Jumat, 04 Januari 2013

Jyuuden Sentai Kyoryuger


Long ago, in the time of the dinosaurs, the earth was invaded by forces from outer space. The only people capable of the stopping them was a team known as the Kyouki Ryu no Sha, the People of the Strong Dragons, or, Kyoryuger for short. Now, in the modern world, they return using the powers of the Beast Batteries to fight off this revived threat.

Jyuuden Sentai Kyoryuger, merupakan serial Super Sentai ke-37 yang diproduksi oleh TOEI menggantikan Tokumei Sentai Gobuster, pada tanggal 17 Februari 2013 di stasiun TV Nihon yang akan datang. Serial ini akan mengambil konsep dinosaurus power seperti pendahulunya Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger dan juga Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger. Serial ini dirumorkan akan mengangkat tema yang ringan, dan lebih berwarna sesuai dengan pangsa pasar super sentai pada umumnya yaitu anak-anak.  


Jyuuden Sentai Kyoryuger terdiri dari 
  • KyoryuRed : Kiba no Yuusha (the fang hero) Daigo Kiryu
  • KyoryuBlack : Dangan no Yuusha (the bullet hero) Ian Yorkland
  • KyoryuBlue : Yoroi no Yuusha (the armored hero)  Nobuharu Udou
  • KyoryuGreen : Zangeki no Yuusha (the slashing hero) Souji Rippukan
  • KyoryuPink : Tsuno no Yuusha (the horn heroine) Ami Yuzuki

Dalam aksinya para Kyoryuger akan menggunakan mecha Kamitsuki Gattai Kyoryujin yang merupakan gabungan dari JudenRyu — Gabutyra, Stegotchi dan Dricera.

Serial ini diakan disutradarai oleh Koichi Sakamoto yang sebelumnya menyutradarai Kamen Rider Fourze dan beberapa episode Power Rangers bersama dengan penulis sekenario  Riku Sanjo yang sebelumnya terlibat dalam Kamen Rider W. Untuk koerografi action,  Hirofumi Fukuzawa kembali dipercaya dalam masalah ini setelah sebelumnya ikut dalam koreografi Tokumei Sentai Gobuster. Toshihiko Sahashi yang terlibat dalam pengerjaan latar musik pada Kamen Rider Hibiki akan bertanggung jawab dalam music composition. Serial ini sendiri diproduseri oleh  Omori Takahito. 


Kamis, 03 Januari 2013

Watch Out For 37th Super Sentai Series: Jyuuden Sentai Kyoruger



Sebentar lagi Tokumei Sentai Gobuster akan mengakhiri masa tayangnya, TOEI pun sudah menyiapkan seri super sentai ke 37 yaitu Jyuuden Sentai Kyoryuger. Kyoryuger mengambil tema dinosaurus power mengulang konsep Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger dan Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger, hal ini terlihat dari desain kostum dan mecha dari Kyoryuger. Selain itu, tema dan cerita dari Kyoryuger mungkin akan menggunakan plot yang lebih ringan dan lebih berwarna. Nantikan info berikutnya.

Senin, 20 Agustus 2012

Candy Toys Kamen Rider Decade - Kamen Rider Kuuga In Hand Images


Hai semuanya! Apa kabar? sudah lama nih kami tidak muncul pada blog ini. Yups, beberapa bulan kemarin penulis memang sangat sibuk sekali dengan berbagai pekerjaan dan juga penulis dan isteri juga sempat menderita sakit, sehingga harus mendapatkan perawatan ekstra.

Okay, what we have here? oh ya..beberapa waktu lalu seorang teman ya g baik hati memberikan saya figur Kamen Rider Kuuga ini. Figur ini juga merupakan salah satu figur dari seri  pertama Candy Toys Kamen Rider Decade yang dirilis bersamaan dengan Kamen Rider Ryuuki yang sebelumnya pernah saya buat review-nya.



