Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Mazinger Z Anime Series

Giant Robo's Imagawa to direct remake of Nagai's Mazinger Z super robot anime series "Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen" which will be launched in April 2009.

The official website of the Akita Shoten publisher has revealed that Dynamic Pro, the studio of Mazinger Z robot manga creator Go Nagai, will launch the Shin Mazinger Zero series in the June issue of Champion RED magazine on April 18.

source: animenewsnetwork
Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen TV Remake Set for 2009

New Die-Cast Gatchaman Vechicles

New Gatchaman Vehicles EX合金, G-1, G-2, G-3, G4 + Red-impulse + Godphoenix.

AstroBoy Wallpaper

The movie Official website of AstroBoy is updated, new trailer is there, the image quality is the best so far. And also more new images and 4 wallpapers for download.

this is the illustration version of Astroboy we designed for style guide.

Gatchaman Figures

Different kinds of Gatchaman G-1, Ken toy and figure from different age...Vinyl, Tin toy, mask, Kubrick etc.

Gatchaman tintoy

source: samurainoirtoybox2

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Mini Cooper Convertible "Always Open" CM

Cat Shit One

That's strange but cool, if you look the tone and style, it just look like MGS4, but they are cutes bunnies! This is a trailer of the anime series called Cat Shit One, or as it's known in the US ... Apocalypse Meow. Directed by Kazuya Sasahara (who you might know as the brains behind Bikini Samurai Squad).
Japan's Studio Anima publicized its computer-animated adaptation of Motofumi Kobayashi's Cat Shit One manga at Tokyo International Anime Fair this week. ADV Manga released three volumes of the original Cat Shit One manga under the title Apocalypse Meow in North America. The manga follows three American soldiers — Bota, Perky and Rats — during the Vietnam War . The trio just happen to be cute animals in the Cat Shit One recon group.

The 12-episode anime series of "real and fierce combat by cute and fluffy animal" updates the manga's premise by making the three soldiers part of a modern private military company. In the first episode, the three attempt to rescue hostages, but end up surrounded by guerrillas demanding the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces in the area. (The original manga had an updated manga sequel with a similar premise called Cat Shit One '80.

An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla blog (Patrick Macias)
official website

Thats not exactly related to above but it reminds me some shows with similar treatment by using a cute character to play with violence... such as Happy Tree Friends.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Periodic Table For Video Game Controllers

If you studied chemistry before, you must know about the periodic table, This Periodic Table of Controllers is fairly comprehensive with game controllers from Atari, Nintendo, Coleco and more. I like the way how the designer combine the info and graphic to make it really fun!

also check this Period Table of Video Game Characters by I Heart Chaos

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Astro Boy Poster (US version)

Check out the brand-new new one sheet promo still from Summit.
source: Splash Page
Personally, I like the Asia version better, the taste and tone was being captured more correctly. This US is too X-file like and mystery, audience had already seen Astro face, why we need to hide him again?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Astro Boy at HK Film Mart

Imagi/Astro Boy booth at Hong Kong Film Mart. This is the same Standee we used before, the only difference is the Chinese Title. Hope marketing team will bring us more good news on distribution. : )

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009

Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009 opened for public yesterday. I couldn't go because of peak production of Astro Boy... Check these cool photos about Astro boy and Gatchaman.
You can see the Japanese promotional image from Tezuka's booth.

There are some Gatchaman stuffs at Tatsunoko's booth. Can you see the CG image of Joe at the bottom?
Official website of TAF2009

Yona Yona Penguin

Finally this is getting made...
Yona Yona Penguin is an animated film currently in production by the Japanese anime studio Madhouse and sister company Dynamo Pictures. It will be Madhouse's first fully 3D CGI film. Famed Madhouse staff director Rintaro, known for Galaxy Express 999 and Metropolis, will helm the project. French production company Denis Friedman Productions is collaborating on and helping fund the film. The characters was designed by Terra (寺田克也) Release in 2009?

