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Drachm of Syracuse, the head of Persephone on the obverse, and a chariot drawn by Nike on the reverse. The coin dates to the Hellenistic period, and more specifically to 287-278 BCE. Currently, the coin is located in the MFA Boston.

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Little Witch Academia (リトル ウィッチ アカデミア)

Full-color character designs for Little Witch Academia, illustrated by Yoh Yoshinari (吉成曜) were included in the March 2013 issue of Animestyle Magazine (Amazon Japan), along side an interview with the creator.

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Little Witch Academia (リトル ウィッチ アカデミア)

Little witches for Halloween! The November issue of Animage Magazine (Amazon JP | US) showcased Yoh Yoshinari’s character designs for the new Enchanted Parade stars Amanda O'Neill, Constanze Braunschbank Albrechtsberger, and Yasminka Antonenko along with premiere veterans like Shiny Chariot, Diana Cavendish, Hannah, and Barbara. 

Key visual announcing the broadcast of the “LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA” TV Series - from the mind of Yoh Yoshinari (吉成曜) - in 1/8/2017 on TOKYO MX, BS11, Kansai Telecasting Corporation (KTV)!

Illustrated by animator Shuhei Handa (半田 修平) (Panty & Stocking, Space Patrol Luluco, One Punch Man, KILL la KILL, Idolm@aster…)

What your favorite TOS/AOS character says about you

Kirk:

  • probably either the stereotypical trekkie dude or a big k/s fangirl
  • wants to run a starship
  • watched most or all of TOS
  • Shatner? who is Shatner??
  • will never have to know the suffering of watching the same five episodes/ten minutes of a movie again and again because your fave is the main character of EVERYTHING you lucky dog

Spock:

  • got really emotional about Leonard Nimoy being in AOS
  • has taken a side on the hot/cold blooded Spock debate (it’s obviously hot by the way)
  • has a lot of merch because pretty much all merch is Spock merch
  • can have a normal conversation with pretty much anybody on the street about your fave because everybody and their dog knows what Vulcans are to some degree

McCoy:

  • thinks Bones deserved better
  • probably has a crush on DeForest Kelley and maybe Karl Urban
  • bitter that people keep forgetting that this guy is a main character and that all the McCoy merch only comes as a package deal if at all

Scotty:

  • wants a to-scale model of the enterprise for your room
  • sick of redshirt jokes that ignore the fact that engineering is a department
  • chill with not being in the limelight… real operations red merch is like trying to find hufflepuff merch but at least there’s something out there

Keenser:

  • you are probably really short
  • nerrrrrrd
  • prefers AOS Scotty over TOS Scotty

Chekov:

  • sinnamon roll
  • doesn’t understand TOS Chekov but would die for him anyways
  • a little bitter about the fact that Chekov is rarely onscreen

Sulu:

  • probably not 100% het
  • the sort of person who calls your plants “my children”
  • gentle, kind, and excited about space but I would still hesitate to give you any sharp objects

Uhura:

  • feminism
  • thinks multilingualism is hot
  • thinks Uhura is hot
  • thinks TOS Uhura is severely underrated

Jaylah:

  • liked Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • gets excited about strong female characters
  • why isn’t there more Jaylah merchandise out there???? who knows

Nurse Chapel:

  • cherishes every moment of the Chapel+McCoy bromance
  • would probably fight JJ Abrams with nothing but your bare hands

Carol Marcus:

  • ???
  • if she’s somebody’s favorite character then they’re very quiet about it

Yeoman Rand:

  • appreciates fantastic hair
  • pretty chill; tend to stay in your little fandom group
  • femslash

M'Benga:

  • REALLY passionate about the medical blue department
  • probably learning Vulcan

Lt. Leslie:

  • holy crap you’ve watched TOS wayyyy too many times for your own good
  • constantly pointing out continuity errors
  • has fun

Kevin Riley:

  • you are actually a cryptid
  • I’m pretty sure that literally nobody remembers that this guy ever existed except for me

anonymous asked:

Why is the animation so good on MLWA? I feel blessed to even witness it

Honestly, it isn’t even a matter of production quality. Take the following scene, for example.

Originally posted by jyoshikausei

It starts out with same, what is it, 4 frames? cycled about 4 times, but the cartoony nature of it does a great job at expressing the emotion of the scene. They follow it up with what really makes the shot great: watching the thing blow up as Akko’s face contorts. The thing starts growing in a couple of short bursts to get the viewer’s attention, before quickly expanding. Akko’s face, meanwhile, contorts and deforms in a number of expressive and quirky ways.

What makes Trigger awesome is that they make sure as many scenes as possible are expressive. As opposed to the anime standard of having nearly still shots where the people stay in place and just move their mouths, they make their characters move around as they talk, even if this means they half to use less detailed frames.

Originally posted by spawn-senpai

When they have people running down a hallway, they make them run down a hallway in a way that is visually interesting. When they are fighting monsters, they fight them in visually interesting ways. Hell, they even make the characters looking into a glass case interesting.

Originally posted by shieni

Trigger just straight up knows how to animate better than anyone else in japan. They often times use less detailed frames in order to make sure everything they put forward is dynamic and fun.

Originally posted by velo

Originally posted by keikakus

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Originally posted by lifefibersync

Originally posted by giftcam

But they save a ton of their production budget for a few, important scenes, and boy, when they put their all into a scene…

Originally posted by lifefibersync

Originally posted by sjuki

Originally posted by lifefibersync

Originally posted by velo

Boy do they fucking deliver.

Little Witch Academia characters, a summary:
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: Akko
  • Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: Diana
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll: Lotte
  • Looks like they could kill you and would actually kill you: Sucy
  • The sinnamon roll: Shiny Chariot