Category Archives: animation

Kondou Akino – 『電車かもしれない』

One of her student works from 2002. Interesting song by Chiku Toshiaki (知久寿焼).

(from TokyoMango)

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The Diary of Tortov Roddle (或る旅人の日記)

According to the Anime News Network:

Follow Tortov as he journeys through very surreal, magical, picturesque landscapes, meeting interesting characters and circumstances on the way. Accompanied by his long-legged pig friend, Tortov takes us on an on-going adventure of peaceful contemplation.

A bit surreal. The pig-steed that Roddle rides looks like it came from The Temptation of St. Anthony.

Episode 1 is here:

Animation Nation 2007: 23 Nov – 1 Dec

Tickets on sale now. The festival is in its fourth year, and the lineup just gets better (thanks to the hard work of Dave and his team!). But you can judge for yourself:

Animation Nation 2007 is proudly presented by Singapore Film Society, with the generous support of the Media Development Authority of Singapore. Part of the Asia Media Festival. Featuring 80 films from more than 30 countries, showcasing the possibilities of animation and the best the animation world has to offer.

With seminars and workshops helmed by world renowned animators such as DreamWorks animators Kyle Jefferson and Cameron Hood, former Disney Animator Nancy Beiman, Kompin Kemgumnird, Auchara Kikanjanas and Sonny Liew.

Highlights include

Tekkon Kinkreet, from the producers of the Animatrix
Khan Kluay, an award-winning Thai animation by Kompin Kemgumnird
– Documentaries on the creative process – The Pixar Story and Moebius Redux
– Oscar winner The Danish Poet
My Love by Aleksandr Petrov
– SIGGRAPH winner Ark
– Katsuhiro Otomo’s Freedom Project
– The Best of Ottawa 2007

Venue – National Museum of Singapore, library@esplanade and *scape

For details of ticketing and schedule of screenings, seminars and workshops, please visit
http://www.sfs.org.sg/animation/an2007/index.html

Ievan Polka x Vocaloid2

First you wonder: “What the heck is this?” You listen to the whole thing, then click the play button because you can’t quite believe what you’re hearing and seeing. Then play it again. And gradually, imperceptibly, you find that you can’t pull yourself away…

Everything you need to know about the context behind that clip, you can find in the links in the description sidebar on YouTube.

(earlier post about Vocaloid2)

Itasha – anime-decorated cars

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Itasha are cars decorated with decals and paint jobs depicting anime, game and manga characters. The word itasha, which literally means “painful car,” is derived from the kanji for itai (”painful”) and sha (”car”). The word also appears to be a reference to the Italian sportscar, also known as itasha (although the ita for Italian is spelled with katakana instead of kanji), a conventional sort of chick magnet driven by a different sort of guy.

(via Pink Tentacle – which has more links to itasha pictures)