Following Prince of Tennis in the schedule was this other hit show from the pages of Shonen Jump. The tale of a young boy learning the game of Go from the ghost of a Heian era Go instructor to the Emperor.
Hip-Hop Connection – the new online version of HHC, with blog and digital downloads. The PDF version of the magazine understands the needs of digital magazine layout in way I don’t think I’ve seen before.
In my continuing effort to create single idea tumblr’s that I never get round to updating, I have a new one.
DYNAMIC SIDEBURNS – a blog about the characters from Go Nagai/Dynamic Productions who have a certain, similar, look. It might reappear as a proper post some day. But in the meantime a tumblr’s a good place to dump ideas.
For those of you keeping track, here are my other tumblrs.
Friend of Brack, Grace (the artist formerly known as baggypantsu) has a new blog – blog log og, which has introduced me to this Google Friend Connect thingy. I have no idea how it works, but the idea seems to be to attach the old Livejournal “friends” concept across a variety of platforms (my site being wordpress powered, Grace’s blogger powered). So if you want to be my internet friend, I have added the widget to the sidebar of the site for you to do so.
And for all those people reading this on my livejournal repost, here’s another reason to abandon that sinking ship and get a proper blog! GET YOUR BLOG ON!
I’ve been rounding up OP clips for future “overload” posts, and I’ve been struck by Studio Comet’s run on high school comedies in the 80s (and one post-Dragon Quest one in the 90s). I’ve seen High School Kimengumi, and enjoyed it. These other shows definitely have a similar “look” despite coming from manga by different authors.
High School Kimengumi (1986)
Tsuide Ni Tonchinkan (1987)
Following Kimengumi was this show based on Koichi Endo’s gag manga. There’s some shots in this first opening that look a lot like Kimengumi, but the surreal, rainbow crop dusting from the flying cowboy hat is the sort of whimsy I can get behind.
But the big similarity is the continued use of the 52-strong Onyanko Club members and off-shoot groups for the theme tunes.