I’m a Sony fanboy, so I’m going to introduce you to one of Sony’s great ‘flash in the plan’ gadgets - the D-VM1, pretty much the first portable DVD player. It’s pretty unique with it’s conventional Discman-style player and a separate monitor unit - you can imagine tucking the player into a coat (with big pockets) and watching on the go. The downside? A horrendous price tag and that player really is massive. And good luck finding one now - it’s pretty much extinct and I don’t even know how much you’d have to pay if one did come on the market.
I’m a big fan of music-rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution and Stepmania but these days I don’t get many opportunities to indulge in them (and get some stunning cardio-vascular exercise!). I’ve tried Dance Dance Revolution on the iPhone but as great as the songs are, it doesn’t quite hit the spot as the pad spacing suits fingers a lot less than legs.
Enter Rhythm Control 2, a fairly new game for the iPhone that doses up a cracking set of electro-pop tunes with an interface that’s designed to work a treat on touchscreens. I find it works really well and although the difficulty ramps up quickly it was always that way with DDR and Stepmania. If you are a fan of those games then I heartily recommend that you give Rhythm Control 2 a try!
Super-cute! I’d love one of these for my Figmas to play with!
Did you know that Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, most famous for being the character designer for Evangelion, designed the cover for Eric Clapton’s album Pilgrim released in 1998? I’d love to know how that came about, although I’d say it’s a long way off his usual high caliber of artistic talent displayed in his anime-style artwork.
Glasses Stand by FunnyTrick(ファニートリック).
it’s scary cause i almost can’t tell the difference.
Anime is reality…
If you haven’t been watching Nagi no Asakura (A Lull In The Sea) during the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 anime seasons then I highly recommend that you do. The style might be initially off-putting for some but once you’ve got through a couple of episodes you’ll realise that this anime features a good plot, great character development and some stunningly detailed artwork that come together to make this a high-quality anime that sets the standard in today’s anime landscape.
The series explores the interactions, friction and relationships between two co-existing communities - the people of the sea (humans who have the ability to breath underwater) and humans who live on the surface in a period of time very much like our near future. Whilst the story proceeds at a fairly steady pace, it consistently remains interesting and builds up to a point mid-series that will keep you wanting to watch after it’s passed. There’ll be 26 episodes, which for new runs of anime isn’t that common these days. I think it’s a good length and I look forward to seeing how the story wraps up!