Artist: laverinne Gender: Female Country: Indonesia Birthday: May 16 Style: Anime, Digital Art, Color About: Laverinne is an artist which makes fantastic detailed pattern backgrounds. I love her choice of colors and placement of her characters.
Koray, an old time GoBoiano moderator, picked Clannad: After Story as the saddest anime ever. This pick is probably in agreement with a large majority of anime fans, the whole series is just ‘the definition of sad’, agreed ;__;
The upcoming anime Symphogear Music Battle has just released it’s first promo video! The anime tells the story of the idol duet group Zweiwing and two average school girls who work to fight against a beast called ‘Noise’ to save humanity. The show has a awesome soundtrack since it’s a collaborated work by composer Noriyasu Agematsu of the music group Elements Garden and game producer Akifumi Kaneko, of Wild Arms. Check out the link to watch the promo video!. With amazing music, good animation and epic fighting…what more can you ask? :3
Jon, a GB moderator, picked Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigada as his favorite anime movie of all time! He felt that both the artwork and the storyline really stood out and what ultimately convinced him to pick it up.
Gender: Male Country: N/A Birthday: March 25, 1994 Style: Anime, Digital Art, Colorful About: Ryuuka-Nagare is a Digital artist that focuses on his use of colors. I love how he uses different colors in his use of lighting and all the different coloring in the hair.
Hiyoka Oku, the creator of the mature sci-fi manga Gantz, has announced that he will be ending the manga in 2012. The manga which has inspired a cult both in Japan and internationally since it’s launch in 2000, has inspired an anime adaptation and two live-action films. The manga is on it’s 33rd volume and has entered the ‘Final Phase’ since 2009, so it’s not surprising to many that it’ll be ending soon. So what do you fans think about this news? :3
Artist: Deamond89 Gender: N/A Country: Germany Birthday: May 16, 1989 Style: Anime, Digital Art About: Their art is very interesting. They use colors and details create an absolutely superb picture. I love their use of shading and lighting.
We hope that you all have a wonderful time with your family, friends, and anyone else that you celebrate this time of the year with! It’s been a while since we have updated on the progress of GoBoiano, but we wanted to have everything perfect before making any announcements. We finally received more funding to complete GoBoiano and are preparing to launch very soon. I know, I know, we’ve said that before in the past, but this time it’s the real deal. We’ve already gave a few fans sneak peaks into the demo server of GoBoiano and we are planning to allow even more fans to take a peak in on our server to see our progression. If anyone would like the related post to have a small test run of GoBoiano, “Like” this post(repost note:this is for facebook people so log in and go to our page and like the related post to get the chance) and we will select 5 or more people from the bunch to test out the platform. We’ll announce the lucky winners on tuesday so until then, Happy Holidays everyone! We’re all excited to be nearly complete with this long process and are ready to set off 2012 with a hell of a opening for GoBoiano!!!! Thank you all for your patience. We honestly could not ask for better fans then you guys. Thank you all for the support and we promise to not dissapoint you!
Our staff member Syruny picked Eureka 7 as the most original anime! She felt that along with the storyline, characters, animation, soundtrack and the amazing way the character development and connections were formed truly brought a breath of fresh air into the industry.
Artist: Juri Hayasaka Chinchilla (jurithedreamer) Gender: Female Country: United States Birthday: October 24 Style: Anime, Digital Art, Realistic About: Juri is a realistic digital artist that does beautiful detailed art pieces. I love her use of shading and lighting in skin tones, it almost makes the character look real. Be warned if you are going to go through her gallery that she does do some ecchi art.
GoBoiano’s editor and journalist Josh (aka Jack, aka Pedro, aka god knows what else), picked the hilarious anime Gintama as the funniest anime! He felt the awesomely quirky characters, random story arcs, and it’s ability to turn something so ordinary into something that could leave you off your chair laughing makes it simply….perfection ;__;
Here is a sequel to look forward to. The fourth season of Natsume’s Book of Freinds will premiere on January 2nd, so get on your computers and start watching/re-watching the last 3 seasons because this is not one to miss. The fouth season’s opening theme is “Ima, Kono Toki” by Hiiragi.
The anime is about a boy named Natsume who has been able to see ghosts since he was little. Though because of this gift humans shun him and ghosts aren’t that friendly to him either. He inherited a Yūjin-Chō or Book of Friends from his grandmother and now he is being haunted by the ghosts tying to get their contracts back from the book. So, how Natsume tries to release them or help them — even while many seek vengeance on him.
One of our all time favorite anime’s Eureka Seven is getting a sequel! Eureka Seven AO (Astro Ocean) was announced to begin airing April 2012 and will be produced by BONES. The manga version will launch on Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Shōnen Ace on January 26th and the storyline will revolve around a boy named Ao (who looks like a boy version of Eureka @__@) who sets events into motion when he gets a hold of the ‘power’…sounds interesting so excited! :3
Staff member Rabbit chose this scene from Hana Yori Dango as her favorite anime romance scene. Domyoji and Makino are one of her favorite couples. She loves the Domyoji’s determination in making Makino fall in love with him the most.
