iad787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 501 posts, RR: 44 Posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 32595 times:
Looks like JAL is set to unveil a special livery derived from children's drawings for its first 787. The aircraft, airplane 20, is currently in final assembly right now. I don't speak a word of Japanese, so I confess to not having any more information about this than what is depicted graphically. Nice to see the first 787 special livery though!
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29445 posts, RR: 84
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 31587 times:
Well it beats NH's Pokemon planes, but JL's special liveries have never struck me as...special. I like the tail of JA8184 (the Reso'cha 744D), but the Tokyo Disney Sea livery on JA8912 looks even worse than the Disneyland 737 AS is flying.
Though in the interests of full disclosure, I remain bitter about them dropping the crane for the rising sun on the tail.
For a while, during the Pokemon hype, I knew fathers who tried to fly the NH Pokemon for it gave them something to chat with their kids about. My brother scored big points taking his son on NH's Pokemon 747! (More points than buying the kid a J class seat...)
But good for JL. I like special liveries. Half of the reason is I miss the "Peter Max" threads that showed the 'life' of one airframe. It takes an odd paint job to generate enough interest to follow a frame day in and day out.
Airport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 31135 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 6): I remain bitter about them dropping the crane for the rising sun on the tail.
That, IMO, was one of the worst airline brand decisions, with perhaps exception to NW messing up their incredibly iconic compass logo, of the last couple decades. Oh, how I wish the crane would fly again....
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 30198 times:
It's SOOO Pachinko, so Japanese. But, I do not like it, at all. Seems like a lot of the "art" on Asian planes lately have been inspired by school children, other than the Thai Boat! OMG, that was one of the most beautiful special schemes out there! Looked soo awesome! The Gulf Air special schemes were great too.
Pellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2197 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 27152 times:
I like it, it's cute, it's Japanese. I like the blue thing. I'm guessing JAL didn't want to stray too far away from their corporate identity for the first 787. Usually special liveries aren't the first of a type in the fleet, just saying.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24386 times:
Actually, the Japanese never fail to surprise me. While walking around in a huge Tokyo market, we ran upon the anime section. Needless to say as laughing Americans, we bought the anime doll that looked like a precious moments doll tied up in bondage on a cross with a ball-gag in her mouth. Yes, it's Japan.
ariis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 418 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24037 times:
Not sure if anyone noticed but the balloon-like flying vehicle closest to the nose was not drawn by any child but by Hayao Miyazaki, the director of Academy Award winning anime movie "Spirited Away" and many other remarkable works, an outstanding artist and a huge aviation fan.
Perhaps if he alone was appointed the task to design the whole airplane we would have something to admire, but this way... No offence to the kids who did their best, but this mix of random small drawings makes absolutely no sense and will most likely go unnoticed after all these uninspiring liveries:
Too bad JAL is going toward cheap minor special colors - Disney planes were at least much more spectacular. Children who submitted their drawings definitely deserve a better usage of their works. But to be honest why should we expect anything more from an airline which sank already...
centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 23606 times:
I was hoping for a big red sign that says, "we thank the Japanese people for bailing us out and thus buying this plane." sadly that is not what it says.
From left to right
director Miyazaki Hayao
Miyazaki prefecture: Osanai Riku (kun)
Osaka prefecture: Morino Kasuya (kun)
China/Shanghai: Konda Futoshi (kun)
Big picture near tail on both sides is by Tokushima Prefecture: Yamaguchi Yuko
Lower picture left to right
Tokushima Prefecture: Yamaguchi Yuko (chan)
Okayama prefecture: Hongyo Takuto (kun)
Kochi prefecture: Yoshimura Yoichiro (kun)
Nara prefecture: Kawakami Hinako (chan)
director: Miyazaki Hayao
kun and chan are endearments given to boys and girls respectively.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!