A heart-warming tale of fantasy and adventure, as three children left on their own, find friendship and courage for the first time in their lives.
more info at wikipedia

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Monkey King

I hadn't seen this AD during the Olympic games, this is not bad, i like the character design.

When i see this Monkey king animation, it reminds me one thing interesting. I heard lots of people, studios, companies tried to make animation of Monkey King, seem this is the no.1 choice animation title for Chinese... However, the interesting phenomenon that they all failed for some reasons, i hope we can see one really good and success new Monkey King animation in the future.

Yatterman Trailer

HIKAIDER 人造人間ハカイダー

speed paint, continue the style test... try draw more my favorite superheroes

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Shocker Rider

Sunday, March 08, 2009

EX Gohkin Getter Robo

This is one of the best robot redesign, i was inspired a lot from this designs set, it make the impossible fancy-transform to more believable. The mechanism is so awesome! There is the reprint version.
This is designed by Designed by Taku [ ROBO-SHI ] Sato (佐藤[ ロボ師] 拓). This is design just for Gohkin product, thats not for any show... i would like to see a TV series or movie like this.

More pictures here: EX Gohkin Getter Robo 1, 2, 3 repaint version
Series: Getter Robo
Maker: Art Storm / Fewture Models
More info here
* I serached the intenet to search more cool designs from this great prototype artist, just found out that he passed away on 2006, thats too bad...

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Astroboy Anime Short With ravex’s Debut Album

The Daily Sports newspaper reports on Thursday that ravex, a new musical unit attached to the Avex label, will ship a special 18-minute Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom/Mighty Atom) anime short with its debut album, trax, at the end of April. Tezuka Production is collaborating on this anime based on the robot boy created by the studio's namesake, manga and anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka. The anime short will be on a special extra DVD bundled with the trax album.
This anime short is separate from IMAGI's computer-animated feature film, which will open in North America in October.
Read more @ astroboyworld

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


A set of 2 posters created, Mr. Mao x Astro Boy + Batman by Tommy Li
words from the artist: Tommy Li
It's hard to understand what "Mao" represents in Hong Kong today. Hong Kong is a metropolis where eastern culture mixes with western capitalism. A "Hero" for most youngsters today is a comic book character, not "Mao" or "Communism." Playfulness is everything. This poster is banned from any exhibitions or design-competitions in China. Thus, it is important to expose any international recognition awarded to it in Mainland China because that is the best way to make people aware that Hong Kong still restricts creative freedom.

Monday, March 02, 2009

‘The Legend of Milu Deer’ Chinese CG animated fantasy film

This is the new fantasy CG animated film featuring the national treasure of the Père David’s Deer. The Legend of MiLu Deer: Princess Yoyo (麋鹿傳奇) After the major success of KungFu Panda, China wonder why they can't make their own CG animation for their market. This is another cute animal story again, which i am pretty tried of personally but this is still the first good attempt.

Here’s how the official site describe the plot in a nutshell:

In ancient times, when Milu was deified as dogs, humans and animals lived in harmonious world. The King of Milu Deer and his daughter, Yoyo, with all the deer subjects in the beautiful marsh and mountains lightheartedly. There was a tale that the horn of the king have a magical power, it could make the dream come true. To gain it, the young human prince and the evil Koradji lead the army to catch the King in the mountain. Then, Qingmu, the captain of Haiqi horses, lead the confederates ambuscade in the lake under the mountain. One day, rebellious Yoko eat a nameless grass which transformed her as a beautiful girl. She met the prince Can, and won his heart back. The two young bloods dueled with the Koradji and Qingmu, though there were dangers, they still supported each other. Finally, the evil was defeated by the kind and harmony of nature was protected. In the end, Can transformed as beautiful male deer and get into the embrace of nature with Yoyo and other deers.
The Legend of Milu Deer official website
Source: Twitchfilm
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