Friday, 31 October 2014

Muteki Koujin Daitarn 3: "Come Here! Daitarn 3" - Opening - [1978]

The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3 (無敵鋼人ダイターン3 Muteki Kōjin Daitān 3, lit. Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3) is an anime series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate, and produced by Sunrise. It was first broadcast on Japanese TV in 1978. The series lasted for 40 episodes. The opening theme Come Here! Daitarn 3 is sung by Makoto Fujiwara. Despite being relatively unsuccessful in Japan, the series became very popular abroad, especially inItaly during the 80's.


Sōzō Haran was a brilliant scientist that was conducting research on Mars. He created a form of cyborg life with the ability to think for itself. These cyborgs, dubbed the Meganoids (メガノイド Meganoido?), soon ran out of control and killed Dr. Haran along with his whole family, save his youngest son, the 16-year-old Banjō Haran. Banjō escapes from Mars on a rocket with a solar-powered super robot called Daitarn 3, which was built with the special metals of Mars. Now 18 years old and living on Earth in a luxurious mansion, Banjō fights against the meganoids and their leader, Don Zauser and his second in command Koros, with the aid of his faithful butler Garrison, his two gorgeous companions, Reika and Beauty, and an orphan boy named Topo. Together they must stop the evil meganoids which aspire to turn all humans into cyborgs and thus "improve" the human race.


Some of the staff fresh from Zambot 3 worked with Tomino on the Daitarn 3 project. The suave nature of the hero, Banjō Haran, was a direct attempt at capturing some of the spirit of the James Bond movies, which can be seen in the fact almost as much action takes place with Banjo, Reika Sanjō (ex-Interpol agent) and Beautiful Tachibana (also called "Beauty") playing superspies as Banjō fighting against Meganoid robots in Daitarn 3.
Other important characters were Garrison Tokida, Banjo's trusted butler and Toppo, a comic-relief character who gets rescued from a Meganoid-hijacked city block in ep. 2 and then stays with Banjō & C. for no apparent reason.
An interesting point to note is a light comedic element running through the whole series - the Meganoid foot soldiers exert some of their own personality with witty banter, bringing a fresh change to the silent drones which permeated super robot series previously.


The full opening theme to the super robot anime Muteki Koujin Daitarn 3. Performed by Horimitsu Kazumichi.

Japanese Lyrics:
1 2 3 Daitarn 3!
Namida wa nai, namida wa nai
Ashita ni hohoemi aru dake
Come here! Daitarn 3 Daitarn 3
Nichi no kagayaki wo mune ni hime
Ore no karadaga ore no karadaga moete iru
Tatakae tatakae
Uchyu no hate ni kieru tomo
Kagayaku ginga o kakemeguru
Daitarn 3 ware to ari
Habatake osora he daichi wo kette!

Kanashikunai kanashikunai
Ashita ni kibou ga aru dake
Come here! Daitarn 3 Daitarn 3
Nichi no kagayaki wo se ni ukete
Ore no karada no ore no karada no chiga sawagu
Ute yo kudake yo
Chikyou no jigoku no soko ni ochiru tomo
Kagayaku ginga wo tsukinukete
Daitarn 3 ware to ari
Habatake osora he ai wo itaite!

Murphy - "If anything can go wrong, it will" - [2014]

During the Second World War, an English paratrooper crash-lands in a forest leaving him wounded. He meets a creature that tries its best to help him. However, the ordeal is just beginning…MURPHY
"If anything can go wrong, it will."

Murphy is a short-film done by students from the 3D Visual Effects department at ISART Digital – Promotion 2014, as their final graduation project.

Visual Effects by Randy Gudin – Xavier Lafarge – Bruno Lévêque – Aurélien Rigaudeau – Téo Saintier – Coline Sapin – Rémi Stompe – Laszlo Trachsel

Staring Quentin D’Hainaut
FX Make-Up by Marjorie Chantre
Sound-Design by Guillaume Bonneau – Regis Maisonnave – Arthur Bouflet – Theo Gallienne – Aurelien Uguen – Gabriel Field
Music Track "Comedian Harmonists-Ein Freund, Ein Guter Freund"
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The Tokyo Game Show (東京ゲームショウ Tōkyō Gēmu Shō), commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo / convention held annually in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. It is presented by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases/related hardware. Like Germany's gamescom, the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days.


The first Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996.[2] From 1996 to 2002, the show was held twice a year: once in the Spring and once in Autumn (in the Tokyo Big Sight).[3] Since 2002, the show has been held once a year. It attracts more visitors every year. 2011’s show hosted over 200,000 attendees and the 2012 show bringing in 223,753. The 2013 show broke records with 270,197 in attendance.[4] The latest game to be released there is Unmapped 2.


