Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Blame! gets animated in Knights of Sidonia


The next season of Knights of Sidonia will feature animated clips of some sort that adapt Nihei's other breakthrough manga - Blame! It features as a show-within-a-show. Maybe there's more to it? Who knows? I guess it's pretty cool...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

ANIMATION HIGHLIGHT: The Dragon Dentist (2014)

Here's another short from Studio Khara's Animator Expo series. An intriguing world and job description that suggests far more than we'd ever know!



Update: In case the video gets taken down, you can find it at the following link. Click on 'EN' in the top right hand corner for an English subtitled version: http://animatorexpo.com/thedragondentist/

Saturday, November 22, 2014

ANIMATION HIGHLIGHT: Me! Me! Me! (2014)

As part of Studio Khara's 'Animator Expo' series of shorts to highlight upcoming animation talent, comes a music video tour de force a collaboration of staff who've worked on the Evangelion Rebuild films, Space Dandy as well as the musician Teddyloid who created the OST for Panty & Stocking & Garterbelt.

WARNING: The video's content is NSFW - it contains nudity and themes of overt sexuality mixed with action & horror. A theme of the video being about male fantasy, Otaku culture and depression. The influences of Evangelion's design & aesthetics are unmistakable; all in all it is a very enjoyable piece combining stunning animation and music with overt visual-assaulting content that merits interesting reflection afterwards.



UPDATE: Due to Youtube taking down the video, you can check it out on Studio Khara's official website for Animator Expo, which also includes character, weapon designs, backgrounds and more!


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness - Studio Ghibli Documentary


Coming on the heels of Miyazaki's retirement and as Studio Ghibli goes through changes that may very well determine its future, comes a new documentary with an unrestricted look at what goes on within the studio and with its founders, including Miyazaki speaking freely about the times. Very interesting!