Earlier this week, I posted on a size comparison for “Every Godzilla Ever” and an image presentation, “The Science of Godzilla.” Yet my previous post, “Do You Remember Love?” has surpassed “Every Godzilla Ever,” and is closing in on “The Science of Godzilla” with 61 hits to go, as of this writing, though both posts are still getting visitors. At the rate “Do You Remember Love?” is climbing, it could eclipse Godzilla/Gojira by the end of the day.
Could it be Lynn Minmay is more popular than Godzilla?
Scenes from the 4K Ultra HD edition of Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Ai Oboete Imasu ka (“Do You Remember Love?”) has become the signature tune of singer Mari Iijima. Play and enjoy.
Comments from the YouTube listing:
2 days ago
Now am 41 year old …am still love this song …always touching my heart …still will get sad and cry ..reason dont know why
10 days ago
It’s 2022 now, and I am growing older every day, but the emotional power of this song and animation grows stronger. It touches my heart more than ever before. I hope everyone can hear the message of this song, even in 2022.
3 months ago
The hand-drawn animation during this era of Japanese anime has such a special charm to it. Each little detail shows so much effort and heart.
Cyrano de Galicia
4 months ago
Wonderful. Just wonderful. I am so happy to know Macross is still appreciated to this day, not only in Japan but worldwide. We will always remember love! Hopefully Macross will be commemorated next year in Japan, like Patlabor was for it’s 30th anniversary.
7 days ago
How could they create the artwork, animation and music like this, especially in the time like back then? Everything shown here put all the new ones with a lot of help from technology into shame. These people are genuis. Can’t imagine how hard and how much work they had to put into all of this. It reflects their heart and soul through every area of their work. A masterpiece that will just stand through time, unlike most we see nowadays.
1 month ago
I cried watching this again. I missed my childhood.
What a memory, we are blessed with good animation in the 80’s.
But to think this is made before AKIRA is mind blowing.
11 days ago
To think this is all hand drawn through sheer rigor…. what a marvelous masterpiece of human passion and devotion
Craig Miller, Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm from 1977 to 1980, has announced his Spring 2022 convention tour, in which he’s selling copies of his insightful STAR WARS MEMORIES. Why buy it through Amazon when you can get signed copies directly from him?
Here is his posting:
Spring is soon upon us. Covid is – at least for the moment – reducing its stranglehold. And conventions are starting to once again rear their ugly heads, er, um, I mean, they’re happening “in person”.
And as my going out to promote my book “Star Wars Memories” was curtailed almost before it began, I’m about to make forays back into the convention world.
I’ll once again be speaking at conventions and, something I’ve rarely done in the past, I’ll have a table to sell and sign books.
And I’ll be starting this Sunday with the Vintage Paperback Show in Glendale (https://www.la-vintage-paperback-show.com/ for details). No speakers but lots and lots of people signing books and many dealers with tables of books for sale. This show has been happening for an astonishing 42 years and is always worth attending. And it’s only $5 to get in.
Just a couple weeks later, I’ll be at Wondercon with a table and I’ll be doing a slide show about the early days of Star Wars and Fandom.
Then Star Wars Celebration. I don’t have a table there but I’m hoping to work something out.
I’ll post details about my participation at Wondercon and Star Wars Celebration as they get closer.
From Yamato 2199: Ark of the Stars, an exciting launch! (If you don’t see this in Firefox, try other browsers.)
From Atomic Retro Sci-Fi. Click image to enlarge (twice) and read the text:
FilmCorp has uploaded some remarkable videos, size comparisons with all the Gojira/Godzilla monsters, their fire breath, and their rival titans. Take a look.
Evolution of Godzilla:
Rendered in Eevee by Blender, edited in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition.
Evolution of Godzilla’s atomic breath:
1955-1978 Godzilla models not made by FilmCorp.
Godzilla Heisei, Shin, and Godzilla Earth made by ByNEET.
Showa and Final Wars Minilla, and Godzilla Ultima Base Sculpted by Zul – https://twitter.com/ZulhazreenZulk1
All others made by FilmCorp.
Titans Size Comp, 2014-2019:
Music by: nells – https://www.fiverr.com/nellss
Godzilla Blue Oyster Cult Synth Cover by Kweer Kaiju
Mother Longlegs, Scylla, Methuselah, Godzilla and Mothra Sculpts by JJJ: https://www.deviantart.com/caseys42
All other models used made by FilmCore
Animated in Blender 2.8, edited in Adobe CC.
Evolution of Godzilla Monsters:
Godzilla and kaiju models by: https://snake151.deviantart.com/
Certain music queues by: SUPERTOHOREREMIX – https://www.youtube.com/user/TOHOREMIX
On Sunday, February 28, 2022, the family, friends and colleagues of performer, composer, singer and writer Will Ryan gathered together in a touching tribute to him. CelebWorx live-streamed the event and has made it available for online viewing.
Click here to see the video, and know what a wonderful man Will Ryan was.
From late 1990:
Every year the San Diego Comic Convention attracts thousands of people interested in comic books and animation. They can shop at 400 dealers’ tables, buy sketches from 80 artists, meet scores of industry professionals, participate in seminars on the art and industry, and watch endless reels of science fiction and animation. For four days, August 2 to August 5, attendance swelled to over 10,000 visitors. What an opportunity to promote Sullivan-Bluth!
Over a hundred companies — publishers, distributors and studios — had booths at Exhibitor’s Hall. The Don Bluth Animation Gallery was Booth 76. Not surprisingly, the Bluth Booth attracted a huge audience.
Mary Ann Lewis and Carol Raikes managed the booth (with Frank Suarez assisting), selling plenty of cels from All Dogs Go to Heaven, plus f1ipbooks, buttons and posters. Some Rock-a-Doodle illustrations were on display, but not for sale. People were also entertained by a rough cut from All Dogs, in addition to special showings of Dragons Lair II: Timewarp.
Then on Saturday, we unleashed our biggest draws to our unsuspecting public: The She-Devils of Animation. Linda Miller, Lorna Pomeroy-Cook and Cathy Jones dazzled the fans with their squiggles and doodles, selling sketches for $15 a character; $25 for two. (Alas, I was the wrong gender to wear an official “She-Devils of Animation” T-shirt.) Don Moore, our illustrious background painter, came by in the afternoon to demonstrate his talent. A PBS film crew from Utah filmed them for an documentary on animation to be broadcast this fall.
And then there was Charlie. Yours truly donned the dog suit Saturday morning, and later in the afternoon, to greet the fans. Itchy wasn’t with me, though, presumably because he didn’t want to get fleas.
“Charlie! It’s Charlie!” Little kids recognized me and were thrilled to hug me and shake my paw. I was told one little girl marched behind me as I marched my way through the hall.
As I passed the Streamline Pictures booth, the guys offered me rolls of money if I removed my doggie head. A tempting offer, but I declined. I liked my job.
What was it like in the costume? Was it hot? Yes. Was it hard to see? Yes. Vision was restricted; I could only see out of the mouth, and I needed an escort to guide me through the crowds, and to help me in and out of the costume.
Sometimes the folks at the Bluth Booth were too busy to interact with me. Fortunately I was able to recruit Will Ryan, the voice artist extraordinare responsible for Digit the cockroach, Petrie the pterydactyl, Stewy Pig, Praline the skunk, and one of Stanley’s pansies, and he was glad to direct me. I posed for pictures, and I was joined by the Bluth Booth gang. I even got to hug a She-Devil of Animation. It was a propitious moment, for I was the embodiment of a character she had drawn two years earlier.
Afterwards, I marched back to the dressing room, waving farewell to the crowds of Charlie-lovers, who were now certain to buy the All Dogs videocassette to watch their hero go to heaven. Or so we hope.
Someone asked if Burt Reynolds was in the costume.
I nodded, of course.
At the Gallifrey One convention, February 21, 2022, Sylvester McCoy energizes my cell phone! There’s a Covid-protective partition between us which doesn’t show. I had no idea of his pose till after I saw this photo. This goes to show his remarkable gift for improv.