Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

Aug 20, 2015

Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

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Sagamiya Foods Co., known for producing Gundam robot-shaped tofu, will put the latest of its unusual tofu series on store shelves Friday. About two years after the last Gundam tofu hit the market, the Gunma Prefecture-based tofu-maker on Thursday unveiled its new tofu whose ...

Jan 23, 2014

Manga makers tie with U.S. studio

A producers’ group whose members include Yoshiyuki Tomino, director of the animated television series “Mobile Suit Gundam,” says it has teamed up with major U.S. special effects studio Legacy Effects LLC. The move is intended to promote works based on Japanese manga and anime ...

On the mechanics of <em>anime</em> illustration

Apr 25, 2013

On the mechanics of anime illustration

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The 1970s was an important decade for the development of Japanese pop-cultural icons. Kindergarten children back then would likely have been introduced to the characters Doraemon (1969), Anpanman (1973) and Hello Kitty (1974).