2D Champions Episode 79: DAYS

An immense number of balls are kicked when the Champions review the first five episodes of the football/soccer anime DAYS! Based on the the popular manga by Tsuyoshi Yasuda and animated by MAPPA, DAYS seeks to charm you with it’s tale of hard working sweaty boys who are all striving to be the best they can be. Is DAYS able to make an easy goal on the Champions? Or do we manage to block the shot? Listen and find out!

You can read the original manga here:

You can watch the entire anime here:


Kenichi Yoshida’s Awesome 2010 World Cup Pictures Part 2

Straight from his blog, here are few more pictures of the 2010 World Cup as drawn by Eureka Seven and Xam’d: Lost Memories character designer Kenichi Yoshida.

Kenichi Yoshida’s Awesome 2010 World Cup Pictures

Kenichi Yoshida worked for Studio Ghibli from 1990 to 1999 and is a character designer and animator for several animated works such as Eureka Seven and Xam’d: Lost Memories and is also one of my favorite artists. Recently, Yoshida has been updating his personal blog with new pictures that he has been drawing for the 2010 World Cup. I’m posting a few of my favorites below.

Nike Football Advertisment

Although its already made the rounds on the internet a couple of weeks ago, I still wanted to post this ‘Write the Future’ advertisment that Nike has made for the 2010 World Cup. This is actually a really cool video and by far the best sports advert I think I’ve ever seen. The Fifa World Cup is in South Africa this time around and begins on June 11th.

Two-Man Tandem Bicycle Kick

Because this absolutely has to be seen to be believed, from a Argentina Primera Division match last sunday between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors . The bicycle kick was developed by Pele and is one of the hardest kicks to pull off in Football (yes, Football) — and here its done by two players at the same time. The World Cup starts in 47 days.