Transformers designer builds real robot to aid Fukushima post-quake disaster

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Robot designer to the stars Vitaly Bulgarov is in the midst of a new project, his eventual aim to aid Fukushima, the prefecture of Japan worst hit by the earthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011. CNN reported that the 13-foot “robot-powered suit” is being developed in Gunpo, South Korea, under the name Method-2. Far from being a mere CG […]

Pearl Harbour, propaganda and anime’s first feature length

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Art plays a pivotal role in the healing process in the wake of national disaster, channelling a country’s collective grief and creating something from the calamity. Director Makoto Shinkai said the success of Your name is due in part to the natural disaster at the centre of its narrative, chiming with a country still processing […]