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Michiko to Hatchin Opening 720p - YouTube
"Opening of an underrated anime called, Michiko to Hatchin. Brought to you by the same studio who brought you Samurai Champloo"

[via: "paper-mario-wiki: out of curiosity i googled “anime with black female lead” and found the dopest anime opening in the world

kenyatta: Please watch Michiko to Hatchin thx." ]
anime  towatch  michikotohatchin 
january 2018 by robertogreco
Land of the Lustrous - Wikipedia
[via: "‘Land of the Lustrous’ is the Most Visually Interesting Show In Ages"

"Few cinematic works really capture the horror and beauty of what it means to inhabit a body. Most recent to come to mind is Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, a meditation on the ways bearing a human, female body fundamentally changes you and how you move through the world. And now there’s Takahiko Kyogoku’s Land of the Lustrous, adapted from Haruko Ichikawa’s manga of the same name, about the beauty and agony of inhabiting any body to begin with."

"Speaking of the body as ultimate totem to one’s self, the Gems are depicted as genderless and speak to each other with they/them pronouns. Many of their features are very femme, and they’re voiced by cisgender female actresses, yet they distinctly lack breasts and (presumably) reproductive organs. Their very design, like most elements of the show, is meant to exist in a state of inbetween, of non-binary. Despite being about the inseparability of the Ghost with the Shell, the presentation of bodies (and gender) is as fluid as it is weighty — like Cinnabar’s swirling mercury droplets — and it only adds to the unique physicality of their movements. Like everything else in Lustrous, these elements contradict each other, yet the show lives and breathes comfortably within the blur of those lines.

The shots that frame these bodies also contribute to their deeply physical presence in Lustrous’s environs. Unlike most of the American “Peak TV” shows that imitate Kubrick’s penchant for symmetrical compositions and negative space, Lustrous’s framing is always emotionally clear and concise. While these shots certainly assist with the uniquely cryptic mood and atmosphere, they’re first and foremost about the characters they’re framing, and their positions in the desolate world of the show."]
srg  manga  towatch  anime  cgi  television  tv  film  body  bodies  gender  inbetween  betweenness  non-binary 
november 2017 by robertogreco
Your Name - Wikipedia
"Your Name (Japanese: 君の名は。 Hepburn: Kimi no Na wa.) is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai and produced by CoMix Wave Films. The film was produced by Noritaka Kawaguchi and Genki Kawamura, with music composed by Radwimps. Your Name tells the story of a high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swap bodies. The film stars the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, and Etsuko Ichihara. Shinkai's novel of the same name was published a month before the film's premiere.

Your Name was distributed by Toho, it premiered at the Anime Expo 2016 convention in Los Angeles, California on 3 July 2016, and in Japan on 26 August 2016. It received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised the film for its animation and emotional impact, and was also a major commercial success, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the 7th-highest-grossing traditionally animated film, the highest-grossing anime and Japanese alike film and the 5th-highest-grossing non-English film worldwide[note 1], with a total gross of more than $355 million. The film won the 49th Sitges Film Festival, 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and 71st Mainichi Film Awards for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as receiving a nomination for the 40th Japan Academy Prize for the Best Animation of the Year. A live-action remake is currently in the works."
anime  towatch  japan  film  animation  via:robinsloan  makotoshinkai  srg 
november 2017 by robertogreco
Planetes - Wikipedia
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"Planetes (プラネテス Puranetesu?, Ancient Greek: πλανήτες "Planets", which literally means, by Ancient Greek translation, "Wanderers"[1]) is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. It was adapted into a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise, which was broadcast on NHK from October 2003 through April 2004. The story revolves around the crew of the debris collection craft, Toy Box, in the year 2075.

The manga was published in English in North America by Tokyopop, and the anime was distributed in North America by Bandai Entertainment. Both the manga and anime received the Seiun Award for best science fiction series."

"The story of Planetes follows the crew of the DS-12 "Toy Box" of the Space Debris Section, a unit of Technora Corporation. Debris Section's purpose is to prevent the damage or destruction of satellites, space stations and spacecraft from collision with debris in Earth's and the Moon's orbits. They use a number of methods to dispose of the debris (mainly by burning it via atmospheric reentry or through salvage), accomplished through the use of EVA suits.

