29 Sep 2011

Black Swan Movie Poster



Released 2010, Black Swan is an psychologival thriller, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis.

Wallpaper, aim icons and more from the offical Website
Black Swan Official Website

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28 Sep 2011

Saint Seiya 2 mmorpg cosplay Ye Zi Xuan


Ye Zi Xuan as the Goddess Athena from the upcoming Chinese MMORPG Saint Seiya 2 from developers Dreamworks. 

Saint Seiya 2 online Official Website

Read all there is to know about the original Japanese Manga and it's many spin offs on wikipedia
Saint Seiya aka Knights of the Zodiac Wikipedia

or


Sacred Saga Card deck

or

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27 Sep 2011

Dance in the Vampire Bund Manga




A forty vol series first released in 2006.  Dance in the Vampire Bund (ダンス イン ザ ヴァンパイアバンド Dansu in za Vanpaia Bando) is a supernatural romance manga written and illustrated by Nozomu Tamaki. 

In return for paying off the Japan's national debt, Mina princess of all vampires, gains permission to create a safe haven for vampires called "the Bund".  Tensions run high when Mina reveals the existence of vampires and her desire for both races to live in harmony.  Fear on both sides changes begins to change the status quo as vampires and humans come into conflict.. A 12-episode anime has also been produced.

Fortunately or unfortunately, you will find nearly the entire series in jpeg or pdf format elsewhere on the net but for now perhaps a quick visit to the mangaka's blog.

Nozomu Tamaki personal blog

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26 Sep 2011

Valkyria Chronicles Trailer Game FMV


Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game released in 2008 for the Ps3.

Distinctive, stylistic visuals drew comparison with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (manga) indeed the Producer Ryutaro Nonaka admits to aiming for the style found in World Masterpiece Theater (TV Anime show) The success of the game spawned a media franchise, including several manga titles and an anime series.

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24 Sep 2011

Alma Wade F.E.A.R. Wallpaper



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Alma Wade is a character from the F.E.A.R. series of games, a horror-themed first-person shooter.  The identity and mystery of Alma are at the very heart of F.E.A.R 's success.

Born August 26, 1979, Alma is a gifted but troubled child, with tremendous psychic powers, she becomes attuned to the negative emotions of the people around her. Through the storyline of the first game, her physical body died six days after the removal of life support, but Fear2 explains her continued apparitions are the result of her surviving psychic energy which lives on long after her heart stopped.  Project Origin reveals that Alma is able to shift her appearance and that all three versions of Alma are all different manifestations of the one woman.

Fear Game  wiki

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23 Sep 2011

Vocaloid MikuMikuDance Miku Hatsune

"Levan Polka" to be precise.

Vocaloid aka ボーカロイド Bōkaroido, is a singing synthesizer application, with Vocaloid 3 due for release any time now

To aid in the promotion of the Vocaloid songs themselves, an independent freeware program, MikuMikuDance was developed, commonly abbreviated to MMD aka VPVP, that lets users animate and create 3D animation movies, originally produced for the movies of Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Miku Hatsune/ Hatsune Miku is a Japanese female vocalist from VOCALOID 2

How popular is Miku? checkout my new buddies video on Toyota's endorsement of the character

Miku Hatsune and Toyota from MikuMikuDance Arabic

VPVP Website english 

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Wallaper of the week odd sized and unknown

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Apologies I have no idea who to attribute this to :(
I'm also very slow to resize it, hence the sizing.

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Pic of the Week Daryl Mandryk


Hard not to avoid another piece of genius from Daryl Mandryk

Daryl Mandryk


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21 Sep 2011

Fantasy Art Clyde Caldwell


Clyde Caldwell is an American artist, describing himself as a fantasy illustrator, best known for his portrayals of strong,independent female characters. Mr.Caldwell gained fame through illustrating many Dungeons & Dragons products and for his work on Ravenloft and Gazetteer game modules. Since 1992 he has again worked as a freelance artist. Browse more of his images, photos and visit his online store at his

Official Website

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20 Sep 2011

Ayane Closing FMV from DOA4

What you get for all that hard work :)

Ayane is a character from the DOA game series and crossover character in Ninja Gaiden and playable character in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.  Half-sister and cousin to Hayate and Kasumi, a ninja destined to live her life in the shadow of her older sister.

