Posts Tagged ‘Animation’

Disaster and distance

Posted by on April 10th, 2011 at 8:07 PM
Hokusai, 1833
Hokusai’s “Great Wave off Kanagawa,” 1833

I was in Oregon when the quake and wave first struck Japan last month. More specifically, I was in a little comfort food eatery called Belly in downtown Eugene, sipping a martini.

Anime/Manga Porn Battle Heats Up in Japan

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 6:02 PM

The battle in Japan over pornography censorship Bill 156 is intensifying. Last month, media companies Kadokawa Group Publishing and Animate jointly announced they would take their wares away from Gov. Ishihara’s Tokyo Anime Fair and host their own simultaneous event, “The Anime Contents Expo.” Several other major publishers and producers are joining them.

Tokyo Anima

Posted by on March 30th, 2010 at 8:01 AM

I’m going to use this opportunity to segue into a mildly controversial but fully mutinous statement:

Why do good people design abusively ugly websites? I’m talking about web design that makes me want to papercut my eyeballs. Publishers can complain all day about the iPad, Kindle or kids-these-days but until our own digital content platforms look like something other than my grandma’s diaper, readership will not grow. If content is king, let’s do it the courtesy of dressing it up a little, shall we? A product planner for say, an accessory line or a marketing manager of a newspaper would get fired for some of the stuff I’ve seen. I won’t name names because I don’t have to. Every. Single. One. Of. Our. Publishing. Blogs. Is. Fugly.