March 04, 2012


I've never seen this classic 1983 sci-fi convention animated promo sequence, made by independent Japanese animators in Osaka on 8mm film.

Outside of Japan, the Nihon SF Taikai is most famous for the animation for the opening ceremonies of DAICON IV, which was produced by the animators that later became Gainax. The DAICON IV opening video features a girl in a Playboy Bunny suit with cameos from many science fiction films and stories. The DAICON IV opening video is a hallmark of otaku culture and has appeared in many otaku-related artwork and TV shows, notably FLCL and Densha Otoko.

It's complete madness, check it out, I can't get over the mass amount of early 80s American sci-fi/comic book references.

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