That’s my best guess on the translation of the actual title “Sen no Yoru to Hyaku Oku no Asa no Kuni”. Anyway, this is my new desktop wallpaper, and it really is shockingly good. It’s the kind of fantasy town I want to live in, but it’s almost realistic, too. I highly recommend logging into Pixiv to see this in its full 1800×750 glory. I’ve been mildly addicted to Pixiv lately, and I plan to post plenty more of this stuff one image at a time.
In Street Fighter IV, Ultra Combo animations actually move characters awkwardly around the arena, but those transitions are covered up with camera angle changes. This video removes all of that camera work and reveals what happens just outside the frame and between cuts. Gen, Guy, Yun, and Rolento all have Ultras that teleport all over the stage. The wallslams you see aren’t anywhere near near the actual walls of the stage so that the victim isn’t in stuck a bad corner situation after the combo is over.
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:00 am | Audio | Video
I like these music posts, so here’s another one. Laibach is a Slovenian martial industrial band that has been active since 1980 and are known for their cover songs adapted to their own dark totalitarian style. This one is from their NATO album has 1994 Yugoslav war themes and 1994 CG to match.
Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Audio | Video
Susumu Hirasawa is a master of massive thundering sound. He wrote this pounding opening theme for the Berserk game on PS2. I have no idea what’s going on in Berserk but this makes me want to watch some Satoshi Kon movies.
Pixiv is basically the Japanese DeviantArt, full of talented artists I’d never have heard of otherwise. I picked up Udon’s Pixiv Almanac last year at PAX East and I craved more. I’m now subscribed to Pixiv Top Weekly – Top 50 which gives a good balance of quality and quantity. Other Pixiv feeds are available at PixivRss. If people like this post, I may do some more like this in the future.
You can click each image below to visit its posting on Pixiv. If you register an account there, you can download the full resolution image. Also, this is a good time to remind you that I write mouseover text for almost every image on this blog, which you can see whether you’re on my site or reading my RSS feed.