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.
Takato Yamamoto, known for his blending of gothic eroticism and classical Japanese woodblock prints, had his work on display as part of his show Japonesthetique, which ran at the gallery January 7th to the 18th, 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.
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-Koat Otakon 2021, it was with some trepidation. Would this seemingly frivolous anime from 1986 still hold up?