T h e W o l f B r i g a d e
I spent some time toying with Jin-Roh images (the originals can all be found in the Images section) so I might as well share the results with you all.
I've made two desktop wallpapers (each in four different resolutions) as well as four Windows startup logos.
After a while I ended up adding some movie files, and then an MP3 from the soundtrack, and then some more wallpapers that other fans made and sent to me, and then some AMVs, and then...
well, you get the idea.
I got lucky and found what seems to be a 1:39 minute promotional clip for Jin-Roh.
And I found it on this Polish website (don't ask).
Pop up download page (16 MB)
I got even more lucky!
HUGE thanks to Grégoire Moreau for sending me this 3:08 minutes clip (and only 6 MB to boot!) of an interview with Okiura mixed with sequences of Jin-Roh.
The image is small but this will give you a VERY GOOD feel of how the movie looks.
Maybe TOO good... it's a little bit on the spoilerish side.
This was originally on the the French site CANAL+ (remember, Jin-Roh was released in France), so the interview and subtitles are in French.
Here is the translation. (Translation for the subtitles is in yellow)
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Okiura: This is first and foremost an animation movie. And even though it's an animation movie, I wanted it to surpass the genre and that the spectators not even feel that it's animation while seeing it. Today there's almost no trace left of the movie's [Jin-Roh] era in Tokyo. Today there are no more underground channels, there never even existed such an important sewer system, so I got my inspiration from foreign movies like The Third Man or Kanal by Wajda, then I arranged these decors to my liking.
Interviewer: Why do Japanese movies so often have a very adult side?
Okiura: In Japan, there was a creator named Osamu Tezuka, who is now deceased. However he revolutionnized the concept of anime by trying to create works that would be close to films. He gave birth to a whole new genre, which was then called "story manga".
When I was little
I came here often
Everything seemed bigger
Hey, you know...
Okiura: Nowadays, when we talk about animation movies in Japan, it's not even a question. It has become standard to privilege the story and character development.
We are not men diguised as dogs,
but wolves disguised as men.
Guess where I found the Japanese trailer for Jin-Roh... on this Korean website!
At least I can be sure it's the Japanese trailer because it was on the French DVD too, and they match.
I'll try to make a higher-quality version from the trailer on the DVD, when I find the time.
(ASF format, 1:52, 6 MB)
And about the french trailer, I'm not going to post it here.
It's waaaaay too spoilerish.
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Philippe Bouyer, from Paris, likes to dabble in 3D modeling in his spare time.
One of the results is a 7-second 3D animation of a Panzer walking at night (no sound).
It may be short but it's still pretty cool.
It's available for download on his website, but since it's in French and I can't link directly to the download page, I'll put the file here.
But you may want to check out his website anyway, there are a few other 3D animations that may be worth your time.
Oh yes, important : the movie requires QuickTime 5.
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The full title is GRACE ~ JINROH -MAIN THEME- ~ OMEGA, it's the last (22nd) track on the Jin-Roh soundtrack, and in my opinion the best.
I'm probably not the only one to think that since it was used for both the Japanese trailer and the music video (below).
It's seven minutes of pure haunting beauty, definitely worth a download.
I don't have the lyrics, but I do have an explanation for WHY I don't have the lyrics.
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(MP3, 128 kbit, 6.7 MB)
Click on the image size you want and, when the image is displayed, right-click on it and choose "Set as Wallpaper"
It's the first background I made.
There's enough empty space to place your icons as you want but it can be a little distracting, though, having this kind of stormtrooper staring you in the face.
Or maybe I'm just distracted too easily. ^_^
640 x 480, 29 KB
800 x 600, 41 KB
1024 x 768, 56 KB
1280 x 1024, 88 KB
This is the one I had on my computer (before it was dethroned by the following one ^_^).
A cool picture with dark tones, it's perfect as a desktop background.
It's the opposite of those annoying pictures with so many contrasting colors that they make it painful just to look at the screen.
I just REALLY wish I'd had a better image to work from.
Permanently unavailable. I've somehow lost it. I'll try to remake it with better image quality though.
As you can see, this picture has the same source as the previous one, but the one who made this image (bestanime.com) went the opposite way: instead of sacrificing the colors, he sacrificed the surrounding details.
The light flare from the moon is a nice touch, though.
One thing, though: this makes a very dark screen, it doesn't look too good on dark displays.
640 x 480, 25 KB
800 x 600, 35 KB
1024 x 768, 48 KB
1280 x 1024, 79 KB
This wallpaper was sent in by Leon Tai from Singapore.
Simple but elegant. Thanks a lot, Leon!
