Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gundam Air, Yokai Database

ANA Gundam plane
All Nippon Airways has had anime-themed artwork on its planes before. This time they're going to do a Gundam theme, which will run about 1 year.


Japanese Ghouls
The Asahi Shimbun ran an article on the Yokai database, since the time for ghost stories is coming up. The database only allows Japanese name entry, but it supports hiragana and katakana as well as kanji. Try entering the below words and then check out the ukiyo-e and related artworks that pop up. Afterward, you can grab cross tags to search for more creatures.

かっぱ
きつね
たぬき
ウサギ
ねこ
いぬ
さる
カニ

ねずみ

The Asahi Shimbun also chose to talk about some of the currently-running manga that features Kabuki and Noh characters.
Kabuki and Noh taking center stage in manga.

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