doronjosama: (chillin)
Preparing for the next SAAS anime meeting, I present you with the semi-complete history of Super Robot Anime, represented by opening credits! As usual, organized by date of release, and in the cut due to the length of the post.

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I've purposely left out the Brave series of shows, since those are going to be their own separate themed meeting at a later date. Also, my listings for Super Robot anime in the 2007-2010 era may be a little spotty- I have not paid too much attention to things in "The Moe Years". XD
doronjosama: (mikako)
Research for the August San Antonio Animation Society meeting theme, which is Saiyuki aka Journey to the West. ^_^ ([livejournal.com profile] jameshanrahan had better come to this one! Heh!) Thus, here follows a list of links for clips, trailers and openings of TV shows and films based on this classic of Chinese literature. I wanted to put them in chronological order, but that's difficult since so many of the Chinese TV show versions are hard to place.

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Unable to find: The Fire Ball (2005), or the Go Nagai animation that had a female version of Son Goku. (Capcom based Son-Son on this character- but I can find no reference to her anywhere online.) This list is probably far from complete.
doronjosama: (Default)
Research for the August San Antonio Animation Society meeting theme, which is Saiyuki aka Journey to the West. ^_^ ([livejournal.com profile] jameshanrahan had better come to this one! Heh!) Thus, here follows a list of links for clips, trailers and openings of TV shows and films based on this classic of Chinese literature. I wanted to put them in chronological order, but that's difficult since so many of the Chinese TV show versions are hard to place.

Read more... )

Unable to find: The Fire Ball (2005), or the Go Nagai animation that had a female version of Son Goku. (Capcom based Son-Son on this character- but I can find no reference to her anywhere online.) This list is probably far from complete.
doronjosama: (mikako)
This is mostly being posted for the benefit of [livejournal.com profile] denshousha, so we can get the SAAS meeting planned for this month. But hey, I thought other people might want to see these rare clips also. Watch and enjoy, opening credits for almost all the magical girl anime shows since 1966, in order by year. In the cut, because the list is HUGE.

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I lean towards liking the stuff from the mid-1990's and earlier when it comes to magical girl shows, but I'm always pleased when I find something newer that's good. Princess Tutu is delightfully surreal and pretty, and no wonder I like it since it's by the guy who made Ojamajo Doremi which I also love. I'm a fan of the Sugar Sugar Rune manga, so will likely try the anime also. Bewitched Agnes sounds completely bonkers (wiki link), and gives nods in the title to the show that started the whole magical girl craze in Japan in the first place: Bewitched. Yes, the Elizabeth Montgomery show! We can blame the magical girlfriend genre of anime on the other American export: I Dream of Jeannie. But that's a whole other post!
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This is mostly being posted for the benefit of [livejournal.com profile] denshousha, so we can get the SAAS meeting planned for this month. But hey, I thought other people might want to see these rare clips also. Watch and enjoy, opening credits for almost all the magical girl anime shows since 1966, in order by year. In the cut, because the list is HUGE.

Read more... )

I lean towards liking the stuff from the mid-1990's and earlier when it comes to magical girl shows, but I'm always pleased when I find something newer that's good. Princess Tutu is delightfully surreal and pretty, and no wonder I like it since it's by the guy who made Ojamajo Doremi which I also love. I'm a fan of the Sugar Sugar Rune manga, so will likely try the anime also. Bewitched Agnes sounds completely bonkers (wiki link), and gives nods in the title to the show that started the whole magical girl craze in Japan in the first place: Bewitched. Yes, the Elizabeth Montgomery show! We can blame the magical girlfriend genre of anime on the other American export: I Dream of Jeannie. But that's a whole other post!
doronjosama: (wink)
As mentioned on my Twitter yesterday, I discovered the new Barbie line for 2010 yesterday, the Ladies of the 80's Collection. Even though I have not been in Barbie collecting for years and years now, I really want these! (I was done, they weren't making any I liked, or that had the level of quality I look for in dolls; plus, I'd really run out of room. And, once I got the Japanese Jenny-as-maiko limited edition doll, I felt I'd pretty much hit the pinnacle of my fashion doll collecting and felt I had reached the finish line.)

