Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Near miss


Do you realise ? Just a few centimetres lower and this poor guy would have been hit in the head by the Astro Boy! Ah life in the city is dangerous! Are you a fan of mangas? I'm not, I just can't relate to these Japanese fighting stories. But if you are, there's an exhibition currently on at the Art Gallery of NSW that you might want to see. It's called Tezuka, and it's on until 29 April. Tezuka Osamu (1928-1989), an icon of the Japanese manga movement, is acknowledged in Japan as an artistic master and revered as the figurehead of the manga and anime industries.

Vous vous rendez compte ? Quelques centimètres plus bas et l'Astro Boy filait à ce brave passant un coup de poing en pleine tête ! Ah les dangers de la ville ! Etes-vous un fan de mangas ? Moi pas du tout, ces combats japonais n'ont aucun sens pour moi. Mais si ça vous inspire, il y a une expo temporaire intitulée Tezuka à la galerie d'art du NSW jusqu'au 29 avril. Tezuka Osamu (1928-1989), créateur de plus de 700 mangas, est reconnu au Japon comme un maître de cet art. C'est une figure phare du mouvement manga.

17 comments:

don said...

humm i'm more a fan a the poster at the left. Blue King Brown is one of the best bands there is. Do you like them?

Alex said...

Non, pas fan non plus des mangas! mais cette photo est très rigolote,d’autant plus que le passant ne semble pas avoir l’air réjoui :-)

GMG said...

Amazing picture, notwithstanding mangas...

Pod said...

thanks for reminding me nathalie!! i keep meaning to go see this. i do like some manga stuff, astro boy in particular (i have an astro boy wallet somewhere). and also thanks for the port stevens tip off...i am looking for somewhere to go for my birthday and that sounds perfect! will be in touch for tea and cake...having denatl surgery this week which will wipe me out for a bit. a bientot mon cherry!!
;0p

Olivier said...

non,comme toi je ne suis pas fan de manga, mais mes neveux et nieces....

Kerry-Anne said...

Not a manga fan at all, but I do love your shot! :)

Keropok Man said...

Not a manga fan too. But Astro boy looks cute! hahaha...

Maxime said...

Par contre, lui, à gauche, il en prend plein les oreilles !

freelancer said...

Tout simplement Génial ... Astro le petit robot !

Bleeding Orange said...

Moi j'aime les mangas, souvent très poétiques. Et ta photo est très réussie, une fois de plus.

Bill said...

Fun shot!

edwin s said...

Everyone loves Astroboy! Manga definately is one of Japan's best exports. I must admit it was my second introduction to porn. Very graphic. My theatre work is mostly influenced by all things Japan.

Oh, can we go to Port Stephens the next time I'm around?

Cergie said...

Comme quoi une photo peut tout faire croire...

Nathalie said...

Don, no, to my great shame I had never heard of Blue King Brown. Must do some research!

Pod, hope you'll be well soon!

Maxime, oui, tu as raison, l'humour pouvait se voir des deux cotés !!!

Edwin, there's a whole word out there that I can't even fathom and certainly know nothing about LOL
Sure would be delighted to take you to Port Stephens next time you come. Just make sure you have a weekend here!

d. chedwick bryant said...

pretty funny!

Ben said...

Well, what significant of "Astro Boy (Tetsu-wan Atom in Japanese) is that it is the first TV anime (B&W) show in 60's. Befor this, it was all acting by someone.
If yiu like "Isaac Asimov - robopt series" this is some variation interprted by O.Tezuka. It' sgood story apart from occasinal fiting seanes...
He has left lots of his work not only this but telling people for piece and some environmental issue around.

BTW, it;s good angle to capture this near miss and I love yiur sence of humor.

nicovi said...

Ton cliché est bon et mauvais à la fois, d'abord car ton cliché : "la photo" est géniale, ensuite car ton cliché : "les mangas sont violents" est réducteur. Si tu veux voir les bons côtés de la bd nipone je te conseille les oeuvres de "Miyazaki" entre autre, et celles du "Studio Ghibli" en général.