The global economic crisis claims another industry - anime voice actors
, or seiyu. In a country that produces 60% of the world's animation
, competition has always been fierce, but the rewards can be great, as seiyu sometimes achieve national fame
, and are lauded with awards
. The fame does come with a price, though: Female seiyu have fallen prey to stalkers
, and male seiyu face the wrath of their fans should they dare marry
. And for most seiyu, life isn't at all glamorous. It's estimated that 80% need to take on part-time jobs (at McDonald's
, for example), or do voice acting for hentai; pornographic anime
, in order to make ends meet. The fact is, the industry is glutted
, and being a seiyu is no easy life.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Anime Music Videos.
Yet another remixing web subculture
, they're usually a source of amateurishly produced angst. From the competitive perfectionists
, though, come well lipsynched
, action packed
, and occasionally just filthy
stuff for cartoon nerds. Besides the usual metal, ballads, and pop rock, there's some Daft Punk
, and downtempo
accompaniment. Or you can just go to hell
. Wear headphones and no-one will know.
posted by anthill
on May 28, 2007 -
Paprika. (warning-flash, nsfw)
If you've seen the bizarre anime series
you've been exposed to the genius of Satoshi Kon
His latest project
is generating enormous buzz--now that an American release for it is finally due in May.
Comments by reviewers seem to agree that it is ten times weirder--and cooler--than Paranoia Agent. The American trailer, at least, is an eye-popper.
One note: if you often fall from great heights during your nightmares, you might want to skip this movie.
posted by metasonix
on Mar 5, 2007 -
Making Fiends Cartoon
is an online cartoon, via BoingBoing
of course, that features a good little girl named Charlotte from Vermont who tries to make friends and a bad little girl named Vendetta who makes fiends, which result in monsters. Apparently its been picked up by Nickelodeon. Features hilarious kitties and classmates.
posted by k8t
on Jan 15, 2007 -
Adult Swim Fix.
Streaming full-length Adult Swim episodes twenty-four hours a day online. Seven archival episodes will be available at all times, while premieres will continue to debut on Fridays, two days before they appear on-air.
posted by ND¢
on Apr 27, 2006 -
Le Roi et L’oiseau
- is an old school “anime” by Paul Grimault
, the script and score were contributed to by Jacques Prévert
. If those two names are not good enough for you then I also submit for your approval that the style in this film has been referenced as a source of inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki
. Although the wikipedia article doesn't back it up, so ill link to another site that does
. At any rate watching this movie will leave you wondering just how many people have ripped it off over the years.
posted by sourbrew
on Dec 15, 2005 -
Go Team Venture!
The official Venture Bros. website is now up (though slightly incomplete). While you're waiting, download Brock's workout song, read interviews with the creators or make your own Super Secret Agent license.
posted by drezdn
on Nov 4, 2004 -
of Excel Saga episode 1.
It is funny. I urge you to watch it.
There is a DVD
you can buy.
The guy with the afro is the animator.
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Oct 26, 2004 -
AN AMAZING JAPANESE ANIMATION
based on the psychologically complicated and beautifully playful work of comic book artist Jim Woodring
. (Monday morning cartoons for you, complete with a nod to the Jetsons, courtesy the Japan Media Arts Festival. Other featured work here
posted by Peter H
on Aug 16, 2004 -
has the most amazing anime-inspired hats ever. I wonder if I can get a Totoro one in time for the DC Meetup
(Sorry, Flash site so no direct links...click on "store" then "hats".)
posted by JoanArkham
on Jul 23, 2003 -
Among Hayao Miyazaki
's masterpieces are Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
, Princess Mononoke
, and, most recently, Spirited Away
. With the April 15 US release of Spirited Away
, Kiki's Delivery Service
, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky
, an Academy nomination
for Spirited Away, and Disney's commitment
to release re-dubbed, re-mastered versions of Miyazaki's films in the US and worldwide, the American public is getting more acquainted with this legend of animation. Miyazaki's films are not your regular anime [more inside...]
posted by azazello
on Mar 21, 2003 -
Kodocha calls it
Kodocha Anime, one of the best known and most reliable anime fansub
tape distributors, is closing down operations. Why? Because everything's going
digital. [more inside]
posted by Slithy_Tove
on Sep 23, 2002 -