Icons of Action and Horror Films Get the Kawaii Treatment

Pixiv artist Yuusuke Matsuda shows off some impressive makeover skills

If I had the power to control the anime industry, everything would look like this:

 

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But because people have common sense and anime producers actually want to make money, they don't, and character designs are a lot cuter and rounder and softer. That's where Pixiv artist Yuusuke Matsuda comes in, remaking classic, hard-edged characters from comics and movies into something a little more visually palatable to the anime fan who prefers slice-of-life comedies based on light novels. I HATE YOU ALL FOR THIS

 

THE XENOMORPH, otherwise known as the titular Alien

 

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And the H.R. Giger-designed original monstrosity:

 

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THE TERMINATOR, living tissue over a metal endoskeleton, probably still with an Austrian accent

 

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And the O.G.:

 

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THE PREDATOR, badass alien hunter also known as a yautja

 

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And the original:

 

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PINHEAD, leader of the horrifying extradimensional torture-fetishist Cenobites

 

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The very unsettling original Cenobites:

 

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ROBOCOP, the future of law enforcement. Also, gritty remakes of already-gritty movies

 

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And the version I grew up with:

 

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HELLBOY, Mike Mignola's sarcastic, pancake-loving demon-hunting demon

 

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And Mignola's original design:

 

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You can insert my "why would you do that to Hellboy" raving here, but Matsuda is an excellent artist, so be sure to check out his full gallery of work! What do you think about these makeovers? Are you a fan of them, or do you prefer the originals?

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