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At JANM - GR Biennale 4 Installation Explained - What's in the Case? Part I

For the bunch of you who went to the Biennale 4 and didn't examine the Giant Robot Store Installation. Here's one angle of it. There are tons of details within so I'll make an effort in the next few days to explain it all.  The case I'm describing is in the bottom right corner blocked by the fella in blue t-shirt. I should have done this earlier, but circumstances slowed it all down. I'll give this a shot in list form and I'll add more photos of the Giant Robot store installation and explain what it all means. Upper Left. 1. Relax Magazine. The best magazine of that era. When people who know about Relax see my collection they trip out...

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Join the Tezuka Osamu Magazine Club! (If You Have an iPad)

Get ready, Osamu Tezuka fans, because the god of manga’s considerable body of work is now available on an iPad near you. In English. That’s right, Tezuka Productions and a Japanese software company named SOBA Project Inc. have created the Tezuka Osamu Magazine Club app, which makes available 62 volumes of the beloved mangaka’s comics to manga fans in the form of a cloud-based subscription service. It allows users to read through pages and pages of “Astro Boy” and “Black Jack” from the comfort of wherever they and their iPads happen to be. And Android device users need not feel left out, because the plan is to port the Tezuka Magazine app to that mobile operating system during this coming...

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