The surge of superhero movies has also affected Japan, as the country is also experiencing a surge in the popularity of western comics. Several huge anime and manga figures have said Marvel and DC have influenced their works, and one of them, One Punch Man mangaka, Yusuke Murata, is even an official Spider-Man artist.
Now, it seems that Trigger co-founder Hiroyuki Imaishi is also a huge fan of American comics. The Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann director recently posted tribute artworks for DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s Thor in his twitter page. He drew them in his own distinct art style, which you can find in Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann.
He first posted the Thor artwork just before it made its Japanese debut earlier this month, and then posted the Wonder Woman artwork just before Justice League’s Japanese debut. The director previously worked with Marvel for the comic company’s “Manga Month,” where he drew the big, angry green monster himself, Hulk.
Hmmmm, imagine TRIGGER doing a Hulk anime…
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