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Monday, 27 July 2015

"Mr Natural's 719th Meditation" - [1970, Robert Crumb]




"Mr Natural's 719th Meditation" by R.Crumb published by Apex Novelties and San Francisco Comic Book Co.1970. Robert Crumb created ZAP COMIX and, behind 60s and 70s, icons like Mr. Natural, Fritz the Cat, and Keep-on-Truckin. Comics from this legendary Hippie artist are available at rcrumb.com RIP OFF PRESS Inc. KITCHEN SINK PRESS.com


My Neighbor Totoro - A "Personal" Trailer ...




Sources: Keving Chung youtube ch., wiki/My_Neighbor_Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro (Japaneseとなりのトトロ HepburnTonari no Totoro) is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed byHayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko HidakaChika Sakamoto, and Hitoshi Takagi – tells the story of the two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The film won theAnimage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award for Best Film in 1988.
The film was released on VHS and laserdisc in the United States by Tokuma Japan Communications' US subsidiary in 1993 under the title My Friend Totoro.
In 1988, Streamline Pictures produced an exclusive dub for use on transpacific flights by Japan AirlinesTroma Films, under their 50th St. Films banner, distributed the dub of the film co-produced by Jerry Beck. It was released on VHS and DVD by Fox Video. Troma's and Fox's rights to this version expired in 2004. The film was re-released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 7, 2006[1] and by Madman on March 15, 2006.[2] It features a new dub cast. This DVD release is the first version of the film in the United States to include both Japanese and English language tracks, as Fox did not have the rights to the Japanese audio track for their version.


Anime Summer 2015: All Upcoming TV Series with PVs & CMs - [Snowical youtube channel]


Angela - Kishi Koushinkyoku from Knights of Sidonia (Official Video)




Official video to angela's single "Kishi Koushinkyoku" (Knight's March) the OP song for the second season of TBS’s anime Knights of Sidonia: Dai-kyu Wakusei Seneki/Battle for Planet Nine.
The single and angela's new album ONE WAY are available all over Europe and in the USA & Canada (digital only)!


Knights of Sidonia [Sidonia no kishi] Full Opening OST





Source: wikipedia.org

Knights of Sidonia (Japaneseシドニアの騎士 HepburnShidonia no Kishiis a mecha manga series by Tsutomu Nihei, published by Kodansha in their magazine Afternoon, and in English by Vertical. An anime television series adaptation, produced by Polygon Pictures, aired between April and June 2014 and a second season aired between April and June 2015. The localized series is available for streaming exclusively on Netflix in all its territories as part of its original programming.

Plot

Setting

The story is set in the year 3394, a thousand years after humans flee from Earth, after it was destroyed by shapeshifting gigantic alien monsters called Gauna (奇居子(ガウナ)), aboard massive spaceships created from the remains of the planet. One such ship is the "Sidonia", which has developed its own human culture closely based on that of Japan, where human cloningasexual reproduction, and human genetic engineering, such as granting humans photosynthesis, are commonplace. It is also revealed that the top echelons of this society have secretly been granted immortality. With a population of over 500,000 people, Sidonia is possibly the last human settlement remaining as the fates of the other ships are unknown.
Little is known about the true nature of the Gauna or their motivation for attacking humanity. Each Gauna has a near invulnerable core protected by a huge mass of material known as the "ena" (胞衣 ena). Once the placenta is shed away and the core is destroyed, the Gauna's body disintegrates.[2]
Sidonia is defended by large mechanized weapons called Gardes (衛人Morito) whose weaponry and mobility is powered by "Heigus particles" (ヘイグス粒子 Heigusu Ryūshi),[3] armed with a high-output cannon for long range assaults and a special spear known as "Kabizashi" for close combat. The tip of the kabizashi is made of an elusive material which has the unique property of being able to destroy a Gauna's core. Later the Guardians are also equipped with firearms whose ammo have the same material of the Kabizashi after a means to artificially mass-produce it is discovered. Most people in the surviving human population are screened and drafted as Guardian pilots at a young age, if they are shown to be capable of piloting them.

