illustration

Schoolgirl showdown! Girls who bundle up for winter vs. those who keep the miniskirt faith 【Poll】

And no, you can’t pick “All of the above.”

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Pop quiz, anime lovers! Do you know what the name of this iconic hairstyle is?

If you’re stumped, ask a gearhead for help.

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“Book of Lovely Meat” has tasty cuts, cute girls for your red-blooded needs

Love cute anime girls? Love a tasty steak? This new book combines both into one glossy package of drool-worthy art!

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Artist reimagines the Zodiac signs as anime-style schoolgirls in gorgeous illustration series

What’s your sailor sign?

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Anime Isn’t Like Reality: Peeing in a skirt edition

Gentlemen, can you spot what’s wrong with this picture?

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Adorable illustration from Japan perfectly depicts the joys of living with cats

If you are already a human slave to your feline companion, we’re sure you can relate. If you’re thinking of getting a cat, take heed!

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Sanrio creates characters to promote characters to promote merchandise with new Sanrio Boys group

Hello Kitty’s parent company launches Twitter account for group of five beautiful boys who love Sanrio characters (and their merchandise).

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Turns out a lot of those sexy bath time scenes in anime aren’t realistic, and not just because of the censor steam.

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Soon-to-be-released: Special collection book of anime-style beautiful boys

Can’t get enough of bishonen (beautiful boy) manga characters? Look out for the new book, Boy Meets…Graph, featuring work from famous illustrators.

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Genius Japanese illustrator reimagines your favorite fairy tales…with pugs!【Pics】

Fairy tales are certainly timeless classics, but I’m sure we’ve all felt that they could have been just a little better had they only featured pugs instead of people.

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Artist shares a glimpse of a world where the Pokémon Eevee is real

Check out one Japanese Twitter user’s adorable vision of what her home would be like if Eevee actually existed in real life!

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Want to help save the anime world’s favorite colored pencils? Then take this survey

Hand-drawn art may be on the ropes, but it’s not quite dead yet.

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“Painter x Lyrics: Flower Edition” art book turns music lyrics into gorgeous illustrations

Lovers of Japanese music and art rejoice, because the second volume of the Painter x Lyrics (絵師×歌詞) art book series went on sale on November 20!

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Magical anime fan art has characters appearing to leap off the page in tender act of friendship

2-D heroines get a boost from 3-D perspective and an extremely talented fan.

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Beautiful manga-style festival poster is drawn by the person you would least expect

This lovely and feminine poster was made for the Sakura Jidai Festival, also known as the Festival of the Ages. While it is certainly beautiful, it’s garnering attention online because it was created by an 81-year-old man.

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Anime sword fighting isn’t like reality. Why? Biomechanics (again)

You know all those cool-looking anime warriors with a katana strapped to their back? It turns out some of them would be really easy to beat in a fight, and it’s all the artist’s fault.

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Anime romance isn’t like reality. Why? Biomechanics

Sometimes, the physics of physical affection in anime and manga just don’t make sense.

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Who needs anime? One-Punch Man scene moves better in still-frame manga than TV adaptation 【Video】

The currently airing anime TV series One-Punch Man is winning fans for two reasons. First is the way it turns the idea of a handsome, hot-blooded action hero on its head with protagonist Saitama, a laid-back, completely bald superhero who looks more like Charley Brown than Superman. Second, the show features some gorgeous animation from Madhouse, the veteran production studio behind such landmarks of anime visual style as Redline, Ninja Scroll, and Millennium Actress.

But as impressive as the movement in the One-Punch Man anime is, its animation has just been shown up by the most unlikely of rivals, the One-Punch Man manga, as in the non-animated comic the TV show is based on!

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New art book “Illustration 2016” gathers 150 of today’s best pro and amateur illustrators

If you love art and illustration, you’re probably aware of plenty of non-professional, up-and-coming artists who showcase their work on sites like Tumblr and Twitter. In fact, fan art can be of such a high quality as to surpass the original work, and now there’s a new art book on sale in Japan which aims to “capture” the entire illustration scene at the present moment, showcasing work both amateur and professional by some of today’s most influential artists.

Illustration 2016 features work by 150 artists of different backgrounds and is the perfect guide for those who are into fan art and illustration of all kinds.

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These fan-drawn fused Pokémon are so cool we wish they were really in the game

When Pokémon graced our tiny Game Boy screens back in 1996 (or, depending on where you’re from,  1998 or 1999), we all thought that nothing could be better than these beautifully crafted 151 animal-like Pocket Monsters. But then a second generation of games came out and suddenly we were graced with 100 new Pokémon who pledged their loyalty and undying love to us, their trainers. Now in 2015, there are 721 different Poké-friends to collect and train and we couldn’t be happier with them…unless we could take two of our favorites and fuse them together, that is!

The concept may have been done before, but each artist brings their own personal fliar and the results are always fascinating. What makes the following combinations unique is that sometimes there are not two but three Pokémon fused together!

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