Figur ini memiliki detail yang cukup menarik, terutama dari warna. Teman saya memilih untuk menambahkan sendiri beberapa detail menggunakan cat ketimbang menggunakan sticker yang terlampir. Seperti pada Kamen Rider Kuuga dalam seri Kamen Rider Decade, figur ini dapat diubah menjadi sosok kumbang raksasa Gouram dengan menambahkan beberapa parts khusus. Dan yang cukup membuat saya terkesan adalah, sosok figur Kamen Rider Kuuga di sini tetap bisa tampil 'normal' dalam wujud rider form Kuuga.






Minggu, 03 Juni 2012

I've Been Busy These Days...

Saya mohon maaf apabila selama bulan Mei kemarin tidak ada postingan dan review baru karena beberapa minggu terakhir ini saya sangat sibuk sekali mengerjakan sejumlah proyek ilustrasi dan juga pengeditan. Wah, sudah lebih dari 6000 pemirsa yang masuk ke blog saya sampai saat ini. Dengan penuh kerendahan hati saya ucapkan banyak terima kasih bagi para pemirsa yang sudah menyempatkan diri mengunjungi halaman blog ini.
Semoga di bulan Juni ini saya bisa menyempatkan untuk kembali menulis sejumlah review dan artikel.

Salam hangat,

Mr. Dee

Rabu, 25 April 2012

90's Superheroes Comics That Influenced Me (Part 2)

Some Image Comics

When I was in high school in my small hometown, a friend of mine introduce me to a girl who interests in comics. She invited us to pay a visit, after we wnet to her house, I really really surprised, not to mention that the girl is hot chicks, but more surprisingly were what she showed to me. A bunch of US comics I never seen before. Could you imagine, that a (hot) junior high school girl collects some IMAGE comics such as Spawn, Gen-13, Dawn and even Cyber Force! She also introduced me to WIZARD the comic magazine which had brought me to the new perspectives of comics, especially the industries. What happen next is other story to told. Some of her collections back there was inspired me so much. After I spent my times in her house, I learned much. So here's my takes:

Gen-13 (Image)


I begin adore J. Scott Campbell arts after read this title. How amazing, to see a group of young superheroes, and full of hot babes (hail to the puberty) like Fairchild, Rainmaker and Freefall wear sexy costumes.The story was not quite good but the artworks are great. Gen 13 was Image answers to Marvel's Generation-X, the origins of these Gen-13 kids were quite same. The other surprise is when I read that Jim Lee was a co-creator of this title, and some of the Gen-13 artworks was made by himself. After moved to Bandung for studies, I've bought my Gen-13/ Generation-X  crossover. A quite light storyline.


Gen-13 had inspired me to make a comics with young girl as a hero until now. For years I've been obssesed with make my own comic heroes, and took a young dude as a hero. But Gen-13 changed that. My published comics like BELIA (2001) and AMEL (2003, now the title change into MEL's Sisters) were not superheroes comics but Gen-13 and Campbell's other works like Danger Girl has influenced me much. 
 
Cyber Force (Image)
 

Cyber Force was an X-men archetype for me. Some Image's Group of superheroes in 90's were X-men archetype because some founders of Image like Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri and Rob Liefield were ex-X-books artists. No wonder they're some how look alike. The reasons why I like these titles like Wild C.A.T.s, Stormwatch, Youngblood and Cyber Force was same with why I like the 90's X-books. Cyber Force is a group of government support cyborg team for special operations. Okay, underline the special operations here. Every superheroes in Image's universe during the 90's era were special operations or black ops agents. Why I like the Cyber Force? The Babes Factor, even there a muscles guy like Stryker, Ripclaw or Impact, the babes were so dominant. They're Femme Fatales after all, Cyblade, Ballistics and Velocity. I used their archetype in my BELIA (Bureau of ELites Investigation Agents, seems like special operations huh?) characters, martial artists, markswoman and lighthearted young girl.

Spawn


I never like Spawn's stories. For me Spawn is the only way for McFarlane guy to survive and feed his family. But I do ike Spawn cover artworks and splash pages. And for some reasons, I'd like to have this Spawn action figures. Never have any of 'em bacause they're too expensive for me. The movie was blah, but I always choose Spawn in order to play Soul Calibur II. Never collects any Spawn comics, but when I out of idea, I browse Spawn's covers on the internet and then found one. I don't know why, but Spawn always hypnotized everyone of us, the designers or artists just like Gundam. You never like the stories, but you put the action figures in your desk for inspirations. My fave characters in Spawn is Angela. Okay, she's another hot femme fatale. I have the action figure at my desk.


