: AkihabaraNews





Office Tour – Key (NSFW)

28 04 2009

Here’s a video office tour at visual novel production studio Key:

For those who don’t know, Key is responsible to some of the most famous visual novels like Kanon, Air, Clannad and Little Busters! (first three later became Animes, and Little Busters is probably on the way too).
I was really expecting something way fancier for such a renowned company, but I guess it’s still an interesting place to work at.

Source: SankakuComplex (NSFW)





Hatsune Miku ~Project DIVA~ (PSP)

16 04 2009

Project DIVA is a PSP Hatsune Miku rhythm game made by SEGA:

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Seiyuus – Galaxy Angel

25 03 2009

A new series with the work of famous seiyuus playing their characters!

For those who don’t know, Seyuu is japanese for voice actors/actresses.
Opposite to this side of the planet, in Japan they can be very popular, some of them reaching idol status and all.
Notice that most seyuu have a long list of anime characters they played. Kinda interesting to check because it’s sometimes surprising how different they can sound, or when you get that feeling you already heard that voice somewhere else.
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Touhou Anime Motion Picture Studio PV (FULL ver)

23 03 2009

Amazing MAD that should be (but isn’t) the opening to a Touhou anime… hmmm

Source: SankakuComplex (NSFW)





Seiyuus – Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

22 03 2009

A new series with the work of famous seiyuus playing their characters!

For those who don’t know, Seyuu is japanese for voice actors/actresses.
Opposite to this side of the planet, in Japan they can be very popular, some of them reaching idol status and all.
Notice that most seyuu have a long list of anime characters they played. Kinda interesting to check because it’s sometimes surprising how different they can sound, or when you get that feeling you already heard that voice somewhere else.
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Seiyuus – Chobits

20 03 2009

A new series with the work of famous seiyuus playing their characters!

For those who don’t know, Seyuu is japanese for voice actors/actresses.
Opposite to this side of the planet, in Japan they can be very popular, some of them reaching idol status and all.
Notice that most seyuu have a long list of anime characters they played. Kinda interesting to check because it’s sometimes surprising how different they can sound, or when you get that feeling you already heard that voice somewhere else.
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