Anime Vice News

Yoshitaka Amano Drew WHAT?

...I'm not quite sure how I feel about this.


Yaruo
Yaruo
Yes, the biggest illustrator news of the day is that Yoshitaka Amano, famed artist exhibiting in the New People center, character designer for some of Final Fantasy's best work, illustrator of the Vampire Hunter D novels, and phenomenal artist in general, logged on to Japan's Nico Nico Douga and... recorded himself rendering a doodle of an AsCII art character.

The character is named Yaruo, and he developed-- as so many things do --in the bowels of Japan's 2ch text message board. He's frequently used as an explicator general, to explain all manner of topics.

 
 

 
 
You can watch the video at Nico Nico yourself (if you have an account there), or you can hit up Gigazine for more pictures than the couple I've posted here, though they'll give you the general sense of what was going on.

It's not Amano's first live drawing webcast, but his past exploits included, like, a moogle and stuff. This is a little...weird.
lanaswifton Aug. 26, 2009 at 11:43 a.m.
How about getting him to draw, I dunno, Bart Simpson? I mean, why not?

Dig Deeper into Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano is one of Japan's premiere artists and illustrators.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (3 Posts)
Add/View Images (44 Images)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Spring 2014 Movie and OVA Guide -- AV MOD Material

What new titles are coming this season?

Miyazaki's Secrets Revealed in STARTING POINT

Miyazaki HATED Astro Boy?! Probably not, but this is a must-read for anime fans.

BLEACH Ch. 577 Review -- AV MOD Material

Kenpachi speaks simply, acts boldly, and carries a huge zanpakuto.

MUSHI-SHI: THE NEXT CHAPTER #1 -- Special Review

Not so much a new chapter so much as a direct continuation...

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE #7 -- Watch & Learn

Is this making fun of FIST OF THE NORTH STAR?

NARUTO Ch. 673 Review -- AV MOD Material

When rivals cooperate, finales can't be far behind. At least, I hope that's still true.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 4/23/13 -- AV MOD MATERIAL

Awkward moments and ominous phone calls... it's time for another caption contest!

BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS #1 -- Special Review

It's one big, deadpan joke about death...?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 4/23/13 -- AV MOD MATERIAL

Awkward moments and ominous phone calls... it's time for another caption contest!

Spring 2014 Movie and OVA Guide -- AV MOD Material

What new titles are coming this season?

Miyazaki's Secrets Revealed in STARTING POINT

Miyazaki HATED Astro Boy?! Probably not, but this is a must-read for anime fans.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE #7 -- Watch & Learn

Is this making fun of FIST OF THE NORTH STAR?

CHAIKA : THE COFFIN PRINCESS #1 -- Special Review

Stereotypical Anime, but... it's actually good?

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE #6 -- Watch & Learn

Unblinking evil that you can never turn away from!

NARUTO Ch. 673 Review -- AV MOD Material

When rivals cooperate, finales can't be far behind. At least, I hope that's still true.

BRYNHILDR IN THE DARKNESS #1 -- Special Review

It's one big, deadpan joke about death...?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel