Virtual Boy references in anime and manga. Pic related.
Barely on topic I guess, but anyone who likes retro game really needs to read Hi-Score Girl. It's a coming of age/romantic comedy set around early 90s Japanese arcades and video game culture. The author obviously knows his stuff too. Really great manga.
That's kind of vague. Can we turn this to a references/appearances of retro games in media thread instead?
Waiting for a thread like that. Someone can identify which Famicom game Eva is playing? My first guess was Solomon's Key, but I don't know if there is another game like that in the library
It's gotta be. The cartridge doesn't look that familiar but the screenshot is almost identical.
There was a Saturn in an episode of You’re Under Arrest. Japan really loved the Saturn huh?
If you'd made a joke about it being off because of low battery life that would have been funny. Instead you posted a bunch of bitter fanboy nonsense.
The manga Blazing Ninjaman shows the best use of the Game Gear TV Tuner:
Yeah, it's totally fantastic - I can't recommend it highly enough.
The main character's a pretty big PC Engine enthusiast at least in the earlier episodes.
On the bright side, they've at least cleared up the legal issues with SNK. Hopefully someday they'll do the rumored animu.
But yeah, the scanlators have only just been releasing new chapters at a decent rate recently, it's going to be a while.
They sure do
Here's a sharp twin famicom.
Would you play with her?
The Dreamcast made quite a few appearances in Love Hina.
They used the Master System light gun in Zillion because Sega sponsored/funded it.
Opa Opa was in it too.
There's that show where all of the characters are literally humanized Sega consoles. Anyone know if its any good?
Here's some nintendo for you.
It's very cheap 3D animation made in MMD, but it's somewhat funny. Don't expect too much from it.
I really enjoyed it. Broad enough comedy for non fans but a lot of obscure references for super fans.
Remember when AVGN and Nostalgia Critic were in some anime?
It's from Bamboo Blade brotha. One of the very few high school comedies that are genuinely funny.
There was quite a bit of the Super Famicom in Ika Musume, IIRC.
I particularly like that it gives Huitzil some limelight. Not surprising given that he author is a Hutizil player (he even still enters tournaments).
Famicom controller in an episode of Cat Ninden Teyandee/Samurai Pizza Cats.
Isn't CGI more expensive than just drawing if it's just people standing around and talking, too?
I said it was like something Chinese because they have a penchant for trying to make their own anime due to a ban on foreign cartoons but for one reason or another doing the whole thing with computers.
Oh God that framerate.
On a side note I remember the 2003 Spider-Man cartoon being quite enjoyable.
Pretty sure it's Soul Eater Not, at some point there was some major production fuckup and the quality plummeted. Shit was outsourced to everywhere as a result, I wouldn't be surprised if this reference was made by some Korean or Taiwanese guy.
Shows like that are an exception. Nearly all anime is hand-drawn. And drawing in general is ludicrously popular in Japan with all the people (amateurs and pros) drawing manga, illustrations and characters. It's 3DCG that's unpopular there.
Here is an amateur production based on the Touhou games:
Ok, so I guess this guy got pissed off because he was emotionally invested in the narrative that drawing skills have declined in Japan?
4chan is like a honeypot for people with mental illnesses.
Got mine in the other day, so happy this exists.
>She starts to play games in order to get closer to her friend
>She actually started to appreciate them and even love them
>Calling her "gamegirl" ironically
There's another Virtua Boy reference in Maria Holic.
It's one of the few thing I remember about this horrible show.
Someone opens a closet.
There's a Virtua Boy inside.
That's the joke.
I'd rather the translation be behind a bit instead of having to wait feverishly for the day the next chapter drops. Not knowing when the next one is coming makes it a little more bearable, even if the wait is longer.