FEATURE: Fanart Friday, Manly Men Edition

For maximum effect, listen to "I'll Make a Man Out of You" while viewing this week's column

Fanart Friday returns, studying ads in preparation for Black Friday deals, because next Friday is gonna be a retail battlefield.  Speaking of battlefields, y'know what a lot of anime and manga today lack?  Manly men.  The kind of dudes I could have a beer and talk about football with.  They're sorely missed, and today's Fanart Friday will be all about them.

 

DISCLAIMER:  None of the art presented is the property of myself or Crunchyroll.  All characters and series are tm and © their respective creators and corporate owners.  All art is the creative property of their respective artists.  Any artists who wish to have their work removed from this article may contact me, and appropriate action will be immediately taken.

 

ffguts

by maro

And what better place to start than Berserk?  Guts may have anger issues, but at least he looks like he can actually carry his sword, unlike Ichigo, who can fit into women's jeans.

 

ffblalag

by びっく

Granted, half the cast of Black Lagoon are female, but "Two-Hands" Revy is more pure, unadulterated man than some of her male coworkers.

 

ffmcclane

by ikuyoan

I'm not sure if the artist intended to draw John McClane in the Metal Gear Solid art style, but if I had to face him partway through a stealth mission, I'd just turn off the game and call it quits right there.


ffjoe

by kyo9999

If more people read Ashita no Joe and lived by its example, the world would be a better place--although punch-related injuries would skyrocket.

 

ffsimon

by Jacket

Everybody's all about Kamina, but really, the series was about Simon growing up and becoming a man--which is much more interesting than just following a total badass around all day.

 

ffteddy

by SharpWriter

Unless of course that badass is Teddy Roosevelt, shown here in a very accurate portrayal of how stone-cold awesome he was.  No, really.

 

ffonibaku

by 閏@名前変えた

So Onizuka Eikichi and Danma Ryuuji were a pair of dumb kids.  I'll give you that.  But it took them going down a long, hard road to learn that sometimes losing--or giving in--makes you grow more than anything else.

 

ffbigboss

by Feriowind

Sometimes a soldier just gets sick of war.  Don't worry, Big Boss, you'll get that vacation soon enough.

 

ffippo

by キョー介

So I have no idea where the horns came from, but I'm not complaining--I guess Ippo's full-on embracing the "God of Wind" ring name?

 

ffgolgo

by 尻(復帰は難しそう)

And with this most manly of bento preparations, I'm going to go find some dinner!

 

That's all for this week, and I want to extend another thank-you to everybody who turned something in for last week's Fanart Friday.  Want to see your work here?  Get a piece together by Thursday, December 9 and PM it to me!  And make sure you let us know what you thought about this week's art, as well as requests for next week, in the comments!

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