I came to Akira (1988) late in life, and I'm kind of glad I did, because it's nice to discover mind-blowing art throughout one's life. This video takes a technical look at the first three minutes of animation of Akira, and what makes it so successful.
For your next movie night, let Masaaki Yuasa take you through a psychedelic night in Kyoto with his 2018 anime, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl. At its core, the film is a romantic comedy, following a young girl looking for an adult night out on the town. Not far behind her is a… READ THE REST
Star Wars: Visions is Disney's new animated Star Wars series featuring the work of seven different Japanese anime studios. It looks spectacular! Above is the original Japanese trailer; below is the English dub. The series premieres on September 22. Check out the (ahem) stellar cast list: The Duel: Brian Tee (Ronin), Lucy Liu (Bandit Leader), Jaden Waldman (Village Chief) Tatooine Rhapsody: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jay), Bobby Moynihan (Geezer), Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett), Shelby Young (K-344),… READ THE REST
Funimation is to sell a limited edition of the red leather jacket worn by Kaneda in the anime classic Akira. There'll be only 300 of the officially-licensed, Italian-made items and they'll be $450 each. You'll have to paint your own gang emblem on it, though: Funimation presumably don't want to incur the Capsules' wrath by… READ THE REST
Whether you love to sketch figures now and then or can't do much more than "paint by numbers," there's no denying the therapeutic effect drawing and creating art has on your mind and soul. But if you're looking to take your drawing skills up a few pegs, whether it's for fun or to strengthen your… READ THE REST
Why do some people experience incredible sleep while others suffer? The Allergy Institute has answers, noting that allergies are triggered by nasal congestion. It's harder to breathe when you're congested, which is why many people either wake up frequently or feel as if they aren't fully rested. Eliminating those nasty allergens is an easy way… READ THE REST
The world of electrical engineering and robotics is exciting and full of endless possibilities. In fact, getting kids hooked early will boost their problem-solving skills, stimulate their creativity, and better prepare them for the future. They just need the right push to get started. These kits are the perfect place to start whether you want… READ THE REST