Welcome to Texas where the forecasts are made up and the seasons don’t matter.
would you like to buy some turnips
Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari | Sayonara Memories | Utakata Hanabi | Today is a Beautiful Day | Hero | My Dearest | Giniro Hikousen | Hakushu Kassai Utaawase | The Bravery
i love supercell, not only the music, the beautiful art too >.<
Miwa Shirow’s art is really lovely~~
From the Next Destination album.
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan
All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
I was beautiful then
The time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again
Every street lamp
Seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters at the street lamp gutters
And soon it will be morning
I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustn’t give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin
Burnt out ends of smoky days
The stale cold smell of morning
A street lamp dies, another night is over
Another day is dawning
It’s so easy to leave me
All alone with my memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You’ll understand what happiness is
Look a new day has begun
Can we just take a moment to appreciate that Ayahi sang a notable song from the Broadway musical Cats in pure Engrish?!
Excuse me while I fangasm.
And… it is completed. Finally. After two months of arguing over storyline, chasing animation cuts and pushing all the animators/illustrators to the limits (the cosplay costume designer and web developer had it easier), here it is.
First, the official press release.
Microsoft unveils new anime character for
Internet Explorer 11 at Anime Festival Asia 2013
Special version of IE11 featuring character created by Collateral Damage Studios
will also be launched
SINGAPORE – 5 November 2013 – In conjunction with the launch of Internet Explorer (IE) 11, Microsoft Singapore today unveiled Inori Aizawa (藍澤 祈), an original anime character whose backstory symbolizes the browser’s transformation into a modern and powerful best-in-class browser. A special anime version of Internet Explorer 11 featuring Inori will also be made available for download at www.InternetExplorerTan.com starting from today.
Created by local art enthusiast group Collateral Damage Studios (CDS), Inori will make her animation debut at Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2013, held at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre from 8 – 10 November 2013. Fans and Japanese culture lovers can also look forward to a locally produced animation video detailing Inori’s transformation from a ragtag past to an modern, attractive and powerful young lady; which mirrors the story of the maturation of the world’s most-used browser from past to present and beyond.
Bringing Inori Aizawa to life
An early version of Inori Aizawa’s character was posted online by local art enthusiast group Collateral Damage Studios to their Facebook page earlier in March 2013, partly as a challenge to their own skills. Within a few days, the post was rapidly picked up and shared all over Facebook. Encouraged by this initial success, CDS fleshed out their concept and Inori was born, drawing more than 20,000 likes and comments and close to 2,000 shares across all of Facebook.
This initial success led to an extended partnership between Microsoft Singapore and the Studio to officially adopt the character as a mascot for Internet Explorer. Additionally, Microsoft also partnered with Nanyang Technological University’s CACANi Animation to develop a short two-minute promotional video introducing Inori. Giving life to Inori is Valerie from Asian Pop Collective, a new and upcoming Asian pop idol group, who will also be cosplaying as the character herself at AFA 2013.
Jonathan Wong, Apps and Services Marketing Lead at Microsoft Asia Pacific, said, “This is the most extensive collaboration ever undertaken by the team to reach out to anime and Japanese popular culture lovers across Asia. There’s just so much to see and share on the Internet, and we think fans will love how easy and intuitive it is to stay in touch with all their favorite anime content with IE11’s new features.”Visitors to AFA 2013 will be able to meet and greet Inori at Microsoft’s experiential booth, and revel in the sights and sounds with a real-time photo slideshow display of the festival grounds captured by a 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone device.
“When we first came up with the character concept, we never expected Inori to be picked up officially by Microsoft to represent the browser,” said KC Ng, General Manager of CDS. “Inori’s story reflects Internet Explorer’s transformation to be a modern, elegant yet powerful browser for today’s modern devices. We hope that fans will be able to like and relate to the character and for those who haven’t used Internet Explorer for a while, to give the browser another chance.”
Shawn Chin, Anime Festival Asia’s Executive Festival Director said, “Creating this mascot for Microsoft’s flagship browser is a refreshing move. We all know Internet Explorer, but it’s important to know how much it has evolved over the years. Inori will be cosplayed in real life by Singapore-born idol Valerie during the launch at Anime Festival Asia 2013. It’s a good fit as Valerie loves anime, and she too has blossomed from her days in the festival’s maid café to being an Asian pop idol today. With ‘Inori’ to accompany netizens on their journeys online, it’s really a browser that understands the needs of Anime lovers.”
Join our Facebook fan community and download the special Inori Aizawa version of Internet Explorer 11 from www.InternetExplorerTan.com today!
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
IN.FOM (Partnering agency of Microsoft Singapore)
And of course us. CDS who created the character and brought the various start-ups together to present Inori Aizawa to everyone. Watch out for the grand debut at AFA!
Free T-shirts for everyone!
The Story of Aizawa Inori. Long story short, we did it for fun and no harm trying to snag big blue as a client. Did it work out? Well, subsequently, I paid a visit to the Microsoft office. At least, they didn’t threaten to sue us.
Hayao Miyazaki makes ramen at Studio Ghibli
This is truly beautiful.
my jaw dropped
Signing official Mamoru Miyano ~ Dento-Pokemon Best Wishes
The Reward: Tales of Alethrion Teaser is out! Enjoy this first view of Alethrion’s world!
Enjoy and share:)
A piece of manga history is soon to be replaced.
Shogakukan’s HQ Building, which has been “home” to many of Japan’s most popular manga titles (which in turn have been made into classic anime) for 46 years, is set to be demolished & rebuilt into a shiny new HQ building soon. And to celebrate this, some of Shogakukan’s manga artists were given permission to go nuts and draw ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE all over Shogakukan’s 1st Floor Lobby. They held an event for only 2 days called “Graffiti Tournament! Thank you Shogakukan building!”, where fans could buy tickets and come see these drawings before the building gets torn down.
It’s an amazing display, featuring art by Naoki Urusawa (Yawara!, 20th Century Boys, Monster, Pluto), Fujiko Fujio A (Ninja Hattori-Kun, Manga Michi) Masami Yuki (Birdy the Mighty, Patlabor), Mine Yoshizaki (Versus Knight Lamune & 40 Fire, Sgt. Frog), Kazuhiko Shimamoto (Kamen Rider ZO, SkullMan), Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2), Riyoko Ikeda (The Rose of Versailles, Oniisama E), Shinohara Chie (Red River), Shigeru Mizuki (Gegege no Kitaro) and many others. See if you can spot their art and messages! You can see even more photos of art here.
This ‘Haunted House’ is not like any you will have seen before and comes in the form of a spooky gallery of paintings that at first seem ordinary but soon turn out to have some hidden surprises in store. The concept behind Torafu Architects’ ‘Haunted Play House’ is to challenge perspectives and norms where rules are broken as children are actually encouraged to run, shout and touch – activities usually forbidden in a gallery or a museum.
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