The 2012 Tokyo Game Show showcased 11 exhibition areas consisting of business, general public, educational and areas to buy merchandise.

Funk Sakuga - [by Sakuga Daichi]

Source: Sakuga Daichi

VFX Breakdown Showreel HD: "Stalingrad VFX Showreel 2013" by - Main Road/Post

Check out this fantastic VFX (visual effects, abbreviated VFXShowreel for the feature film "Stalingrad" created by the talented folks over at Main Road/Post! Main Road/Post is a top visual effects production studio that has produced visual effects for film including The Admiral, Wanted, The Inhabited Island, The High Security Vacation, August. Eighth, Metro, and Stalingrad under the expertise and direction of CEO/VFX Supervisor Arman Yahin and CTO Mikhail Lyossin.

For more information, check them out here: and

  1. Main Road|Post, a Russian VFX studio added numerous effects to the film Stalingrad including numerous destruction and debris shots. One of their biggest challenges was to seamlessly integrate and match up VFX elements into shots where practical effects already existed. This included shots with existing smoke and fire footage. They had to generate CG crowds that could react realistically to explosions while choreographing a sequence of shots depicting a military aircraft’s fiery descent into Stalingrad’s town square.
  2. To achieve these results in a small studio setting, Main Road|Post turned to the Pyro FX, Cloth, and Particle tools in Houdini. They also used Houdini’s Mantra renderer and Houdini’s character tools to solve some animation challenges.

A band of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.


Nonstop Production

directed by: Fedor Bondarchuk
cinematography by: Maxim Osadchy
production designer: Sergey Ivanov
produced by: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov, Dmitriy Rudovsky

VFX supervisor: Arman Yahin

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Monsterbox - [2012]

Check out this fantastic short film called "Monsterbox" created as an end of studiies project for 3D computer graphics Bachelor 2012 Bellecour Schools Art & Design Entertainment ( Directed by Ludovic Gavillet, Derya Kocaurlu, Lucas Hudson and Colin Jean-Saunier.

For more details, check them on their site
If you want to contact them:


Ludo Gavillet

Derya Kocaurlu

Lucas Hudson

Colin Jean-Saunier


Erwann Chandon


Alexandre Perrier

Ludo Gavillet
Idée originale/original idea, scénario, character design, colorscript, storyboard, layout, texturing, animation, matte painting

Lucas Hudson
Scénario, modeling, set dressing, texturing, environment animation, lighting, compositing

Colin Jean-Saunier
Scénario, background design, modeling, texturing, layout, animation, FX

Derya Kocaurlu
Scénario, background design, modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting, compositing

Tribe Cool Crew - [upcoming anime fall 2014]

The protagonist Haneru is a middle school student who loves dancing. He can't sit still, as he even feels the rhythm of the sound of chalk in class.
One day after school, Haneru Hiryū meets Kanon who is practicing dancing at a secret training facility. The two know the joy of dancing together with others for the first time and the happiness of seeing their own dance moves. Japan's first full-fledged dance anime, depicting coming-of-age through meeting friends and dance battles with rivals, debuts!

Haneru è un ragazzo delle medie che ama ballare, non riesce a stare fermo un secondo, riesce a dare un sound anche al rumore del gesso sulla lavagna durante le lezioni. Un pomeriggio, uscito di scuola, incontra Kanon, che pratica la danza in un luogo segreto. I due sperimentano per la prima volta nella vita la gioia di ballare insieme e la felicità di poter confrontare le proprie mosse con quelle di altre persone. È il primo anime giapponese dedicato veramente al ballo, che segue la crescita dei protagonisti e le loro relazioni interpersonali con gli amici, attraverso sfide di ballo e debutti ufficiali.

Masaya Fujimori (Fairy Tail: La sacerdotessa della Fenice) dirige la serie; Atsuhiro Tomioka (Blade and SoulPokémon XY) cura la series composition; Yoshiaki Yanagida (Fairy Tail: La sacerdotessa della FeniceGenshiken 2) disegna i personaggi; Tadao Kodaka dirige al compute grafica; Katsuyoshi Kobayashi funge da direttore del suono; Toshiya Wada cura glie effetti sonori; infine Avex Trax cura la il tema musicale portante.

Il ballerino professionista Yuki Tanno supervisiona le coreografie insieme alla Japanese Street Dancing Association.

Masaya Fujimori (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess) will direct the series, and Atsuhiro Tomioka (Blade & SoulPocket Monsters XY) will be in charge of series composition. Yoshiaki Yanagida (Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix PriestessGenshiken 2) will design the characters. Professional dancer Yūki Tanno will oversee the dance choreography in the series. Japanese Street Dancing Association is overseeing the series.

