Gregg was kind enough to donate a pic (below on left) from Rurouni Kenshin of Yahiko biting Sanosuke, providing historical evidence that biting someone's head is relatively common behavior in Japan. If I ever go to Japan, I'll be sure to bring a helmet.
Gregg was also "inspired" to take a pic of an old McDonald's in Paso Robles in response to a previous post. If he starts singing "You're the meaning in my life...", I'm outta here.
June 19, 2005 / petard
Futakoi Alternative lead me to believe that biting the head of your identical twin was a sign of affection in Japan since Souju seems to be enjoying her sister's antics (left pic).
Recently, however, I noticed a similar behavior in Galaxy Angel TV: Season 4 and these two aren't identical twins. Given the serious nature of this show, I am led to two conclusions: 1) this is relatively common behavior in Japan since anime is an accurate portrayal of Japanese culture or 2) Mary and Volcott are, in fact, identical twins. The first one seems more likely since those two don't look alike at all, but the Lost Technology that they encounter usually has strange effects...
June 15, 2005 / quotidian
June 12, 2005 / mukatsuku
Hoping to generate some more interest in doujin gaming at AX2005, I posted a flyer on the front of Real Otaku Heroes. Go take a look over there if you're interested in meeting up. I'm going to break out the green backpack and have a sign that says "The Spatula". My goal this time is for 5 (new) people to recognize me and say "Hi". Ambitious, eh?
There isn't any "Shincho Saori" listed in the credits, so I can't be too sure...
Once again, we can see the foresight of Japanese animators when they consider their audience. Take for instance the first pic from Midori no Hibi, which heralds a global release of this fine show. It's a subtle pun on the forsaken Hostess snack, meant to conjure up fond childhood memories for the elder generation, not only in Japan, but all over the world.
I almost missed the second pic from Ikki Tousen that references a song by Madonna, but I work hard when watching anime, so even miniscule details like this cannot escape my notice.