Limited-edition collaboration shirts created by Hello Kitty and Gal-o brands GRZ&M and DEXIE DEAN (both part of the Silver Bullet cartel). Sold out as of last Tuesday. Sadly, the popular catchphrase "Pussy Magnet" doesn't translate well, because then I could say "Pussy Magnet" a lot in Japper-knees.
Thus have I contributed to BFI’s Sight & Sound magazine’s “75 Hidden Gems – The Great Films Time Forgot” feature for their August issue. I was asked to pick one “forgotten and overlooked film” and wrote up the only sane and logical choice, The Phynx (1970).
Otaku USA superstar level writer Joseph Luster has just posted his entry in the Official Bigwig Productions 18 Hour Film Project. Entitled "Big League Chew", it is a startling depiction of guilt, compulsion, and the failure (refusal?) to incorporate one’s own personal propensity for violence into the “Big Game” of aggression that civilization permits.
I don’t know why, but there’s a weird Legend of Sirius (AKA Sea Prince and the Fire Child) appreciation vibe out there in wackyland. For whatever weird reasons, this obscure 1981 anime feature from Hello Kitty’s handlers at Sanrio is now the subject of an epic review over at Anime World Order and there’s apparently a torrent available with subs and dual audio as well. Saw it waaay back in the day on a dingy rental Beta tape. Can’t remember too much except being disappointed that it didn’t actually play like the poster. Compare and contrast with the one-sheet from the Otaku USA Animation Archives….
Was this the single most deceptive ad campaign in the history of Japanese cartoons?
Autores: Patrick Macias, Izumi Evers e Kazumi Nonaka
Código: ISBN 9788587679970
Formato: 14 x 21 cm
Preço: R$ 49,
O livro “Tokyo Girls” revela o universo de cada uma das tribos femininas que revolucionaram o universo fashion e passaram a ditar a moda de rua para o mundo. Os estilos são mostrados desde sua origem e influências até a lista de roupas e acessórios mais usados.
As adolescentes japonesas sempre se destacaram pela ousadia e irreverência. São elas, com suas roupas, maquiagens e comportamento, que deixam a capital japonesa com uma atmosfera pop. São estilos infinitos: garotas que se vestem com fantasias de hamsters; vestidos que parecem de um filme de vampiro; unhas postiças cobertas de glitter e pedras preciosas falsas; grandes lentes de contato com pontos brilhantes; pele bronzeadíssima…
These are the actual storyboards we used to map out the Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: photo collages of weird women situated somewhere between the Symbolic and the Real. Hard copies saved from history’s pill box when someone tried to throw them out recently, they are the final bong scrapes of the book that was finally made and is now being translated in Brazil (honest).
Jaytack has been following the post Anime Expo jokes over at 2chan. In reaction to the usual questionable handling of foreign guests and events, anonymous nerds are calling for a boycott of all Japanese support and participation for next years AX. But someone else points out that if that were to happen, then the Koreans would quickly take it over...