Ye Olde-Timey Pokemon

Topic started by gia on Jan. 24, 2010. Last post by gia 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Happy Sunday everyone! I know I've been a bit of a non-entity this weekend, and I'm afraid that'll continue today judging from my to-do list-- but I did want to throw this one out at you.  
 
An artist in Japan who goes by nojo-san put together a GIANT collection of drawings of Pokemon, done up as though they were youkai, not unlike the Ehon Hyaku Monogatari (a collection of 100 stories and illustrations of demons-- as you already know if you watched our Halloween Special!). 
 
The above is a small smattering of the Pokemon done up this way-- make sure to hit up the artist's blogpost to find your favorites! (And come back and share them here!) 
 
(Via AICN Anime.)
Post by Tempestangel (123 posts) See mini bio Level 10

WOW Jigglypuff looks like sumthing out of Digimon... these are way too cool!
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,331 posts) See mini bio Level 21

That look crazy.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
That is awesome.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
My personal favorite: 

Post by Sorantheman (105 posts) See mini bio Level 19

Wow, this guy was amazing! I hope He'll make more of these pictures!
Post by Addfwyn (408 posts) See mini bio Level 16
These are all really cool, and really well done.  Glad to see he is sticking with the classics for them too.
Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@gia said:
" My personal favorite: 

"
Reminds me of Okami, what a great look
Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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lol awesome Butterfree looks like Mothra :)
@Matte said:
" @gia said:
" My personal favorite: 

"
Reminds me of Okami, what a great look "
Awesome indeed though the Arceus pic comes a bit closer

Post by FoxxFireArt (2,644 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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That's a very cool image. I love those old style ink painting. The Ninetails really looks like something from a painting of Inari.
Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
 Too many cool ones to list. I liked the clefairy, and abra ones a lot. When hell freezes over and Nintendo makes a more grownup version of Pokemon, i hope they look to this as an example. I WANT MY POKEMON MMO DAM IT! T_T
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Aw it would have been cool if he did a cameo for some of the ones that are based on Yōkai, like Froslass or Shiftry.  From the Yuki-onna and Tengu respectully. Although he did do an awesome job with making Ninetails look like a Kitsune and Electabuzz an Oni. (well a pretty fat Oni I mean) Or even better yet incorporating aspects from styles that come from the cultures that have parts of their mythology incorporated into the design of certain Pokemon. 
 
Anyway, that is some amazing art and I have to say the creepiest one there is. 
 

KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!



 

Post by sora_thekey (1,097 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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I like how Blastoise is on four legs instead of two.. 
 
oh and Psyduck looks weird with small eyes.. 
 
Suprisingly my favorite was Weezing and Kofing... Check out how the smoke is drawn!
Post by ThePsychoGamer (1,835 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Some reason the title reminded me of this quote "A ball filled with wiggly wobbly timey stuff"
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@ThePsychoGamer: O_o That sounds familiar, but I can't place it, and commenting is more fun than google-searching. :D
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@crusader8463 said:
"  Too many cool ones to list. I liked the clefairy, and abra ones a lot. When hell freezes over and Nintendo makes a more grownup version of Pokemon, i hope they look to this as an example. I WANT MY POKEMON MMO DAM IT! T_T "
Would that be like Mystery Dungeon? Would the player actually "be" a pokemon, or just being one of the human who willfully subjugates these wild creatures.
 
P.S. The Jigglypuff terrifies me... too many teeth.
Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
@John_Martone: I would be fine with it being just like it is, only have the games story be more adult in nature. While I'm not talking about Pokemon meets Oz or anything, but if the stories where not so cut and paste for kids it would be nice. I just hope they realize that a large portion of the audience of Pokemon that grew up with it are now adults themselves. While i still love the gameplay, its become harder and harder to enjoy playing them as they all revolve around this silly plots, and events.
Post by Addfwyn (408 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I am pretty surprised they haven't actually made a pokemon MMO yet, it seems like the transition would work pretty well and that it'd be a huge cash cow for them.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@crusader8463: Did you actually just make a Oz reference in comparison to an adult Pokemon... that, is awesome.
Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
@John_Martone said:
" @crusader8463: Did you actually just make a Oz reference in comparison to an adult Pokemon... that, is awesome. "
Indeed i did. Oz was the first show i ever watched that i knew right from the get go was meant for adults. What with all the unwanted shower butt sex, shankings, ground up glass in foods, nazi's, and wisecracking black man in a wheel chair. Now that i think about it...Oz set with Pokemon would be hilarious! If only my drawing skills where better, i would so start drawing a comic about it.
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