Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Figure Drawing

Hello friends! Shiro Ninja here. I thought I'd share some figure drawing sketches that Zer07 and I did last week. We're a little out of practice, but now that we're planning on going to figure drawing more regularly, hopefully we'll see some improvement over the coming months.

Drawings by Zer07:

Drawings by Shiro Ninja:

Happy Thanksgiving!! Nin nin.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anime Corner: Nichijou (My Ordinary Life)

Selamat Pagi! (^_^)\

Shiro Ninja here. I'd like to start an anime recommendation corner here on the Studio Gattai blog. Today's feature is the gag comedy series, "Nichijou" (English title: My Ordinary Life). Nichijou literally means, "every day usual," so as the title suggests, this is a slice of life anime. The situations are relatable every day occurrences, but taken to epic proportions with over the top reactions and insane animation. Here's a taste: (Unfortunately, there isn't a subtitled version of this clip on youtube, but the setup is this: the brown haired girl explains the joy of saving the most delicious part of her lunch for last.)

(If you couldn't guess, the brown haired girl invoked the 3 second rule and claims the weiner is still "safe.") Each episode is broken up into several short, stand-alone chapters, allowing for a variety of bizarre and hilarious scenarios. The only drawback for this show is that some of the jokes are very specific to Japanese culture. Still, I have to recommend it for the super ultra great wonderful delicious animation! All 26 episodes of "Nichijou" are streaming in Japanese with English subtitles on Crunchyroll (as "My Ordinary Life").
Check it out: