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WTF Wednesday: What if Yoshitaka Amano Drew All Anime?

Kiss moe goodbye.


 
 
What better way than to celebrate Yoshitaka Amano’s only American appearance this year at JapanTown’s new cultural center next week, than to explore a universe where Yoshitaka Amano draws everything. Who is Yoshitaka Amano you might ask? Well, he is the guy who does the illustrations for most of the Final Fantasy games, and Vampire Hunter D. He draws his characters in a way that is half anime and half western art. I’m sure you will know it when you see it.

So today I have for you a collection of characters drawn with his signature look. I enjoy his style, but wouldn’t want to have him draw all anime. Though I wish he would perhaps draw an anime, maybe some kind of fantasy one. Make it happen Amano!
 
 Why so serious?
 Why so serious?




giaon Aug. 5, 2009 at 11:15 p.m.
This....is so much cooler than a Fate/Stay Night movie.
 
I dare anyone to prove me wrong!
sunfloweron Aug. 6, 2009 at 3:02 a.m.

Very cool, though I don't recognize more than a handful of the characters. 
 
Say, does anyone have any idea why I can no longer type in the comment box when using Firefox?  IE is fine, but I hate using that .
Sonata moderator on Aug. 6, 2009 at 6:58 a.m.
Hey this might work I loved Champloo one looks real cool.
Nikoon Aug. 6, 2009 at 7:44 a.m.
I support this scenario. Kind of agree though about not wanting him to do all anime. Need some variety. Amano Gundam would be awesome.
giaon Aug. 6, 2009 at 8:33 a.m.
@sunflower: What version are you using, on what OS? I haven't been having any trouble, but I'm stuck on Mac OSX.
sunfloweron Aug. 6, 2009 at 8:42 a.m.
@gia:
I'm using an older version of Firefox, 2.0, but it was working up until this past weekend or so.  I'm using XP.  I did update that recently.  Maybe that's it.
Count_Zeroon Aug. 6, 2009 at 12:50 p.m.
With the first set of pictures, 3rd row, 3rd from the right - is that supposed to be Griffith/Femto from Berserk or is it supposed to be Gatchaman?
GodLen staff on Aug. 6, 2009 at 1:20 p.m.
@Count_Zero: that's Griffith
HeeroYuyon Aug. 6, 2009 at 2:35 p.m.
@gia: INFIDEL! Thou hasn't even played thine game of holy epic from don film is based forth!
 
Most of these look pretty awesome, but he's the first artist I've seen that managed to make Shiki look ugly...
Count_Zeroon Aug. 6, 2009 at 3:43 p.m.
@GodLen: That was my first guess, but I wasn't totally sure.
GriftyMcGrifton Aug. 6, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.
Pretty art is pretty.
sunfloweron Aug. 7, 2009 at 9:12 p.m.
@gia:  I upgraded my Firefox to 3.0, with much pain, and I can now enter comments again. :)

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