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Anime Illustrations Inspiration

Anime Illustrations Inspiration

Currently in Japan for what we could call our "annual vacation", we have been exploring many cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima and more. One of the many things I have personally been fascinated is anime. In Japan, anime is like a national landmark. It's everywhere and people are reading anime on their phones, in the subway, in the convenience stores and more. I decided to put up together a collection of anime illustrations inspiration from various artists. Check it out! More Links Follow me on Instagram via Behance Design by Dion MBD Design by Desmun Cubic Design by Desmun Cubic Design by El Grand Chamaco Design by El Grand Chamaco Design by Sergey Orlov Design by Felipe Magaña Design by Yeaaah! Studio Design by Yeaaah! Studio Design by Laurica Andrian Design by Michael Jimenez Design by Michael Jimenez Design by Jose Real Design by Mateusz マテウシュ Urbanowicz ウルバノヴィチ

Awesome Gatchaman Illustrations

Taking a look at Artgerm's portfolio, I ran into an awesome illustration about a 5-member superhero team called Gatchaman. This cartoon was really popular years ago, and I remember watching, and it was really cool! A second feature film version of Gatchaman is being produced by Imagi Animation Studios for release in 2010. The first feature film was released in 1978. The original series, produced in 1972, was eponymously named Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman and is most well-known to the English-speaking world as the adaptation titled Battle of the Planets (or alternately G-Force, not to be confused with the subsequent 1980's English adaptation of Gatchaman, known as G-Force: Guardians of Space). So I went though DeviantART and found a bunch of sweet pieces, that I hope you'll enjoy! Have fun. Cheers! ;) Art: Cuson Layout: Alex Ross, Pencils: Wilson Tortosa, Colors: Shane Law Art: William Min Jeff Johnson Lines: Yanick Paquette and Serge LaPointe, Colors: BlondTheColorist Art: Charles Peralta Lines: Dan Norton, Colors: Tony Washington Art: Artgerm Art: Halil Ural Art: Jedidiah Cunard Art: Nelson D?°niel Art: Cheeks Art: Augusto Sasa Pencil and Ink: TimTownsend, Colors: Cheeks Art: Admira Wijaya

Akira: The Live-Action film

Akira is probably the most famous anime ever. It introduced a generation to the world of Japanese animation and showed western cultures that animation (which at the time was dominated by Disney movies) can be dark, experimental, and very artistic. For years now, probably since the mid-90's, I've been hearing about a remake of this anime classic into a live-action film. Time went by and I just assumed it was never going to happen. Looks like it's now back on track and Leonardo DiCaprio's production company is behind it and there's even a script. Anime is such a huge influence in our culture now. If you look at cartoons on television now (in the U.S., I can't speak for the rest of the world) they are either imported from Japan or they are copies of the Japanese style. It's also a big influence on young designers. The flashy bright and colorful style of anime can be seen in the work of many designers, illustrators, and graffiti artists these days. Click here to read a review of the script. source: NewYork-Tokyo