The episodes sometimes revolve around debris collection itself, but more often the concept of collecting "trash" in space is merely a storytelling method for building character development. The members of the Debris Section are looked down upon as the lowest members of the company and they must work hard to prove their worth to others and accomplish their dreams.

Ongoing plot elements include an upcoming exploratory mission to Jupiter on the new fusion powered ship, Von Braun, and the lead character's decision to join the mission, no matter the cost. Many other plot threads are also developed throughout the series that help to explain each character's motivations and personalities. The Space Defense Front is a terrorist organization that believes mankind is exploiting space without first curing global problems such as mass famine and the widened socio-economic divide on Earth."
planetes  manga  anime  sciencefiction  scifi  towatch 
january 2016 by robertogreco
Hayao Miyazaki - The Essence of Humanity - YouTube
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"Lewis Bond takes a look at the work of master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and what sets him apart from other makers of animated movies, including his work’s realism and empathy."]
animation  hayaomiyazaki  humanism  humanity  filmmaking  storytelling  lewisbond  empathy  realism  emotions  reality  unpredicatablity  subtlety  anime  manga  expressiveness  expressions 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Power Lines in Anime
"Dedicated to power lines, power line support poles and lattices, and rail overhead lines"
tumblrs  anime  via:tealtan  infrastructure  powerlines 
july 2015 by robertogreco
Dennō Coil - Wikipedia
"Dennō Coil (電脳コイル Dennō Koiru?, lit. Electric Brain Coil or Computer Coil), Coil—A Circle of Children, is a Japanese science fiction anime television series depicting a near future where semi-immersive augmented reality (AR) technology has just begun to enter the mainstream. The series takes place in the fictional city of Daikoku, a hotbed of AR development with an emerging city-wide virtual infrastructure. It follows a group of children as they use AR glasses to unravel the mysteries of the half real, half Internet city, using a variety of illegal software tools, techniques, and virtual pets to manipulate the digital landscape.

Dennō Coil, in development for over a decade, is the series director debut of Japanese animator Mitsuo Iso. It premiered on NHK Educational TV on May 12, 2007. Due to the animators involved in its production and its unusually high-profile television broadcast time slot, Dennō Coil was highly anticipated."


In 2026, eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yūko Okonogi moves with her family to the city of Daikoku, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yūko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" made up of children equipped with virtual tools and metatags. As their research turns up mounting evidence of children who have been whisked away to the mysterious "other side" of reality, they find themselves entangled in a conspiracy to cover up the dangerous true nature and history of the new technology.


Dennō is the word used in the series to differentiate between virtual and real, e.g. "dennō cat". Literally translating to "electric brain", the title of the show itself, Dennō Coil, refers to the dangerous phenomenon of the separation of one's digital self from the physical body.

The children access the virtual world through Internet-connected visors called dennō eyeglasses. This allows them to see virtual reality superimposed on objective reality. To visually confirm something as virtual, the children often lift their glasses from their eyes. The visors also work in conjunction with futuristic ear monitors placed behind the ear, which allow the wearer to hear sounds from the virtual environment"

[Reminds me of Chupan Chupai: ]
anime  towatch  via:tealtan  technology  scifi  sciencefiction  2026  augmentedreality  chupanchupai  hobosigns  hobocodes  glyphs  virtualreality  tamagotchi  children  play  dennōcoil  cityasclassroom  thecityishereforyoutouse  smartcity  smartcities  vr  ar 
august 2014 by robertogreco
The Digital Revolution Will Not Be Televised: 10 Shows Breaking the Hollywood Mold | TakePart
"7. 'Knights of Sidonia’

This Japanese anime series was already a hit in its home country when Netflix bought the rights to air it in the U.S. (It began airing the show, both with subtitles and dubbed, earlier this month.) Its premise will sound familiar to science fiction fans—set in the distant future, it is a story of the last human-colony spaceship in the galaxy (the titular Sidonia), which must protect itself from aliens with giant robots—but it builds its dramatic tension in original ways, and it looks supercool while doing it."
knightsofsidonia  towatch  tv  television  anime  manga  scifi  sciencefiction  edg  srg 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Shoji Kawamori's Spring & Chaos - trailer - YouTube
"TOKYOPOP Presents the anime art film Spring & Chaos by esteemed anime director Shoji Kawamori (Macross, Escaflowne). This beautiful piece was created exclusively for Japanese television in Iwate Prefecture and is based on the life-story of Japan's most famous modern poet Kenji Miyazawa.

