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Missed the New Lupin Anime Debut? Here's a NSFW Recap.A brand new Lupin anime is airing in Japan. Dubbed Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine, It's centered on Lupin heroine Fujiko.



The show is the first televised Lupin anime series in 27 years—and the first to feature a female director. If the teaser poster, which featured a topless Fujiko, didn't clue you into show's sexy angle, the first episode should.


Check out the above gallery for a look at the first episode. There might be spoilers. And while this anime is appearing on (late night) Japanese network TV, there is NSFW imagery. You have been warned!


And, if you like, you can watch the whole episode online.


LUPIN the Third ~峰不二子という女~ 1話感想まとめ [オタク.com]


(Top photo: NTV)

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Missed the New Lupin Anime Debut? Here's a NSFW Recap.A brand new Lupin anime is airing in Japan. Dubbed Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine, It's centered on Lupin heroine Fujiko.



The show is the first televised Lupin anime series in 27 years—and the first to feature a female director. If the teaser poster, which featured a topless Fujiko, didn't clue you into show's sexy angle, the first episode should.


Check out the above gallery for a look at the first episode. There might be spoilers. And while this anime is appearing on (late night) Japanese network TV, there is NSFW imagery. You have been warned!


And, if you like, you can watch the whole episode online.


LUPIN the Third ~峰不二子という女~ 1話感想まとめ [オタク.com]


(Top photo: NTV)

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Will This Concept Art Kill You Dead?Goichi Suda's next game is called Killer Is Dead. The game isn't a sequel to his cult hit Killer7, but it does feature No More Heroes style swordplay.



The concept art does make the title look quite different from his other work. It's like salarymen plus the future plus stabby-stabby.


For more about Killer Is Dead, check out Kotaku's previous coverage.


『KILLER is DEAD(キラー イズ デッド』角川ゲームスXグラスホッパー・マニファクチュア第2弾! [Famitsu]


Will This Concept Art Kill You Dead?


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This Concept Art Will Kill You DeadGoichi Suda's next game is called Killer Is Dead. The game isn't a sequel to his cult hit Killer7, but it does feature No More Heroes style swordplay.



The concept art does make the title look quite different from his other work. It's like salarymen plus the future plus stabby-stabby.


For more about Killer Is Dead, check out Kotaku's previous coverage.


『KILLER is DEAD(キラー イズ デッド』角川ゲームスXグラスホッパー・マニファクチュア第2弾! [Famitsu]


This Concept Art Will Kill You Dead


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It's Not Just Weather, But Women's UnderwearThis week, a typhoon hit Japan. It snapped telephone poles in half. It overturned trucks. It killed people.


Footage of the storm in action showed just how powerful it was. Yet, when Japanese news station TV Asahi did its report on the typhoon, it also didn't hesitate from showing a close-up of a woman's skirt being blown by a gust of wind, revealing her panties.


Whenever it's windy and raining, Japanese news stations send out photographers to capture footage of how the weather is impacting the cities and towns. Yet, so much of the footage features young women—whether that is office workers, college students, or schoolgirls—as they try to navigate the weather. And often, they're either being pounded with rain or having their skirts flipped up by the wind.


Japan has rather strict laws about privacy. It's because of these laws that some websites blur out people's faces even when they take photos of public places, such as a street. Sometimes, the TV media will even blur out buildings that surround crime scenes.


But even against that backdrop, the Japanese mass media does not seem to blink about broadcasting accidental panty shots as regular folks walk down public streets, their faces unblurred. "Why does the mass media always film office ladies and schoolgirls?" asked one commenter on Japanese bulletin board 2ch. Well, probably because if they film them long enough, they'll get a glimpse of something.


Filming underage girls' underwear will get you arrested, but apparently if you work for network news, it's totally fine to put that footage on nationwide television. How troubling.


The weather women are often sent out in storms to get drenched or, as the top photo shows, have their skirts blown. In the above gallery, you can see a female weather caster looking directing at the camera and battling the wind with her skirt. Male weather reports also get soaked to the bone in an effort to show how horrible the weather is, but it's nothing like this. The other photos in the above image apparently depict regular folks, who are probably unaware they are being filmed.


There's a long history of attractive "weather girl" types in Japan (and elsewhere, for that matter). A Japanese flick, Weather Woman (above), and its ensuing anime, Weather Report Girl, played off this stereotype. The movie was a surprise hit in Japan during the mid-1990s. It even spun off a television series for Asahi TV.


It's not always like this. During last year's tsunami, this sort of exploitative coverage did not appear. But that's exactly what this is—exploitive. If a woman wants to flash her panties to the entire world, more power to her. If she doesn't want to, likewise, more power to her. But when she's just walking down the street and someone films her? This isn't reporting the weather. It's something else entirely.



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It's Not Just Weather, But Women's Underwear


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If Video Game Box Art Hadn't Changed in Thirty Years...There was a certain charm to video game box art from the 1970s and 1980s. The graphics were so terrible that often quite abstract, quite amazing art had to be used to sell a game in its stead.


These days everything is "better". Read: more airbrushed, photoshopped, boardroom-approved. Wouldn't it be great if instead of carbon-copy army men we had box art more like the good old days?


Games Radar took that idea and ran with it, coming up with a series of covers where today's games are given yesteryear's box art treatment. Usually literally, as in they're given the art from a real, retro game.


You can see more at the link below.


What video game box art would look like if it hadn't changed in 30 years [Games Radar]


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Sure, laugh at some of these if you want. Others will haunt your dreams tonight, so terrifying are their deformations of the human form.


It's been a while since we shared some physics mishaps from EA's Skate series, something that needs to be amended this evening. Here, then, are enough glitches, bugs, errors and just plain fuck-ups to last you all night.


Skate 3. Physics? What's that? [Reddit]



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Original, Badass Zelda Art By Katsuya TeradaKatsuya Terada is a Japanese artist you may not know by name, but you may definitely know him for his work. He's done character design for the Blood: The Last Vampire movie. He's helped out on Western cartoons like Hellboy. He's even done illustrations for Nintendo Power magazine.


Which leads us neatly into this gallery of wonderful illustrations from the first few Zelda games.


Appearing in material like old copies of Nintendo Power and official player's guides, and aimed at complementing the small and crude screenshots used at the time, Terada's Zelda art gives the series a tone and presence it wouldn't be able to muster on its own until well into the 1990s.


Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists. If you're in the business and have some concept, environment or character art you'd like to share, drop us a line!

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If Nintendo Had Made Angry Birds. In the 1980s.Swedish artist Giorgio Cantù has imagined what it would like if Nintendo had come up with the idea for Angry Birds and, instead of releasing it on a phone in the 21st century, had released it on a Game & Watch device in the 1980s.


It looks way easier, even with the series' revolutionary new "80s button" aiming system.


You should check out his site for more stuff, including art from Sega's Renegade Ops, which he did some work for.


Giorgio Cantù [CDW]


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