If animals were transformed into characters from animation, one naturally wonders how they would look.
The Latin root “anima” shares much in common with the features of animals and any kind of animation. All animals have distinctive features, just like the characters in anime.
This curiosity is satisfied by a Korean artist named Nitro, who uses the alias of “byeongju.a”on Instagram, who merges both together to create an intriguing result.
In a recent series of illustrations, Nitro attempted to portray domestic and wild animals as characters you might find in anime.
We can all imagine that the hardest part of it is transforming it into an entirely new style while maintaining its unique characteristics.
I leave the decision up to you, but we feel that he did an excellent job.
What would they look like if they were a real anime series? Wouldn’t it be interesting if they were all starred in an anime series? It’s a good thing, though, because the artist is a master of sketching unique characters out of thin air. Still not convinced? Take a look at the artist’s Instagram page and see for yourself.
We believe Nitro didn’t consider an unexpected benefit of his work. The OCs (original characters) he creates shed light on wildlife species that are on the brink of extinction.
Due to hunting and habitat destruction, black leopards are losing their territories rapidly, and northern bald ibises, which were native to Syria, have vanished from the wild.
The species highlighted in this post, including the cheetah, East African lion, Damascus goat, Mackerel penguin, and crested black macaque, are all threatened, some of them critically.
Anime has become an international phenomenon and is no longer just a locally-known phenomenon.
West-front series like Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z, and Rurouni Kenshin reached the screens of Western audiences during the late 1990s. Despite being a very popular thing, it was still looked down upon as geek culture and was labelled as such.
With the popularity of The Big Bang Theory, geek culture became part of mainstream culture, and watching anime became a popular pastime.