Daicon Opening Animations: A Love Letter to Japanese Pop Culture

Commentor Aaron M. Fitzwater alerted us to the awesomeness of the DAICON Opening Animations. These were amateur projects created by the people who would go on to form Gainax (Eva, FLCL, Gunbuster). The first one (1981) is a bit rough around the edges but the second one (1983) looks anything but amateur. As brownkidd himself said, “If Albotas could be summed up in one YouTube clip, it would be the DAICON IV opening.”

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