This is NOT a robot-battle, teen-schoolgirl, ninja or samurai anime (not that those aren't awesome) - so if you're looking for that type of anime, keep moving. Instead, this is a moving, dramatic look into early 20th century Japan and how Kenji Miyazawa, a teacher and poet, touched the lives of many students, challenging their view of the world."

[Film available on Hulu (for now): ]
cats  biography  mindchanges  mindchanging  howweteach  worldview  teaching  poets  kenjimiyazawa  shojikawamori  japan  animation  anime  via:robinsloan 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Entertainment - Patrick St. Michel - How J-Pop Stars Gain From the West's Obsession With 'Weird' Japan - The Atlantic
"Colorful content like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's "PonPonPon" goes viral overseas for its supposed bizarreness while resonating in a realer way at home."

"t's an easy go-to story: Look at what bizarre stuff Japan is up to today—even if the subject is an extreme niche interest most ordinary Japanese people aren't even familiar with, or, alternatively, something that's culturally commonplace in Japan. Now, artists like Kyary are cashing in on this brand of foreigner curiosity."

"Melissa Johnson on her blog The Mind Reels writes that nearly all of the images in "Candy Candy" are anime tropes, especially of a genre from the early '90s known as "girl's genre" (Sailor Moon being a good example). Where foreigners see "weird Japan," the Japanese see things that make them nostalgic."
tropes  anime  kyary  2012  nostalgia  culture  us  japan  j-pop 
july 2012 by robertogreco
How Anime is Made
"In mid October 2010, the Culture Japan crew went along to the headquarters of Production IG to see what goes on behind the scenes of making hit anime titles such as Ghost in the Shell, East of Eden and recently Sengoku Basara. Today we get to take a look and try some of the processes that are involved in making anime.

I remember when I could hardly speak Japanese back in the UK. Ghost in the Shell was released on video and I remembering it being such an inspiring movie. Was great to be able to visit the company responsible for the movie."
animation  ghostintheshell  productionig  srg  edg  design  art  process  japan  2011  howwework  manga  anime 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Steins;Gate - Wikipedia
"The story of Steins;Gate takes place in Akihabara and is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them. Steins;Gate has been praised for its intertwining storyline and the voice actors have been commended for their portrayal of the characters."
games  japan  interactivefiction  storytelling  timetravel  manga  xbox360  videogames  classideas  writingprompts  visualnovels  edg  srg  scifi  sciencefiction  akihabara  tokyo  anime  if  cyoa 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Great Teacher Onizuka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"seeing this display of a teacher's power over girls, decides to become a teacher himself. In his quest, he discovers 2 important things: He has a conscience & a sense of morality. This means taking advantage of impressionable schoolgirls is out…; He enjoys teaching & most of the time, he teaches life lessons rather than routine schoolwork; He hates the systems of traditional education, especially when they have grown ignorant & condescending to students & their needs.<br />
W/ these realizations, he sets out to become greatest teacher ever, using his own brand of philosophy & ability to do nearly anything even when under enough pressure. He is hired as a long-shot teacher by privately operated school to tame class that has driven 1 teacher to a mysterious death, one to nervous breakdown, & one to joining a cult. He embarks on a mission of self-discovery by breaking through to each student one by one, & helping each student to overcome their problems & learn to genuinely enjoy life."
teaching  manga  anime  comics  unschooling  deschooling  toread  schools  education  learning  well-being 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Satoshi Kon's last words | Makiko Itoh : Not a nameless cat.
"Satoshi Kon, the director of anime movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millenium Actress and Paprika, as well as the TV series Paranoia Agent, died on Tuesday, August 24th at the age of 46. (NY Times obituary.) He left behind a rambling but extraordinary document, which his family has posthumously posted on his blog.<br />
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They're the last words of a supremely talented artist who knows he is dying very soon, with work left unfinished. It's been the talk of the Japanese internet, and it struck me deeply."
satoshikon  anime  animation  death  japan  manga 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Is Apple Making Us Japanese? | Hybrid Reality | Big Think
"Everyone is mesmerized by Apple’s ability to revolutionize the way we think about IT products. With the iPhone, for example, Apple has morphed a mere communication device into a platform that includes a music player, a video recorder, a note transcriber, and the capacity to handle thousands of other apps that each bring the phone tantalizingly close to a personal computer.

