Archive for September, 2007

Upcoming anime films 1 – Sword of the Stranger

Posted By yonghow on September 30th, 2007

Its been a bountiful time for feature anime films the past year or so, with many notable works like Tokikake, Paprika, Tekkon Kinkreet, 5 Centimeters and Rebuild of Evangelion. Its going to be quite a treat for animation lovers yet as the the list continues; let’s begin with the period anime Sword of the Stranger.


Kon Satoshi prefers Sapporo Beer

Posted By yonghow on September 28th, 2007


Denno Coil Galore Part I – Special limited edition dvd 1

Posted By yonghow on September 27th, 2007

With its captivating storyline and jawbreaking animation, Madhouse’s Denno Coil ( 電脳コイル) has been keeping me on a fix ever since its release a few months back. The initial press limited edition dvd 1 ( containing episode 1 & 2, plus a bonus making of disc and storyboard book ) just arrived in the mail yesterday.


What happened to the video rental stores in Singapore ?

Posted By yonghow on September 25th, 2007

I’m finally back in the studio after a much needed one week break. Its amusing how I am always craving for some personal time when the 18 hour days are killing me but not haven’t the foggiest idea how to spend it well when I do get some. I took lazy afternoon naps, had dinner with some Japanese friends, met up with 2 Singaporean friends who came for the Tokyo Game Show, and watched a couple of films, in between a fair bit of just lounging around doing nothing – an enjoyment nonetheless.

Here are some photos I took while exploring an area near Shimokitazawa.(下北沢)
The first one looks like something straight out of a scene in Akira :


Babes Galore in Shibuya station Part 2

Posted By yonghow on September 20th, 2007


Freedom Nissin Cup Noodles Commercial 7

Posted By yonghow on September 15th, 2007


Who is Katsuhiro Otomo ? 大友克洋 新解説

Posted By yonghow on September 13th, 2007


Utada Hikaru “Kiss & Cry” MTV Freedom version

Posted By yonghow on September 10th, 2007

About 2 months ago, word came that we will be helping out with the production for Utada Hikaru’s MTV for “Kiss & Cry“, her latest single. Although Freedom has always been associated with Utada’s music right from the start ( the opening credits feature her song “This is Love” ), the chance to actually work on one her MTVs naturally got me fairly excited, as I am a big fan. A rough cut of the MTV has already been completed, and I was just dying to see it.


Tekkon Kinkreet dvd + Hiroaki Ando autograph

Posted By yonghow on September 6th, 2007

Work on Freedom 5 has just ended, and I finally get a little free time in the studio. The first thing I did was to grab my Tekkon Kinkreet dvd and ask for Ando-san’s autograph, who was the co-director on the film.


Why your birthday card is late…

Posted By yonghow on September 4th, 2007