Discussion in '-main-' started by beautifulmen, Aug 28, 2010.
Thank you for these !!!
Love the photos. That one of Mana and Kami are sweet--I also feel like I've seen Mana in other photos with a similar look? Is that the least amount of make-up he's been seen in photos?
Question: Does anyone have a larger/higher res version of the shot with Kozi? I realized that if we can assume this kimono is actually his, then the kamon (family crest) decorating it may give a hint to his surname. Good thing there’s no lack of kamon databases on the internet! I also happened to notice the mon looks similar to what Kamijo (right) has here...
Yes, I have nothing better to do with my time today.
I was told once by a Japanese who is very interested in traditional culture that in current times those crests does not have to be related to onces family, as they used to. Also, I think they look more like flower Crests? but Kamijo's is more solid while Közi's has like a pattern inside of it?
After a closer look, yes, I see the inner pattern in Kozi's mon as well versus the solid form of Kamijo's. And if that's the case about the kamon, neeeevermind then, haha. Guess my ego won't be satisfied today! Thanks for the prompt response, though.
Besides which, I think if Kozi's family really was entitled to a samurai crest, they'd probably be the types to object to his dropping out after middle school
Betcha ¥100,000 it would be a cat.
You’re better off holding onto that for your next hair appointment, missy.
They can object all they want; a true warrior heeds the call of destiny and does not yield. Or something.
Authentic footage of warriors heeding the call of destiny:
OK I'm sorry this is awful but the guy in the bottom right looks like a titan.
Edit: But like, a Titan from AFTER the dude learned how to draw a little. If that makes it better?
Not sure if this is the appropriate thread or if it’s ever been shared before, but here’s some shots of a character from the manga Under the Glass Moon who is based off a certain guitarist. You only get one guess who!
And if you look closely in the first picture, there are other random characters modeling Gackt and Izam (Shazna). The manga-ka was clearly a J-rock fan; Hakuei (Penicillin) made a cameo elsewhere in the comic.
Yes, I've been aware of this manhwa (since the author/artist was Korean, I believe) for some time... Don't know why I never bothered to purchase any volumes (probably because I was a broke kid and invested mostly in more accessible frivolities -- aka whatever my local Barnes & Noble carried). I believe this character was called Madam Bartoli? or something like that? If you think that's an interesting tribute, I would recommend Sang Sun Park's Tarot Cafe, if you haven't read it already -- Lots of Malicey nods in vol. 1
Indeed, this is Madame Batolli, whom the creator insisted was based on herself. I own both volumes of UTGM and I have The Tarot Cafe beside me as well while replying to this. I’ll have to look it over for those MM nods since I don’t recall anything, though!
You're right, it was her VKsona
And as we relocate this convo to the manga/book thread (if we still have one here), I would like to chime in that unlike UTGM, at least we got ALL of Tarot Cafe before TokyoPop went belly-up.
Wondering if we should make a random questions thread? Because my terrible memory acts up every now and then and I need to ask really random stuff and never know where to put it
So, in this instalement of my very specific randomness, can anyone tell me which magazine this is from? I'm actually looking for the interview translation (if there is one, but I'm pretty sure there is?) so if anyone can point me in that direction even better!
Many thanks in advance ^__^
It's from the magazine B-PASS (Issue #159 ~ April 1999). The three scans I have of it are of that photo you posted and an individual photo of Mana and one of Kami. I'll do some digging to see if there was an interview included, but from my scans, it's just the three photos.
Couldn't find anything yet, but the pic I shared implies an interview (where they talk about Gackt leaving) :/ I'll keep looking! Thank you for naming the magazine!!
No problem! I'll continue looking as well, I'm sure there's bound to be one to be found somewhere.
My favourite picture of Mana
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