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Screenshot Saturday: Mazinkaiser (Episode 7) Anime 08 MAY 2010

The brilliantly retro Go Nagai 2001 to 2002 OVA classic, Mazinkaiser, came to an end with the fiery action-packed episode seven, entitled “A Decisive Battle!! Flaming Hell Castle!” Hell, with a title like that, how could anyone go wrong? ;)

A reinvigorated Kouji Kabuto and his makeshift pilot stick prepare for the final battle!

Having arisen from the fiery depths of an active Mount Fuji thanks to the assistance of Kaiser Scrander, the wings of Mazinkaiser, Kouji Kabuto decides to avenge the destroyed Photon Power Labratory and his lost friends by striking directly at the heart of Dr Hell’s operations – Hell Island! While the Great Mazinger piloted by Tetsuya keeps the attaching mechanical beasts at bay, Kouji in his Mazinkaiser comes face to face with the hellish Baron Ashura, now integrated into the body of a gigantic, fearsome mechanical beast. Multi-armed and standing three times as tall as Mazinkaiser, Baron Ashura inflicts punishing damage on Mazinkaiser with his huge sword, only to be eventually be beaten back after a revelation frees Mazinkaiser’s ultimate weapon – the Final Blade!

And as you can see from the images below, the final battle really is final. Loads of action and goofy drama, dark atmosphere, giant robots and exploding islands – seriously, what more could a classic anime mecha fan ask for?

As you can see, Mazinkaiser doesn't quite measure up to Baron Ashura's stature - thankfully the oversized sword helps even things up a bit!

The Final Blade, Mazinkaiser's new ultimate weapon looks to be pretty damn good at making pretty sparks and getting rid of the bad guys all at once

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazinkaiser

Cosplay Sundae: Honey Kisaragi (Cutie Honey) Cosplay 02 AUG 2009

Francesca Dani Kisaragi Honey Cosplay
Cutie Honey is something of a cult Japanese franchise, created by famed horror-meister Go Nagai way back in 1973 already, and which has since spanned numerous manga series, two animated TV series, two OVA series, two drama CDs and two live action adaptations. In retrospect the original premise was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek magical girl series, centering around the outwardly ordinary girl Honey Kisaragi who happens to be able to transform into the busy red- or pink-haired heroine Cutie Honey to battle the assorted villains who threaten her or her world.

Now Italian-born Francesda Dani is something of an Internet legend, the original cosplay queen and net idol who has been doing this cosplay gig for years already, famous for running her own pay-to-view cosplay site and pretty much being recognised as one of the most popular cosplayers on the web. Thus, with all that said and done, it’s no wonder that she pulls off such a great Cutie Honey impersonation after all.

Guess there’s only one thing left to say then: Honey Flash! :P

Related link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutie_honey