Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009 - Anime and Others

Here's the second Halloween 2009 post featuring anime and other stuff.  Above is a pic from Kuroshitsuji and you'll find another one below:

The crew from Bleach gets into the act in this pic, although it's unfortunate that Renji is the mummy:

Next up are the guys from Pandora Hearts:

Some of the guys from the video game Haruka 3 celebrate in the next pic:

You'll believe vampires can have cat ears after this pic of the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle crew:

These last few pics aren't exactly Halloween-related, but they are appropriate.  Nero and Dante from Devil May Cry 4 are done in a different style for (what I believe) are a series of light novels:


Finally, in what might be a Halloween tradition, some vampires (and vampire hunters) from Vampire Knight:

Have a safe, and happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween 2009 - Comics

This year for Halloween, I'm posting two different posts to celebrate.  This first post is dedicated to comics and the second one (which will be posted later today) will be dedicated to anime/manga. 

This first post features scans from both the 2008 and 2009 DC Universe Halloween specials. 

From the 2008 special comes two interesting scans involving Superman.  Jimmy Olsen dresses up as Superman at the Daily Planet's Halloween party in the first one.  In the second one, the man himself gives out candy and the kids aren't buying it.  Matthew Clark does the pencils here:

And in the 2009 special, Guy Gardner gathers his fellow Green Lanterns for a Halloween shindig.  I really wish this story was longer because then we'd get more than a glimpse at the wifebeater-wearing Kyle Rayner and the shirtless Hal Jordan.  Mark Bagley did the pencils for these:

Look for the anime/manga Halloween post later today!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tim and Conner

I've been enjoying Adventure Comics and the most recent issue had Superboy seeing Tim Drake for the first time since returning.  Francis Manapul's art is quite nice and I think Tim looks a little more like himself here than in his own series. 

Enjoy the rest of the scans below.


Monday, October 26, 2009

D.Gray-men Return

Nearly one year has passed since there's been a post here focusing on the guys of D.Gray-man.  That's far too long. 

To give you an idea of how much time has passed, the last D.Gray-man post mentioned that the anime was coming to DVD in 2009.  As of now, three DVD sets covering the first 39 episodes of the anime are now available in America from Funimation.

While there's mostly anime artwork in today's post, you'll also find some manga and trading card artwork too.


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Recommended Links: 10/25/2009

Today's post marks the introduction of a new feature on HFG.  About once a week (give or take), I'm going to feature some links to the other great hot male artwork that's out there.  This inaugural post only has three links but future ones will have more as I start to keep track of all the great stuff I read.  Any links that aren't worksafe will be marked as such.

Just Beautiful Men showcases the wonderful artwork of Ceruleanvil.

Soupgoblin's Stash has a post on the anime Guin Saga, with a focus on the buff, leopard-masked title character (link NSFW).

Finally, The Humplex lets you play with Keric's butt (link NSFW)

Look for a fresh picture post tomorrow.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk is a basketball manga by the great Takehiko Inoue, who is also well-known for Vagabond and for designing the characters for the game Lost Odyssey.  The last post featuring Slam Dunk was really about featuring yaoi artist Yamane Ayano's doujinshi artwork.  This time, however, it's all about the official art.

Although it was turned into a long-running anime series, there is no anime art in today's post.  Only Inoue's illustrations are featured this time around.  The original manga is currently being released in America by Viz Media.  I'm not sure about the status of the anime.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is the most recent manga by Hiro Mashima, the creator of Rave Master.  Like Rave Master, Fairy Tail has also been turned into an anime series, which premiered earlier this fall.

The story revolves around the infamous mage guild of which the manga gets its name and its cast of characters.  The main characters are Lucy (a girl who longs to become a full-fledged mage) and Natsu (the wide-eyed, happy-looking hero).

However, the draw of this series for me is the character named Gray.  He is thoroughly comfortable without clothes and is prone to removing them at the worst possible times.  As you'll see below (and in the rest of the pics), this is something the producers of the anime are really playing up.

The original manga of Fairy Tail is available in America from Del Rey.  The anime can be viewed on Crunchyroll but only by paying members.


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