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Thursday, 30 April 2015
Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (// ghee-gur; German: [ˈgiːgɐ]; 5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for their design work on the film Alien. He was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.
Production Companies Deep Side Production Naked Dog
Ondrej Prusa ... producer
David N. Jahn
Film Editing by
Martin Hasek ... animator
Bohous Kral ... animator
Tomas Kral ... animator
Zbynek Krulich ... animator
Simon Kubec ... animator
Petr Luksan ... animator
Filip Novy ... animator
Michal Suchanek ... animator
Henry Wielgus ... animator
Giger was born in 1940 in Chur, capital city of Graubünden, the largest and easternmost Swiss canton. His father, a chemist, viewed art as a "breadless profession" and strongly encouraged him to enter pharmaceutics, Giger recalls. Yet he moved in 1962 to Zürich, where he studied Architecture andindustrial design at the School of Applied Arts until 1970.
Giger's style and thematic execution were influential. His design for the Alienwas inspired by his painting Necronom IV and earned him an Oscar in 1980. His books of paintings, particularly Necronomicon and Necronomicon II (1985) and the frequent appearance of his art in Omni magazine continued his rise to international prominence. Giger is also well known for artwork on several music recording albums.
In 1998 Giger acquired the Château St. Germain in Gruyères, Switzerland, and it now houses the H.R. Giger Museum, a permanent repository of his work.
The artist lived and worked in Zürich with his second wife, Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger, who is the Director of the H.R. Giger Museum.
Giger had a relationship with Swiss actress and muse Li Tobler until she committed suicide in 1975. He married Mia Bonzanigo in 1979; they separated a year and a half later.
On 12 May 2014, Giger died in a hospital in Zürich after having suffered injuries in a fall.
Giger started with small ink drawings before progressing to oil paintings. For most of his career, Giger had worked predominantly in airbrush, creating monochromatic canvasses depicting surreal, nightmarish dreamscapes. However, he then largely abandoned large airbrush works in favor of works with pastels, markers or ink.
Giger's most distinctive stylistic innovation was that of a representation of human bodies and machines in a cold, interconnected relationship, he described as "biomechanical". His main influences were painters Dado, Ernst Fuchs andSalvador Dalí. He met Salvador Dalí, to whom he was introduced by painter Robert Venosa. He was also a personal friend of Timothy Leary. Giger studied interior and industrial design at the School of Commercial Art in Zurich (from 1962 to 1965) and made his first paintings as a means of art therapy.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Giger directed a number of films, including Swiss Made(1968), Tagtraum (1973), Giger's Necronomicon (1975) and Giger's Alien(1979).
Giger created furniture designs, particularly the Harkonnen Capo Chair for a movie of the novel Dune that was to be directed byAlejandro Jodorowsky. Many years later,David Lynch directed the film, using only rough concepts by Giger. Giger had wished to work with Lynch, as he stated in one of his books that Lynch's film Eraserhead was closer than even Giger's own films to realizing his vision.
Giger applied his biomechanical style to interior design. One "Giger Bar" sprang up in Tokyo, but the realization of his designs were a great disappointment to the artist, since the Japanese organization behind the venture did not wait for his final designs, but decided to move ahead with nothing more than Giger's rough preliminary sketches. For that reason, Giger disowned the Tokyo Giger Bar and never set foot inside. Within a few years, the establishment was out of business. The two Giger Bars in his native Switzerland (in Gruyères and Chur), however, were built under Giger's close personal supervision and reflect his original concepts for them accurately. At The Limelight in Manhattan, Giger's artwork was licensed to decorate the VIP room, the uppermost chapel of the landmarked church, but it was never intended to be a permanent installation and bore no similarity to the real Giger Bars in Switzerland. The arrangement was terminated after two years when the Limelight closed its doors. As of 2009 only the two authentic Swiss Giger Bars remain.
Giger's art has greatly influenced tattooists and fetishists worldwide. Under a licensing deal Ibanez guitars released an H. R. Giger signature series: the Ibanez ICHRG2, an Ibanez Iceman, features "NY City VI", the Ibanez RGTHRG1 has "NY City XI" printed on it, the S Series SHRG1Z has a metal-coated engraving of "Biomechanical Matrix" on it, and a 4-string SRX bass, SRXHRG1, has "N.Y. City X" on it.
Giger is often referred to in popular culture, especially in science fiction and cyberpunk. William Gibson (who wrote an early script for Alien 3) seems particularly fascinated: A minor character in Virtual Light, Lowell, is described as having New York XXIV tattooed across his back, and in Idoru a secondary character, Yamazaki, describes the buildings of nanotech Japan as Giger-esque.
- Dune (designs for unproduced Alejandro Jodorowsky adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel; the movie Dune was later made in an adaptation by David Lynch.)
- Alien (designed, among other things, the Alien creature, "The Derelict" and the "Space Jockey")
- Aliens (credited for the creation of the creature only)
- Alien 3 (designed the dog-like Alien bodyshape, plus a number of unused concepts, many mentioned on the special features disc of Alien 3, despite not credited at the generic of the movie theater version)
- Alien: Resurrection (credited for the creation of the creature only)
- Poltergeist II: The Other Side
- Killer Condom
- Species (designed Sil, and the Ghost Train in a dream sequence)
- Batman Forever (designed radically different envisioning of the Batmobile; design was not used in the film)
- Future-Kill (designed artwork for the movie poster)
- Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (creature designs)
- Prometheus (the film includes "The Derelict" spacecraft and the "Space Jockey" designs from the first Alien film, as well as a "Temple" design from the failed Jodorowsky Dune project and original extraterrestrial murals created exclusively forPrometheus, based in conceptual art from Alien. Unlike Alien: Resurrection, the Prometheus film credited H. R. Giger with the original designs).
