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!
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.
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.