Ayane Wallpaper
Ayane Cosplay
Ayane square icons

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19 Sep 2011

Hanna


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A 2011 European-American action thriller film directed by Joe Wright. The film stars actress Saoirse Ronan as the title character with Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Hanna Official international website

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18 Sep 2011

Digital Artist Warren Louw



Hailing from South Africa, this master utilizes a variety of techniques, a sturdy mac, photoshop cs3 and a unique eye for detail to create stunning artwork. For higher resolution images and complete portfolio follow the following offical links.

Warren Louw on deviantart
Official Facebook page
Latest on cghub
Gallery at CGsociety

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16 Sep 2011

Pic of the week Joshclub


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from manwha artist "Joshclub" no web profile to be found sorry, but if you do find one, please leave a comment so I can link to this master . Thank you! :)





Wallpaper of the week Midnight Sun

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from saiyaman

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15 Sep 2011

Yamato "Akira" Dorian Cleavenger PVC Figure






Inspired by the work of artist Dorian Cleavenger and sculpted by Plant-jzero Moekichi, Akira was the 1st piece in Yamato's Fantasy Figure Gallery series. Standing at 10 1/2-inch tall (15-inches with ornamental staff and display base), Akira is constructed of more than 100 individual pieces and features over 400 paint applications. Indeed the crafting is so delicate that her enigmatic smile has been likened to a modern-day Mona Lisa.

From the artist's website:
"Akira" model: Karin Taylor
She has seen the worlds that died, she has heard the stars that cried, she has watched the suns collide, she is Akira, the eyes of the sky.

Available from Amazon

12 Sep 2011

Lum Urusei Yatsura Cosplay



Lum is a character from the comedy franchise Urusei Yatsura based on the orignal manga written and illustrated by fenale mangaka Rumiko Takahashi 

Cosplay from Elena Litvinova aka RYOKO-DEMON
Full size photos and excellent cosplay at her page on deviantart

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9 Sep 2011

Chen Shu Fen Wallpaper of the week

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Pinfan and Chen Shu-fen, a celebrated Taiwanese duo collectively known as "Pinfen",  Illustration from  art illustration book "Chen Fu and Common".

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pic of the week Miyako Kajiro

Miyako Kajiro 神代 美耶子 Kajiro Miyako character from the ps2 stealth-based survival horror game title "Siren" aka "Forbidden Siren" Fan artist unknown

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8 Sep 2011

Deus Ex Human Revolution Concept Art





Not an expert when it comes to architecture, but what little time I've spent in the Deus Ex world, the surroundings have never failed to amaze me.   So infatuated that I oft find myself wandering the game world, delaying the next mission to gawgle at the environment .  Immersive? you bet and then some.  Artists who worked on the project included Trong Nguyen, Sébastien Larroudé,  Jim Murray, Brian Dugan, Theirry Doizon, Richard Dumont and Eric Gagnon.  Now I'm off to scour the Interverse to seek out their work.  I will be back.

Official Deus Ex Human Revolution website

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3 Sep 2011

Wallpaper of the Week Kanji Lanterns

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Pic of the Week Morrigan

Character from the 1997 game Vampire Saviour: Jedah's Damnation / Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire Also known as Vampire Savior: World of Darkness or Darkstalkers 3 (U.S. PlayStation version.

If anyone recognises the artist please leave a comment, so I can attribute this beauty to the creator.

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1 Sep 2011

Kasumi Goto Wallpaper



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A Character from the action sci fi rpg Mass Effect 2, originally introduced to the game environment in a downloadable episode entitled Kasumi "Stolen Memory". Not much is known about Kasumi as is befitting her galactic renown as infiltrator and Master thief.   Kasumi's recruitment contract with Cereburs is contingent on helping her steal back her deceased lover's "graybox", a collection of snapshots of a individual's memories. Kasumi is the only squadmate with tech training who makes use of the Infiltrator's unique class skill.  The Japanese word kasumi (霞) means "haze" or "mist".

Top image full quality scan from patryk-garrett on deviant art

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Kotobukiya Figures