Friday, July 20, 2012

Reader Contributions VII: Kirikou and the Sorceress (Age Progression)

An anonymous reader wrote in to remind me of a transformation he had recommended and which I had forgotten to post--the age progression scene from Kirikou and the Sorceress, a French animated feature based on West African legends. You can view it here, cued for your pleasure. The animation is gracefully fluid and smooth. Thanks very much Anonymous!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Site Updates and a Hello to International Viewers

First, there's a new post below this one, so do check out the Corrector Yui videos.

Second, I've fixed several broken video links! You can now see updated videos for:
* Hyrcania (Werewolf TF)
* The Regular Show (Skunk TF)
* Adventure Time (Werewolf TF)
* Lola (Female to Male Transgender TF--very rare!)

Third, I would like to say hello to my international readers. This blog has been in operation for slightly more than four years and has 187,423 page views.
Where do they come from? Well, take a look at these stats:

United States:       103557
United Kingdom:  14365
Germany:             11187
Canada:                8201
Australia:              4220
Japan:                  3065
Mexico:                2768
Spain:                   2186
France:                 1944
Italy:                     1902

I am delighted to have so many readers from around the world! I'm especially surprised at how many readers are from non-English speaking countries. Now, I happen to know that lots of cartoons and other shows that air in Europe and Asia never make it to American TV. Plus, lots of European and Asian comics remain unknown in the U.S.
So please dear readers, if you see a good Transformation scene in a non-American cartoon, movie, TV show or comic, tell me about it! I might otherwise never know. Our friends aboard receive more than enough American exports, but Americans rarely receive enough of theirs.
 I know that our friends in Germany and France, for example, watch many cartoons Americans know nothing about. And in Japan there must be thousands of unknown manga and anime with TF scenes. Even nations close to the US, like Canada and Mexico, have their secrets, along with English-speaking nations like the UK and Australia. And let's not leave out our friends in Spain and Italy! No matter where you are, I'm interested in hearing from you!

Lastly, I'm going on vacation in early August and won't return until September. Before then I hope to make at least two major posts, on an Argentinian soap opera and a classic anime series.

Corrector Yui (Werewolf Transformation)

Corrector Yui is the sort of anime that doesn't make sense to anyone but 11 year olds with too much time on their hands (plus, the only videos I could find were Spanish dubs). It takes place in some kind of cyberspace realm and one of the online characters, Synchro, seems to have been infected with some kind of computer virus that turns him into a werewolf.

His initial transformation, from episode 21, is here:

Later on, in episode 40, he has a reversion scene, which I think is better (and more sensuous) than the original TF:

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Art of Silverclaw

I would be remiss if I didn't devote a post to one of my absolute favorite transformation artists: Silverclaw, whose artwork can be found on Fur Affinity under the name "Silverclaw1". The site requires registration, but it's more than worth it to have access to Silverclaw's spirited drawings. Her work is truly full of life. Take for instance her much-renown ability with facial expressions--her characters survey their changing limbs with genuine shock, consternation, and curiosity, and she can draw a thousand variations on these mixed emotions. And when her characters' changing bodies writhe and thrash around, her kinetic command of anatomy is enhanced by her cartoony style, which in turn accentuates the drama and humor of transformation. And luckily for this blog Silverclaw likes drawing "pretty boys"as the subject of transformations.

Her account is full of TF goodness, and I'd like to highlight a few of my personal favorites. Entries that are not safe for work have been marked and require registration.

Let's start with some early work, such as the Otter transformation in "Deep Water."

Here's an early sequence involving wolves in "A Day At the Mall": 01, 02, 03.

"Donkey Cabbage" (NSFW) shows another of her strengths, Donkey TFs: 01, 02, 03.

Kangaroos of course are the subject of "Walkabout."

Donkeys make a braying (and NSFW) return in "Pleasure Island Bar": 01, 02, 03.

Silverclaw's biggest, greatest sequence yet also involves donkeys. Behold the epic length, lovingly detailed "First Change" (NSFW):
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

There's even more TF art at Silverclaw's account. Drop by and say hello, and thank her for all her art. Good artists always need encouragement!