Have you been keeping up with Genshin Impact? I’m not sure of its popularity still here in the west, but it seems like it continues to remain a strong presence in Japan. With beautifully designed characters like Zhongli, and new ones coming all the time, it’s easy to see why! ★ 【アナ】「 鍾離イラストコンテスト 」 ☆
Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Four seasons for the four ladies of Kessoku Band of acclaimed series, Bocchi the Rock, which just happened to advance to the sweet 16 of AniMarch Madness tournament. But first, here they are each matched to a season and fashion! ★ 【T.K.C】 「 ぼっち・ざ・ろっくデートシリーズ 」 ☆
Artist おおね has posted some four-dozen Cardcaptor Sakura art pieces over the last two months, much to my delight! Here’s just a sample of the lovely art arising from this flurry of activity. Catch you catch me! ★ 【おおね】「 カードキャプターさくら 」 ☆ all illustrations reprinted w/permission
Have you watched the new Demon Slayer movie previewing the “Swordsmith Village” arc of the series? I haven’t yet, but I’ve read the manga and it’s one of my favorite arcs. Then again, I think I say that about every arc for the franchise! Anyway, I’m excited to see Muchiro take center stage this time… Read More Fanart Friday, Too: Muchiro to the Swordsmith Village!
Did you notice the explosion of Hatsune Miku fanart yesterday? That’s because March 9th is Miku Day! Since 3-9 can be pronounced “mi-ku” in Japanese, it’s a natural fit to celebrate the Vocaloid! It’s also the time of cherry blossoms, leading to lovely Sakura Miku pieces like this one below by one of my favorite… Read More Fanart Friday: Sakura Miku for Miku Day
The girls each look amazing in this series of illustrations with their headphones on, balancing on various items related to their instruments or personas, but even more striking to me is the depth in the setting for each drawing. Incredible stuff! ★ 【JLT4n】「 Bocchi / Ryou / Nijika / Kita 」 ☆
Perhaps taking inspiration from the classic episode of the series, “Dance Like You Want to Win!”, these series of three illustrations portraying Asuka as a dancer seem like they would fold right into Evangelion canon. Are you a dancer as well? Were you trained in classical or any other kind? ★ 【BB】「 五彩斑斓的香 」 ☆