I first saw this book and for some reason I found it to be immediately interesting. I was in Tokyo and I don’t think I had heard of it before. I saw the cover and thought, this is kind of different. It had a Noir type of style to it and it felt different than the previous books that captured my interest. I feel that the cover can give you huge clues if done right with out much commercialism in the way. And this book looked very cool.
I didn’t buy it or read it but I mentioned it to a friend I made while in Tokyo, she said that the book is a huge influence on almost all women that move to Tokyo from somewhere else. If you think it looks cool give it a try, it has a huge fan base and perhaps you will be able to relate to it if you like the idea’s behind it.
If you are planning a trip to Tokyo and are a fan of manga or anime, perhaps you will find interest in seeing a small but unique district called Otome Road. This is a bookstore area that is not very large but features a cool notion of catering to females. I don’t think this is exclusive as you can find a lot of different anime and manga items, but the advertising and such tends to appeal to women, though not necessarily, as I love a lot of Shoujo anime and that is for girls as a genre.
I think you will find the Animate store nearby has most anyone’s needs for manga or anime or things in the realm of, and you may see some cool other things that interest you as well. If you are offended by boy’s love type of anime or manga this might not be the area for you to visit… see below link.
I love Ranma 1/2, the series is hilarious… seriously, I laugh almost always when I sit and read it. I may actually be going through withdrawals from the series lately, I just miss it so much! So here is a independent art spotlight on some deviant art pics featuring… Shampoo! A female character who is pretty aggressive with Akane and hopes to marry Ranma…
Who doesn’t like Star? I mean she’s cute, fun and for all her insanity and antics, a good kid. I found a bunch of pics that I like, feel free to save any of them for yourself! I don’t remember where I got all them, mostly from DeviantArt. I hope even though you can find these yourself, you are introduced to the series, with it’s forward thinking sub themes and fun overall story of magic and ruler’s.
I felt like Storm was one of the best x-men in the movies despite Wolverine getting most of the attention in media and praises for acting abilities. When she lights it up… it’s almost always really exciting in the story, the effects are thrilling graphically as well.
Check out more artworks from other sites for Storm at Deviant Art or World Cosplay to find more cool pics!
and published some of her works on Android some years ago. After completing contracts in programming, earning funding for my own life and creations, I feel it’s time to share my new found love of art, a subject I forgot how much I cared about after leaving the Air Force when I began to study computer science, but gradually have returned to. TacToki’s Android art puzzle game can still be found via my site, as her dedication has been nothing but an inspiration.
Here is a cool graphic artist that I found on DeviantArt with some nice artworks. She take’s commissions and has some art samples for you to see, if you are interested in having some custom fan art for your wall!