After what seems like forever, I have finally had the time to create some new anime/gaming inspired designs! It seems like so many people in the past have requested some designs from the world of anime and manga, and I never had the time to really get down to business until now. With the Asheville Anime Regional Convention this weekend it was time that I finally sat down, whipped out my old “Shonen Jump” books, asked fans, and did a bit of online searching in order to decide which characters and franchises I wanted to take on. I won’t claim to be the biggest fan of anime or the most knowledgeable when it comes to it, but I did get a few cues from my own time watching anime growing up.
The Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Pokemon designs all came from my time watching these shows on Cartoon Network after school on the old “Toonami” block and during the weekend on Adult Swim (back when they primarily showed anime). With things like Sailor Moon, Kill La Kill, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Punch Man, and One Piece, I got the idea to represent these franchises and characters by popular demand and because I know that these franchises still have huge fanbases. Hopefully my decision to go with these design choices will prove fruitful this weekend and I hope that fans take to my designs. Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to tackle some other franchises that I wanted to, but the good thing is that there will be more shows and conventions to debut more anime-inspired designs. As a small preview, some other designs that I wanted to make were based on Mega Man X, Final Fantasy, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Gundam Wing, Rurouni Kenshin, Bleach, and more designs from DBZ, Naruto, Sailor Moon, and Kill La Kill! Maybe I’ll share them as the next couple of shows get closer!
Take a look below at some of the new designs debuting this weekend!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ANIME SHOW Or Manga?