Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Nikita Diakur’s ‘Ugly,’ Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Night Is Short, Walk On Girl’ Win Grand Prizes at OIAF 2017
Last year marked the release of Your Name, one of the most successful anime films was released in Japan and worldwide, wowed audiences with stunningly beautiful animation and evoked many emotions within its viewers. Now, the creators of Your Name, renowned director Makoto Shinkai and the studio CoMix Wave, has now put their skills to work to promoting the beautiful sites of Canada.
The 31 second video seen above features a few locations of the country from: Vancouver, Toronto, Banff, Abraham Lake, Canadian Rockies, Nagara Falls. This tourism campaign is intended for the Japanese market, in cooperation with the Destination Canada, which is owned by the Canadian government. So the Canadian government and its people paid for anime to be created and that is something I don't think I would ever write or think ever in my lifetime.
This isn't the first time that Makoto Shinkai was involved in creating a commercial in his gorgeous anime style that I believe to be the progenitor to Your Name. The anime commercial was for a mail order cram school tutoring service, kinda like those "cram schools" that you see in anime where students get extra supplementary schoolwork but this one is done via the postal service.
The video is below for those interested to see just how someone like the Makoto Shinkai and his studio can make something very monotonous as schoolwork into something great with ridiculously pretty animation and music.
Friday, September 22, 2017
The Indiegogo campaign for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega, is almost coming to a close in three days and Garage Hero are unleashing another stretch goal. If they rake in $70,000, the film's hero will go up against a giant spider robot that's piloted by a certain U.S. president.
With the preceding stretch goal involving a short where Strega fights North Korea's leader, I love that they gave Soma two great targets for him to shoot in the dick. At the moment, the crowdfunding campaign is at around $3,485, so it'll be interesting to see if a miracle happens before things come to a close.
As Bueno and his crew are killing it with the stuff they showcased, I'd like to wish them the best during the final countdown.
Read more... https://www.japanator.com/strega-s-new-stretch-goal-enters-the-realm-of-mecha-35776.phtml