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.
Shibuya, Japan is home of Mint Shibuya, a sports bar/trading card game shop hybrid featuring elegant seating for Magic duels, a swanky bar, and they even serve food - not Slim Jims and Combos like most game shops, but REAL food!
The pictures above really don’t do the place justice. Check out the video below for a better look.
Man. My local game shop holds Friday Night Magic in a crusty old basement. In the summer time, it gets so hot that moisture from the pipes in the ceiling drip down onto our heads. Super annoying/kinda’ gross. Maybe I should move to Shibuya.
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GROSS, MAN: SPAGHETTI POPSICLES
All I can imagine is some little fat kid who was tired of his mom making him wait until after dinner to eat popsicles. “I’ll show you. I’ll show ALL OF YOU!!!,” the little boy that I made up in my head probably thought to himself. Then he grew up and created this atrocious affront to frozen desserts so that he could eat dinner AND a popsicle at the same time.
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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.)
Action and Horror Characters Turn Cutesy Manga
Artist Matsuda Yuusuke turned the likes of Hellraiser, Hellboy, Alien, Robocop, Predator, and Terminator, into some really cute manga characters. Funny how badass these dudes and franchises all are and how rather cute Yuusuke turned them. Comic pages from the artist can be found here and here on the Predator manga, though the dialogue is written in Japanese.