And if anyone else wants to send in their own wallpaper (or fanart, or anything for that matter), please don't hesitate.
640 x 480, 33 KB
800 x 600, 44 KB
1024 x 768, 61 KB
1280 x 1024, 89 KB
This very nice Kei-and-Fuse-themed wallpaper was sent in by Ting from Singapore. Sober and very classy...
640 x 480, 47 KB
800 x 600, 81 KB
1024 x 768, 142 KB
1280 x 1024, 159 KB
In the same style, a second one from Ting. This one is just about Fuse.
640 x 480, 75 KB
800 x 600, 94 KB
1024 x 768, 134 KB
1280 x 1024, 168 KB
And a third(!), with Nanami and Kei.
640 x 480, 87 KB
800 x 600, 112 KB
1024 x 768, 156 KB
1280 x 1024, 205 KB
Also from Singapore, Tan Kiat Wee sent me this wallpaper which is a modification of the second wallpaper on this page.
I think the transparency effect with the panzer is a nice enough touch to warrant adding this wallpaper here.
Besides, I don't even have the original anymore...
640 x 480, 37 KB
800 x 600, 49 KB
1024 x 768, 77 KB
1280 x 1024, 111 KB
This was sent in by Mike Loh who got an action figure kit from a friend and scanned the box to make a wallpaper.
If he took the time to make it, I'll take the time to post it! :-)
640 x 480, 113 KB
800 x 600, 163 KB
1024 x 768, 244 KB
1280 x 1024, 371 KB
Windows Desktop Theme
Who would have thought it possible? Not me, that's for sure...
but now we really do have a Jin-Roh Windows Desktop Theme, made by Tan Kiat Wee from Singapore (who also made one of the wallpapers).
Now that's one hell of a Jin-Roh fan! ^_^
Personally, I think the sounds are a bit too long, but try it out for yourself and then send him an e-mail to tell him what you think about his theme.
As for me, I'm simply amazed at the variety of goodies that are accumulating on this page thanks to Jin-Roh fans from all over the world.
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Windows startup logos
You don't know what is a Windows startup logo?
It's a picture which is displayed when you start/reset your computer and Windows is loading.
The default one is a blue sky with clouds and the Windows logo and a little animated bar at the bottom of the screen.
Does it ring a bell?
Well, that screen can be replaced by anything you like.
What's fun about startup logos is that they can be animated with a simple palette rotation and you can create all sorts of nifty effects with that.
The logo is actually a simple 320x400 bitmap image that you rename to a .SYS extension.
So when you download these files, you simply have to:
Unzip the file and put its contents in the C:\ directory
If it exists, rename LOGO.SYS to OLDLOGO.BAK (or something like that)
Rename to LOGO.SYS the file you want as your startup logo
The next time you reboot ( with Windows, it shouldn't be very long ^_^' ), you'll see that logo animate on screen
Protect Gear skin for CounterStrike
I continue to be amazed by the sheer variety of Jin-Roh stuff to be found on the internet.
This time Leon Tai sent me news of an amazingly detailed Protect Gear skin for CounterStrike.
You don't know what's CounterStrike?
It's a first-person shooter (FPS) computer game build on top of the Half-Life engine.
But this is not just your average brainless shoot-em-up game.
It's a tactical first-person shooter where realism is very high.
This means that unlike the traditional FPS, running around all gung-ho will usually result in getting you killed.
In this terrorist vs. counter-terrorist game where one shot can get you killed, teamplay is vital.
Get the skin at CounterStrike Center
|Japanese font for Netscape
Some of the links in this site lead to Japanese pages.
Even if you can't understand them, it can be nice to have the page displayed as it was meant to be.
With Internet Explorer it's not a problem, but with Netscape you might have to download this 2.4 MB file and run it (double click on it).
After it has installed a Japanese font on your computer, you need to:
go in Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts, select "Japanese" for the
Encoding and select "MS Gothic" for both variable-width and fixed-width fonts.
Olivia Brush =
This is the font I used to make the menu on the left side.
It's also used to display the title at the top of each page.
If you have it installed, those two "Olivia Brush" above will look alike.
If the one on the left looks a little jagged compared to the one on the right, it's because you don't have anti-aliasing turned on.
With Windows 2000 (and most other versions of Windows I imagine), you can turn this on by right-clicking
on your desktop, going into "Properties", selecting the "Effects" tab and turning on "Smooth edges of screen fonts" under "Visual effects".
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Once you have downloaded the file, copy it in Settings / Control Panel / Fonts.
Of course, that's for Windows... I have no clue how other operating systems handle fonts.
Last page update: 2003-01-18
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