Opening to Aoi Honoo (Blue Blazes) pays homage to:
- Anime Tenchou - directed by Hideaki Anno, AD by Hiroyuki Imaishi
- Pani Poni Dash! - key animation by You Yoshinari
- Tottemo! Luckyman - key animation by mentioned in the show Yoshinori Kanada
- Musashi Samurai Legend - key animation by Hiroyuki Imaishi
- Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu - key animation by Yoshinori Kanada
Favourite Director/Actor Collaborations: Kurosawa/Mifune
Between 1948 and 1965, Akira Kurosawa directed 17 films. Of those 17, Toshiro Mifune starred in all but one. While the two had a falling out after the filming of their last collaboration, Red Beard, their mutual respect for one another remained intact until the end.
Kurosawa has this quality, this ability to bring things out of you that you never knew were there. It is enormously difficult work, but each picture with him is a revelation. When you see his films, you find them full realizations of ideas, of emotions, of a philosophy which surprises with its strength, even shocks with its power. You had not expected to be so moved, to find within your own self this depth of understanding.
— Toshiro Mifune
I am a person who is rarely impressed by actors, but in the case of Mifune, I was completely overwhelmed.
— Akira Kurosawa
Monument Valley is Out Today!
Written by Elliott Finn
Remember that stunning, Escher-inspired puzzle game for iOS that you saw the trailer for a few months ago? Well, you can play it right now!
played it and beat it a while back.
It’s a short game, but it’s an enchanting experience. I simply adored every little bit this game had to offer. A++