A piece of manga history is soon to be replaced.
Shogakukan’s HQ Building, which has been “home” to many of Japan’s most popular manga titles (which in turn have been made into classic anime) for 46 years, is set to be demolished & rebuilt into a shiny new HQ building soon. And to celebrate this, some of Shogakukan’s manga artists were given permission to go nuts and draw ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE all over Shogakukan’s 1st Floor Lobby. They held an event for only 2 days called “Graffiti Tournament! Thank you Shogakukan building!”, where fans could buy tickets and come see these drawings before the building gets torn down.
It’s an amazing display, featuring art by Naoki Urusawa (Yawara!, 20th Century Boys, Monster, Pluto), Fujiko Fujio A (Ninja Hattori-Kun, Manga Michi) Masami Yuki (Birdy the Mighty, Patlabor), Mine Yoshizaki (Versus Knight Lamune & 40 Fire, Sgt. Frog), Kazuhiko Shimamoto (Kamen Rider ZO, SkullMan), Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2), Riyoko Ikeda (The Rose of Versailles, Oniisama E), Shinohara Chie (Red River), Shigeru Mizuki (Gegege no Kitaro) and many others. See if you can spot their art and messages! You can see even more photos of art here.
Limited edition Studio Ghibli compilation vinyl album covers designed by Tyler Stout featuring performances by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra including selections from Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, The Cat Returns and My Neighbours the Yamadas.
Be careful what you do with your erections.
Just watch it, it’s not what you think.
this was fucking tight god damn
NO SERIOUSLY WATCH THIS YOU GUYS
oh my god
this is amazing and everything i ever loved about anime oh my gosh
It shouldn’t be legal for an animes to have this kind of detail
my heart can’t take this
i keep pausing at every scene, i can’t NOT rewind back to check out all that animation and details and backgrounds
this is totally porn for me, visual anime porn
Source: Kotonoha no Niwa
oh my god I thought they were photos
fuck so did i
This is why I’m not even a little ashamed about loving animation as much as I do. I’m not ashamed of having founded my high school’s anime club. I’m not embarrassed by the fact that I cut my narrative teeth on cartoons. This is why I happily admit to going to anime conventions. I may only be a casual fan now, but what I loved about it when I was a teen hasn’t changed. Anime’s a beautiful artform both visually and in narrative and even just a few gifs like this can make me feel so excited and inspired.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Focus, for a second, on how uncomfortable this animation makes you feel.
That’s the show.
Turns out Shinji was just as confused by the last two episodes of Evangelion as the rest of us.
I actually asked Spike Spencer about this rant at AMA this year.
He said he just was so annoyed with the ending as he was dubbing it that he just told them to turn the mics back on just to let him record this.
Oh my god. I am laughing so hard I’m crying. Spike Spencer, you are my new hero. The Freudian comment killed me too.
i dont really think they where meant to be villains, because when push comes to shove they really do the right thing. i remember that in a few movies they damn near killed them selves to help ash, it even happens a few times in the series. this is why i will always love these two, because their not evil, just confused, its like their suffering from peer pressure or something to impress their boss. sad coices
I could write an essay on why Jessie, James and Meowth shouldn’t be considered the villains and why they’re perfect people and why they’re perfect for each other in the family sense, including Meowth. I mean sure in B/W they’re a lot more threatening, but the other like 14 years worth of the anime? No. They’re just… too soft. They both have extenuating circumstances when it comes to why they’re in Team Rocket. Neither of them joined purely because they were mean people and wanted to steal or hurt Pokemon. Jessie was an orphan and her mother was in Team Rocket. James ran away because his parents tried to force him into getting married to a girl he hated. Meowth was abandoned by the rest of the Meowth because he learned to talk. They all joined because it was really the only place they felt like they belonged.
And I could also go on and on and on about how they’re NOT failures. They fail at being bad. There are plenty of episodes where they show them all having special talents. Jessie is amazing at contests, James can do a ton of stuff they never show except in certain episodes (PokeRinger, Orienteering, poetry?, contests). Plus James is just a total sweetheart omg don’t even get me started on him alone okay. Neither of them are actually bad at Pokemon battles unless they’re up against Ash & Co. MEOWTH CAN TALK. WITHOUT TELEPATHY. If that doesn’t prove how freaking SMART he is then what does?
I JUST LOVE THEM OKAY.
look at the emotion on their faces i
That and they have such GREAT attachments to their pokemon, which often get emotional, like with James’ Cacnea, and Jessie’s Dustox (which watching them give them up made my cry a bit more that the oh-so-classic Bye Bye Butterfree)
This whole thing, okay? All of this. This whole fucking thread.
I miss them being silly and lovable…..
Every anime opening ever
Also, I fuckin love this remix of Ayumi Hamasaki, and immediately needs to put it on my iphone again. It’s absolute music crack, I love IT.