The world of anime is diverse, with all the genres of storytelling represented. With so many fantastic characters, it’s a sure thing that they could stretch themselves in a different kind of setting.
If Naruto wasn’t in a Action Adventure show, would the plucky ninja become the world’s greatest mystery detective? Could the swoon inducing romantics of Fruits Basket were ruthless explosion inducing action heroes? What if Vampire Knight was a sports anime?
The possibilities are endless! Lets see a Genre Swap – take your favourite anime characters and design the key art for their new show in a different genre
Read on for our winners and honorable mentions!
With great characters, you can go anywhere! AJChan makes that quite evident by transporting the crew of Cowboy Bebop to an Edwardian drama, complete with sepia tone photography and added authenticity by backing the artwork by a genuine old photo album of her grandfathers’. The characters are immediately recognisable and the story possibilities spring to mind immediately. Amazing work.
AJChan wins 1st prize of a $150 Madman store voucher!
From starry eyed magical girl to a fierce, gritty, combat weary veteran who looks like she’s just had her spy cover blown and had to crash a jet in the desert. Now, Sailor Moon determinedly looks for a way home. Complete with Hollywood poster treatment! The evocative expression really sold this one. But please make Battle Angel first, James Cameron!
Vanjushka wins 2nd prize of a $100 Madman store voucher!
Twilight-Saiyan Moon by dimensioncr8r
Swoon! Dragon Ball Z as a teen vampire heart-throbby drama! This concept actually works eerily well, the affect of the moon on the Saiyans would cast a shadow over any romance, but who would have thought Vegeta would be the sparkly one and Goku the beast? I guess in the end, Bulma does have a thing for the Saiyan prince no matter how pale and shiny he becomes!
dimensioncr8r wins 3rd prize of a $75 Madman store voucher!
There’s no way to mess up the classics, and Shakespeare has certainly stood up to many interpretations. Death The Kid may find out just how appropriately he is named when he takes on the persona of Hamlet. A simple composition but striking and immediately convincing – of a prize winning place, there was no question!
JFletcher wins 4th prize of a $50 Madman store voucher!
There were again so many good pieces out of the many wonderful entries that we wanted to highlight some more strong pieces. All of these honorable mentions will receive a surprise DVD! This month it’s NARUTO SHIPPUDEN MOVIE 2 BONDS
- NGE – Dragonriders by Vron89
- super saiya sentai by Tonykun01
- Alucard’s Creed by Big_Evil
- Desu Note by xFishyx
- FULLMETAL Pony by Madspacekid
Thanks to all who entered!
Of course there were many more great entries – all worthy of your time, comments and encouragement so Click here to Check them all out!
Keep coming back as we have more great Art comps all the time in the Fanzone!
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