A couple of months, I posted online at theOtaku.com, an outline on how I plan to work on my 5-illustration instalment series “Decades of Anime”, which is planned for art gallery showing at next year’s Otakuthon event. As mentioned before, each instalment of to be made in the project will cover a different decade in the history of Japanese Animation by featuring characters/mecha that appeared in anime released during that decade. While I plan to structure each instalment by placing the featured characters/mecha in dividing rectangles, I am considering increasing each one’s dimensions from 2.9 cm X 15.25 cm to 21.6 cm X 27.9 cm so that I can create reasonable figure scales for each character/mecha being featured. However, I have yet to decide whether to color the pieces digitally or traditionally, and my GIMP program is currently experiencing some bug problems at the moment after a recent upgrade.
In the earlier post about this project, I only mentioned titles of anime examples being covered in this series, and today, I reveal which character/mecha will represent each anime being covered per instalment of this art series. For each installment, the plan is to feature several male charcetrs, several females ones, and at least one mecha with at least one featured character (male or female) being an animal character.
Instalment 1 (1960s)
- Atom/Astro will represent Tetsuwan Atom 1963 TV Ver.
- Tetsujin 28 will represent Tetsujin 28-Go 1963 TV Ver.
- Detective Yokota/8 Man will represent 8 Man
- Leo the White Lion will represent Jungle Emperor
- Françoise Arnoul/Cyborg 003 will represent Cyborg 009 1966 Movie Ver.
- Sally Yumeno will represent Sally the Witch
- Marine Boy will represent Hang On Marine Kid
- Ogon Bat will represent Ogon Bat
- Princess Sapphire will represent Princess Knight
- Sumire Hoshino/Perman 3 will represent Perman 1967 TV Ver.
- Kenichi Mifune/The Masked Racer will represent Mach Go Go Go 1967 TV Ver.
- Atsuko “Akko-Chan” Kagami will represent Secret Akko-Chan 1969 TV Ver.
- Puss ‘N Boots will represent The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots
- Naoto Date/Tiger Mask will represent Tiger Mask
- Hakushon Daimao will represent The Genie Family
Instalment 2 (1970s)
- Joe Yabuki will represent Tomorrow’s Joe
- Arsene Lupin III will represent Lupin III
- Akira Fudo/Devilman will represent Devilman 1972 TV Ver.
- Jun Ohtsuki/G-3 will represent Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
- Mazinger Z will represent Mazinger Z
- Doraemon will represent Doraemon 1973 TV Ver.
- Honey Kisaragi/Cutey Honey will represent Cutey Honey
- Getter-1 will represent Getter Robo
- Yuki Mori will represent Space Battleship Yamato
- Maya the Bee will represent The Adventures of Maya The Honeybee
- Candice “Candy” White Ardlay will represent Candy Candy
- Captain Harlock will represent Space Pirate Captain Harlock 1978 TV Ver.
- Maetel will represent Galaxy Express 999 (probably doesn't matter if it's the 1978 TV Version or 1979 Movie Version because both versions lack appearance differences in terms of the character herself)
- Curtis Newton/Captain Future will represent Captain Future
- RX-78-2 Gundam will represent Mobile Suit Gundam
Instalment 3 (1980s)
- GoLion will represent Beast King GoLion
- Lum Invader will represent Urusei Yatsura
- Misa Hayase will represent Super Dimension Fortress Macross
- Cobra will represent Space Adventure Cobra
- Duke Togo/Golgo 13 will represent Golgo 13: The Professional
- Kenshiro will represent Fist of the North Star
- Kei will represent Dirty Pair
- Oolong will represent Dragon Ball (at least one animal character gets included in the 1980s instalment)
- Seiya will represent Saint Seiya
- Priss S. Asagiri will represent Bubblegum Crisis
- Capt. Shinobu Nagumo will represent Mobile Police Patlabor
- Tetsuo Shima will represent Akira
- Noriko Takaya will represent Gunbuster
- Shampoo will represent Ranma 1/2
- Sho Fukamachi/Guyver I will represent The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor
Instalment 4 (1990s)
- Deedlit will represent Record of Lodoss War
- Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask will represent Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
- Gin Rei will represent Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still
- Sasami Masaki Jurai will represent Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki!
- Yusuke Urameshi will represent YuYu Hakusho
- Chun-Li will represent Street Fighter II The Movie
- Lina Inverse will represent Slayers
- Batou will represent Ghost in the Shell
- EVA-01 will represent Neon Genesis Evangelion (at least one mecha gets included in this instalment)
- Merle will represent Vision of Escaflowne
- Himura Kenshin will represent Rurouni Kenshin
- Pikachu will represent Pocket Monsters
- Spike Spiegal will represent Cowboy Bebop
- Sakura Kinomoto will represent Cardcaptor Sakura
- Agumon will represent Digimon Adventure
Instalment 5 (2000s)
- Shippo will represent Inu Yasha
- Kyo Sohma will represent Fruits Basket
- Ichigo Momomiya/Mew Ichigo will represent Tokyo Mew Mew
- Naruto Uzumaki will represent Naruto
- Ryoufu Housen will represent Ikki Tousen
- Edward Elric will represent Fullmetal Alchemist
- Nagisa Misumi/Cure Black will represent Pretty Cure
- Ichigo Kurosaki will represent Bleach
- Kyon will represent The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Masane Amaha will represent Witchblade
- L Lawliet will represent Death Note
- Gurren Lagann will represent Gurren Lagann (at least one mecha gets included in this instalment)
- Konata Izumi will represent Lucky Star
- Holo will represent Spice and Wolf
- Mio Akiyama will represent K-On!
Plus, I plan to make five limited edition copy prints per instalment of this fan art series to be on sale during the art gallery showing at 2013's Otakuthon event.
3:23 PM Canada EST