My Artworks at STORY no.33


Majalah STORY Teenlit Magazine edisi 33 akhirnya terbit juga. Kali ini penulis blog sekaligus ilustrator untuk majalah STORY kembali menampilkan karya ilustrasi dan sinopsis dari cerpen yang dilustrasikan. Mulai saat ini, ilustrasi alternatif baik yang digunakan ataupun tidak digunakan dalam ilustrasi akan ditampilkan di blog tercinta ini.

PLANTAE BANGSAKU


"...seharusnya kami yang jadi raja di planet ini, 
bukan bangsa manusia yang tidak pernah memberi manfaat..."

Nun jauh dari galaksi kita, terdapat sebuah planet yang disebut sebagai planet bernama Biotic yang keadaannya sangat mirip dengan bumi. Penduduk planet Biotic ini terbagi atas tiga bangsa besar yaitu Plantae, Animalia dan Humania. Bangsa Plantae merasa bahwa mereka selama ini dieksploitasi secara besar-besaran dan diperlakukan semena-mena oleh bangsa Humania. Akhirnya, karena tidak tahan dengan penindasan oleh bangsa Humania, bangsa Plantae memutuskan untuk melakukan sebuah pemberontakan agar bangsa Plantae bisa berkuasa di planet Biotic.


Mita Mutia Rahman, sang penulis mencoba menggambarkan sebuah metafora dan sindiran di sini. Melalui tokoh Pterocarpus Indicia, kita diajak untuk menyelami bagaimana kita selaku manusia telah menjajah dan mengeksploitasi bumi dengan rakus, sekaligus mengajak kita untuk melihat dari sudut pandang tumbuhan. Sebuah kampanye Go Green dalam balutan cerpen bergenre fantasi yang layak disimak.

JUBAH METAMATERIAL


Apa yang kamu inginkan apabila mengenakan pakaian yang dapat membuatmu tak terlihat layaknya invisible woman ataupun hollowman? Tanyakanlah perasaan tersebut pada Farel. Alih-alih menjaga penemuan kakeknya, Farel malah mengenakannya untuk memikat hati Virna, pujaan hatinya? Apakah yang terjadi dan apakah keistimewaan jubah metamaterial lainnya?


Kisah science fiction yang mengangkat keisengan manusia apabila mendapatkan kemampuan yang tidak dapat dinalarnya ini dibuat oleh seorang guru fisika asal Klaten bernama ibu Dwi Yulianti. Bu, saya mau bertanya rumus fisika apa yang digunakan sebagai prinsip dasar jubah metamaterial ini? Ups...just kidding...

Sabtu, 21 April 2012

90's Superheroes Comics That Influenced Me (Part 1)

The Death and  Return of Superman Saga.

You'll believe that Superman can die!

This saga really shocked me hardly. I didn't believe after I saw the articles in magazines. A Superman killed by a newbie villains, not by his arch nemesis Lex Luthor?  I still didn't believe after I read the novels. Actually, this story line had force me to read novels. Why? Because in my hometown, it so difficult to found an imported comics except borrowing them. One of my friend lend me the translated novels in Indonesian. Then I played the games in Genesis and SNES. I've seen the trading cards.


Then I read the whole trade paperback after I moved for college. Yes, this comics had opened my perspective of making comic heroes, they could died and resurrected when ever you wanted to. You could also put the substitutes heroes for the main hero for playing with stories. The important things I've learned was the market's impact. That awesome! I enjoyed to see the appearance of Eradicator, Steel, Superboy and Cyborg Superman. Never forget them in whole of my life so easily. Okay, some of you would think that Superman's long hair make him look silly, but for me that fine (for that periods).



Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man


Something neo-classic, Todd McFarlane's Spider-man. The artworks are Grimm, gory, dark, bloody, etc. This is an epic books (in those early 90's years). The words Amazing, Spectacular and Sensational were put at the numbers of the 1st book selling. Not mentioned, the variant covers like hologram cover, holo-foil covers, embossed covers. It created new horizons in comic industries in 90's, collectibles gimmicks investment money can buy. But today who care about it? I don't care, I just concern about the high quality artworks there.