This Cartoon History of South Africa untill 1900 was produced in 1979 by candle light in a rural village in the frontline states during the struggle against Apartheid, as part of ANC political education.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Flee Girls Collection KanColle Animation Sequence
Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- (Japanese)
艦隊これくしょん -艦これ- (Japanese)
Plot Summary: A mysterious fleet known as "Abyssals" appeared from the depths of ocean and attacked randomly. Fleet Girls are the only one who can stand against the Abyssals. Together with Tornado Squadron and others, they set to counterattack. Upon seeing Akagi fought, Fubuki earned admiration towards her and aimed to fight with her
2014-12-27 (theatrical screening)
2015-01-07 (TV broadcast)
"Miiro" (;海色) by AKINO from bless4
"Fubuki" (吹雪; Snowstorm) by Shiena Nishizawa
"Let's not say 'good-bye'" by Kan Musume Tokubetsu Kantai
アニメ「艦隊これくしょん -艦これ-」公式サイト (Japanese)
KanColle ‒ Episode 12 (Mar 26, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 11 (Mar 18, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 10 (Mar 11, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 9 (Mar 4, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 8 (Feb 25, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 7 (Feb 18, 2015)
KanColle - Episode 6 (Feb 11, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 5 (Feb 4, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 4 (Jan 28, 2015)
KanColle ‒ Episode 3 (Jan 21, 2015)
KanColle Television Anime Gets Sequel (Mar 25, 2015)
Crunchyroll to Stream KanColle TV Anime (Jan 3, 2015)
KanColle Anime's 1st Blu-Ray/DVD Release Promo Streamed (Dec 22, 2014)
Madman's Final Day of Christmas Brings Five New Acquisitions (Dec 22, 2014)
Kantai Collection Commercial Previews Opening Theme (Dec 5, 2014)
Kantai Collection Anime's 1st Promo Previews Animation (Aug 4, 2014)
J-Cast: Kantai Collection TV Anime Slated for Summer (Apr 25, 2014)
Other articles:Keizou Kusakawa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) is directing the anime of Kadokawa Games' moe-character game at the studio Diomedea (Squid Girl, Problem children are coming from , aren't they?).Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School idol project, Steins;Gate) is in the series scripts.
The Winter 2015 Anime Preview Guide - KanColle (Jan 7, 2015)
KanColle Anime Listed With 6 50-Minute Blu-ray/DVD Volumes (Dec 18, 2014)
Kadokawa Games launched the original free-to-play browser game with the service providerDMM.com in April 2013. In , players compete with cards featuring female moe characters inspired by Japanese World War II warships such as aircraft carriers, battleships, and cruisers. Players build, organize, and repair their anthropomorphized fleet to progress through maps.
Director: Keizou Kusakawa
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Music: Natsumi Kameoka
Original Concept: Kensuke Tanaka
Original story: Kensuke Tanaka
Art Director: Maho Takahashi
Toshiki Kameyama (Groove)
Cgi Director: Eiji Inomoto
Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Itou
Executive producer: Takeshi Yasuda
Animation Direction: Synod (ep 5)
Animation Direction Assistance: Synod (ep 12)
Animation Production: Diomedea
Background Art: Studio Tulip
Casting Management: Production Ace
CG Production: Orange
キュートランスフォーマー 帰ってきたコンボイの謎 (Japanese)
キュートランスフォーマー 帰ってきたコンボイの謎 (Japanese)
Q Transformers Anime's 1st Episode Streamed (Jan 8, 2015)
1986 Game Transformers: Mystery of Convoy Gets TV Anime (Aug 7, 2014)
The official YouTube channel for DLE Inc. began streaming the episode of the Q Transformers: Kaettekita Convoy no Nazo (Q : The Mystery of the Convoy Returns) anime on Monday. is titled "30-Shūnen Shōhin no Nazo" (The Mystery of the 30th Anniversary Merchandise).
The episode stars Optimus Prime (Yoshimasa Hosoya), Lockdown (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), and Bumblebee (Ryohei Kimura) as they struggle with the Q-Transformers smartphone game. Lockdown asks about the trio's cute makeover and Optimus and Bumblebee reply that it is to to girls. Bumblebee has the idea to further market their franchise's 30th anniversary by doing a 12 Animals of the Zodiac tie-in, to which Lockdown replies they should just bring backBeast Wars instead. The group continues to speculate on how to make Transformers appealing to girls, including making themselves soft or participating in a romance triangle as young male versions of themselves. Bumblebee says about the latter that he definitely wouldn't want to see that. Then Bumblebee and Lockdown ask Optimus for a more serious idea, and he thinks hard but starts sweating, and the two ask if he's OK. He then asks the two to wait a minute, and the episodecuts to a promo for the "Q-Transformers" merchandise and game.
The TV anime is inspired by the 1986 Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System) game TheTransformers: Mystery of Convoy. The game also inspired a smartphone app earlier this year.
Additional cast members include:
Fukujurō Katayama as Bluestreak
Go Inoue as ProwlJun Fukushima as WheelJackKouki Uchiyama as SmokescreenYūichi Nakamura as Rumble & Sunstreaker
Kōtarō Ishidate (Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono, gdgd Fairies) is directing the anime at DLE Inc., and is also providing the scripts. 6 Jigen Animation is providing the animation for the opening sequence.OLDCODEX performs the opening theme, "physical."
The remainder of the staff is as follows:
Music: Hajime and Jiro (from LiLi)Animation Director: Mame SuzukiBackground Art: Sanae FujiokaOrganization Cooperation: Kuniosa Hirama
Scripts: Kōtarō IshidateSound Effects: Yoshiaki Tokunaga
The series premiered on Tokyo MX on January 6.