Japan continues to show its love for Wonder Woman -- and this time, some anime legends are in the mix! Artists from Patlabor, Sword Art Online, and Kill la Kill are offering up their spins on the mighty Amazon, as is Takara Tomy's fashion doll Licca. Take a peek after the jump!
Hot off their stint illustrating the cover art for AnimeNEXT's guide book, Space Patrol Luluco designer Mago is back. This time, Luluco has teamed up with Trigger heroines from Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia for a pretty complete look-rotation. This thorough re-arrangement isn't just a uniform watch. It even includes hair style!
While social media in the US was all over the Comey hearings today, and the UK was all over the election, in Japan, the highway pig crisis was inescapable. A truck load of pigs was being transported to the butcher. After their truck got into an accident, 37 escaped, and snarled traffic. In the imagination of Kill La Kill character designer Sushio, the Elite Four handling the crisis.
At the beginning of the month, Anime Matsuri was held at George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston, Texas. Illustrator Mago represented anime studio Trigger at the event, and for the occasion illustrated Texas versions of Lulco and Midori, plus Kill La Kill's Ryuko and Mako. Get a look after the jump.
Tear off your clothes. It's not just the Ryuko figma that's getting a re-release. Good Smile Company is back with another round of Kill La Kill, and this time, Ryuko is joined by Mako and Satsuki as Nendoroids of the three leads have been offered again. All are scheduled to ship again in July. More after thejump.
Along with the tech/design coverage you'd expect from its name, Japanese magazine MdN (Macintosh designers Network) applies that sort of artistic lens to a broader look, with features on aesthetics of sumo and idols, or how to read/interpret the credits of anime, movies and music and the like. With Trigger celebrating the studio's fifth anniversary MdN dedicated its May issue (out April 4th) to the makers of Kill La Kill, Little Witch Academia, and more.
Sometimes you get a second chance. Back in 2014, Good Smile Company and Max Factory stripped off their human clothing for a Kill La Kill figma of Ryuko Matoi in her Kamui Senketsu form. Now, the poseable figure is available, on sale again with an August release planned. Get a look after the jump.
In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Hiroyuki Imaishi, the director of Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, and Space Patrol Luluco. Known for his explosive style of animation and fondness for lens flares, Imaishi is one of the most iconic directors and animators working in the industry. Hit the jump to read more!
Kill La Kill is three years old as of the fall season and animation director/character designer Sushio has worked on other anime since then (such as Kiznaiver). Still, when the season change or the holidays come around, it's Ryuko, Mako, and the Honnouji Academy crew he spends time with. Check out the results after the jump.
Ryuko doesn't really seem to have her typical confidence in her adaptation for FREEing's 1/4 scale Bunny ver. figure series. This slightly bashful take on the Kill La Kill heroine has gone on sale today with Good Smile Company distributing. Check it out after the jump.
Thanksgiving! That magical time of year when families and friends come together to put on fancy clothes for about 1.5 hours in order to stuff their faces full of food, and then retreat back into pajamas soon after as they lie in wait for Black Friday shopping to start so that they can stop giving thanks for what they have, and start shelling out cash for what they don't. It's truly a special time of year. Click through to read more!
August is almost over and, as the finally days of summer slip away, Kill La Kill character designer/animation director Sushio got the gang back together to send off the season. Geta look after the jump.
Anime studio Trigger (Luluco and Kiznaiver this season) is back with another monthly illustration. As in previous months, they tapped a ero-manga artist for the job, with Teri Terio drawing Trigger-chan, Spring, Muzzle and Frag (Teri Terio also did a Little Witch Academia manga adaptation). Koromo gae (seasonal changes in clothes) and father's day were considered, but, ultimately, "marriage proposal" was selected for the theme. Get a look after the jump.