With Apple announcing the iPhone 5, it's a good excuse to look back at how Japanese online art community Pixiv responded to the last generation's key feature, the personal assistant software Siri. Beyond being an obvious target for anthropomorphism, Siri's phonetic similarity to a Japanese word for "buttocks" called out for parody. See the results after the jump.
Pixiv artist Mafen is well aware of the allure of Square Enix's cute Theatrhythm Final Fantasy characters, and has taken to imagining other iconic dudes and dudettes in the same style. Check out the artist's spin on Cobra from Space Adventure Cobra, Link, Samus, and Fire Emblem's Lyndis past the break.
Children's literature lost its great, transformative luminary today in Maurice Sendak, who passed away at age 83 after complications from a stroke. Where the Wild Things Are was known around the world, with its recognition only amplified by the Spike Jonze adaptation. After the jump, see a gallery of tribute art from Japanese online art community Pixiv.
When last we checked artist K-Suwabe's heavy metal-inspired Vocaloid remixes, there was Hagane Miku (a pun on Hatsune Miku's name and the Japanese word for steel), Metalne Luca Turilli, and Kagamine Rin. Now there's a veritable Justice League of Metaloids ready to shred. Check them out after the jump.
Plenty of people draw Pokémon fanart, but can you classify a work as fanart when it is not drawn by a fan? Brian Fukushima's sketches are based on general ideas of some of the original monsters, but rely much more on his friends' descriptions of the characters via Google+ Hangouts. Bump the jump to check out his art and read our full interview!
As the English, print version of Shonen Jump gives way to the digital Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha, Bleeding Cool has picked out a neat bit of ephemera from the outgoing magazine: One Piece art by Codename: Kids Next Door creator Tom Warburton. Check it out after the jump!
What better way to bid adieu to the first season of Fate/zero than with LiSA's theme song, "Oath Sign," remade as a chiptune? Check out two versions after the jump!
Jon Klassen probably didn't realize his storybook, I Want My Hat Back, would become a highly amusing meme. However, thanks to talented fan artists, we have a Puella Magi Madoka Magica mash-up and more. Bump the jump to find Homura's hat!
Illustrator Andrew Kolb has mashed Street Fighter videogame characters up somewhat unexpectedly with the whimsy of Mary Blair's designs for the Disneyland ride, "It's a Small World." Check out the first three posters in his series after the jump!
I'm betting most people have seen a clown whip up a balloon poodle, kids swashbuckling with balloon swords, or a bouquet of balloon flowers, but you probably haven't seen a balloon Wild Tiger. That's where this Tiger & Bunny lover has the friendly balloon twister in the park beat. Hit the jump for a look at this unique piece of fan art!
A fan of Chiwa Saito created a tribute work depicting 24 of the voice actress's notable roles, as well as a cute portrait of Chiwa herself. See if you can figure out who everyone is, after the jump!
I don't even have a license to ride a motor bike, but boy would I hurry up and get one if I could take this thing for a spin. Bump the jump to check out the Red Comet Char Custom Honda CBR250RR!
"My PS3 was broken and needed repairing so while I was at it I created the HomuSute3," says the modder of their awesome PS3 (PureSute3 in slangy Japanese). Bump the jump for the full view of this Puella Magi Madoka Magica lovin' game machine.
Hatsune Miku USA has been chosen, NEW PEOPLE announced today. Submissions to their joint contest with official VOCALOID community site, PIAPRO, were due July 19th. Check out user exile_artist's winning design past the break—hint, it's NOT the one in the thumbnail.
You may have already seen the Alice in Wonderland-Vocaloid mash-up, Alice in Musicland. Bump the jump to check out some outstanding fan art based on the musical!