Story

The story follows the exploits of Nagate Tanikaze, who lived in the underground layer of Sidonia since birth and was raised by his grandfather. Never having met anyone else, he trains himself in an old Guardian pilot simulator every day, eventually mastering it. After his grandfather's death, he emerges to the surface and is selected as a Guardian pilot, just as Sidonia is once again threatened by the Gauna.

Manga

The manga is written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei. It debuted in Kodansha magazine Afternoon's June issue in 2009. Since then, 13 tankōbon have been released. The manga has been licensed in North America by Vertical,[4] who released the first twelve volumes in English between February 5, 2013, and December 2, 2014.[5][6]

Chapters not yet in tankōbon format

These chapters have yet to be published in a tankōbon volume. They were serialized in Afternoon.
  1. "The Type-20's Sortie"
  2. "The First Assault Fleet's Decision"
  3. "Tsumugi's Wish"
  4. "The First Assault Fleet's Interception"
  5. "Captain Kobayashi's Resolve"
  6. "Kunato Squad's Assault"

Anime

An anime television series adaptation, produced by Polygon Pictures, premiered on April 10, 2014 and ended its first season on June 26, 2014, on MBS and later on TBSCBC and BS-TBS.[1][33] The series was directed by Kobun Shizuno, assisted by Hiroyuki Seshita, with scripts by Sadayuki Murai and character designs by Yuki Moriyama.[34] The series is also localized and streamed by Netflix at all its territories since July 4, 2014.[35] The first season has been licensed for home video release by Sentai Filmworks.[36] The opening song is "Sidonia" by Angela and the ending song is "Show" (?) by Eri Kitamura. A second season aired from April 10, 2015 to June 26, 2015, with Kishi Kōshinkyoku (騎士行進曲 Knight March?)by Angela as the opening song and "Requiem" by CustomiZ as the ending song.[37] The second season was released on Netflix on July 3, 2015.[38]

Reception

The manga was ranked #47 in Oricon Charts on October 30, 2013 with an estimate of 20,934 copies sold.[39] Carlo Santos gave the first manga volume a B stating, "It's got a young man piloting a giant robot against alien enemies, but Knight of Sidonia is no Evangelion. Yet it's not as bleak or incomprehensible as Tsutomu Nihei works like Blame! or Biomega, either—rather, it's the best of both worlds, bringing Nihei's hard sci-fi mentality into a more conventional space-adventure environment."[40] The Young Adult Library Services Association listed Knights of Sidonia in its 2014 list of Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens.[41]
The anime series was received with high praise by famous members of the Japanese anime/game industry, like Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, who claims that "It's a kind of anime that we haven't seen for a while that has that sci-fi spirit. Using digital technology cultivated through games, it creates animation that encapsulates Japan's cultural assets like manga, cel animation, kanji, giant robots, etc. What's born is a unique made-in-Japan work that could never be cooked up in Hollywood. Japanese culture has lost its "cool," and Knights of Sidonia will be the white knight that saves it." Other industry pros left acknowledgements as well, including Akiko Higashimura, Digitarou and Yoshinao Dao.[42]





Saturday, 25 July 2015

映画 『進撃の巨人 ATTACK ON TITAN』 プロモーション映像 - [8-2015]





公開日:2015年8月1日・9月19日連続公開 
公式サイト:www.shingeki-seyo.com
(C)2015 映画「進撃の巨人」製作委員会
(C)諫山創/講談社

Source: shingekinokyojin.wikia.com

Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin) is an live-action movie, directed by Shinji Higuchi and written by Yusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama, based on the Attack on Titan manga created by Hajime Isayama.
The world premiere was announced to be on July 14, 2015[1], at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California; and the Japanese release will be on August 1, 2015.
It is the first of a two-part story that will continue with Attack on Titan: End of the World, to be released on September 19 of the same year.[2]