Happy Bunny Girl day everyone!

inababunnyshinobuToday for people of the many Christian faith is Easter Sunday. On this day, Jesus Christ was apparently resurrected from the dead after dying 3 days prior due to crucifixion. Crucifixion was a terrible fate under the Roman empire for many people. There were two theifs that happened to also be crucified alongside Jesus btw. Their names were Dismas and Gestas, not that that really matters.

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Web comic artist Kittyhawk’s Easter contribution from her online sketchbook

Why doesn’t any of that matter? Because Easter is about rabbits hiding candy eggs for children to find, that’s why. Instead of continuing my ongoing struggle to obtain diabetes, I have instead decided to devote this day to going back to work after a week long vacation.

That… and Bunny Girls!

You see, Bunny Girls started out, to my knowledge, in the year 1960 when gentleman’s magazine Playboy created a club where their waitresses all dressed up in the now infamous playboy bunny outfit that was based on their mascot. Their mascot was a rabbit wearing a tuxedo.

50-years-playboy-bunny-5IF you are okay with some nudity, I highly recommend the book 50 years of the Playboy Bunny. It has photos of famous bunnies throughout the years, as well as some behind the scenes stuff as well. I would probably classify this as a ‘coffee table book,’ but since there are some topless photos, umm… you really shouldn’t?

BulmabunnyThis outfit has been pretty popular in anime. Bulma from the original Dragon Ball comes to mind, as well as Lum and most of the immediate cast from Urusei Yatsura in the OAV Inaba The Dream Maker.

ranma403Strangely, Ranma Saotome, from Ranma 1/2 also has gotten in on the action despite the fact that he is originally male.

Speaking of anime, there was an anime called Daicon in Japan. Daicon 3 had a little anime opening for it starring a school girl. Daicon 4 featured the same girl all grown up as a bad ass bunny girl. Below is the video from both.

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FLCL

The people that made these animations later went on to be Studio Gainax. Gainax later went on to make the animem FLCL, where they once again had a character become a bunny girl, this time flying on a guitar instead of a sword.

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Usagi from Sailor Moon

Now, bunny girls are great, but one of the problems you run into is the question: Are bunny girls sexist? Maybe? Women seem to love them though too… so maybe not?

Naoko Takeuchi would often draw her main character Usagi (Bunny) with rabbit ears, and to the left is a picture of her as a Playboy bunny girl… but that isn’t too sexual, right? I mean, it’s from… the… waist… up…

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“Fourteen year old girls” – Nostalgia Critic

Takeuchi dressed all of the inner senshi as playboy bunny girls. Awesome. Well… at least there isn’t anything more scandalous than…

f9f729a83a8dbbbd328cc0cb1993744cWell… at least she isn’t dressed up like an angel in underwear with… *sigh* Happy Easter Naoko Takeuchi. *gah*

To close this out early, because I certainly could keep going… for example:

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bunny robotSo year… to close it all out, like I’ve already said, Bunny girls are awesome.

HERE IS AN OLD VIDEO OF A BULMA UNBOXING.

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Ghost in The Shell Reviews

I’ve decided not to watch Ghost in The Shell right away. Trying to punish Hollywood’s casting of Scarlett Johansson instead of a Japanese woman would be lost on them at this point to not watch this movie out of spite. Their take away would be either Manga/Anime doesn’t translate to film or that Scarlett Johansson has lost her box office appeal… so what’s the point? I’ll watch it in a few weeks when my money isn’t as important to them. Maybe. So here is a positive and negative review from youtubers that I like. Be warned, the second one has HUGE spoilers.

Chris Stuckmann – Ghost in the Shell – Movie Review

Alachia Queen – Ghost in the Shell | Movie Review (Non Spoilers + Spoilers)

Jeremy Jahns – Ghost In The Shell – Movie Review

ScreenJunkies News – Ghost In The Shell Review

I was going to say some stuff here about how I might be okay about the white washing of The Major if they took it into this or that area story wise, but after watching those reviews… yeah, I’ve got nothing.

Orenchi no Furo Jijo

47302e9f9128349dfecb0190e8e13a8f1412101098_fullHappy Mer-Man Monday? I just found out about Orenchi no Furo Jijo the other day. Apparently it’s English name would be: ‘The Circumstances in My Home’s Bathtub’ and this is another one of those things that could easily turn into yaoi that I’m hesitant to watch.

The first 13 episodes are on Crunchy Roll subbed, and can be found here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/orenchi-no-furo-jijo/videos

Given the circumstances in this anime, it sort of reminds me of the manga, Ningyo no Ouji-sama – Mermaid Prince, where the main character is a 30’s something guy who has a mermaid fall for him, and she turns into a human guy on dry land and ends up living in her female mermaid form in his bathroom.

Like I said, Orenchi no Furo Jijo, is on Crunchy Roll. Go, watch, report back!

Saturday Evening Anime

 

I watched Sailor Moon R: The Movie in theater today. Twice. It’s my least favorite of the movies, but I did it. I will get into a review tomorrow about it, but when I went they gave me a black envelope. Suspicious. I was going to save it for forever, maybe under glass alongside the fliers they had for the movie, but said screw it. I dug into it, and had a friend record that part after the second viewing.

Apparently they aren’t okay with people recording outside of the theaters afterwords. Oh… hmm… well, it’s ads basically. It’s something, but it’s not like… a Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! card that was exclusive to watching those movies back in the day. Then again this movie did originally come out in 1993, so at least I got something?

Meme Shenanigans

Meme’s are a great way to express yourself, and recently… yeah, that’s what I did.

It all started with Lei, unfortunately, after Carrie Fisher died… may she rest in piece.
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And then things went politicalantitrumpsailormoonToo political. This feminism one got me on a list on twitter and I honestly have no idea if RYB/Women/women-feminismRBY on twitter is a bad list… but I’m going to assume that BenSRachinger/trump-tweets-5 is a bad one to be on.
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Yeah. Because I made this one with Chibi-Moon, it eventually lead to…
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Yeah… God Bless America.
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I thought meme making was supposed to make people feel better… but… yeah. I feel worse than ever, lol.