Illustrations of anime characters made in the foam of latte

Rondal Scott III Reader Find

By Rondal Scott III in New Art on Thursday 29 November 2012

I always have great respect for people who seem incapable of turning off their creativity, people like Kazuki Yamamoto who has seemingly mastered the art of illustrating various characters (mostly anime) in the foam of a latte. Aside from anime, Yamamoto has also illustrated the likes of Popeye, TinTin, Link (Legend of Zelda), Charlie Brown and The Beatles – each with an impressive level of detail and made even more inspiring when you consider the patience it takes to complete each one.

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Unintentionally funny anime subtitles

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 14 September 2012

Admit it, part of the fun from watching foreign language shows comes from seeing how the subtitles get amusingly mangled beyond recognition. At least it’s that way for us. Japanese anime is typically subbed by well-meaning fans whose command of English can get quite out of hand. This fine blog captures these unintentionally funny moments in Japanese anime when the subs get wonky. 

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Magomed Dovjenko fuses anime with fashion

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By Saad Moosajee in New Art on Monday 27 August 2012

German-based illustrator Magomed Dovjenko’s latest effort is an online collection of illustrations that fuses popular anime characters with well-known fashion brands. Dovjenko’s passion for Japanese culture and high fashion radiates through the series.

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You Know You Dead Azz Wrong

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By Marquita Taylor in Cool Websites on Friday 3 December 2010

A little make-up is nice, but some people go way too far. Have you ever wanted to look like your favorite anime character? All the make-up artist had to do was literally close her eyes and her dream came true. This girl looks like one of the characters from Sailor Moon.

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Ultra Monsters by Takayoshi Mizuki

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Saturday 24 April 2010

As a kid, anime, manga, and Japanese toy design captivated me much more than anything available in America. Takayoshi Mizuki was one of the artists responsible for creating amazing paintings of Ultra Monsters between 1965 and 1972. Pink Tentacle just posted a nice selection of his best work.

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Richard Wilkinson

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Thursday 4 June 2009

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki and Satochi Kon anime and post-war Japanese advertisements and graphic design, illustrator Richard Wilkinson also brings in touches of cinema and 50s poster design to his elegant, line-driven images. His careful palette of muted colors creates a glowing, mysterious atmosphere.

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Jason Chan

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 29 October 2008

Drawing from anime and fantasy art from the past half-century of graphic design and illustration, Jason Chan’s images appeal to the role-playing geek in us all. Chan renders beautiful pixie women and expressive children with bright eyes and remarkable dragon-riding abilities — their zombie-slaying skills ain’t too shabby either.

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Tuesday 14 October 2008

Any artform with a cult following often hides behind those fans to defend mediocrity. Too often anime is guilty of this crime and many releases which claim to be breakthroughs are only mediocre. Vexille proves this assertion by standing far above when compared to other recent releases. It combines a brilliant storyline with stunning animation […]

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Dead in the Now

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 5 August 2008

Dead in the Now is a great new web comic by an artist named Rey about a boy who decides to raise an army of zombies. The style is anime inspired, but really loose and unfussy. There’s an almost frantic, psychedelic feel to it, which makes it unique. Not your typical fanboy fare.

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FHM China photos by Chen Zhun

Yuko Shimizu Reader Find

By Yuko Shimizu in New Trends on Thursday 29 May 2008

It has to be said: these powerful Asian sci-fi anime girls on bikes totally rock.

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