Angel Galactica: Digital Collages Inspired by Mecha Culture

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These awesome digital collages are the creations of Hong Meow (aka Estefania de Armero), a Tokyo-based digital photographer, collage artist, and “wannabe” musician. Meow’s surreal works are heavily influenced by the garish, animated GIF excesses of the internet of the ‘90s, and also Japan’s anime culture.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, the artist is an alumni of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her works have been exhibited at the Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, Georgia.

You can visit her site (NSFW) to see more of her artwork. Don’t forget to check out her ongoing Faceshirts portraiture project, where you can submit a photo and have it turned into a custom made shirt design.

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Spirited Away

“I want Sen... I want Sen..” Chihiro and No Face from Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli's anime masterpiece. A terrific illustration by cartoonist Dan Hipp.

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Nike Chase – Anime Inspired Commercial

This anime-inspired commercial was created as part of a campaign for Nike Japan. The film was produced and directed by I Love Dust, a design boutique based in Britain.

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We worked with AKQA in San Francisco to create an animation as part of a campaign for the new Sister One range from Nike for the South East Asia market. Once we finished the spot we decided to tweak it here and there for our own portfolio and what was once a 45 second piece featuring a girl dancing turned into a 1:20 epic about a girl-turned-superhero outsmarting an enraged robot through the centre of a Tokyo-inspired Metropolis.

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Space Invaders – Anime Music Video

This animated music video was created to promote Taito’s Game Stations arcades in Tokyo.

The storyline of the video involves a small girl who is pleasantly surprised to discover that the aliens in the Space Invaders video game are a friendly bunch, after all.

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Evangelion Rei USB Memory Stick

This super-cute Evangelion Rei 4GB memory stick is a limited edition product, and is priced at $54.25 plus shipping. The product will be available from September 30, 2008. You can…

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Stop Motion Animation From Japan Features Strike Witches and Busou Shinki Action Figures

This fan-made, stop motion animation video from Japan, has it all. Action, comedy, explosions,  and even a damsel in distress. The huge cast includes Gundam warriors, Busou Shinki, Strike Witches and others.

All Busou Shinki action figures have a Multi Moveable System (MMS), which allows for easy manipulation and poseability. The body parts are also interchangeable with the parts of other Busou Shinki action figures, and can be customized without using the usage of any tools. 

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AstroBoy Movie Poster

The upcoming AstroBoy movie is based on the hugely popular AstroBoy (Tetsuwan Atomu) anime series. The series was reportedly the first ever anime broadcast on Japanese television.

Astroboy made his first appearance in a manga series in 1951. AstroBoy was brought to life by the acclaimed manga artist Osamu Tezuka. A black and white anime TV series followed in 1963, and instantly became one of the most watched programs on Japanese television. The series was remade in color in 1982, and soon, AstroBoy became a pop icon in the west. AstroBoy has been described as "a robot with a soul," and that may explain some of his popularity.

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