Keenan, one of GoBoiano’s top editor and journalist, chose Ladd Russo from Baccano! as is favorite anime antagonist! He loved that Ladd’s was sadistic, crazy and proud of it! Though he feels a honorable mention should go out to Claire Stanfield for being a ‘special’ kind of crazy…even immortals fear him @__@
Chris, our favorite GoBoiano graphic artist, chose the ecchi anime Freezing as his all time worst anime. His reasons lie in the fact that he believes ‘a storyline revolving around ecchi is not a storyline. Way too much boobs and not enough story.’ Haha I’m sure tons of fanboys would disagree.
Thalita, the co-founder of GoBoiano, picked AnoHana as her all time favorite anime series! She explained that although there were other series (Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed, Eureka 7,etc.) that were top of her list she decided that AnoHana will always hold a special place. She fell in love with the story, characters, animation, soundtrack…everything came together perfectly!
Artist: SenjoVal Gender: Female Country: Germany Birthday: May 9 Style: Anime, Digital Art, Color About: She is a great Digital Artist and she has a fantastic imagination. Her designs for her artwork are both colorful and surreal.
Work Tools: ♣ Wacom Tablet Intuos3 A4 ♣ Paint tool SAI ♣ Watercolors ♣ Ink
Nobunaga's Ambition and Pokemon Together In A New Game!
Our cute childhood monsters from Pokemon are teaming up with the epic sengoku period strategy game Nobunaga’s Ambition to become what could very well be the most awesome gaming crossover’s ever in the history of…ever *__* Hopefully Japan will be kind enough to translate and release this game over in the states as well (one can only hope right?), anyway check out the the promo video directly from Jump Festa!
Yakult is a popular drink originating from Japan. Many believe the product is healthy for you because it is a probiotic. However, there has been counter research against this claim. It is a milk-like drink that has a sweet taste to it. Most come in small bottles, and from experience let me just tell you it is hard to stop at just one!
Ben, one of our awesome GoBoiano moderators, chose Lelouch and Suzaku from Code Geass as the worst anime couple! Even though the couple is ‘non-cannon’ he felt the coupling was completely out of realm of reason -cue swarms of fangirls protesting-
Paul, another one of our future moderators for GoBoiano, chose this quote from Fullmetal Alchemist as his favorite. He had a hard time just picking one but he liked how this quote represented equivalent exchange, an idea that could be used to represent a principle of life for many of us.
Day 16: Favorite supporting character in an anime!
Kais, a GB admin, chose Usopp from One Piece! He struggled to pick his favorite. He started to think of characters that fight from afar. This is when he thought of Usopp. He thinks despite Usopp being scared a lot of the times, he’s provided some epic moments in the series.
Jon, a moderator for GoBoiano chose the Blood-C Saya &”Dog” bathroom scene as his favorite. He felt the scene wasn’t funny as a single picture but the scene as a whole and Saya’s personality made the scene his favorite.
With the death of Kim Jong-il on Saturday, his son and “Great Successor”, Kim Jong-un, has had an enormous amount of attention from the media in the last few days. One interesting fact about this foreign dictator that you probably didn’t know: He’s a fan of manga! Reported in the German weekly newspaper “Welt am Sonntag”, an anonymous man, who was reported to have gone to school in Switzerland with Kim claimed he was ” A huge fan of Japanese manga characters”. Haha otaku dictator, hopefully he let’s the country enjoy the joys of freedom and manga too ;3
Kida, our GB Video Editor and Journalist, chose this touching scene between Nagisa and Tomoya. We won’t spoil exactly what happens in this scene or this anime, it just contains one of the saddest anime deaths in Kida’s opinion.
Artist: ethe Gender: Female Country: United States Birthday: October 8 Style: Anime, Digital Art, Variety About: Ethe is a Digital Artist and she does a wide variety of work. She does your traditional anime art along with some surreal, mind-twisting pieces. I recommend looking through her gallery because it is very fun and interesting
Artist: lordandchain Gender: Male Country: China Birthday: N/A Style: Backgrounds, Realistic, Digital Art About: lordandchain is a realistic anime graphic artist. He does beautiful and detailed backgrounds with equally detailed foregrounds. His use of shadows and lighting is superb and he has excellent use of movement.
Role Playing Game Shining Hearts Gets Anime Adaptation!
Senguko Basara’s director Itsuo Kawasaki is going to be directing the anime adaptation of the fantasy role playing game Shining Hearts! Voice actors of the game will be participating in the anime, except for the three sisters who will have different voice actors instead of just one. The anime is set to premier in the Spring 2012 line up, are you excited?! :D