akira inspired

Inspired by @akira-of-the-twilight‘s winteriron shifter AU fic, Cat Nipped !!:

Taking that as a positive sign, Bucky fiddled with his armor, loosening it just a tad. Carefully he slid Tony under his chest armor and then tightened it so Tony fit snuggly inside. “What do you think?”

Tony swiveled his head then poked it out of the armor. He gophered his head back inside then meowed approvingly.

The final duel between Obi-Wan and Maul...

Is explicitly noted in the Recon as a tribute to Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, which George Lucas frequently pays tribute to in his SW films. There was an infamous duel sequence where emphasis was placed on build-up when the actual clash transpires within only milliseconds.

But I also think of another Kurosawa film, Sanjuro


Hey, brother, what you thinking?
That good ol’ sound is ringing
They don’t know what they’re missing
(They call it lonely digging)
Let’s end your time to lay low
Your knees a-bending, so
It’s time to get up and let go

If Kaneki was a girl, some people would hate him for being so clumsy. They would call him useless and after the Aogiri arc, they’d find him arrogant and cocky. After all, he made bad choices.

If Touka was a boy, some people would realise how complex her character is. They would enjoy how mysterious she is and they’d forgive her mistakes. They’d also realise how caring she actually is. She punched Kaneki? Nah she was just helping him, no problem.

If Ayato was a girl, some people would hate him for being so annoying. They’d find him stupid and talk about how useless it was for him to join Aogiri in order to protect hi sibling. He’d just be an arrogant brat.

If Hinami was a boy, some people would finslly notice how mature she is. They’d understand how difficult those times has been for her and how brave she is for still being able to smile. Her concern for her big sister and brother would be praised.

If Amon was a girl, some people wouldn’t care much about how strong-willed he is. They’d see him as one among others and find him irrelevant.

If Akira was a boy, some people would find her really interesting and admire her intelligence and calm behaviour. They’d feel sad for her and understand that despite what happened, she’s able to remain strong. Just look at that smirk.

If Tsukiyama was a girl, some people would find him stupid, calling him drama queen and complaining about how he’s always overreacting. The fact that he truly cared about Kaneki would soon be forgotten.

If Suzuya was a girl, some people would just label her as the psychotic annoying chick. Yes sure, he was raised by ghouls, whatever.

If Yoriko was a boy, some people would find her friendship with Touka really cute and they’d wish to see her more. She was there for her friend and thanks to her, Touka was able to have a glimpse of a ‘normal’ life.

If Hide was a girl, some people wouldn’t care less about him. They wouldn’t like how close he is to the main character and how they share a special bond.

If Eto was a boy, she’d be seen as a poor tortured individual instead of a psychotic bitch.

If Arima was a girl, some people wouldn’t care much about how mysterious he is.

And so on.

I’ve seen many posts about female characters recently and this is the result.

I’m stressing the ‘some people’ because I know not everyone thinks like this (hopefully). Of course you can dislike a character but just don’t hate (nor spread the hate) if you’d have loved a female character for the same traits as a male.


Daily Sketches 246-252

Normally I run late for everything but I caught up with my daily art challenge and finished these drawings in time for TG’s fifth anniversary. Go me!


Life in Goat-senpai’s shoes. Part 2. After visiting the cafe a couple of times, goat-senpai wanted to create a gift for his kouhai. Its an appreciation gift for all the times she never gave up talking to him (even with his mask). Luckily, right when he finished, his kouhai ended up catching him behind the bush. Finished part 2 of goat-senpai! He’s so cute (*/∇\*)

<< Part 1


New Anime【Bungō Stray Dogs】 Cast and Characters

Pictured above are the designs from some of the characters from Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa’s Bungō Stray Dogs manga which will get an anime adaptation in the new future.

The “battle action” story Bungō Stray Dogs centers around a league of literary figures with supernatural powers. For example, in real life, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa wrote acclaimed stories that inspired Akira Kurosawa’s Rashōmon film and the Aoi Bungaku Series anime’s Jigoku Hen (Hell Screen) arc. In Bungō Stray Dogs, he has the power to transform and manipulate his cloak into a monster-like entity. Together, these writers solve mysteries as part of the “Armed Detective Agency.”

The series mainly features Japanese authors. I’ve captioned who’s who in the above pictures, along with their VA’s. Also featured are contemporary Japanese authors such as Yukito Ayatsuji (Tsukidate no Satsujin) and Natsuhiko Kyogoku (Requiem from the Darkness, Mōryō no Hako, Tōfu Kozō, Loups-Garous), as well as overseas authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Agatha Christie, and Dan Brown.

Takuya Igarashi and Yoji Enokido, the director and screenwriter team behind Ouran High School Host Club and Star Driver, will helm the anime at Studio BONES.

My 2 cents: Two of my favorite seiyuus, Hiroshi Kamiya and Kensho Ono, will be in this anime. So hearing these two lovely voices in the span of 30 mins will be an absolute treat, just as it was when the two starred as Akashi Seijuro and Kuroko Tetsuya in Kuroko no Basuke.

Like Kurosawa I make mad films
Okay I don’t make films
But if I did they’d have a samurai.

- “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies


Sergio Leone was inspired by Akira Kurosawa who in turn was inspired by Dashiell Hammett. Here is a side-by-side look at the respective births of the “super-samurai” action movie genre and the spaghetti western genre.

A side-by-side comparison of A Fistful of Dollars and Yojimbo.