Size Comparison: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Titan

Japanese blogger Ulaken [Jp] has created an interesting illustration comparing the size of the famous giants in Japanese pop culture.

Size comparison of Godzilla, Pacific Rim and Attack on Titan

The characters

The chart features the Godzilla from the upcoming Japanese film and the American one from 2014. The latest Godzilla is the tallest at 118.5 metres. [Update] You can check this post to compare the size of the Godzilla from early to modern days.

And then there’s the Jaeger robot and sea monster from the Pacific Rim in 2013. It’s a Hollywood film based on Japanese kaiju (monster) genre.

There’s also the gory giants from hit anime franchise Attack on Titan, including the normal and the extra-sized one. They are not really kaiju though.

And then there’s Ultraman, the old-school Japanese pop culture icon which is about the size of the giant monsters in the 1960’s. Poor little thing =)

Last but not least, the standard human being who is almost invisible in the picture.

Manga illustrator Shotaro Tokuno live drawing

A video which shows Japanese manga illustrator Shotaro Tokuno (得能正太郎, loose translation) drawing a manga-ish character with Wacom’s Cintiq 21UX pen tablet. A bit long winded (15 minutes long), but pretty interesting…

The Cintiq enables creative professionals to work with Wacom’s patented professional pen technology directly on the surface of an LCD display, which closely replicates the experience of working with traditional brushes and markers, but offers all the benefits of a digital workflow.

The concept is similar with other tablet computers (iPad etc.) but with higher resolutions and more levels of pressure sensitivity.

Seven Luck Casino advert

Creative advertisement from Korea’s Seven Luck Casino. Click pic for full size…

Seven Luck Casino Korean advertisement

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Spinning dancer silhouette optical illusion

One of the coolest optical illusions I’ve ever seen…

Spinning dancer silhouette optical illusion

Most people will see the girl spinning clockwise initially, but the girl can be seen rotating anti-clockwise as well, depending on how your brain works.

A small tip – focus below the hip to ‘change’ the direction. If you still can’t see it after some time, cover the upper body part and just focus on the legs.

[Update] The brilliant illusion is created by Japanese designer Nobuyuki Kayahara. You can visit his official site for some other works (not just optical illusions).

Tokyo unveil logo for 2016 Olympic bid

Tokyo have unveiled their logo for the 2016 Summer Olympic bid.

Tokyo Olympic 2016 logo

The logo takes the form of Musubi, a traditional Japanese knot. It integrates the five Olympic colours into a motif of colourful and decorative knotted strings which have long been utilised to signify blessings during times of celebration.

Currently there are six cities that have placed their bid for the 2016 event, i.e. Tokyo, Chicago, Dubai, Madrid, Prague and Rio de Janeiro. The host city will be announced at the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen in Oct 2009.

[Update 2009] It’s Rio de Jenairo for Olympic 2016.