Through last Friday, Japanese online art collective pixiv ran a Valentine's Day Event that had fans post tributes to their favorite characters giving out holiday chocolates. Tags then associated the art with a "Character I Want to Be In A Relationship With" competition. This weekend, they published the final results and there were definitely some remarkable shake-ups from the interim listings. Get a look after the jump.
Koi Suru Shirokuma, an upcoming short form anime based on the popular web manga by Koromo, has released a new key visual illustrating the difficulties of true romance in the animal kingdom. Hit the jump to check it out.
Through Friday, Japanese online art collective pixiv is running a Valentine's Day Event that is having fans post tributes to their favorite characters giving out holiday chocolates. Tags then associate the art with a "Character I Want to Be In A Relationship With" competition. Midway through, interim results have been announced. See who's in the lead after the jump.
The main cast has been announced for Koi Suru Shirokuma, a short form TV anime based on the web manga by Koromo about a male polar bear and a male seal falling in love. Hit the jump to learn more.
Love is as pure as driven snow in Koi Suru Shirokuma ("A Polar Bear Falls in Love"), a web manga by Koromo about a cross-species romance between a male polar bear and a male seal which is being adapted into a short-form TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Pixiv, a Japanese illustration website, and ROBOT, a Japanese animation studio specializing in short works of animation, have combined forces to create a cross-media project called Onizushi, which pits the inhabitants of a Japanese sushi restaurant against a gaggle of greedy oni. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ichijinsha, a Japanese publisher, and Pixiv, an online platform for artists, are joining forces to produce a new electronic magazine entitled comic POOL, which will debut on November 06, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Twitter accounts of Sharp Corporation, a Japanese electronics manufacturer, and Tanita Corporation, a maker of digital scales, have adopted the appearances of the anthropomorphic characters that they inspired in Ai Nimoda's online 4-panel gag manga, Sharp-san to Tanita-kun @. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japan's top online art community Pixiv recently reached the landmark of 10 million registered users. As part of the celebration, they're giving the premium, paying user functionality of sorting illustrations by popularity to all users through the end of the month. Today, we polish things off with a survey of some of the best of the rest. Check it out after the jump.
Japan's top online art community Pixiv recently reached the landmark of 10,000,000 registered users. They're doing a couple of things to celebrate. There's a draw an ema (Shinto plaque) contest with a chance to win merchandise and autographed illustrations. And, they're giving the premium, paying user functionality of sorting illustrations by popularity to all users through the end of the month. See what this reveals after the jump.
The last week has given rise to bit of obvious genius on Japanese art portal Pixiv. Suitable for some awesome wallpapers, the hot trend of the moment in fanart is to draw characters trapped behind the glass of a smartphone. Check out the results after the jump.
Plenty of people will point out that Halloween isn't as big a deal in Japan as it is in places like North America. That said, it's still great inspiration for fan art, as the thousands of pics on Japanese art portal Pixiv can attest. Here, we've rounded up a selection of representative highlights. Get a look after the jump.