Condolences to the staff at KyoAni

There is some sad news from Japan today. One of the offices of Kyoto Animation (KyoAni for short), a well-known Japanese animation production company, was the target of an arson attack. Details of the incident are still emerging, but at least one person has died and several dozen others were injured, some of them seriously. The perpetrator is in police custody.

I am a big fan of quite a few of the series produced by KyoAni,in particular. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions and Beyond the Boundary. In my opinion all of KyoAni‘s works are high-quality pieces of art that, without a doubt, brought a great deal of joy to a great number of people around the world, and so I offer my deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

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My Thoughts On: “Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms”

I went to see Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms in the cinema last week and in this post I’m going to briefly relate what I thought of it. There will be no major spoilers.

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New Fan Art: Astarotte

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!😊

The Figma Brand turns 10!

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!

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New Fan Art: Pretty Little Pirate

I’ve uploaded an illustration (for mature people) of Kathy, from the 1971 Japanese animated film Animal Treasure Island, to my pixiv gallery. This is the fourth illustration I’ve drawn of Kathy, who is one of my all-time favourite cartoon characters. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

New Fan Art: Alisa’s Birthday Suit

I’ve uploaded a drawing for mature people to my pixiv gallery. This is another picture of Alisa Southerncross (from the manga and anime called Sgt. Frog) and it was drawn especially for a buddy’s birthday. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