For those who have never seen "My Neighbor Totoro", it's basically a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. These fans have transformed some of the characters into beautiful-looking cakes. Continue reading to see more.
What happens when you combine holograms, projectors and Dragon Ball Z's Goku? This amazing light show, complete with his trademark energy blast and flames. This kamehameha animation was created by ZW Design, a Brazil-based technology and software development firm. Unfortunately, they have not yet announced plans to create a commercial version so fans worldwide can put on their own DBZ shows with whatever action figures they may have in their collection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including an Apple engineer talking about the 2015 MacBook (spoof).
Always wondered what you'd look like as an anime character? Wonder no more, as artist Robert DeJesus can take just about any photo and give them a cartoon-like makeover. Here's what the artist requires: "Send a single person selfie style photo reference to my email and I'll send you back a price and payment method when a spot becomes available and if I like the photo. Commission rate begins at twenty dollars for just a digital file version selfie style (just below the shoulders to the top of the head) sketch. Extra fees will apply for these sort examples: to have the pencil drawing sent USPS (depending on where you live), how much more the body is included in the photo, special requests like asking to add or subtract things for the sketch, and so on." Continue reading for more examples and the commission page.
As many anime fans already know, the movies / shows aren't normally made with English speakers in mind, so many things get lost in translation, or just downright make no sense. For example, the clip above is obviously showing some type of aircraft taking off, but was translated to "release of fried chicken, complete!". Continue reading for more.
No, this isn't a fan-made commercial, but rather a real anime video promoting Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11. It's titled "Internet Explorer: The Anime," and stars Inori Aizawa. According to The Verge, it's "set in the kind of dystopian world you'd find in Akira, Inori finds herself being chased by killer robots." Continue reading for the video and more information.
The top-grossing film on its opening weekend, Toy Story went on to earn over $361 million worldwide. Reviews were entirely positive, praising both the animation's technical innovation and the screenplay's wit and sophistication, and it is now widely considered by many critics to be one of the best animated films ever made. Now here's how two of its most famous characters would look in a Japanese anime, or so one fan thinks. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of exactly how a space toilet works.
My Neighbor Totoro fans rejoice! What you're seeing above is a real-life recreation of Satsuki and Mei's house, right down to the interior furnishings. It was built in 2005 for the World's Fair near Nagoya, Japan and was designed by Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Exodus by Suprine looks to be something straight from an anime and / or Fast and Furious movie, complete with an unpainted metal frame. At $55,000, it's basically a 130-horsepower lay-back motorbike with a roll cage and a perspex windscreen. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and information.
While the earliest known Japanese animation dates to 1917, and many original Japanese animations were produced in the ensuing decades, the characteristic anime style developed in the 1960s - notably with the work of Osamu Tezuka - and became known outside Japan in the 1980s. Continue reading to see more strange (yet real) anime translations that can't be explained.
For those who love coffee and anime, these latte masterpieces are just what you've been looking for. They were created by barista Sugi, who only started taking up the hobby a year ago. She uses only toothpicks, chocolate syrup for the dark areas and cocktail syrups for the other colors. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.