Additional staff includes:

Tribe Cool Crew

Random Road Trip [1st Place TGS 2012]

Source: HigeSanAMV

The Team was composed of Hige-san (me), Creed, Irriadin, Madao and Hireegy
We made this MEP for the exhibition Toulouse Game Show (TGS AMV Contest 2012, organized by AMV-France).

We are really proud to say we won First Prize and the audience award with this MEP. =)

The rules of the contest was to choose one or several musics in the imposed music pack, and make this MEP in a time-constraints of 1 week.

Videos :
- Track 1 by Hige-san - Anime : Gurren Lagann (Parallel Works)
- Track 2 by Creed - Anime : Black Dynamite
- Track 3 by Irriadin - Anime : Cowboy Bebop (the movie)
- Track 4 by Madao - Anime : Nichijou
- Track 5 by Hireegy - Anime : Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
- Outro by Hige-san

Musics :
- C2C - Down The Road
- Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down

Danball Senki Wars (ダンボール戦機ウォーズ) - Delta Cross - [Sakuga-AMV]

Danball Senki Wars (ダンボール戦機ウォーズ) is the new series of Danball Senki, that is set after the W series. It premiered on the 3rd of April, 2013.

Danball Senki Wars (ダンボール戦機ウォーズ Danbooru Senki Woozu) is the third installment of the Danball Senki series franchise, a sequel to the game Danball Senki W (PSP). It is released on the Nintendo 3DS in October 31st, 2013.

Delta Cross (デルタクロス Deruta Kurosu) is a Formation Attack introduced in Danball Senki Wars.

"The year is 2055. Small robots the size of one’s hand called “LBXs” are the world’s greatest hobby, and they affect even the world of business. In this age, they hold an influence so great that a pro league was established around them."
"The LBXs’ battlefield used to be in a futuristic box that could absorb virtually any shock; the reinforced cardboard.Because they fought within the cardboard, they came to be called “Cardboard Warriors."
"Kamui Daimon Comprehensive Academy. The famously regarded sacred ground for all LBX players, and the only training facility available to them in the world." "After fulfilling its demanding entrance requirements, a boy named Sena Arata finally transfers into the school. There, he meets Hoshihara Hikaru, a transfer student like him. With hopes held high, Arata finds that hidden beneath the campus is a huge ~10km wide diorama called the Second World… and that, as a special school rule, world war simulations called “War Time” were being carried out in that diorama."
"Arata and Hikaru were assigned to the 1st Platoon, a team commanded by the class president, Izumo Haruki. In this team, they fight as soldiers for the imaginary country called Jenock."
"What is the unpredictable secret the school is holding? What sort of evil is creeping up behind the boys? The battle connected to a grand future begins now!"

Majokko Megu-chan (魔女っ子メグちゃんLittle Meg the Witch Girl) - Opening HQ - [1974]

Majokko Megu-chan (魔女っ子メグちゃん, lit. Little Meg the Witch Girl), in Italy "Bia la sfida della magia", is a magical girl anime series. The manga was created by Tomo Inoue and Akio Narita, while the 72-episode anime series was produced by Toei Animation between 1974 and 1975. This series is considered an important forerunner of the present day magical girl genre, as the series' characterization and general structure exerted considerable influence over future shows in the same genre. Most notably, several of the show's recurring motifs were recycled in Toei's Sailor Moon, AIC's Pretty Sammy, and (to a lesser degree) Wedding Peach.[1]

Megu-Chan follows the experiences of a powerful (but accident-prone) young witch who comes to Earth as part of her initiation into larger society. Megu is a contender for the throne of the Witch World but knows very little of human relationships. Sent to Mid-World (Earth) in her early teens, she is adopted by Mammi Kanzaki, a former witch who gave up her royal ambitions to wed a mortal. Mammi bewitches her husband and their two children, Rabi and Apo, into believing that Megu has always been the eldest child of the family (the concept of using magic to alter memory would turn up again in future magical girl series, such as Majokko Tickle andSailor Moon). Under Mammi’s tutelage, Megu learns to control both her abilities and impulses in order to prove her worthiness for the crown.
This rite-of-passage subtext is continued throughout the series. A free spirit in the purest sense of the word, Megu-chan discovers emotions she’d never known existed – loneliness, compassion, grief, love, desperation, and (perhaps most importantly) self-sacrifice. As the story progresses, she proves the nobility of her character through the various trials and tribulations of youth, evolving from a willful and rather selfish little girl into a kind, generous, loving young woman. She battles monsters, demons, and rival sorcerers (including her nemesis, Non), but quickly realizes that her true enemy is the darker side of human nature.