But Apple is doing something far more radical to us as a nation, something that might even outlive the innovative firm itself: it is singlehandedly transforming us into a society that will one day feel comfortable having emotional relationships with machines."
apple  machines  relationships  japan  japanese  robots  emotion  evocativeobjects  glvo  objects  love  disruptivetechnologies  clatchristenson  innovation  experience  utilitarianism  anime  manga  astroboy  future 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Avatar Episodes | Veoh Video Network
"With the Fire Nation on the brink of global domination, a young girl and her brother living on the South Pole make an amazing discovery: Enclosed within an iceberg for 100 years, a 12-year old Airbender has miraculously survived. Hungry for and adventure, the boy reveals himself as the Avatar."
glvo  srg  edg  avatar  comics  manga  animation  tv  television  anime 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Download Anime, Manga to Your DS | Game | Life from
"A new digital delivery service in Japan is giving Nintendo DS owners on-the-go access to manga, novels, and animated shows and films."
nintendo  nintendods  ds  manga  reading  ebooks  animation  film  anime  literature 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The show is set in an Asian-influenced world of martial arts and elemental magic; the series follows the adventures of Aang and his friends, who try to save the world from war with the Fire Nation."
glvo  srg  edg  avatar  comics  manga  tv  television  anime  animation 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Watch Avatar: The Last Airbender for free at
"best Avatar “The Last Airbender” fan site on the internet. brings you the latest news from your favorite animated comic television series and most importantly you can watch the latest Avatar “The Legend of Aang” Episodes for FREE - now points to:
glvo  srg  edg  avatar  comics  manga  animation  tv  television  anime 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Triviagasm: The Mach 5 Could Kick K.I.T.T.'s Ass
"Put your mental pistons to work and find out more about the car and the show in our Speed Racer homage below."
cars  anime  speedracer  film  sciencefiction  scifi 
february 2008 by robertogreco
How the World Works: Globalization, Globalization Blogs -
"Someone, somewhere, I thought, must have written the definitive article on how new business models for pop music are being forged in Japan. But it's probably in Japanese. All I could find was a growing anxiety, on the part of the creators and distributor
entertainment  japan  japanese  media  music  culture  anime  manga  marketing  global  globalization  internet  online  youtube  piracy  copyright 
october 2007 by robertogreco
The Rise of Japanamerica - TABlog
"Author Roland Kelts talks about the challenges facing the manga and anime industries as explained in his new book, Japanamerica, due in paperback this November."
books  us  japan  tokyo  culture  anime  japanese 
october 2007 by robertogreco
PingMag - Dream Job: Manga Translator
"The thing is: I quit school so I didn’t have a high school diploma. But I knew that in Bologna they did a Japanese course. I went there to a university professor and told him that I really wanted to study Japanese."
japan  japanese  manga  translation  anime  art  culture  design  graphics  schools  learning  alternative  work  lcproject  homeschool  pingmag 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Museum Show Spotlights Artistry of Manga God Osamu Tezuka
"Through doe-eyed characters and pointed dialogue, Tezuka explored complex ethical issues facing modern society."
manga  anime  comics  japan  astroboy  robots  osamutezuka  tezukaosamu  tezuka  exhibits 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Japanamerica - By Roland Kelts
"Japanamerica is the first book that directly addresses the American experience with the Japanese pop phenomenon, covering everything from Hayao Miyazaki's epics, the burgeoning world of hentai, or violent pornographic anime, and Puffy Amiyumi, whose expl
books  us  japan  tokyo  culture  anime  japanese 
december 2006 by robertogreco

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