Posts Tagged ‘manga’

One Piece: Pirate Warriors sets sail for North America

Never have I thought that the news of a Dynasty Warriors game coming to North America would have me so happy, but it just goes to show if you put One Piece in anything I’m most likely to buy it.

It was announced today that One Piece: Pirate Warriors a Dynasty Warriors style game featuring the characters from the manga/anime One Piece will be coming to North America aiming for a November 2012 release.

No word on whether the game will be using English voice actors or not, but my hopes are that Namco Bandi just translates the menus and text and leaves in the Japanese voices and adds some subtitles. That way, the turn around for it to be released here will be a lot quicker.

Pirate Warriors is coming but it's unlikely that the gold One Piece PS3 will ever come to North America. But a guy can dream.


Doodle A Day: Day 38 Astro Boy

I felt like drawing Astro Boy today because I’ve been reading Pluto by Naoki Urasawa, a retelling of the Astro Boy story “The Strongest Robot on Earth.”  What I like about Pluto is how it takes something that is usually light and fun and puts it in a darker more serious setting.  It’s a great read that shouldn’t be missed by Astro Boy and manga fans alike.  Hell, even if you just like a well crafted story it’s worth checking out.

Part of what made Osuma Tezuka’s work so fascinating, was how he brought so much life to his characters through their eyes.  Part of the reason I just draw lines for eyes, is I feel that I lack the ability to do the same with the eyes I draw, so I just draw lines instead.  But for Astro Boy I thought just giving him line eyes would be an injustice to the character, so I attempted to give him real eyes instead.  I don’t think my eyes are a complete success, but at least I tried.

While I’m at it I’m gonna post one of my favorite Astro Boy related things, the Japanese opening to the 2003 Astro Boy cartoon.  What I love about this is how captures the feelings of wonder and imagination that I felt watching cartoons as a kid.  It’s something I wanted to share with you all and I hope you enjoy it.

Doodle A Day: Day 15 Flash Man

February 18, 2012 Leave a comment

In Mega Man 1 it was fairly easy to guess what a Robot Master’s weakness would be, but with Mega Man 2 it became a bit harder to guess what would be effective against certain bosses.  Flash Man in particular was one such boss.

For this doodle I stuck to the original design of Flash Man for the most part except for one thing, his chest piece. Instead of sticking with the original design for his chest piece, I modeled it after Flash Man from the manga Mega Man Megamix instead. I just thought it looked more interesting than the original’s so decided to use that instead.

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