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FLCL Logos

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FLCL is my absolute favorite OAV. It has several logos that accompany the six DVDs (one for each episode). Unconventional, since you want firm your brand into people’s memories, this idea works fantastically on Fooly Cooly because it shows how avant-garde the show is. Below are it’s creative logo designs using the letters FLCL and the katakana フリクリ.

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September 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm

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Four Rooms and Golden Axe

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An unusual post since I found the image of the poster in the anime in the net, I didn’t screenshot it. Also because the second image is from the intro of a game, not a poster. First one is a Four Rooms poster found in the terrible Amagami SS. I only watched the first and the twelfth episode (from which the image comes from) and both were just awful.
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Next is Goldex Axe found in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun. The intro image depicts War Club (戦棍) instead of Golden Axe (戦斧). Since I lack the gaming knowledge to know all references found in the game center found in Academy City, I found this blog post that identifies probably all references.
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September 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

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とある魔術の禁書目録 & とある科学の超電磁砲 Logos

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Two simple, but fantastic logos from To Aru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) and it’s side story, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun).
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September 26, 2010 at 10:55 am

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Two Anime Logos

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Just re-posting the two gorgeous logos from Japanese animations that I displayed on my old blog. First one is from a romantic comedy movie called Tokyo Marble Chocolate. And here is the logo applied horizontally on a promotional image.
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This one is from the sci-fi movie The Five Star Story
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September 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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Hime-chan no Ribbon & SMAP

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SMAP is probably one of the most popular idol groups ever in Japan, but back in 1992 they were still struggling. To promote them in the beginning of the 90’s, they were given the opportunity to sing the opening and ending themes of a magical girl show called Hime-chan no Ribbon (姫ちゃんのリボン). They also make a brief appearance in the show as themselves. The protagonist of the story, Himeko Nonohara, has the careless idea of transforming herself into SMAP band members to please the audience. She ends up causing a major uproar in her school and is forced to flee.

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This is the SMAP poster seen once inside Himeko’s room.

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These are promotional materials of SMAP singles from 91 to 94 for comparison with their image in the anime.


While I was living in Japan, they released their best-selling single: 世界に一つだけの花 (Sekai Hitotsu Dake no Hana). It became the ninth best-selling single ever in Japan with over 2,5 million CDs sold. This song played everywhere I went to during that year.

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Tarou Nonohara, Himeko’s father, is a film director and 星のロマンス (Hoshi no Romansu) is one of his films that goes to the theaters during the show.

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While Himeko and her friends are waiting for Daichi Kobayashi, male protagonist of the story, this shot from the front of the theater revealed a fictitious Alien 4 poster. Alien 3 had been released in May of 1992. Himeko-chan’s Ribbon started airing in October of 92. They were right to think that there were more sequels to come, they only didn’t count that the next installment would be named Alien Resurrection instead.

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September 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Posted in music, posters in anime