I visited Shinsekai (translation: New World) in Osaka, Japan in October and the unique history of the city was very fascinating. It was built in 1912 and modeled after New York and Paris, but the place quickly fell into extreme poverty during WWII. In recent years it has seen a comeback with lots of shops and restaurants as tourist attractions. Nevertheless it had a slightly eerie feel to it, and reminded me of the amusement themed ghost town in Spirited away.

I used a photo base for the background (still working on tutorials), and drew in the characters. After drawing so many masks, now I want to make them :p

At this point I am just impressed. and those freaking #’s took me wayyyy to long.

Female Awesome Meme: [1/20] Female Dynamics
↳  Saki & Maria (Shinsekai Yori) 

“I am convinced that our relationship is different. If I was going to be disposed of, I know you wouldn’t leave me to die. If you were in danger, Satoru or I would do everything in our power to save you… I hope from the bottom of my heart, that there will come a day when we will meet each other again. From Maria, with love.”

This YoI vs No. 6 war needs to stop

Both series are good, okay? 

We should be happy we have more than one anime with canon LGBT characters.

The no. 6 anime came out 5 years ago. It’s been a while since we last had a real gay couple on anime instead of mere fanservice and queerbaiting.

Instead of fighting about which one is better, we should celebrate we got them.

There’s also Neon Genesis Evangelion(1995-1996) with Shinji Ikari, who is bisexual and had romantic feelings for Kaworu Nagisa, and I don’t see anyone bringing up Shinsekai Yori(2012), where all characters are bisexual, and both a gay couple and a lesbian couple kiss onscreen.

What we should be celebrating now is that we finally have a real gay couple in a sports anime. That’s a first for that genre. 

We can hope it’ll bring more LGTB characters to anime.


NDRV3 Third Trailer Summary

Sorry team, I’ve got too much going on at the moment to try to get every single word in this four minute trailer, but I will give a needlessly detailed summary!

@kaibutsushidousha, I’m leaving the nitty gritty to you tonight.

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at night, Shinsekai, Osaka by jtabn99

LGBT Characters In Animation

*crying tears of joy and saddness* *is a mankanshoku x gamagori shipper* *unable to hold the feels* *laughing over Shinsekai yori*

these are just some of my favourites, full list here :)