Posts Tagged ‘anime’

Be Careful When Jumping in on the Fake Anime Fight Fad at a Wedding

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Remember that fake anime fighting photo fad that emerged from Japan earlier this year? Vancouver-based photographer Tanja learned recently that it sometimes doesn’t mix well with wedding photography. After asking the groom and groomsmen to pose for an action-packed group shot, she snapped this memorable (and embarrassing) photo.

The force of the energy attack was so great that one of the groomsmen had his pants burst open in the back. “This is what happens when men go wild. It was epic,” Tanja writes. “I keep laughing when I look at it!” Thankfully, the groomsmen had a good laugh as well.

How to Literally Jump Into the Hadouken Photography Fad

Last month, we told you about a fun (and maybe a bit ridiculous) photography fad that had blown up overnight in Japan. The fad was to recreate Japanese anime-style fight scenes, and it has since been named ‘Hadouken’ photography after the special attack from the Street Fighter series of games and animated movies.

Just in case you’ve been wanting to jump (literally) into this fad, DigitalRev has put together this silly how-to video that shares a few tips and tricks for doing Hadouken photography right. Read more…

Pentax Announces Special Edition Q10 Designed for Evangelion Anime Fans

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It seems camera companies are trying to target Japanese anime fans these days. In September 2011, we wrote about how Leica had teamed up with the designer of Gundam (not to be confused with Gangnam) for a limited edition mech-themed V-LUX 30 digital camera.

Now Pentax, the king of bizarre special edition cameras, has forged an anime partnership of its own. The company has announced a limited edition line of Q10 mirrorless cameras that carry Neon Genesis Evangelion branding and colors.
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Special Edition Point-and-Shoot Made for Taking Pictures With Anime Characters

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We’ve seen a lot of gimmicks when it comes to selling cameras. Especially where point-and-shoots are concerned, gimmicky features have become standard over the past few years as part of the war on smartphones. But this has to be one of most interesting: a special edition camera with the sole purpose of inserting Japanese anime characters into your pictures.

The camera is a modified Casio Exilim, and the second in a series of cameras by electronics magazine Digimono Station made especially for fans of the show “Puella Magi Madoka Magica.” Read more…

Creepy Portraits of People with Anime Proportions

If you’ve ever watched a Japanese anime, or even American cartoons for that matter, you probably know that most of the characters have highly unrealistic body proportions — giant eyes and tiny noses are the norm. Ideal Species is a creepy set of images by photographer Chris Scarborough that imagines what these proportions would look like in the real world. Yup, it’s creepy.
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Vintage Photos Turned Into Superhero Ancestor Portraits

Foto Marvellini, an art workshop based in Milan, came up with the interesting idea of collecting vintage portraits and transforming them into photos showing the ancestors of Marvel superheroes. Eventually the project, began including characters from DC Comics and Japanese anime as well.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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