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[13 Jan 2010|04:03pm]

I really enjoy discovering artsy/weird/beautiful/obscure animes and this community was a brilliant way for me to find out about ones I otherwise might have never had the opportunity to watch. But this group has been pretty quiet for some time now...

I understand that a lot of people use facebook, so I've decided to make a similar group to this community over there. Perhaps some might find use for it, who knows... I'm hoping it might be a way for me (and others) to discover more beautiful bizzarre animes :).

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Vintage Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atomu! set #2 [110 icons] [18 Nov 2009|07:56am]

✩ credit: theidolhands
✩ comments appreciated
no hotlinking
✩ icons aren't bases
*click the "icon" tag to view ALL created.

Behold The Mechanical Marvel of The Modern Era
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Vintage Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atomu! [105 icons] [17 Nov 2009|07:13am]

✩ credit: theidolhands
✩ comments appreciated
no hotlinking
✩ icons aren't bases

Cuteness Kills - mild nsfw warning
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ICONS // KUNG FU LOVE [20 Sep 2009|04:09pm]

40 Icons from the 4°C short, Kung Fu Love. Arts lovely, here's hoping it'll be expanded!

(Right here!)
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Tezuka's Jetter Mars Icons [24 Jul 2009|04:31pm]

[ mood | creative ]

I've got some icons for an overlooked Tezuka anime. Jetter Mars was an anime that was originally planned to be an Astroboy remake but due to Mushi productions being out of business, Tezuka went to Toei Animation to make a new robot series called Jetter Mars. It's been criticized for being similar to Astroboy by the Tezuka fandom. I watched some episodes of this series and I think it's actually one of the better animes he worked on. Jetter Mars' main themes are anti-war and about Mars growing up and learning to understand humans, morals and the world around him. It's also neat that it is different than Astroboy despite being made when Tezuka was under financial stress.

80 Icons

25 - Pokemon
25 - Kirby
15 - Astroboy (2003)
15 - Jetter Mars


(Right Here!)

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ICONS // DEAD LEAVES [18 Apr 2009|02:11am]

Finally got a screencapping program, so you can bet I capped Dead Leaves! ♥ The internet needs more of this madness.

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KEMONOZUME ICONS [28 Aug 2008|04:39pm]


more HERE @ bubblemilk
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Kaiba [24 Aug 2008|04:17am]

Have any of you seen this and what did you make of it? Also, for those of you who have seen Texhnolyze, without spoiling anything for me, is it really that difficult to watch?
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[25 Apr 2008|11:59am]
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Tadanori Yokoo (b. 1936) [11 Apr 2008|09:19pm]


Kachi Kachi Yama (1965)

Tokuten Eizou Anthology NO. 1 (1964)

you can see these three works here.
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Kakurenbo (Hide and Seek) [18 Mar 2008|04:49pm]


Among the ruins of the city, there is a game only children can play. It is called “Otokoyo”; a game of hide-and-seek. But whenever children play this game, one by one they would disappear into the blinds of the buildings… The story begins when a boy enters the world of Otokoyo, to find his missing sister. -Animenewsnetwork.com

This movie is only 30 minutes long. Supposedly Adult Swim aired it at one point last year.

You can the full movie on Youtube, though I'm not sure if it has English subtitles or not. Simply search "kakurenbo".

Official Japanese trailer:

Official English trailer:

Sorry if this has already been posted before. I went through all the posts here and don't remember seeing anything.
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still kickin' it old school [01 Mar 2008|02:30am]

Sorry if these aren't *really* indie, as they're both state-sanctioned propaganda AND fairly traditional animation, but I think they're still outside the normal anime fare of today. I heard of this first one courtesy of Pink Tentacle:

YouTube gold at 3:04.

Here's another one. It's not too PC either.Collapse )

On a related note, if you missed the Globus Film series screening of early anime that was in NYC a couple weeks ago, you'll still be able to catch most of those shorts and more - Digital Meme is releasing a 4-DVD set of "Japanese Anime Classics" in April. Here's the breakdown of contents.
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Shinkai Makoto [11 Feb 2008|02:06pm]

Maybe you like them)
  • 5 Centimeters per Second
  • The Place Promised in Our Early Days
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    "Dawn of Japanese Animation" screenings in NYC [09 Feb 2008|12:38am]

    If any of you are in (or can visit) NYC next week, the Japan Society is presenting four programs - looks like only one screening of each - of black & white, 1920s-40s animation:

    Globus Film Series - Dawn of Japanese Animation

    Includes work by Yasuji Murata (mostly WWII propaganda shorts!), cut-out and cel animation by Noburo Ofuji, many others. All programs are paired with short silent, live action films from the era, too. I'm planning on catching programs 2 & 4; look for the short, chubby girl w/purple hair in the long black coat and say hi!
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    [11 Jan 2008|11:14pm]


    MORE @ berrybone
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    My Neighbors The Yamadas [22 Nov 2007|09:03pm]


    Hey! Has anyone seen this film? I can't believe how underrated it is! According to what I read the film didn't quite draw in the crowds in Japan. It's really quite a lovely film, though. There's just no way you can watch this and not think "That's a lot like my family!". It's upbeat and just so charming. I have to say it's one of my favorite Studio Ghibli films.

    For more about this film and what it's about check out the review from ANN ~ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/my-neighbors-the-yamadas
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    Tekkon Kinkreet LJ Community [28 Oct 2007|03:44pm]

    [ mood | optimistic ]


    Come join, post, discuss and love the masterpiece that is Tekkon Kinkreet.

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    Genius Party [11 Oct 2007|02:34am]

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    Tekkonkinkreet Black&White [05 Oct 2007|11:47am]


    Who else has picked it up and seen it yet? There have been mixed reviews for the film. After seeing the film I have to say I like the manga better but that's probably the case for lots of people. (It isn't really the easiest thing to cram so much into a film) The animation itself is worth the watch and I would seriously say "pick it up" to most folks. I especially enjoyed some of the surreal stuff near the end of the film. Anyway, the film comes with The Making of Tekkonkinkreet-Director Micheal Arias 300-Day Diary, A Conversation with Director Micheal Arias and British Music Duo Plaid, as well as Film Commentary.

    Who else has seen it? What do you think of the film?
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    Norakuro [12 Sep 2007|12:16am]

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