60s Girls Manga Comics of Eico Hanamura

The PingMag blog has a fascinating interview with Eico Hanamura, one of the earliest artists to draw girls manga comics. A classically trained painter, Eico had a completely original and…

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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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