Archive for March, 2008
A news report about a deer-cracker throwing competition held on the 23rd in Nara Park:
- About 1000 people took place in the competition, which involved long distance throwing of crackers sold throughout Nara as food for the many deer that roam Nara Park.
- A family is shown throwing around a frisbee as practice for the event. When the little boy finally throws his cracker, it reaches a distance of 44.78 meters, far greater than he had achieved in the previous year’s competition.
- A normal cracker has a diameter of 8 centimeters, but the official crackers of the competition have a 20 centimeter diameter. A deer-cracker factory specially makes the 1500 giant crackers used in the competition.
- Throwing deer-crackers is pretty difficult, and it is not rare for crackers to fly out of control and hit spectators. Some throwers also fell off the stage!
- Taro Hayashi won the competition, throwing a cracker to a record distance of 59 meters.
A news report about an art exhibition featuring 26 Lego replicas of UN World Heritage Sites that is taking place in Fukuoka:
I haven’t done a review in awhile now, due to that i haven’t finished an anime since they are all long episodes and releases until today.
The first season of Gundam 00 has just ended and i have to say, ITS ONE OF THE BEST MECH ANIME I’VE EVER SEEN IN A WHILE!!
The series is set in the years 2307–2308 AD of the Gregorian calendar. During this time, fossil fuels became exhausted and the distribution of fuels became imbalanced. Humanity must rely on an array of solar power generation systems orbiting the Earth, and supported by three orbital elevators, each one pertaining to one of the three “major powers” on the planet.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 follows four mobile suit pilots termed Gundam Meisters , sided with Celestial Being. The protagonist is 16-year old Setsuna F Seiei , a quiet, taciturn young man who grew up in the Kurdish Republic, and a Gundam Meister for two years. He pilots the GN-001 Gundam Exia, a high mobility mobile suit effective in melee combat.
i will give this anime a 9/10
It will make u cry, laugh, and astonished from the full action packed episodes.One’s u get into the story, u can never stop.
The 2nd season will come out on October, so you have time to watch the whole 1st season.
Program introducing various countries’ text book. This one cut introduces DPRK text book.
Here’s a very awesome set of stop-motion animation videos found via w00kie’s ramblings. First off is PikaPika the Movie:
The creators of the animation describe it as the following:
We took a photo of each image using long exposures and put them together to make them look like one animation.
To work on this project,we went out to various places in Japan:parks,under the train track,the Tokyo Bay,school hallways,and so on.
We got all sorts of friends in different fields together to work on this project.
During the process,they got to know each other and discover new things. This is also about “communication”.
People can meet new friends as they create a piece art very easy which brings every one happiness.
We spend a very enjoyable evening at the workshop and the party through this animation.
In other words, a series of long exposure photographs of people waving around lights are combined to create very cool abstract animation, bringing happiness to all.
A clip that gives us a behind the scenes look at how the above clip was made:
An older PikaPika video from 2007: