It’s the year of Tiger and sportswear brand Onituska Tiger is celebrating with a new line of clothes featuring the art of the late YasushiNirasawa. 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, and now Onitsuka is releasing t-shirts and sweaters with his Onitsuka Tiger Man character on them for 2022. Sculptor Takayuki Takeya (Shin Godzilla, Final Fantasy VII Remake), has also created statues of the Tiger Man to be displayed at Onitsuka’s flagship stores (though these are not for sale). Unfortunately these shirts are currently only available in Asia, but maybe it's the harbinger of some new tokusatsu adjacent drip?
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?