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Gundam Mechas Reimagined as Bujinga Ink Paintings

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
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The website Collab Japan has previously worked with bujinga artists to imagine pop culture heroes and villains in the style of samurai-era warriors. The company's latest collaboration is with 39-year-old bujinga artist Masayuki Kōjō and Yoshiyuki Tomino's classic Gundam mecha franchise.

The collaboration resulted in five unique artwork pieces that will go on sale via lottery. Kōjō's renditions have inspiring names like "Sora no Taiji" (Confront the Universe), "Hakai no Tekkyū" (Iron Mace of Destruction), and "Red Pressure." Each original painting will sell for 216,000 yen (US$1,990) at Bandai Namco Entertainment's Asobi store. Staff will announce the lottery winners in mid-May.

Customers can purchase duplicate prints of the paintings from the Asobi store as well as T-shirts.

The crossover between Japan's classic art and anime and manga has included Doraemon ukiyo-e prints in the style of Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Hokusai. Characters from Re:Zero, Eureka 7, Lupin III, and the works of Leiji Matsumoto have all appeared in classic woodblock art.

Source: Comic Natalie


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