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ginga-barryshounen:

ONE-SKY 01 by クリュウ

And I found the (possible) slash fan art of Showa Riders. I’ll admit, I am surprised by this.

ginga-barryshounen:

ONE-SKY 01 by クリュウ

And I found the (possible) slash fan art of Showa Riders. I’ll admit, I am surprised by this.

vodka-blueberry:

Could not unpost it.
Source : ♥

I don’t understand but hey, Summer of Showa!

vodka-blueberry:

Could not unpost it.

Source :

I don’t understand but hey, Summer of Showa!

jhenne-bean:

magic-murder-bag:

Do you think bicycles exist in the Cars universe? Not bicycles made for cars, just bicycles. Do they have the same level of sentience as the internal combustion powered vehicles? Do cars ever see their pedals and get the feeling, somewhere in the back of their minds, that they once served a purpose? 

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How to have a zero drama fandom

  • Step 1: like a thing
  • Step 2: find a few close friends who also like the thing
  • Step 3: don't talk to anyone else in the fandom literally those 5-6 persons are your fandom

While it seems to be accepted that ratings are falling every year now, I don’t think it helps that the shows are more commercial than ever - this year, we’ve had multiple ad breaks in the show (making episodes shorter) and several movie tie-in episodes. It’s not surprising to me if audiences want to buy the toys but aren’t that interested in the show itself.

I think the other issue is that Kamen Rider and Super Sentai has become more niche since the early days of Heisei and certainly since the Showa era. You’re not going to have families watching it and that means to make money you need ads. (Same with the U.S.)
Now I won’t deny that there does seem to be a bit more marketing going around for other products (and it seems more obvious since Gokaiger/OOO) but I think it’s not the commercials causing it as so much the commercials are a response to the falling ratings. It could also explain why we have these online tie-ins with Today with Gaku, Imagination with Jun, and Yuta’s Cafe.

While it seems to be accepted that ratings are falling every year now, I don’t think it helps that the shows are more commercial than ever - this year, we’ve had multiple ad breaks in the show (making episodes shorter) and several movie tie-in episodes. It’s not surprising to me if audiences want to buy the toys but aren’t that interested in the show itself.

I think the other issue is that Kamen Rider and Super Sentai has become more niche since the early days of Heisei and certainly since the Showa era. You’re not going to have families watching it and that means to make money you need ads. (Same with the U.S.)

Now I won’t deny that there does seem to be a bit more marketing going around for other products (and it seems more obvious since Gokaiger/OOO) but I think it’s not the commercials causing it as so much the commercials are a response to the falling ratings. It could also explain why we have these online tie-ins with Today with Gaku, Imagination with Jun, and Yuta’s Cafe.

Female characters in Cyborg 009: pt.6 (1985-1986)

wisnia:

And now this is the end of the original manga serialization, with all these women being from “The People Drifting Between Space and Time”.

I guess “God’s War” is next, although it depends how much I feel like going back through all that to catalogue…you won’t be getting any of the eye-gore.

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Universities across Japan are beginning to offer balanced breakfast options for only 100 yen ($0.98) to students so they can show students the importance of breakfast on their health and well-being.

(Source: jeou)

newtypezaku:

Yooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

igadevil:

Some of the early, unused X-Rider costumes. 
The left one is close to the finished version, though uses a loose, silvery material that I imagine got pretty hot to wear.
The other, earlier one is based on Ishinomori’s final sketches, with the blue gloves and red boots (and lighter, tighter blue suit.) It actually did make it into the show in a roundabout way: look closely at the commercial bumper card for X and you’ll see it has the colors of this version. This design was also released as an exclusive, recolored version of the S.I.C. X-Rider figure, and I think that has a little bit of the silver-suit one in him too.
While the final versions’ colors are perhaps less flashy, I think what they settled on was a memorable look. Also, it’s got a pretty cool story behind it. The original idea behind making X-Rider less colorful was to play up the “cybernetic/artificial” aspect, giving him a slightly colder, more “robotic” look. Along the way, the silver was changed to gray (sometimes looking blueish-gray) in part due to it being an easier material to manage.
It was also changed because it made for a good counterpoint to Apollo Geist, who was conceived as being his dark specter. They share some colors (red and, post-upgrade, gold accents) but Apollo Geist is primarily black & white, while X-Rider mixes the two. Geist is all about maintaining order and control (evil though it may be) and sees the world in absolutes, so it makes perfect sense that his archenemy would represent the gray area in-between, not only in a freedom-vs.-control sort of way, but literally (being a man who is mostly machine that never forgets he’s still a man.)
Plus, even after all these years he sticks out in a crowd shot.

igadevil:

Some of the early, unused X-Rider costumes. 

The left one is close to the finished version, though uses a loose, silvery material that I imagine got pretty hot to wear.

The other, earlier one is based on Ishinomori’s final sketches, with the blue gloves and red boots (and lighter, tighter blue suit.) It actually did make it into the show in a roundabout way: look closely at the commercial bumper card for X and you’ll see it has the colors of this version. This design was also released as an exclusive, recolored version of the S.I.C. X-Rider figure, and I think that has a little bit of the silver-suit one in him too.

While the final versions’ colors are perhaps less flashy, I think what they settled on was a memorable look. Also, it’s got a pretty cool story behind it. The original idea behind making X-Rider less colorful was to play up the “cybernetic/artificial” aspect, giving him a slightly colder, more “robotic” look. Along the way, the silver was changed to gray (sometimes looking blueish-gray) in part due to it being an easier material to manage.

It was also changed because it made for a good counterpoint to Apollo Geist, who was conceived as being his dark specter. They share some colors (red and, post-upgrade, gold accents) but Apollo Geist is primarily black & white, while X-Rider mixes the two. Geist is all about maintaining order and control (evil though it may be) and sees the world in absolutes, so it makes perfect sense that his archenemy would represent the gray area in-between, not only in a freedom-vs.-control sort of way, but literally (being a man who is mostly machine that never forgets he’s still a man.)

Plus, even after all these years he sticks out in a crowd shot.

fedswatching:

pour one out to the neopets we left for dead

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