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Sensual Swiss Skyscrapers: Giger in New York

Sensual Swiss Skyscrapers: Giger in New York

by Renzo Adler March 21, 2022

No artist has captured the eroticism of death and the organic quality of machinery quite like HR Giger. New York's Lomex gallery (86 Walker St # 3, New York, NY 10013) is featuring work from the legendary artist. Running until April 2, HRGNYC features sculptures, prints, and original drawings by Giger spanning his entire career.
Review: Project A-Ko on Blu-ray

Review: Project A-Ko on Blu-ray

by Renzo Adler March 04, 2022

Often our fond memories of cartoons or movies from our youth are protected by the haze of memories, and we have to decide whether to keep it tucked away in that fond miasma or bring it back out for reappraisal. This all sounds very weighty, but I’m talking about a cartoon where schoolgirls perform wrestling moves on giant robots. When I first saw a preview screening of the restoration of Project A-Ko at Otakon 2021, it was with some trepidation. Would this seemingly frivolous anime from 1986 still hold up?
Phantasmic Photo Tour: Tokyo in January

Phantasmic Photo Tour: Tokyo in January

by Renzo Adler January 19, 2022

Travel is a little tricky right now, but while on assignment in Tokyo, Phantasmic was able to take in the sights of the city.
Phantasmic Photos of the Takato Yamamoto Gallery Show in Tokyo

Phantasmic Photos of the Takato Yamamoto Gallery Show in Tokyo

by Renzo Adler January 18, 2022

While on assignment in Tokyo, Japan, Phantasmic took in the sights of the famous used book district, Jinbocho, home to Bumpodo Gallery. The gallery is housed on the 4th floor of the Bumpodo stationary and goods store, which has been operating in Jinbocho since 1887. 

Are Kaiyodo's 3D Printed Garage Kits the Future of Modeling?

Are Kaiyodo's 3D Printed Garage Kits the Future of Modeling?

by Renzo Adler January 12, 2022

The kits encompass classic properties such as Ultraman and Maschinen Krieger, but also anime including Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, and the live action film One Cut of the Dead
Yasushi Nirasawa's Art Used For New Onitsuka Shirts

Yasushi Nirasawa's Art Used For New Onitsuka Shirts

by Renzo Adler January 10, 2022

It’s the year of Tiger and Onituska is celebrating with a new line of clothes featuring the art of the late Yasushi Nirasawa. Yasushi Nirasawa (1963 - 2016) provided designs and concept art for Shin Megami Tensei IV, the Kamen Rider series, Devilman, and more during his illustrious career,
The Super Creators: The Horrifying World of Hideshi Hino

The Super Creators: The Horrifying World of Hideshi Hino

by Renzo Adler January 07, 2022

Hino’s career as a manga author goes as far back as the 1960s, with his work appearing in Osamu Tezuka’s experimental manga anthology COM and the magazine Garo, where he made a name for himself as a horror artist. Hino’s work combines a simplicity reminiscent of children’s books with vicious and over the top violence.  
Voices from Another Time & "Macross Plus"

Voices from Another Time & "Macross Plus"

by Renzo Adler December 17, 2021

On December 15, 2021, Macross Plus Movie Edition was screened in theaters across the country. Despite being one of the all time greats of mech anime, this was my first time seeing Macross Plus. I watched Robotech in middle school on Toonami, Do You Remember Love was my first bootleg anime tape, and I watched SDF Macross in college with my roommate but had just never gotten around to seeing Plus


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