Turning Real People Into Anime Art

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Real life looks different from anime and manga. That's OK! But here's what three dimensional humans might look like if they were two-dimensional drawings.

This is called "nijigenka" (二次元化) or "2D-ification" in Japanese. It's not only popular in Japan, but pretty much anywhere people are interested in anime and manga. Recently some 2D-ified images have been circulating on Japanese sites like Matome Naver and 2ch.

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Pictures: SeiyuFan

Let's have a look at some standouts and see how the drawings compare to the original photos.

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: koi_no_tenshi

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: XxSGKxX

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: Naver

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: seiyufan

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: 2ch

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: 2ch

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: sato_0805_pork

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: 2ch

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: 72g

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: Tarkun152

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: 72g

Turning Real People into Anime Art
Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: 2ch

Turning Real People into Anime Art

Picture: Naver


Comments

    I'm kind of confused why this is something that needs its own unique term (and article). Maybe I'm missing some subtlety but it seems to just be people doing caricatures or using photos as references.

    Last edited 29/03/15 12:00 am

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