A new reference book has emerged entitled “Real Action Pose Shots 02: Body Action Edition“, possessing an abundance of men in suits and bare-bodied gangsters engaged in combat that will surely aid aspiring artists and others in replicating such over-the-top poses.

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  • HouseLife commented on June 22, 2016 08:47

    These books aren't for anatomy, more like dynamism and posing reference. If anything it helps with muscle shapes rather than proportion. As always the issue with still images is they flatten the three-dimensionality.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 21, 2016 17:39

    Comic artist here. Yeah books like these are mostly used for layout/composition references especially when you need to illustrate two or more people in up-close combat. It's a time saver compared to making up the... More Guide Guide

Using, the extremely popular Japanese price comparison search engine, you can save a lot of money, but there are naturally a variety of caveats inherent. Here I present a guide to using which will hopefully give you an idea of how to use it to best effect.

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  • w334b00 commented on December 22, 2010 16:41

    [size=25][b][color=#FF0000]Neat. :0[/color][/b][/size]... More

StarDict for learning Japanese


Having explained a little about how great Rikaichan is, I’d like to introduce an excellent tool for many of the instances where Rikaichan is unusable: StarDict. This open source and cross platform dictionary software functions similarly to Rikaichan, but is not bound to a browser, being stand alone software.

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  • Garven commented on November 3, 2008 16:55

    I personally use the Wakan ( and Rikaichan duo for my electronic look-up needs. Wakan doesn't interface with other programs, but I use it more for learning instead of just another game translator. ... More

Rikaichan for learning Japanese


There are a few dictionary tools no student of Japanese should be without. The first amongst these is the by now quite well known Rikaichan, a dictionary extension for Firefox which, when activated, displays an inflection sensitive dictionary entry popup on mouseover of Japanese text. The original site based Rikai is now basically defunct, but deserves credit for implementing the idea.

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  • Sid_Cypher commented on July 26, 2012 03:28

    been using it for a long time now, it *is* good, yeah)... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 1, 2009 05:59

    Awesome! craving into old news seems to be good >:3... More


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