Ah, but then Mattel has to go and suck me back in! Curses! Links to follow:
Joan Jett Barbie, which looks just like her.
Cyndi Lauper Barbie, which I obviously need, because I love Cyndi.
Debbie Harry Barbie, the one that makes me squee with fangirl joy. I so need this doll! She even has two-tone hair!

I'm waiting to see when these come out with bated breath!
doronjosama: (Default)
As mentioned on my Twitter yesterday, I discovered the new Barbie line for 2010 yesterday, the Ladies of the 80's Collection. Even though I have not been in Barbie collecting for years and years now, I really want these! (I was done, they weren't making any I liked, or that had the level of quality I look for in dolls; plus, I'd really run out of room. And, once I got the Japanese Jenny-as-maiko limited edition doll, I felt I'd pretty much hit the pinnacle of my fashion doll collecting and felt I had reached the finish line.)

Ah, but then Mattel has to go and suck me back in! Curses! Links to follow:
Joan Jett Barbie, which looks just like her.
Cyndi Lauper Barbie, which I obviously need, because I love Cyndi.
Debbie Harry Barbie, the one that makes me squee with fangirl joy. I so need this doll! She even has two-tone hair!

I'm waiting to see when these come out with bated breath!
doronjosama: (doeeyes)
I know I've seen some of these images before, when I was very small (my Pops had a fairly big collection of books on the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods), but many were new to me. I am swooning!

Will H. Bradley art at Golden Age Comic Book Stories

Go, look, be amazed. So, so influential, especially on Sixties artists. Peter Max owes this guy a huge debt.
doronjosama: (Default)
I know I've seen some of these images before, when I was very small (my Pops had a fairly big collection of books on the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods), but many were new to me. I am swooning!

Will H. Bradley art at Golden Age Comic Book Stories

Go, look, be amazed. So, so influential, especially on Sixties artists. Peter Max owes this guy a huge debt.
doronjosama: (accomplished)
Looking through the new issue of Vogue (the giant-sized September issue*), I am struck by the notion that Gela Nash-Taylor has the life I imagined for my adult self when I was fifteen years old. Let's go down the list, shall we?

--internationally renowned fashion designer (she co-owns Juicy Couture)- check
--owns an historic and romantic manor house in England- check
--jet-sets between Los Angeles, New York and England- check
--quirky yet immaculate personal style- check
--fabulous and gorgeously planned social life, rubbing elbows with artists, musicians, style mavens and socialites- check
--two or three amazing and beautiful children- check
--married to John Taylor of Duran Duran- check check check check XD

I find this hilarious! Even more so that she is my exact same height!

(*Some years ago, I finally broke myself of my ingrained-in-my-teen-years habit of buying all the major fashion magazines on the stands every month. Now, I only ever buy random issues of US fashion magazines in airports when I have to fly. Japanese fashion magazines such as Kera are twice-yearly treats at conventions. The September Vogue is my yearly indulgence, since online fashion browsing doesn't replicate the feeling of the glossy, perfumed pages and the heavy weight of the magazine in my lap, as I wallow in the fantasy of a moneyed lifestyle I can never hope to achieve.)
doronjosama: (Default)
Looking through the new issue of Vogue (the giant-sized September issue*), I am struck by the notion that Gela Nash-Taylor has the life I imagined for my adult self when I was fifteen years old. Let's go down the list, shall we?

--internationally renowned fashion designer (she co-owns Juicy Couture)- check
--owns an historic and romantic manor house in England- check
--jet-sets between Los Angeles, New York and England- check
--quirky yet immaculate personal style- check
--fabulous and gorgeously planned social life, rubbing elbows with artists, musicians, style mavens and socialites- check
--two or three amazing and beautiful children- check
--married to John Taylor of Duran Duran- check check check check XD

I find this hilarious! Even more so that she is my exact same height!

