More rare images from Futaba-Kun Change!

Below are some more images from/promoting the obscure early 2000’s (in the US) manga Futaba-Kun Change. Some of these are from yahoo auctions, buyee.jp, Yahoo image searches, etc. Some are familiar, but definitely stuff that I haven’t seen all of the time. Anyways… here’s what I got.

Phone Cards

From the manga. I’ve never seen the bottom image in color before, ever.

Blurry manga covers

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Just for fun, here is a book featuring Hiroshi Aro’s characture on it from 1990.

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If you want to see my previous finds, go here: https://netsenshi.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/rare-futaba-kun-change-art-for-the-past-and-present/

If anyone has more images, or better versions of some of these… please let me know!

Last year’s Sailor Moon art?

My 2018 tour of Japan had an elaborate dinner set up with people from Toei… and an open bar. I had shared a post about that previously, but here is the collage I made of that event… just for fun!

Toei Supper

Now what this post is going to be about, is sharing the videos of Ikuko Itoh and Hisashi Kagawa drawing Chibi-Usa and Sailor Jupiter respectively.

I decided to go ahead and share these videos despite my reservations not to… because I have once again abandoned an attempt to make a video from my 2018 trip. *sigh* Anyways, I hope you enjoy?

My stupidest story surrounding Dragon Ball Z

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Not my shirt, but I had this shirt.

Allow me to paint you a picture. I was a 17 year old kid displaced from my home after my house had some mold in it, who that summer had brand new clothes for the new school year that August. the most popular television show on my favorite cartoon channel, was of course Dragon Ball Z. Even though I was more of a Sailor Moon fan, I ended up buying several Dragon Ball Z shirts for the new school year…

 

Living in a hotel, unable to go back to where most of your stuff is, is a terrible thing. We spent Summer, Fall, and I believe the start of Winter in a hotel. Our multi-disc DVD player was stolen from our home along with a few other things including my copy of the anime movie Ranma 1/2: Nihao My concubine, but I’m getting off track.

wtf ranmaSo there I was, trapped in a hotel for several months, mostly with the supplies that I had cobbled together from what was my life before major construction had begun on my home.

I wore a crap ton of Dragon Ball Z shirts. That’s where all of this was going. I’m not sure why I dragged it out as long as I have.

gohan and videl DBZI was sitting in a classroom one day, and a classmate looks over at me in my DBZ shirt, and goes something like “Another Dragon Ball Z shirt? Dang… you must really love that show, huh?”

I then replied the only way I knew how… “I did. I almost literally have no other shirts right now other than Dragon Ball Z shirts.” It was a very sad moment in my history.

I’m really glad that we left the hotel before Christmas. Fun fact, someone who worked there at the time, now works with me at my current job.

 

My dorky haiku continue

AVphoenixThe Phoenix –
The woman died in flames
And from them she some how rose
Death soon followed her

Death of Bromance
Why must we part ways?
We were all the best of friends.
Now, we are strangers.

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My life is so blue
Why can’t it be Green or Gold?
It’s blue but not sad.

Un-wasted funds
Saving up all of your cash-
Why Anime Conventions?
Instead of your life?

Some more Haiku

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My curly mustache
my blue plumbers overalls
It’s me Mario

That night
My past lovers touch
forever grafted to me
feelings… lingering

Task force
Five warriors arrive
The heroes of the rainbow
fight with all their might

Capture The Flag
The blues are coming
Gaming is a battleground
and their flag is mine!

Expectations
What does the world want?
A soldier or a poet
why must I choose one?

The fight
The fight for freedom
A remarkable concept
but is it just that?