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Todd Blankenship
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Todd Blankenship Mar 14
Replying to @MozillaVulpix
It already feels like DBS: Broly came out five years ago. 2015 feels like at least ten years ago.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 13
Replying to @shinhoroko
You should totally draw pictures of all those phrases personified as Heavenly Kings/Niohs.
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nina matsumoto Mar 13
everyone check out this potato
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Todd Blankenship Mar 13
Replying to @_Nickolaus_
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Todd Blankenship Mar 12
Replying to @YTWes
If they ever come out with a Kindle edition of the Kanzenban, I’m on it.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 12
Replying to @TanookiKuribo
One of those exceptionally clear days when you can see Mt. Fuji from Osaka.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 12
Replying to @Mejicano_Americ
That’s right
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @MozillaVulpix
You hit shadow monsters with a big key.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Guess I’ll be sleeping in.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
It was probably a toss-up between her or Annin.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Yes, the AF fan-fiction idea was Goku having a son named “Xicor” (a name apparently lifted from the Star Wars EU) with a goddess. Toyble’s contribution was making that goddess the West Kaioshin.
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Matt Herms Mar 11
Happy 25th Birthday to the best RPG ever made, Chrono Trigger! Wanted to do a pic with more of the characters for awhile, and finally decided on an homage to the "Goodbye" art at the end of Dragon Ball, by the legendary Akira Toriyama!
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @Herms98
All said, it was a pretty interesting read. I’m a sucker for non-fiction comics, but the ones in English tend to just be general introductions to topics, so it was nice to get such an idiosyncratic choice of subject matter, combined with Mizuki’s always distinctive approach.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @Herms98
There’s also a segment on vodou priest François Mackandal that’s got some pretty disturbing imagery. So instead, here’s a pretty cool ship Mizuki drew.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @Herms98
The chapter on Myōe is considerably dirtier than you’d expect the biography of a Buddhist monk to be. Or maybe I’m just too naive. Anyway, instead of those images, here’s a dancing elephant.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @Herms98
A bit earlier, when describing Milarepa’s own meditation techniques, Mizuki illustrates them with a wonderful series of total non-sequitur images (well OK, the candles kinda fit, but not the rest).
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @Herms98
Other times Mizuki himself steps in. At one point, he describes a TV segment he did on a Taiwan sect with a meditation style said to let one glimpse the afterlife. He was right in the middle of a blissful trance when the stupid director interrupted to ask how it was going.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @Herms98
Sometimes the narrator is Nezumi Otoko (“Rat Man”, one of Kitaro’s supporting cast), who nonchalantly interacts with the historical characters...
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
Replying to @Herms98
This caught my eye while looking through Mizuki’s (ridiculously extensive) catalogue, because lord knows it’s not often that you see a cartoon version of Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish scientist seer supreme. I highly recommend checking out his Wikipedia page or something.
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Todd Blankenship Mar 11
The Lives of the Mystics, Vol.1 (2000): Shigeru Mizuki’s non-fiction(ish) guide to the lives and works of various people almost as kooky as he is, including Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg, Tibetan murderer-turned-yogi Milarepa, and dream diarist/monk Myōe.
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