(*Some years ago, I finally broke myself of my ingrained-in-my-teen-years habit of buying all the major fashion magazines on the stands every month. Now, I only ever buy random issues of US fashion magazines in airports when I have to fly. Japanese fashion magazines such as Kera are twice-yearly treats at conventions. The September Vogue is my yearly indulgence, since online fashion browsing doesn't replicate the feeling of the glossy, perfumed pages and the heavy weight of the magazine in my lap, as I wallow in the fantasy of a moneyed lifestyle I can never hope to achieve.)
doronjosama: (duckie)
I discovered during a ten-hour shift at the day job that John Hughes died.



I will always love Duckie Dale. Always. I knew I would have to marry my husband when he made me a mix CD and included Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" on it.

My friend Jamie S. Rich writes about Mr. Hughes better than I can on his blog. Go read it.

Seriously bummed out today.
doronjosama: (Default)
I discovered during a ten-hour shift at the day job that John Hughes died.



I will always love Duckie Dale. Always. I knew I would have to marry my husband when he made me a mix CD and included Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" on it.

My friend Jamie S. Rich writes about Mr. Hughes better than I can on his blog. Go read it.

Seriously bummed out today.
doronjosama: (bythesea)


More information to be found in [livejournal.com profile] saasclub.

Just in case people here don't read the SaasClub LJ or what have you...
doronjosama: (Default)


More information to be found in [livejournal.com profile] saasclub.

Just in case people here don't read the SaasClub LJ or what have you...
doronjosama: (love)
Everything old is new again, even in Japan. ^_^

Pink Lady performs "Pepper Keibu" (their first hit) in 1977:


Morning Musume perform "Pepper Keibu" in 2008:


I like how they even do the same dance moves. It's like you can't mess with the Pink Lady dance moves when you do one of their songs; they're sacred moves!

EDIT: Also, apparently, doing Pink Lady drag shows is a very popular thing in Japan. I've stumbled across a bunch of videos of guys dressed as Pink Lady doing the dances absolutely perfectly. I am extremely amused by this!
doronjosama: (Default)
Everything old is new again, even in Japan. ^_^

Pink Lady performs "Pepper Keibu" (their first hit) in 1977:


Morning Musume perform "Pepper Keibu" in 2008:


I like how they even do the same dance moves. It's like you can't mess with the Pink Lady dance moves when you do one of their songs; they're sacred moves!

EDIT: Also, apparently, doing Pink Lady drag shows is a very popular thing in Japan. I've stumbled across a bunch of videos of guys dressed as Pink Lady doing the dances absolutely perfectly. I am extremely amused by this!
doronjosama: (hmm)
I didn't hate it. I actually liked a lot of it, because I am an obsessive compulsive type who revels in the details. (The shoes were all 1985 style shoes! Except for one time!) Other parts, not so much. (No spoilers here...)

Watchmen the graphic novel was a big thing back in the day. When I was a teenager in the 1980's, reading Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants and ElfQuest, there were four "underground" comics that just blew me away with their style, story-telling and vision. These four comics were, in order of favorite-ness:
1. Love & Rockets
2. Camelot 3000
3. Time2 (by Howard Chaykin- I guess it could also be called Time Squared)
4. Watchmen

Yeah, two of those comics are from DC Comics, so hardly "underground" material. And I don't want any lip over Camelot 3000, since I loved that damn thing and read the hell out of it. (And I covet the fancy hardcover we have at the comic store with extra bonus pages...)

These were the comics that made me go "wow, comics can be about ANYTHING!". It wasn't until I first worked in a comic store that I read Arkham Asylum or The Dark Knight Returns, so those weren't really influences. But those four? Awesome. I still love re-reading them, though I haven't seen a copy of Time Squared since the 80's. (It was recommended to me by Sassy magazine, so you know it was very hip!) Despite some of my issues with Watchmen in terms of how it affected the future path of the industry (sharing blame with Miller's Dark Knight), as a complete work on its own, it's still pretty amazing. The level of detail is just insane. The "easter eggs" throughout the book are legion. It was the first intelligent superhero comic that wasn't just about punching. And honestly, half the people who read it don't really "get" it. (Hur hur hur, Rorschach is so badass! Yeah! Uh, no...)

