Anime is life.
Fire balls, spiky hair, and girls.
My money is gone.
Cat girl –
She twitches her ears
And purrs in pure ecstasy.
I love my cat girl
The Legend Begins –
A boy pulls a sword
History in the making?
Or a child’s fable?
Poison Mushroom –
I am death it self.
A disguised enemy,
Who craves attention.
Today is the first day of poetry month, and I of course thought I’d start things off with one of my first poems, The Moon Kiss. It’s um… about Sailor Moon? *sigh* I wrote it over 15 years ago in 10th grade so… *sigh* it’s terrible. Enjoy?
The Moon Kiss –
Coming from a palace on the moon,
she is waiting for her love to come soon.
He is her romance,
and makes her want to dance,
he is hopefully coming soon.
He leaves to greet his great love,
for she is as beautiful as a dove.
With lips red like cherries,
and as innocent as the fairies,
he is off to meet his love.
The prince beholds his beautiful princess,
she in a lovely white dress,
they meet in the garden,
and their love starts to harden,
their undying love they do confess.
Dragon Ball Evolution was a bad movie that got actually a pretty descent Budokai-like fighting game on PSP that I’ve never been able to play. You could play as Bulma and Chi-chi, and I hear that Yamcha uses a drill? That is about all I know about the game… and I wish I could play it just so I can play as Bulma and Chi-Chi.
Since Dragon Ball Z Budokai 1 on PS2… I’ve wanted to play as Bulma. I know that she is not a fighter… but come on. We have Mr. Satan in Budokai, which to be fair… he does basic martial arts… but Videl is in those games, as well as Dragon Ball Fighter Z. Maybe they could put her into an anime mech suit or something? She is a genius, after all! Heck.. they did it to a Power Ranger in the new comic/game.Apparently, in Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3, Bulma is hidden in the files in some form or fashion? You can also mod Videl apparently to have her model instead.
In Tenkaichi, you could literally play as a dude in a devil costume, Grandpa Gohan, etc. Lord, just give me Bulma in a mech suit. different colors could have her in the cockapit wearing different outfits… lord knows she has enough alternate outfits! PLEASE!
Also… Chi-Chi and Launch would be nice in a game, but Bulma deserves it more!
One of my favorite manga was the wacky gender flipping high school romance comedy
Ranma 1/2 Futaba-kun Change!
I first discovered it in High School thanks to a review/ad in an issue of the now defunct comic publication Wizard Magazine. That might be fitting, as the company that produced all 8 volumes of the manga in North America, Studio Ironcat, is also defunct.
This manga started it’s life in December 1990 in Monthly Shōnen Jump and then moved to it’s sister publication Monthly Shōnen Jump Original in 1993 until it came to an end in March of 1997. The image to the left is from Futaba’s debut in Monthly Shonen Jump, and I had never seen it before until yesterday.
Since this was an illustration that I had never seen before, it begged the question, what else have I not seen? So I searched…
Apparently these are some telephone cards from Monthly Jump. I discovered them from the Tumblr user: fehyesvintagemanga
Besides a couple Monthly Shonen Jump Original covers, I had pretty much hit a dead end. I couldn’t find any fliers, or original art for promotions or anything… and that was when I remembered that we live in 2018, and social media is a thing. I ended up on the mangaka’s twitter, and I was not disappointed!
I’m sure the images in the gallery above were art commissions, and I hope I’m not in the wrong to post them, or tell people about them. All of that being said…
Oh My God! Most of this art is from this year! Please make sure to visit Hiroshi Aro’s twitter page! Maybe give him some love and/or encouragement?
I really miss Futaba-kun Change.
I love Flounder as a mermaid. I came up with the idea now a couple of years ago. I wanted it to be a thing, kind of like how Bowsette became a thing, despite not being an official thing.
Hopefully one day I can get more commissions… and hey, maybe one day someone will cosplay as her… you never know… it could happen?
I’ve toyed with the idea of maybe making an art contest over her… maybe with a cash prize? I don’t know how to go about that, or even if there would be any interest in such a thing.
Anyways, I didn’t really have anything new to post for Mer-Monday, but wanted to share the idea that maybe I should do a contest? Thoughts? Concerns? Comments?
On September 19th, 2000, Disney released The Little Mermaid 2.
That means that that later this month, the mermaid who began the Disney Renaissance on November 17, 1989… her daughter who was voiced by Tara Strong… that movie will be old enough to vote for The mid-term elections!
All of this is to say… *sigh* we are getting older.
Country singer Chely Wright recorded a new cover of Part of Your World for the US release’s credits, but some parts of the world received a cover from Ann Marie Boskovich
Expect more posts about The Little Mermaid as well as The Little Mermaid 2 in the upcoming weeks.
Throwback Thursday! Woo! I felt like, since we just talked about Urusei Yatsura the other day, that I’d share this music video from Matthew Sweet again, which features clips from the anime! Enjoy?