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Popular Anime Series as Traditional Japanese Prints

Illustrator Jed Henry combines traditional Japanese art with modern popular culture icons to create these beautiful prints. His series of video game characters as traditional Japanese woodblock prints has been extremely successful, and now the artist is also working on combining popular anime with traditional Japanese woodblock art.

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Coming Up: Gigantic Attack on Titan Burger

Following the line of the famous anime Attack on Titan, Japanese burger chain Lotteria is all set to release a ¥2,000 ($20) burger named 10m-kyu Shingeki no Kyojin Hoshoku Set (translated to: Predatory Set for Titan as big as 10-meter high). The gigantic burger will be accompanied by ¥1,600 ($16) french fries combo called “Cho Ogata! Sasha no Imo-musume Se” (Supersize! Sasha’s Potato Girl Set).

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‘Realistic’ Naruto Characters Fan Art

Realistic Naruto Characters

Checkout these ‘realistic’ renderings of various characters from Naruto. The illustrations include several characters from the Naruto anime and manga, including the fabled Yamato dude who nobody has seen. They say he has been stuck in a tree for almost three years now. The renderings are the work of artist Olggah.

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Videos

The Inevitable Naruto vs Sasuke Final Fight [video]

Everyone is waiting for this to happen. It is believed to be bound to happen. So we thought we would let you know how the much awaited Naruto vs Sasuke battle actually goes down. Both of the ninjas have crazy powers, and they finally are on the battle field for the big fight that everyone has waited for a long time now. The video skips over the gratuitous amount of flashbacks, but it does dive into the fight right away, which we guess is the best thing they could do.

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Featured Geek

Realistic Eyes From the Naruto Universe

In the world of the famous anime and manga Naruto, eyes play a big role. You can (usually) get a fair idea of the characters abilities and what hurricane of ass-kicking they are about to unleash by looking at their eyes. Created by TheDownfall, the list is missing Hyuuga representation, but does include Sakura. Oh, and before you head out to look at the images, be on your guard for spoilers if you happen to be an anime watcher.

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Cats Do the Attack on Titan Opening Credits [video]

Here are the opening credits of Attack on Titan anime done with cats. If you’re unaware of the anime, hit ahead for the original opening credits.

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Art Featured

Classroom Chalkboard Art in Japan

Students in Japan make excellent use of their classroom chalkboards, creating these impressive drawings and illustrations that make great use of the abundant negative space. Apparently, these chalkboards are placed at the back of the classrooms, so it is likely the teachers don’t really mind students using that area to draw these awesome things. Themes usually revolve around anime and manga characters, though they do occasionally go beyond that.

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Art Cool Featured

Popular Websites as Anime Characters

The thing about anime is, everyone looks good. Illustrator Jon-Lock set out to draw what popular websites would be like if they were all anime characters. Firefox and Chrome though not really websites, get a representation as well. It’s a pretty, pretty set.

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Anime Styled Toast Art Is Too Beautiful To Eat

Japanese artist Hittomi has a lovely collection of bread slices decorated by well illustrated anime characters. Apparently, the effect is achieved by first drawing on clear plastic sheets and then translating them onto toast akin to stenciling. The colors are vegetable and food additions that add quite a touch to these illustrations. I almost wouldn’t have the heart to eat it. But hungry and thoughtless like I am, I probably would chow on them, much like I wouldn’t mind taking a sip of the well crafted latte art.

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Geek Videos

Doctor Who as an Anime [video]

YouTube’s celebrating Geek Week, and it clearly makes good sense to have something as cool as Doctor Who – Anime mashup for the occasion. The anime look kind of works for the Doctor Who universe.