The stunning artwork of all four Samurai Champloo Music Record cds: “impression”, ”playlist" (Sept. 22, 2004), "departure" and "masta" (June 23, 2004). Produced by Nujabes, Fat Jon, Force Of Nature and Tsutchie.
KILL la KILL (キルラキル) illustration by animator Hideki Nakagawa (中川 英樹) from the C86 book “TakePro” (竹プロ). Mankanshoku Mako with Harime Nui and Kiryuin Ragyō in swimsuits! Satsuki and Ryuuko are wearing Junketsu/Senketsu ones, and cute Nonon Jakuzure her Nudist Beach uniform !!! It reminds me of Amemiya’s beach illustration.
The Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー) cosplayers that stole my heart… Thank you SO much for bringing back so many memories. T_T The anachronisms, the animation, the music, the historical knowledge that it made me search for. I fell in love with Edo Period, japanese mythology and (ukiyo-e) painting. I fell in love with the director (Shinichiro Watanabe) and THEN with Cowboy Bebop. Masaru Gotsubo’s manga. Nakazawa’s designs. Shing02. SO much jazz knowledge from Nujabes’ samples. Thank you, Jun. どうもありがとうございます！Mystline still makes me cry. I fell so much in love it took me 9 months to write a tribute song over The Final View. It took a poem’s time, and hopefully it has the beauty of one… And the dopeness of yours. T_T Hope you and Dilla will listen to it next February 7. There hasn’t been a greek tribute (that sounded ancient) so it will be my honor. R.I.P. Samurai who smells of Sunflowers.
PHOTO BY CHOKORO (ちょころ)
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