Quick and messy Samumenco sketch!!
First time joining Inktober, here’s Kamen Rider Drive and Samurai Flamenco!
Oh yeah, yesterday (or today in different timezone) was October 10th, one year since the first episode of Samurai Flamenco aired.
the 8th child arc was the best arc like dont even try to argue
((yes I Know Tai asked Kari a few episodes in, and she didn’t know because her digivice got lost because of their cat. I didn’t forget.))
This is scary accurate.
This scene where Takeda meets Anno and Yamaga was also described in Yasuhiro Takeda’s The Notenki Memoirs: Studio Gainax and the men who created Evangelion:
They had both just enrolled in the Osaka University of Arts.
I had very little interest in anime back then, so I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular. When I was introduced to Anno, I said something like, “They say you can make anime. What kind of stuff can you do?” At this, he whipped out a pad of accounting paper and started drawing. After a bit, he held the pad up and flipped the pages rapidly. A Powered Suit ran across the paper.
I was stunned. I remember thinking, This guy’s incredible! It’s hard enough drawing a single Powered Suit with all the lines and complex shapes, but here he was animating one right in front of us. I’d seen a flipbook comic before, but this was the first time I’d watched someone actually make one. And for something he had just drawn up on the spot, it was really, really good.
That settled it - we were doing an anime for the opening film. And while Sawamura and I were getting all fired up and excited, Yamaga, who was sitting next to us, leaned back too far in his chair and crashed to the floor. The table was in chaos.
“What happened‽” we cried, scrambling to help him back up. “Are you alright?”
His response: “I had the hiccups, so I was holding my breath to get rid of them. I guess I forgot to breathe again.”
A man who can make Powered Suits moves, and another who collapses because he forgot to breathe. What a pair! It was a meeting I’ll never forget.
As the ending of that episode revealed, the real Hiroyuki Yamaga made a cameo as one of the waiters who helped Yamaga. It should be quite amusing to have one of your most embarrassing moments being reenacted in a TV show and act as an extra during it:
Aoi Honoo - Episode 11