Anime Vice News

Yoshitaka Amano Event in LA Next Week

Man, I wish I could go. I didn't get to attend Amano's in-person event in SF.

For those of you who didn't get to catch artist Yoshitaka Amano's Deva Loka exhibit in San Francisco back when the New People center opened in Japantown, good news! Well, if you're in LA: the LeBasse Projects art gallery in Culver City is hosting "Deva Loka: Los Angeles" from February 20th to March 20th this year, and Amano himself will appear at the opening reception on the 20th.

Amano on  
Amano on  
I'm sure I need hardly introduce Amano to you, but just in case: geeks probably know him best for his character designs in the Final Fantasy series of games, and sci-fi/fantasy fans also love his illustrations in Vampire Hunter D. More casual anime fans may have seen his work in Neil Gaiman's Sandman: Dream Hunters.

If you'd like a sneak peek at the exhibit, I've got some video footage from the New People Center opening day that includes it (the exhibit starts about 20 seconds in). There are some gorgeous pieces in there, highly stylized, and fans of older-school anime will particularly appreciate some of it, I think. (Note: it was shot on the handcam sans tripod, and it's sped up, so sorry about the jitters! I swear I wasn't tweaking.)     
  
 
  
  
What do you think? I bet this style of Amano isn't what everyone wants to hang on the walls, but man, there were a couple of pieces in there I'd LOVE to have.
GodLen staff on Feb. 14, 2010 at 6:29 p.m.
man i love his art work, i need to but some... someday...
giaon Feb. 14, 2010 at 7:06 p.m.
@GodLen: Someday we'll have that kind of money. SOMEDAY our readers will pay for our ridiculous need for expensive art!
Galamothon Feb. 14, 2010 at 9:54 p.m.
I hate everything except the black & red tiger sculptures.
lanaswifton Feb. 14, 2010 at 9:55 p.m.
@Galamoth:
Harsh. But those sculptures are awesome.
John_Martoneon Feb. 15, 2010 at 2:14 p.m.
Oh hey, never saw the video before. 
 
@Galamoth said:
" I hate everything except the black & red tiger sculptures. "
Those suckers are 20,000 dollars, no joke. (I was at the gallery yesterday)
 
Only a couple of those pieces are still on display btw.

Dig Deeper into Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano is one of Japan's premiere artists and illustrators.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (3 Posts)
Add/View Images (44 Images)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Anime Vice Battle User of July 2014: Low

Congratulations to Low!

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 -- Special Review

What was revealed about this reboot from the Anime Expo screening?

Anime Expo 2014 Recap

Vice Pit sentai squad assemble!

SWORD ART ONLINE II #1 -- Special Review

I really, really don't like MMO's gettin' real.

DRAGON BALL :: Should You Watch Dub or Sub?

Episode #11. Retro review. He's bringing THAT question up again?

NARUTO Ch. 683 Review

When things are at their worst, the only place to go is up,....right?

BLEACH Ch. 587 Review

The war has taken an unexpectedly disappointing turn in direction.

Anime Expo 2014 -- THE VICE PIT

America's biggest anime convention pulls Sam back onto the show. And wait -- who's this mysterious third guest?

Anime Vice Battle User of July 2014: Low

Congratulations to Low!

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 -- Special Review

What was revealed about this reboot from the Anime Expo screening?

SWORD ART ONLINE II #1 -- Special Review

I really, really don't like MMO's gettin' real.

DRAGON BALL :: Should You Watch Dub or Sub?

Episode #11. Retro review. He's bringing THAT question up again?

ALDNOAH ZERO #1 -- Special Review

An info dump that... still smells good?

Anime Expo 2014 -- THE VICE PIT

America's biggest anime convention pulls Sam back onto the show. And wait -- who's this mysterious third guest?

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #10 + 11 -- Double Review!

This one will make you cry the manliest tears!

BLEACH Ch. 587 Review

The war has taken an unexpectedly disappointing turn in direction.

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel