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In 2012, Bandi Namco created a website called Shiftylook, it was to revive old and forgotten franchises in the form of web projects, starting out with comics and then eventually games and webtoons, in early 2014, it was announced that the site and things related to was going to be taken down due to the given reason of that Bandi Namco succeeded in their mission of making a character popular enough to be revived outside of the site, in this case, Wonder Momo.
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|title=<center>Shiftylook (website)</center>
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|imagecaption=The website's logo.
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|datefound=Various dates
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In 2012, Bandai Namco created a website called '''Shiftylook''', aiming to revive old and forgotten franchises in the form of web projects starting out with comics and eventually moving to games and webtoons. In early 2014, it was announced that the site and all things related to it were going to be taken down due to Bandai Namco succeeding in their mission of making a character popular enough to be revived outside of the site in this case, ''Wonder Momo,'' which was picked up by WayForward Technologies for the mobile game and sequel [[Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster (partially found mobile game; 2014)|''Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster''.]]
  
Later that year, the site was taken down, along with it, the webcomics, the visual novel Namco High and a mobile Bravoman game based on the comics.
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Later that year, the site was taken down and, along with it, the webcomics, the visual novel ''Namco High'' and [[Bravoman: Binja Bash! (lost mobile game; 2013)|a mobile ''Bravoman'' game based on the comics]]. The site's YouTube channel was up until 2016, but this was also taken down in time, leading the webtoons to then have the same fate as the rest of the site.
  
The site's Youtube channel was up till 2016 but that too was eventually taken down, leading to the webtoons to have the same fate as the rest of the site.
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Despite the site's closure, three books – one based on ''Bravoman'',<ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Bravoman-1-Matt-Moylan/dp/1926778936 Amazon listing of ''Bravoman Volume 1''.] Retrieved 13 May '16</ref> one based on ''Wonder Momo''<ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Momo-Battle-Idol-1/dp/1927925053/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1T4RQBADPD91MV7R76EN Amazon listing of ''Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1''.] Retrieved 13 May '16</ref> and one based on ''Katamari''<ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Katamari-1-Tp-Alex-Culang/dp/1927925266/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=61tekFOhgRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR146%2C160_&refRID=11479B139Q96P7702N9A Amazon listing of ''Katamari Volume 1''.] Retrieved 13 May '16</ref> are still available for purchase and contain the first dozen comics from their respective titles. Additionally, a reupload of ''Namco High'' is currently available.<ref>[http://namcohigh.klonoa.org/index2.html A reupload of ''Namco High''.] Retrieved 13 May '16</ref>
  
However, three books one based on Bravoman, one based on Wonder Momo, one based on Katamari are still available for purchase and contains the first dozen comics from their respective titles:
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In 2016, the entirety of the ''Bravoman'' webtoon was uploaded to YouTube on fan-made channel ShiftyLook Forever, as was its related promotional videos, including official commentary and a trailer for the mobile game ''Bravoman: Binja Bash''. The channel uploaded the ''Mappy'' webtoon soon after, but has not yet uploaded the ''Wonder Momo'' animated series. [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKEj10uLPF--ZLH6RBrSdFA/videos These uploads can be found here.]
  
[http://www.amazon.com/Bravoman-1-Matt-Moylan/dp/1926778936]
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The ''Wonder Momo'' series, as well as rips and subtitles for the aforementioned Mappy and Bravoman webtoons, was uploaded to Mediafire by the user WebComicArchiver. This Mediafire upload also includes all of Shiftylook's previously lost comics. Thus, comprehensively, the comics that the upload includes are as follows; ''Bravoman, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, Galaga, Katamari, Klonoa: Dream Traveler of Noctis Sol, Valkyrie, Wagan Land, Wonder Momo, Xevious, Tower of Babel, Sky Kid, Scar, Rocket Fox, Rapid Thunder, Golly Ghost, Dirk Davies'' and ''Alien Confidential'', the first nine of which are available in both English and Japanese.<ref>[https://www.mediafire.com/folder/6xmv4xv4tmvvz/ShiftyLook MediaFire link to uploads of various material found on Shiftylook.] Retrieved 08 Feb '20</ref>
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[http://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Momo-Battle-Idol-1/dp/1927925053/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1T4RQBADPD91MV7R76EN]
 
  
[http://www.amazon.com/Katamari-1-Tp-Alex-Culang/dp/1927925266/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=61tekFOhgRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR146%2C160_&refRID=11479B139Q96P7702N9A]
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==Gallery==
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<gallery mode=packed heights=175px>
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29MAR2014NAMCO.png|ShiftyLook's final message before the website's closure, accessed on March 29th, 2014.
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Namco_High_Closure.png|A message detailing Shiftylook's plans for Namco High as seen on the Shiftylook website in 2014.
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</gallery>
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==External Link==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKEj10uLPF--ZLH6RBrSdFA/videos YouTube link to ShiftyLook Forever's videos.] Retrieved 13 May '16
  
Additionally, a reupload of Namco High can currently be found at this site:
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
  
[http://namcohigh.klonoa.org/index2.html]  
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[[Category:Found media]]
 
 
However, there is much more to find, with  3 webtoons, one mobile game and a lot of comics being still being lost:
 
 
 
== Currently missing material from the site ==
 
 
 
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Bravoman(Comic, Webtoon, Mobile game)
 
 
 
Wonder Momo(Comic, webtoon)
 
 
 
Sky Kid(Comic)
 
 
 
Tower Of Babel(Comic)
 
 
 
Rocket Fox(Comic)
 
 
 
Legend Of Valkyrie(Comic)
 
 
 
Alien Confidential(Comic)
 
 
 
Mappy(Webtoon)
 
 
 
Galaga(Comic)
 
 
 
Dig Dug(Collaboration web comic project)
 
 
 
Xevious(Comic)
 
 
 
Golly! Ghost!(Comic)
 
 
 
Wagan Land(Comic)
 
 
 
Katmari(Comic)
 
 
 
Dragon Spirit(Comic)
 
 
 
Klonoa: Dream Travel of Notctis Sol(Comic)
 
 
Rapid Thunder(Comic)
 
 
 
Dirk Davies(Comic)
 
Scar(Comic)
 

Latest revision as of 21:00, 18 March 2020

Shiftylook.PNG

The website's logo.

Status: Found

Date found: Various dates

Found by: Various people

In 2012, Bandai Namco created a website called Shiftylook, aiming to revive old and forgotten franchises in the form of web projects – starting out with comics and eventually moving to games and webtoons. In early 2014, it was announced that the site and all things related to it were going to be taken down due to Bandai Namco succeeding in their mission of making a character popular enough to be revived outside of the site – in this case, Wonder Momo, which was picked up by WayForward Technologies for the mobile game and sequel Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster.

Later that year, the site was taken down and, along with it, the webcomics, the visual novel Namco High and a mobile Bravoman game based on the comics. The site's YouTube channel was up until 2016, but this was also taken down in time, leading the webtoons to then have the same fate as the rest of the site.

Despite the site's closure, three books – one based on Bravoman,[1] one based on Wonder Momo[2] and one based on Katamari[3] are still available for purchase and contain the first dozen comics from their respective titles. Additionally, a reupload of Namco High is currently available.[4]

In 2016, the entirety of the Bravoman webtoon was uploaded to YouTube on fan-made channel ShiftyLook Forever, as was its related promotional videos, including official commentary and a trailer for the mobile game Bravoman: Binja Bash. The channel uploaded the Mappy webtoon soon after, but has not yet uploaded the Wonder Momo animated series. These uploads can be found here.

The Wonder Momo series, as well as rips and subtitles for the aforementioned Mappy and Bravoman webtoons, was uploaded to Mediafire by the user WebComicArchiver. This Mediafire upload also includes all of Shiftylook's previously lost comics. Thus, comprehensively, the comics that the upload includes are as follows; Bravoman, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, Galaga, Katamari, Klonoa: Dream Traveler of Noctis Sol, Valkyrie, Wagan Land, Wonder Momo, Xevious, Tower of Babel, Sky Kid, Scar, Rocket Fox, Rapid Thunder, Golly Ghost, Dirk Davies and Alien Confidential, the first nine of which are available in both English and Japanese.[5]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Link[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]