Angry Gaijin

Cameron Ohara

Animation Cast #1

Have you ever noticed that there are about a billion podcasts for video gaming…

But perhaps zero for animation??

(So I skewed the numbers a little, but my point remains!)

Let’s just say, it’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.  Introducing the Animation Cast – episode 1!  I’m starting with a short program today because it’s the first episode, but stay tuned for more!

(Click here for audio only)

“Chotto matte, Oniisann” – new comedy in Japan

Atsugiri Jason copy

It’s March in Japan…. and you’re bored because there’s not a whole lot going on.

(aside from…

the tail end of plum blossom viewing
the Doll Festival
White Day
Spring Equinox Day
Elementary school graduation ceremonies
Middle school graduation ceremonies
High school graduation ceremonies
University graduation ceremonies
Welcome parties for new employees
St. Patrick’s Day
Cherry blossom viewings
Sumo tournaments in Osaka
Sake no Jin sake fair in Niigata
AnimeJapan tradeshow in Tokyo
AANNNNNNNNd
Spring holidays…)

ANYWAY my point is that you’re bored and there’s nothing to do at home but mope about it…

(aside from…

reading manga
playing Wii-U
playing PS4
playing 3DS
eating Japanese potato chips
having a nabe party
making origami
practicing judo
making a YouTube video about being in Japan
turning off the lights and watching people silently from your window
challenging your friends to a raw onion eating contest
drinking yourself stupid on affordable alcohol
…)

But who wants to do ANY of these things when you could be catching up with the latest TV crazes.  Introducing Atsugiri Jason (厚切りジェイソン)!

And if that wasn’t enough for you, why not check out 8.6 Second Bazookaa (8.6秒バズーカー)!

Rassungorerai

-亀

SKY PIGS – Louis and the Fish (GIF)

Louis and the fish

Louis the Bear puts the moves on Lady Fish and gets the cold shoulder… And the strangest thing is he can’t even figure out why!

SKY PIGS 2 coming soon!

Click here for SKY PIGS 1:

SKY PIGS – Louis the Stair Climber!

You climb those stairs, Louis!

Just a little snippet from SKY PIGS 2. I’m working on a scene where Louis explores an empty skytrain station. Trying to PUMP UP that ATMOSPHERE!

ANIMATION TAKES TIME!

While working a 40 hour week I’m struggling to squeeze 20 hours in of animation and drawing for the next SKY PIGS.

But 20 hours is good, right??

Not getting out much these days, lol…

Here are some sprites for the new episode I finished!

Louis sprites Marj sprites

the face changer, Zawachin

If you don’t know how to change your name and assume the identity of another person…

You don’t know the power of make-up.

Forget the masks from Mission Impossible, check out make-up artiste, Zawachin (ざわちん).  Please note that ALL of the pictures below are of the same person.

A part of the mono-mane comedic impression culture of Japan television, Zawachin adds to the FOUNDATION, as it were, of the art. Not to mention she can do you up as your favourite celebrity as well!

SKY PIGS – the Pilot is UP

I can remember the days of “Rocky and Bullwinkle” and “Dudley Do-Right” so I can appreciate the difference between “clean” animations and “style”… You harken back to some good ol’ times.
Hilarious “fluid thought” on the solution to your conflict, and an interesting story to tell (even if not so realistic)… BUT that’s why we reach to animation, isn’t it? We boldly pioneer toward the utterly fantastic and impossible! …Even if it gets a bit silly.
Here’s to seeing you find new traction and growth, hope and wish the best for you.
AND OF COURSE, LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE! (even if in little bits)
-maddude13 (NewGrounds)
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Peace!
-亀

What to do if you find a lost dog in Japan.

Today I found an injured dog with a collar hobbling down the street on my way to work. There was no name tag so I picked him up and carried him around my neighbourhood looking for someone who’d know what to do. Sadly, no one did. And I had to leave the poor dog in the park I found it in order to catch my train.

Once I got to work I asked around again and found out that there is a number I could have called – that’s the number of my local Department of Health (保険証 in Japanese).

This is the 2nd time I’ve found a poor dog is strange circumstances in Japan.  The first time I saw a limping dog walking straight down the middle of the road… with a car following, slowly, directly behind it – as if it were pushing the dog to press forward.  Unfortunately, I myself was on crutches at the time and could do little more than stare on in disbelief.

If you see some one in trouble – do something about it.  I wish I could have done more for these poor pups.  Please call your local Department of Health (保険証 in Japanese) if you find yourself in a similar situation.

SKY PIGS – Inimitable Horizon

Sky Pigs Louis copy

Louis – caught between a rock and an inimitable horizon. Just another week or two before the SKY PIGS animated pilot is RELEASED!

 

BEST SELL OUT EVER.

Nintendo sells out to Mercedes-Benz

BEST SELL OUT EVER.

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