My Hero Academia's Horikoshi, Other Japanese Artists Tweet their Splatoon Art
posted on by Carlos Cadorniga
The recent popular Wii U shooting game Splatoon is being whimsically portrayed in pieces of art created by various Japanese artists. Among them is Shonen Jump manga artist of My Hero Academia, Kohei Horikoshi.
スプラトゥーン、スタッフさんと楽しんでいます。 pic.twitter.com/hVxS3eLChP— 堀越耕平 (@horikoshiko) June 5, 2015
In a recent Tweet, Horikoshi posted some art depicting the most well-known face of the game, the orange Inkling girl, lunging at a paint gun-wielding opponent with her Splat Roller. The black-and-white shading used here despite the game's heavy use of color brings a true manga-stylized influence to the character.
Splatoon(スプラトゥーン)のイカ ガール簡単にLEGOでつくりました。 pic.twitter.com/whLBMgdfhu— Tary (@nobu_tary) June 4, 2015
Other Japanese artists have also shown their love for Splatoon on Twitter. Lego enthusiast Tary Nobu, known for his creative use of the toy blocks to construct complex statues, has created little figures of the orange Inkling and a green squid—the alternate form of the Inklings.
スプラトゥーンやりたいけどWiiU持っていないのでブキだけレゴで作ってみました。 pic.twitter.com/Cxln3GzAwg— JAN (@Jan_utyo) June 4, 2015
JAN, another Lego builder, created the Splattershot—the classic paint gun weapon used by most beginners. JAN states that while he wants to play the game, he doesn't yet have it and can only create this Lego piece in commemoration.
久々にゲームのネイル作ってみました! スプラトゥーンの色使いが可愛すぎます☆☆☆ イカは3Dで立体的!!
※こちらはネイリストの趣味の作品です!※ pic.twitter.com/R31RQLZBxG— 吉祥寺 スターネイル STAR NAIL (@STARNAIL1) June 3, 2015
Tokyo-based nail salon STAR NAIL tweeted Splatoon-themed nail art earlier this month.
Splatoon の絵、描いた。つづき。 pic.twitter.com/AI6fJHsN16— 氷厘亭氷泉 (@hyousen) June 4, 2015
Twitter artist Hyousen drew the idol group from the game, the Squid Sisters, in a style similar to more traditional Japanese art.
承太郎、花京院 in スプラトゥーン pic.twitter.com/jfzdSYrzL7— halu (@halu_ca) June 4, 2015
スプラトゥーン第3部 pic.twitter.com/ITLoreVZNh— 壁埋まり子 (@toQto3) June 5, 2015
Some people have even created cross-overs placing manga characters within the world of Splatoon. Twitter artist Halu depicted Jojo's Bizarre Adventure characters Jotaro Kujo and Noriaki Kakyoin as Inklings. Meanwhile, artist toQto3 parodied DIO's famous roadroller attack with an Inkling Dio slamming down a Splatroller.
隠れる多彩な武器を使うってことで、スプラトゥーンにスネークがでませんかね? pic.twitter.com/v9k40R2SO2— ikuyoan (@ikuyoan) June 3, 2015
Artists have also depicted other video game characters as Inklings, such as ikuyaon's version of Solid Snake of Metal Gear Solid fame.
Splatoon is a third-person-shooter released exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U on May 28 in Japan and May 29 in the US. The game pits players in a fight for territory as two teams fight to cover their battlefield with their respective paint colors.
The game has officially teamed up with Masahiro Anbe, creator of the Squid Girl manga.