On YouTube yesterday, I came across a video which someone had put up about a video game called Haunting Ground. I’d never heard of this game, but the thumbnail for the video was a picture of a lovely girl who reminded me a lot of the female characters in the Resident Evil franchise (which I’m a big fan of), so I decided to look into it. As it turns out, Haunting Ground was developed by Capcom, the company behind Resident Evil, and it was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. It’s original Japanese title is Demento and it is closely related to the Clock Tower survival horror series of video games, in which the player’s objective is avoiding enemies rather than fighting them.
The Clone Wars cartoon has been resurrected by Disney, so I got the urge to draw my favourite character from it: Ahsoka Tano. This is an illustration for mature people, so if you wish to see it, please visit my pixiv gallery. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
I’ve uploaded a new illustration (for mature people) of Astarotte, the heroine from the Japanese animation Astarotte’s Toy!, (which was originally a comic, titled Lotte’s Toy!) to my pixiv gallery. It was done in response to a request. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
On January 10 of this year, the well-known Japanese RPG Maker-based indie game called Yume Nikki (literally Dream Diary) became available on Steam. At the same time, a related announcement was also teased. Then, a couple of weeks ago, a trailer was unveiled for a new take on this game, to be called Yume Nikki -Dream Diary-. This new game, which unlike the original will use 3D, is not being made by Kikiyama (the creator of the original game) but by Kadokawa Corporation, although Kikiyama has given the project his blessing.
In January, 2008, a new type of figure was released as part of the limited edition version of the PS2 game The Confusion of Haruhi Suzumiya (which is of course, part of the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise). This figure was of Haruhi Suzumiya herself as a superhero and it marked the beginning of the figma brand of articulated figures, which are now ten years old!
This week, whilst flipping channels on the TV, I came across a rather strange looking kid’s show called LazyTown, which featured a girl with incredibly bright pink hair. I’ve always liked characters with unusually-coloured hair, so I decided to find out more about it.
LazyTown, as it turns out, is a kid’s TV show from Iceland created by Magnus Scheving, an ex-gymnast, and its purpose is to promote an active lifestyle to young kids. The girl with pink hair is named Stephanie Meanswell and when she first arrives in LazyTown, she is surprised to find that the town’s kids (who are all puppets) are extremely lazy. But honestly, in a place with the word lazy in its name, what else could you expect? Anyway, Stephanie (initially played by actress Julianna Rose Mauriello and then by Chloe Lang) sets about curing the town’s of its laziness and in this task, she is aided by the superhero Sportacus (played by Scheving himself) and opposed by the villain Robbie Rotten.
Lazytown seems to have quite a large following, most likely due to its incredibly catchy song and dance routines. In fact, you can find a heap of official and fan-made LazyTown videos on Youtube. Although it doesn’t feature Stephanie, my personal favourite song is one called We Are Number One. It’s definitely worth a listen!😊
Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!