Inspiration

35 Awesome Anime Fan Art Illustrations

by . August 8th, 2011

Anime is not just for kids. Japanese Animation or Anime for short features a wide variety of genres that appeal to different age-groups, including adults. Hundreds of series are currently being shown on televisions all over the world and thousands have been created since the screening of the very first Anime in 1917.

 

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ANIME by Radenwa
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Most Anime series/flicks have excellent plots, with themes that range from Teenage Maturity and Romance to  Asian History and Political Corruption. But what truly makes them so appealing is the unique and striking art they exhibit. The wonderful scenery as well as the colorful hair, huge eyes, eccentric costumes and funny expressions of Anime characters are only some of the distinctive characteristics of Japanese Animation that fans have fallen in love with. This style has greatly influenced and inspired fans from all over the world. In addition to following the same drawing/painting  technique, there are also others that borrow characters from their favorite Anime and reinvent them to produce their own derivative artworks.

Below are 35 Fan Art illustrations inspired by the most popular Anime series and movies known worldwide. Some are so good that they arguably look better than the original. Familiar with these Anime characters? Inspired to make you own Fan Art? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

 

Naruto

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Sasuke and Naruto by nanami-yuki
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Aviator by pokefreak
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Appleseed

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::APPLESEED:: by omnislashmaster
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Bleach

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If i were the rain by gorachi
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Uryu Ishida by terano
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Chobits

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chobits by X-Chan
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Code Geass

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Lelouch – The Black Prince by cat-cat
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Cowboy Bebop

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Vincent by Zephyri
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Death Note

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-Mello- by Sara-lj
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L by MayYeo
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Dragon Ball Z

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Dragonball Z–Cell by alvinwcy
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Elfen Lied

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Elfen Lied: Diclonius by mariahpink
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Fruits Basket


Fruits Basket by angelskully
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Full Metal Alchemist

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Brotherhood – FMA – Artgerm
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Ghost in a Shell

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Ghost in the Shell – Engage by Hideyoshi
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

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Gundam Sandrock ZG by WEREsandrock
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Hajime no Ippo

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Hajime no Ippo by wandger
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Hellsing

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Alucard + Hellsing + Level Two by Lightprism
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Inuyasha

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Inuyasha by Xergille
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Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Rei Ayanami by keelerleah
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Ninja Scroll

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Ninja Scroll #8 by Michael Chang Ting Yu
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Pokemon

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Pokemon – Feraligatr by TheStink411
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Prince of Tennis

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The Prince of Tennis by artgerm
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Ragnarok

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Fido, you’re an animal. by shirotsuki
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Sailor Moon

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Sailor Moon by deekazu
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Samurai X

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Kenshin Himura by Alben Tan
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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Yuki Nagato by Benlo
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Torou and Black Rock Shooter

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Tohou vs. BRS by JianRan Pan
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Trigun

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Vash by Morriperkele
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Trinity Blood

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Trinity Blood – Abel by aramaki
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Tsubasa Chronicle

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Tsubasa Chronicle – Fai by cat-cat
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Voltes V

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voltimus prime, colored by darkeyez07
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Yu-Yu Hakusho

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Untitled by Lyn
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Spirited Away

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Nigh Flight by TsaoShin
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Fernando Jose Nitorreda is a playwright, fictionist, musician and graphic design enthusiast. He holds a degree in Fine Arts Creative Writing and dreams of writing a kick-ass book someday. He credits visual arts as a major inspiration for his literature.

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