artists

Anime art vs. Western art: The changing face of a Japanese schoolgirl’s self-portrait

When this kindergartener goes to school, her self-portraits change depending on whether she’s in a Japanese or U.S. environment.

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Anime artist illustrates the difference between Japanese schoolgirls now and ten years ago

It turns out that high school girls look and act very differently now compared to a decade ago.

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Studio Ghibli criticised for paying low salary to animators

The latest job ad calling for animators to help create Miyazaki’s next anime feature film has drawn attention for all the wrong reasons.

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Beautiful Japanese artist creates masterpieces with stunning calligraphy performances【Video】

Watching this calligrapher at work is strangely thrilling and relaxing at the same time.

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Japanese artist reveals the secret to a happy marriage in cute comic strip

According to the artist, all it takes is one simple thing to live happily ever after.

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Japanese artist illustrates the difference between ads for men and women in social games

This nine-panel comic flips the table on ads featuring breasts, panties and shy girls for men, and blue-steel looks for women.

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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki cancels retirement, hires artists for last feature film

Applications are open to everyone, regardless of nationality.

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Japanese artist sketches the encounters she’d like to have with Studio Ghibli anime characters

From huddling next to Totoro in the rain to surprising Sen with low-cost cosplay in Spirited Away, these dreamy scenarios will take your breath away.

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Studio Ghibli animator creates heartwarming new anime commercial in Japan【Video】

The special release takes us through the love story of Cassis and Arles, a romance the animator has been developing for ten years.

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From hugs to piggybacks and intimate kisses, this reference manual is filled with romantic male-on-male love scenarios.

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Japanese artist shows what motherhood is really like with hilarious illustrated series

This artist perfectly captures all the joy and hardship that comes with being a new mum.

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The beautiful undergarments that started out as fantasy sketches are now a real-life, ready-to-wear collection.

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Get ready for checkmate with this stunning “Chess Bra” collection.

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Japanese cosplayers show off amazing accessories made using goods from 100 yen stores

Cosplay accessories that are easy on both the wallet and the eyes.

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Adult colouring book from Japan lets you add colour to famous kabuki scenes and characters

A Japanese manga artist and a legendary kabuki actor worked together to produce this visually stunning new release.

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Japanese artist captures the thrill of playing a UFO catcher crane game in short animated video

This hilarious clip shows a crane game we hope to never encounter in Japan.

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Yoshitomo Nara accuses Korean beauty company of ripping off his art, gets sued by them instead

The Japanese artist known for his distinctive anime-style illustrations of children expressed surprise at this turn of events.

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Japanese fan blown away by J.K. Rowling’s reaction to his Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts drawing

It’s not every day that one of the world’s most renowned authors sits up and takes notice of one of your illustrations.

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Professional manga artist shows how to improve drawing skills in series of two-minute video clips

From trees to clothing and anatomical features, these live-action drawing tips will have you sketching like a pro in minutes!

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Fan artist fuses Pokémon into creatively cute combinations【Pics】

We’re more than a tad disappointed we’ll never be able to catch these fusion versions in any of the games.

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