This commercial for Murphy’s Irish Stout by Production I.G. reminds me how much cooler anime was in the 90’s. You know, before they all took place at some kind of magical karate high school.
Totoro Makes Everything OK
In case you needed some cute in your day, here’s a photo of a little girl getting a kick out of the Totoro window display at the Studio Ghibli museum. This moment was caught on camera by vinyl toy designer, Martin Hsu.
From our sister site, blindboxed:
Martin Hsu’s Miyazaki Tribute Up for Pre-Order Tomorrow (1/21)
Limited to 300 pieces, Martin Hsu’s Miya-San resin figure will be up for pre-order starting tomorrow and ending 1/31/14. The newly retired Miyazaki directed the majority of Studio Ghibli’s films such as My Neighbor Totoro and Castle in the Sky. Pre-orders start a 2PM here.
THE SIMPSONS DID A MIYAZAKI TRIBUTE
Hayao Miyazaki, he Japanese master of animation celebrated his 73rd birthday on January 5th and The Simpsons paid tribute. There’s references to My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more.
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ALBOTAS PSA: SPACE DANDY DEBUTS AT 11:30 P.M. THIS SATURDAY ON TOONAMI
From Shinichiro Watanabe, creator of Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Champloo, Space Dandy kinda’ has a Heavy Metal vibe to it. And they play Misfits in the trailer above, so I’m already sold. Also, boobies. It’s also worth mentioning that the series will be debuting in the U.S. before it airs in Japan.
With the holiday season upon us, you’re most likely running around in a frenzy trying to figure out the perfect gifts for those in your life. While holiday presents may not be a huge deal to you, it always feels good to get the right item for those you love and care about the most. Although your high maintenance friends and family members may seem like they’d be the hardest to please, those with unique hobbies or fetishes can be even more difficult to shop for. Luckily, anime lovers aren’t that difficult, and there are a variety of cool anime gift ideas to choose from. Here are some anime holiday presents that are sure to please even the most discerning anime fan.
Right Stuff will be publishing episodes 1-15 of Space Adventure Cobra, come March. While the original film has been available on DVD for a while, this will be the first release of the series on DVD (and BluRay) to feature English subs.
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, here’s a quote that will tell you everything:
"My name is Cobra. The unkillable man with a gun for an arm."
The popular manga/anime sensation gets Rule 34'd.
(WARNING: This is a very, very, VERY NSFW post. You’ve been warned.)
Why Akira Is So Awesome
I’ve always liked Akira. But a recent viewing of the movie blew my mind.
Hit the link to read what knocked my socks off.
TeeFury: FF7 X Akira
I usually don’t post those 24-hour shirt sites since the quality of the shirts are absolute shit and shrink weirdly after one wash, but TeeFury is pretty on point with their quality and this design is rad. Here’s Cloud from Final Fantasy VII in style of the iconic Akira cover/film poster. Cool stuff, the shirt is only $11 for the next 10 hours. Get it.