Friday, July 07, 2006

manga PLUS horror MULTIPLIED BY youtube = AWESOME!

These are just the tip of the iceburg. My favorite internet invention of the past year, YouTUBE, has about a zillion and one awesome J-Horror clips for consumption. Check out these things I found over the past week!! Please leave URLs for other clips/trailers/CMs related to Same Hat in the comments, and I'll add them to this post!

Hilarious CM for an energy drink starring... Kaz Umezu! The horror-manga moments are great!


Umezzma: Sony Mobile add-ons for your Japanese phone starring Umezu! Nice props :)


Trailer for the Umezu Horror Theater series of films.


Umezu Horror Theater: The Wish trailer


Umezu Horror Theater: The Present trailer


Umezu Horror Theater: Snake Girl trailer


Umezu Horror Theater: House of Bugs trailer


The original opening for Umezu-adapted Nekome Kozo anime.
They are releasing a new movie adaptation soon...


New, scarier and longer Left Hand of God, Right Hand of the Devil trailer


Strange-ass narrated Junji Ito comic, animated panel by panel. For the story "Fashion Model"-- Like a manga audiobook...


Part 1 of 7 of a 1-hour Junji Ito live-action adaptation of his comic "Long Dream". Apparently, the subtitles were done by Alexis Grass, of http://junjiito.trilete.net/. Read a review of the movie at Snowblood Apple!

Also, check out parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7!

Japanese Uzumaki trailer


Death Note trailer (My latest guily pleasue... in movie form!!)


EDIT: thanks to Ben!
Jun Togawa & Seijin Suzuki booty CM:

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOLLOW!
Long time reader, first time poster.
Can anyone tell me what the black and white blocky things in the second video are ? I've seen them in a couple of things now.
TA.
Adam.

Ben said...

Dude, what a coincidence! I've been searching youtube for awesome stuff all week! (found lots of great YMO videos, but unfortunately now they all got taken down due to copyright reasons >_< )

Here's my most primo find, Japanese underground heroes Jun Togawa and Seijun Suzuki in an add for keeping your butt clean! o_O

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0w6jz4kEHc

ben said...

To the first poser:

Those blocky things are QR Codes - a type of barcode that you can scan with your cellphone, and then you'll be taken to a specific website, or you can download something, etc

Anonymous said...

by the way, you guys would probably be interested to know (if you don't already) that the animated adaptation of maruo's midori is out on french dvd with english subs

ryan & evan said...

Thanks for the info, Ben... Those barcodes look like the self-printed postage stamps in the US... haha, you called Adam a 'poser' !! :)

thanks for the details on the adaptation--- had seen that floating around but didn't see details in English yet... diving into the interweb for details !

Anonymous said...

Nagai Yume!!!!!!!!!

Yes! Thanks for the heads up about it. I've been wanting to watch that for a long time.

ben said...

Anybody know where one can order the french Midori DVD? Amazon.fr doesn't seem to have it... -_-"