Sunday, January 31, 2010

Making money out of flying pantsu

If you're an avid anime watcher, perhaps you have read of the fanservice-filled anime called "Sora no Otoshimono". It's basically "boy meets girl", well actually "boy meets magical girl who happens to be a cybernetic angel that can grant him unlimited wishes" plus "hilarity ensues".

What is curious about this anime, is the ending theme, which features flying panties in what seems to be a touching piece of art about world peace... or something.




So far, so good, right?

Wrong. A guy took the design of those flapping paper planes and modified it so it would use pantsu-shaped paper. The result can be seen below:




But it seems that the idea was too great to stay as a single garage project. Just a few days ago we see a whole website announcing the mass sale of these "flying panties", selling for 1000 yen each. And behold, they will be holding an event this March 6th. Panties will come in two models: Colored stripes, and colored dots.

I can just imagine how many "flying pantsu" the guys will be able to sell. Knowing how Otakus are able to buy all the DVDs for Endless Eight, I can predict that the company will make millions of yens in only one day.

Sounds perfect for a mastercard commercial, don't you think?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Moebius

"Moebius".

(An interpretation of the song "Under Moebius" under the light of "disappearance")

By Rick.

Under the moebius strip of time and space, two worlds have now collided.
One world has just been vanished, while another one is born.
The girl that wasn't, now exists,
The smile that wasn't, now screams.

Chaos is spread, a man's poor mind is upside down.
He hunts for madness, that's his reason, for the world has now gone mad.
His fears alive, the boogeyman is now behind his back.
But fear is only inside his mind. The cat is mute, the magic's gone.

In the labyrinth of madness, a light shines upon the man.
Collect all keys. Your chance is slim, and time is short.
The keys are found, enjoy your triumph. Now, here, or there?
You must now choose. Stay, go back? In three, two, one.

Madness has come back, and all is fine. But normal must stay away, do not come back!
I must go back to the moebius, to be precise, just at the core.
Tell me the answer, oracle, tell me, please kill my doubts.
Who will do this? Name me the one, who'll turn the world from inside out?

Armed with knowledge and "rewind", we must now go.
What will be the outcome of this race? Who will win? Us, or it?
Naked feet walk on the snowy road, all is cold, and they're not seen.
Now, there's the thief! But it can't be, the thief is her... yes, it's herself.

Under the möebius strip of time and space, two worlds have now collided.
One world has just been vanished, while another one is born.
The girl that wasn't, now exists,
The smile that wasn't, now screams.

A frightened girl wakes up in time. A gun is aimed, and tears are shed.
The poor girl thinks, it's all gone mad! What's going on? And you, why you?
Why she woke up, she doesn't know. She knows one thing: "Don't want to die!"
I'm glad you're here. But not like this. Don't kill me, of all, not you!

A knife is thrust, and blood is shed. The boogeyman has saved the little girl.
What have you done? You've killed my love! I want to die, just kill me, please.
The boogeyman is vanished, but how, and when? Facing her savior, the girl is thinking, "it can't be."
What am I doing in here? Who are you? Answer me, who are you then? Are you myself?

The savior picks the gun, and now proceeds. The girl thinks, screaming, who are you!?
At the core of the moebius, the world is safe, and smiles are lost. It was my choice.
The frightened little girl is calm again, but hesitates. Explain to me, what's going on?
Her other self does not respond. Why won't you talk? Because I won't.

Under the moebius strip of time and space, two worlds have now collided.
One world has just been vanished, the first one is now reborn.
The girl that wasn't, now exists,
The smile that screamed, inside, lone, cries...

Moebius.