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bizarre stuff from japan

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:57 am
by sheisnot

be sure to click on all the links; there's even weirder, funnier stuff to be found.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:04 am
by godisinthesilences
some very funny things in the gallery. Love the little dancing david...LOL

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:32 am
by heartofdavid
This is the site for the magazine I mentioned elsewhere. I have the first 7 issues of 8Beat. It's really fun, the storylines run from issue to issue, the original one being a love story between David and Ryuichi Sakamoto. That story plays out in every issue, thwarted love, lol. The original artist was a good friend of Akiko Yano and Ryuichi, I think they schemed up the plot together, lol. David was fully aware of this, I think most of the pop stars were. I have pics of Steve posing with the artist, holding a caricture of himself.

Different artists contributed to the magazine, but there was this one main artist. I believe the first strip ran in Viva Rock (and continue to do so). The compilations of strips made up the 8Beat magazine.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:17 am
by godisinthesilences
wow heart.... you sure do have a wonderful collection.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:21 am
by Silver Moon
Wow! That sounds awesome! Are all copies of the magazine in Japanese? I wish I had an issue of it!!


PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:47 pm
by heartofdavid
As far as I know, they are only in Japanese, but a lot of the story lines can be figured out just by the pictures; mostly it's romantic-fluff (slashy) with some goofy action stuff thrown in.

There are some pages with individual drawings (in a header or sidebar). The magazines also have a few pages of full color photos in the beginning, generally of the artists who will make an appearanc in that issues' stories.

I've never seen a translation of any of them and this is one of the few Japanese magazines that I've never seen in a Japanese market, only through mail order, which is where I got mine back in the 80s. I wonder if they ever come up on ebay? I've never looked.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:27 am
by Poisoned_Apathy
Thanks for that!! It's funny!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:37 pm
by Lizzardqueen
Ha! Ha! Lord that's cute!!!!!! Thanks for the link!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:09 am
by E.T.
David trying to give Chocolate to Sakamoto at Valentines day ... /senjo.htm

I have this Viva Rock issue ... 4beat.html

should I not post this reply ...? those are just jokes

or I should delete this post soon. :smt096

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:16 am
by Silver Moon
That post is great!

Those are both so cute and funny! I wish I could understand them...


PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:32 pm
by New Romantik
How great! I want to use one as my avatar...what cute drawings! :-D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:55 pm
by Hawk
This artist is FANTASTIC! They really really look like the guys from Japan! I have seen the characters floating about the boards, good to know where they came from. Best fan art I've seen for any musician.