Friday, January 16, 2015
Web Animation Watch: Tokyo Ghostbusters, Bee and Puppycat and more
People all over the web are celebrating the culture of the Land Of The Rising Sun with "Japan-Uary". Web animators are no different, so this week's WAW has a distinctly Japanese flavour.
Remember the series that turned Harry Potter and Star Wars into 1980s style anime? The supremely talented Shamoozal is back, this time giving Ghostbusters the 90's anime treatment. It's gloriously authentic and packed with references for fans of retro anime.
Fox's Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) is celebrating Japan-uary with anime-inspired parodies. First up is Schoolgirl Crush 2: Mechattraction. If you know your anime, it'll certainly bring back some memories..
If there's one Web Series with an undeniable anime influence it has to be the wonderful Bee and Puppycat. The most recent two episodes are now available and have been edited into one for your convenience. And it's just as loveable and surreal as ever.
Finally this week, Mashed is here with something for the videogame fans. Metal Gear Solid's hero Snake is here with his "most exciting mission yet". Animated by Red Minus.
See more animated awesomeness, hand-picked by us here. Are you an animator who'd like to be featured in a future instalment? Drop us a line.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.