The World Ends with You, released in Japan as It’s a Wonderful World (すばらしきこのせかい), is an action role-playing game developed by the team behind Kingdom Hearts for the Nintendo DS handheld. Set in the modern-day Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo, Japan, The World Ends with You features a distinctive art style inspired by the aesthetics of Shibuya and its youth culture.
The story begins with the main playable character, Neku Sakuraba, finding himself an unwilling participant in a mysterious game. Neku, with an eclectic group of allies, must complete assigned missions within a seven-day time limit, or be erased from existence. The battle system uses several features of the Nintendo DS, including combat that takes place on both screens, and attacks performed by certain motions on the touchscreen, or by shouting into the microphone. Elements of the Japanese youth culture, including fashion, food and cell phones, also form key aspects of gameplay.
Even more interesting than the game is the fanart In this case made by CrystalDragon.
Sun comes up
James Browning Wyeth (1946-present) is a contemporary American realist painter. He was born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. He is artistic heir to the Brandywine Tradition, painters who worked in the rural Brandywine River area of Delaware and Pennsylvania, portraying its people, animals, and landscape. More…
It seems like everyone who paints adolescent boys lives in Berlin – here is another one: Sacrevoir was born in Berlin in 1964 and studied mathematics and visual arts. He works in Berlin as an independent painter and graphic artist.
Adolescence – a subject which is not only supposed to reveal the the imposed identifying marks of youth… In these rare tableaus of tranquility, Sacrevoir, a painter living in Berlin, gives a suggestion of inner conflict, of a childhood led astray by clichès. Here you see vulnerability, risk, and a subtle beauty ~ Gabriele von Hohenstein / cultural sociologist
A post about Norbert Bisky was planned since this blog started beacuse he is one of the few modern artists I like. Due to his interview with the German magazin "Spiegel" some other blogs showed some of his paintings recently… so let’s keep this short and spicy.
Norbert Bisky was born 1970 in Leipzig (where I live ) and is now based in Berlin. He is – like his brother – gay and well, if you study the details of his paintings you could come to some conclusions His work is – how I see it – some strange offspring of the socialist realism and at the same time a parody of propaganda art in any way since is uses a mix of communist and nazi elements, mix them up and do all this weird stuff with them