Now, if only my movie-going experience hadn't been tainted by the stupid chattering hordes of people who couldn't shut the hell up and who also decided to psychologically scar their toddlers by bringing them to the movie. People really are incredibly dumb sometimes. You'd think an R rating would have maybe sent the message that this wasn't going to be like Fantastic Four or something... still, it comforted me to know that the kids were getting quite an education in both the old ultra-violence *and* sex! Ah, excellent parenting, people of San Antonio!

Bonus fangirl squee: Wolverine movie trailer! Hells yeah! And Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth? Awesome! I can't wait to see that! My inner thirteen year old will probably never get over her crush on Wolverine.

After the movie, we had to book on home to finish up the laundry for this week. And [livejournal.com profile] suarez has to practice for his comedy contest he's in on Monday. In other things, Daylight Savings Time is already screwing me up. I hate losing an hour of sleep!

EDIT: Even more bonus fangirl squee, but of a fashionable nature: Audrey Tatou is starring in a biopic of Coco Chanel! I AM SO THERE!
doronjosama: (Default)
I didn't hate it. I actually liked a lot of it, because I am an obsessive compulsive type who revels in the details. (The shoes were all 1985 style shoes! Except for one time!) Other parts, not so much. (No spoilers here...)

Watchmen the graphic novel was a big thing back in the day. When I was a teenager in the 1980's, reading Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants and ElfQuest, there were four "underground" comics that just blew me away with their style, story-telling and vision. These four comics were, in order of favorite-ness:
1. Love & Rockets
2. Camelot 3000
3. Time2 (by Howard Chaykin- I guess it could also be called Time Squared)
4. Watchmen

Yeah, two of those comics are from DC Comics, so hardly "underground" material. And I don't want any lip over Camelot 3000, since I loved that damn thing and read the hell out of it. (And I covet the fancy hardcover we have at the comic store with extra bonus pages...)

These were the comics that made me go "wow, comics can be about ANYTHING!". It wasn't until I first worked in a comic store that I read Arkham Asylum or The Dark Knight Returns, so those weren't really influences. But those four? Awesome. I still love re-reading them, though I haven't seen a copy of Time Squared since the 80's. (It was recommended to me by Sassy magazine, so you know it was very hip!) Despite some of my issues with Watchmen in terms of how it affected the future path of the industry (sharing blame with Miller's Dark Knight), as a complete work on its own, it's still pretty amazing. The level of detail is just insane. The "easter eggs" throughout the book are legion. It was the first intelligent superhero comic that wasn't just about punching. And honestly, half the people who read it don't really "get" it. (Hur hur hur, Rorschach is so badass! Yeah! Uh, no...)

Now, if only my movie-going experience hadn't been tainted by the stupid chattering hordes of people who couldn't shut the hell up and who also decided to psychologically scar their toddlers by bringing them to the movie. People really are incredibly dumb sometimes. You'd think an R rating would have maybe sent the message that this wasn't going to be like Fantastic Four or something... still, it comforted me to know that the kids were getting quite an education in both the old ultra-violence *and* sex! Ah, excellent parenting, people of San Antonio!

Bonus fangirl squee: Wolverine movie trailer! Hells yeah! And Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth? Awesome! I can't wait to see that! My inner thirteen year old will probably never get over her crush on Wolverine.

After the movie, we had to book on home to finish up the laundry for this week. And [livejournal.com profile] suarez has to practice for his comedy contest he's in on Monday. In other things, Daylight Savings Time is already screwing me up. I hate losing an hour of sleep!

EDIT: Even more bonus fangirl squee, but of a fashionable nature: Audrey Tatou is starring in a biopic of Coco Chanel! I AM SO THERE!
doronjosama: (bythesea)
Now I need to see this movie!

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Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard? In a movie about John Dillinger? I am so there!

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