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Rhode Island Students Celebrate Inspirational Anime Characters Through Art

posted on 2014-05-26 16:00 EDT by Bamboo Dong

Students from the Anime Club of Blackstone Academy Charter School embarked on a project to celebrate the anime and manga characters that have inspired them throughout their lives, using fan art, sculptures, and other media.

Their goal was to counter negative stereotypes and misconceptions about fandom, and to create a better image for anime, manga, and its fans.

So far, the artwork has been displayed at Blackstone Academy's Biannual Exhibition Night, and can currently be viewed at the historic Pawtucket Public Library.

While the school itself has been around since 2002, this is the first year that the anime club has been in operation.

The project organizer, senior Calvin Hung, also issued an invitation to all fans to participate and share their stories and artwork about the characters that have inspired them personally. Fans can share a link of their art by commenting on the top right of this page.

Photos were provided with permission by the students involved.

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