I've been read and collect this comics (of course the Indonesian translation brought by Misurind). The artworks were shocking, actually I really didn't enjoy McFarlane's artworks, but amazingly, this comics had persuaded me to collect them because of it. I've learned, you doesn't have to make a well drawn artworks aesthetically for make a high quality comics. The black panel, the television news scenes and splash pages had influenced my comic pages. 




Batman: Knightfall


I was shocked while read an article in magazine, that DC has made Batman paralyzed and replaced by new guy. I wondered that Grayson would take the cape, but I was surprised after I saw the new Batman, while I borrowed Batman issue 500 from my friend.  Jean-Paul Valley/ Azarael replaced Bruce Wayne Role. I really like the new Batman costume, altough some of bat-fans hated it just like they hate George Clooney. 


But for me that was interesting, while knowing someone else had taken your favorite hero role and they've do the opposite things from what your hero done. I like what this new Batman did, he's so cruel and brutal. And the way original Batman took over his role was very outstanding.


DC knew how to break the market those days without depends on various covers and gimmicks that Marvel or Images done in industries. For me Batman cannot replace by other characters even a Dick Grayson. Bruce Wayne always be our Batman. But, personally, Knightsend Batman had impressed me with the costume design just like the long haired Superman with black costume.


90's X-Men

This X-men cover below was my very first modern X-Men readin' after bored with Misurind's classic X-Men. Thanks to mr. Nichola Sarvangga Valero Mitakda, for lend this book at high school and make me a hugh 90's X-Books fans and of course a Jim Lee fan. This comics had open my window about comics world.


1990 was my favorites X-men era. In 90's there were many various of X-Men characters. From the original five like Cyclops, Phoenix, Beast, Iceman and Angel until some newbies like Marrow, Maggot and dr. Reyes in the end of 1990's. For several years in 90's Era Marvel had some top writer and artists for working in many X-Books such as The Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, Excalibur, X-Factor, X-Force, Cable and Generation-X. Actually, the hype were started  by the end of 90's when some X-creator like Jim Lee and Rob Liefield involved in some X-books. Soon X-men were grow bigger than I could imagine in those days.


The 90's era also had some great story arcs like X-tictions Agenda, X-cutioner Song, Mutant Genesis, Fatal Attractions and Phalanx Covenant. And some great artists were begin and grow their career in the 90's X-books like Andy Kubert, Adam Kubert, Joe Madureira, Chris Bachalo, Ian Churcil, Carlos Pacheco, Salvador Larroca and many more! With this phenomenon, I had a dream when I was in high school, I thought that would be cool to work for an X-Book, while until now it just still a dream to me. 


My most favorite x-man is Wolverine. Yup, the yellow spandex one. When, the movie success affected the continuity of the X-books, the characteristic of Wolvie changed. It doesn't mean I hate the movie universe X-men, but naturally I grew up with the 90's comics X-guys especially Wolverine.


 The Age of Apocalypse is still my favorite crossover. It was surprisingly to saw an altered universe caused by the death of Prof. X. Some of characters was redesigned radically, like what have Marvel done to Wolverine, Sabretooth and Rouge. And yet, it was the first time I saw a manga style could blend with US comic style, thanks to Joe Madureira for redesign Rouge based from Ghost in The Shell's Mokoto Kusanagi.


Personally, the 90's X-men was taught me that you could make many various characters, various super powers and redesign old characters into new ones. The popularity of the books and TV animation, brought me to another hobbies such as collecting trading cards and action figures.

Minggu, 15 April 2012

Sayonara, Jou Shigeru! Saraba, Kamen Rider Stronger...



Dunia tokusatsu kembali berduka, dunia kehilangan salah seorang pemeran Kamen Rider. Seperti yang diberitakan, Bapak Araki Shigeru, pemeran Jou Shigeru, tokoh utama dalam Kamen Rider Stronger telah diabarkan menninggal dunia pada tanggal 14 April 2012 dalam usia-nya yang ke 63 tahun karena penyakit kanker yang dideritanya. Beliau sempat dirawat di rumah sakit sebelumnya, hal ini cukup mengejutkan kami mengingat dalam beberapa kesempatan dan wawancara almarhum terlihat sehat di usianya yang tidak lagi muda.

