An animation cel from the 1988 cyberpunk animated film Akira (based on Otomo's 1982 manga of the same name) will be part of Heritage Auctions International Original Art and Anime Signature Auction March 11-13. The image features Kaneda on his famous motorcycle, facing the viewer head-on. It's one of the most iconic images from the film and is estimated to go for $50,000+. The cell is in extraordinarily high demand because it nearly disappeared into the abyss when the studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha almost discarded all production art from Akira in an attempt to make more space. It was salvaged by its North American distribution company Streamline Pictures at the last minute.
Anime and manga are inherently ridiculous, and that's part of its charm. That's part of the reason why Hollywood struggles to perform proper adaptations of manga and anime. A dude in a bat suit may require a decent suspension of disbelief, but a pink-haired, cyborg ninja battling demons is another can of worms. If you… READ THE REST
Scienceandfandoms says: "My friend was messing with Never Gonna Give You Up on her record player and she sped it up. It beCAME A FREAKING MAGICAL GIRL THEME." Muscle Man, who posted the video to Twitter, says: "For anyone curious for why this works so well, it's because never gonna give you up has the… READ THE REST
A large part of manga and anime's success in recent years boils down to the simplicity of their approach. Whereas American comics use superheroes—which are essentially power fantasies in primary colors—to explore the life and mind of the protagonist, manga is only concerned with bringing the fight. When manga promises a battle, they more than… READ THE REST
Belgian waffles are a blank template for unforgettable weekend breakfasts. From savory creations with avocado, bacon, and goat cheese to the traditional sweet kinds with berries, powdered sugar, and syrup, waffles are unstoppable. However, nothing brings down a waffle-inspired dream morning like the antiquated, dirty waffle iron that cooks unevenly or worse, unexpectedly burns and dries… READ THE REST
Summer is here, which means we're spending less time under blankets and more time under stars. And, while we're no longer chasing the sun quite as fast, sometimes random household chores do need an extra flash of light here and there. This One80 LED Headlamp will help you get the darker things done so you can get back… READ THE REST
From your music streaming subscriptions and bank accounts to your work laptop, passwords unlock the most vital things in our lives. Unfortunately, that's a mess to track unless you're exceptionally organized or have some intricate communication system for your passwords and logins. If you aren't, you might deal with many forgotten unique passwords, annoying security questions, and botched password… READ THE REST