illustration

Net users take issue with mobile phone game’s graphics being “moe-fied” for Japanese release

Unnecessary revamping of graphics leads some to view it as a case of anime-ization gone too far

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Beautiful shamisen featuring original illustration by Final Fantasy designer now on sale

With its original design of a red-clad female ninja, this shamisen is set to become the collector’s item of the year.

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Japanese artist shows amazing way to color illustrations: Let the fall leaves do it for you【Pics】

Breathtakingly beautiful artwork combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie.

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Korean illustrator brings My Neighbor Totoro scene alive with a Starbucks cup, markers【Video】

This talented artist uses white paint, markers and a scoring knife to turn a Starbucks cup into a famous Ghibli anime scene!

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Final Fantasy’s designer drew a Cinderella picture book, and it’s amazing【Photos】

A gorgeous take on the character that’s worlds apart from the Disney version, and can be read in English or Japanese.

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Are fairy tale books in Japan using too much “moe” anime-style art? Publisher defends its covers

Critics are calling the modern anime aesthetics “inappropriate,” but publisher says they’re missing the point.

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Japanese mom’s sketchbook of amazing anime character designs from 50 years ago amazes daughter

Professional manga artist learns that talent runs in the family.

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Random generation of anime characters by sophisticated AI programs is now so good, it’s unreal

Never would we have thought that characters designed by AI programs jumped from rudimentary to ultra-advanced in the space of three years.

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Magical combination of Princess Peach and Bowser/King Koopa has hearts racing and pencils flying.

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Are Japan’s sexy anime illustration light novel covers going too far?

Twitter debate shows that one person’s eye candy is another’s visual garbage.

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Japanese pro concept artist updates sketch he drew in junior high with amazing results

13 years later and an ocean away from where he grew up, this illustrator proves the seed of greatness was always present in his artwork.

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Is the beauty of imperfection the secret behind the popularity of Pokémon character designs?

Ken Sugimori, art director and character designer for the Pokémon franchise, reveals the link between pocket monsters and wabi-sabi.

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Your Name animator creates even more phenomenal art for upcoming Pokémon movie

You’ll want to zoom in on this picture to catch all the delicate details.

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Who’s that Dad? Curious and political Father’s Day portraits show up at a supermarket in Japan

Japanese Twitter gets a good laugh out of these great examples of a common elementary school exercise. Happy Father’s Day!

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Random shadow on wall gets anime-style fan art as artists prove they can find cute girls anywhere

Nikko Nikolai: Cutest shadow ever?
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Amazing new AI program transforms photos into gorgeous amine artwork【Video】

Monkeys with typewriters can write Shakespeare but can machines create anime as well as humans?

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Amazing anime-style artist mom transforms daughter’s character designs into gorgeous illustration

When Mom is a professional-level illustrator, mother/daughter art projects can be truly incredible.

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Mother’s Day challenge: Can you name every anime mom in this awesome group illustration?

Decades’ worth of anime moms assemble for amazing group shot that even features an Undertale shout-out.

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Twitter manga diagrams difference between Japanese and foreign men, captivates and confuses

Illustrator says one group loves Uniqlo, asks women to split the bill on dates.

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Simple Japanese test claims how you draw a star reveals your personality

Everything is revealed from the very first stroke.

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