Selama hidupnya, almarhum dikenal sebagai Kamen Rider Stronger, selain itu ia juga sempat menjadi pemeran utama dalam Chojin Bibyun. Almarhum terlahir dengan nama Araki Ikunori pada tanggal 9 Februari 1949. Almarhum sempat berkarir di dunia tarik suara dan tergabung dalam group Four Sainth. Setelah grup tersebut bubar di tahun 1973, almarhum yang juga menguasai bela diri karate dan judo ini mulai menjajal dunia akting dan kemudian mendapatkan peran Kamen Rider Stronger. Selain aktif di dunia tokusatsu, almarhum juga banyak berperan di sejumlah drama televisi dan film layar lebar.

Araki Shigeru
9 Februari 1949 - 14 April 2012

Selamat jalan dan terima kasih Jou Shigeru, Kamen Rider Stronger.....

Minggu, 01 April 2012

The Best Artworks of Dee+ Creative Community Students in March 2012 Part 1

Karya-karya berikut ini adalah hasil karya terbaik dari murid-murid Dee+ Creative Community di program Fun Drawing selama bulan Maret 2012 ini. Selamat bagi murid-murid yang karyanya dimuat dan bagi yang belum dimuat ayo berusaha lagi ya..Keep Drawing!

Dari kelas Fun Drawing:

Karya Feline (7th)
SDK Bina Bakti Taman Kopo


Karya Hansen (10th)
SDK BPK Penabur Bandung

Karya Elvira (7th)
SDK Bina Bakti Kopo Bandung


Karya Elvina (7th)
SDK Bina Bakti Kopo Bandung

Dari kelas Manga 4 Kids:

Karya Diya (10 tahun)

Senin, 26 Maret 2012

My Artwork At STORY 32


Setelah menanti hampir sebulan lebih, akhirnya majalah STORY Teenlit Magazine edisi 32 pun terbit juga. Penulis blog pun kembali mengangkat beberapa karya cerpen keren yang diilustrasikannya pada STORY dengan cover yang menampilkan Cut Meyriska ini.

WARISAN ANDUNG

"Aku ingin sekali menjaga Andung di hari tuanya, tapi..."

Cerpen Warisan Andung karya Naqiyyah Syam ini sarat dan dekat dengan keseharian dan budaya masyarakat Bengkulu. Cerpen ini bercerita tentang seorang gadis bernama Cici, yang merupakan orang Bengkulu asli dan bagaimana kepanikan di keluarga besarnya terjadi, karena nenek yang mereka sayangi sedang jatuh sakit dan dalam kondisi yang kurang menguntungkan. Umur manusia siapa yang tahu, akhirnya sang nenek pun meninggal dunia dan meninggalkan warisan bagi anak-anak dan cucu-cucunya. Warisan seperti apakah yang diterima oleh Cici? Simak kisahnya di STORY edisi 32 kali ini.


FEROMONE

"Urusan jatuh cinta ternyata rumit.
Ada kasus cinta segi banyak, rumit
dan ujung-ujungnya feromon."

Apa jadinya jika seorang dokter ahli jiwa bersaing dengan salah seorang pasiennya dalam memperebutkan cinta seseorang? Inilah yang dialami oleh Atta. Alangkah terkejutnya Atta mengetahui bahwa depresi yang dialami oleh Dania, pasiennya disebabkan oleh Lefa, laki-laki yang juga dikagumi olehnya. Dalam sesi terapinya, diceritakan bahwa Dania ingin dirinya disuntik dengan Feromon. Sebagai dokter bersertifikasi dan mempunyai ijin untuk itu, mampukah Atta memberikan asupan Feromon bagi Dania? Apa yang akan terjadi di antara mereka? Simak saja cerpen bergenre sci-fi yang mengambil setting di tahun 2114 karya Ika Agus Purwanti ini hanya di STORY edisi 32