As the popularity of Japanese anime has spread around the world, many foreign artists have paid tribute to the genre by drawing characters from popular anime series in the style of their own country’s animation.

Sometime this turns out really cool, like the cast of One Piece reimagined Disney-style. But for art styles that aren’t as easily adaptable as Disney, such cultural crossovers can get a little bizarre.

The images below were shared on a Thai message board and show anime characters drawn in the style of traditional Thai paintings.

Traditional Thai art is heavily grounded in Buddhism, with most paintings illustrating stories of Buddha or depicting scenes of the afterlife. As a result, most of the anime characters in these images look like Buddhist deities. Have a look for yourself:

1. Evangelion

2. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

3. Gundam

4. Dragon Ball

5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

6. Full Metal Alchemist 

7. Hunter X Hunter

8. Code Geass

9. Sailor Moon

10. Death Note

11. Fate/Zero

12. My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute

13. Seint Seiya

14. Fist of the North Star

15. Yu-Gi-Oh!

16. The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi

17. Pokemon

18. Mega Man

19. Final Fantasy VII

20. One Piece

21. Toy Story (not Japanese, but still neat!)

22. My Little Pony

23. Teletubbies

Source: Patnip via Labaq