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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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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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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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These Rings Want You To Punch People So They Can Show Off Their Sound Effects

These rings don’t actually look to be part of some jewelry, and they don’t really have their heart in being jewels anyway. Text characters on these rings show sound effects that are commonplace in manga and help heighten the visual mood of the story. In this case, the rings by designers Shuji Tomishima and Takushi Okina go for the aural by playing back sound effects that the rings represent. The rings start off from 7,612 yen for smaller characters and go all the way to 23,100 yen for larger characters.

Via ProductPage, SpoonTamago, Kotaku

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Harry Potter Characters in Manga Form

These fan art illustrations imagine Harry Potter characters in the world of manga. We will take this moment to imagine how very weird and awkward a Potter manga could be. Or, how awesome it could be. And somehow we can’t really find good in these cute characters, even though there is nothing visibly wrong with them.

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Manga plates serve your food on a platter of drawings


Manga Plates project by Mika Tsutai pretty much stands up to its name. Each piece from the collection is detailed as a frame from some manga. All you have to do is place food strategically on these plates, and it would appear a lot more delicious to manga lovers like us.

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Fighter jets adorned manga style


Fighter jets painted in manga girls. If something ever qualified for cute and badass, this would be it.

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Manga-inspired post-it notes


Manga-inpired post-it notes come in speech bubble or sound effect shape. Each set has three blocks, with 40-sheets per block of notes. Costs $25.