Apparently there are alot of people getting married on this day, it being the 7th of the 7th month, 2007. Why? I was unaware that luck had anything to do with marriage…? It seems to have alot more to do with caring for another person, working hard at not getting bored with each other, being considerate, thoughtful, compromising, stuff like that but then that’s just me I guess.
On a less sarcastic note.. today is Tanabata! Yay! I love this festival,it means the days are going to start to get really warm (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere) and you work a lot less… it’s also wonderfully sad and romantic… ahhhh. And if you haven’t already seen it above is my illustration based on the story.
There is alot of cool stuff on offer in the way of animation at the moment, one of them being Tekkon Kinkreet. Once more I discovered these guys while working on the Fantasia Film Festival but was reminded about it when my the dude living my dream in Tokyo blogged about the release of the DVD in Japan just the other day.
Tekkon Kinkreet (see trailer here) is based on the original artwork and story by Taiyo Matsumoto in a manga released in 1993.
“When I saw [the manga] about 12 years ago, I just thought ‘this is it!’. A kid standing on a telephone pole and looking down at the whole city in the wind like that… there was nothing else like it. Even now, animation is basically for kids and families, but I always wanted to make an animation adults can enjoy, and Tekkon Kinkreet had that feeling to attract adults.” Eiko Tanaka, Studio 4°C.
Once again I have no idea when/if this awesome animation will be shown here in Melboure (as it looks like definitely one for the big screen) but I will try very hard at finding out!
Enjoy it Orihime and Hikoboshi ’cause it’ll be long time between drinks from tomorrow!