Cool pilot for a Gainax project that ever got made.
Japanese manga artist Inoue Takehiko, ( of Slam Dunk and Vagabond fame ) who is something of a cultural hero in Japan, teams up with Cup Noodle maker Nissin in the first from a series of motivational “Ganbarre Japan” commercials, aimed at raising the spirit of the nation battered by the recent earthquake and nuclear fallout. Watch the Gundam Nissin commercial here.
Demonstration of a more current build of Quadrilateral Cowboy, showing off the team-based mechanics of the game, which is a kind of time-rewinding single-player co-op.
One of the Rock, Paper, Shotgun staff blathers over an early build of Quadrilateral Cowboy, an upcoming game by Blendo Games with a retro cyberpunk aesthetic. Could do without the commentary, but it gives a good sense for what the game is going to be like: blocky 3D graphics, giant chunky computers and hacking-centric gameplay that requires you to use basic (albeit fictional) code.
Hacking. Dial tone. Cyberpunk. Cassette decks. Robotics. Espionage. Sabotage. Suitcase decks. Simulators. Brainbox injectors.
When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.
Level Five (2014)
Trailer for a new restoration of Chris Marker’s 1996 film Level Five.
ahahhahaha what the fuck is wrong here is the siren damaged or something. I’ve heard this exact siren before but never all creepy like this
what the fuck
well that’s the most horrifying tornado siren ever. I’m more scared of that than an actual tornado.
That’s a pretty rad warning noise. Apparently that’s a federal signal: “EOWS-612 Undulating” which means to (no shit) take cover. It’s a box with six horns on it that slowly spins. But it only sounds like that in Chicago apparently. What I can’t figure out is if the echoes are bouncing off high rises to make it drop out of phase or if they’ve got a whole battery of sirens & running them at different intervals and/or the distance between takes the sound longer to travel.
Summer Hype 2014: Terror in Resonance (Zankyō no Terror)
From Shinichiro Watanabe, the creator of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Space Dandy.
In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.
Music score by Yoko Kanno aka the godmother of anime music
So, thanks to a ton of Android:Netrunner games and my friends playing the new Far Cry game, neo-80s songs like these have been dominating my playlist.
This is Lazerhawk’s Overdrive, and the accompanying video is an AMV of Riding Bean by neros77!
spaceauddity, this might interest you. 80’s anime set to retro electro by Lazerhawk.
Dragon’s Heaven is a strange beast, indeed. I first heard about it through Brandon Graham’s old Livejournal page. Directed by Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile), it’s a 1988 anime OVA based on a series of mecha model kits. The intro and ending is actually live action and features the model kits themselves, which is kinda strange. More interesting is the art style, which strongly resembles the comics of Jean Giraud/Moebius. Except for the oversized, old school anime eyes on the main character, it’s like a Moebius sci-fi comic in motion. Awesome stuff.