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Anime, Manga Artists’ Illustrations Count Down to Star Wars

The hype for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is pretty strong over here in Japan, with nebuta floats and even rice fields molded into Star Wars shapes in anticipation of the new film.

Publisher Kadokawa and anime magazine Newtype have also gotten in on the game. They’ve opened a site called Minna no Star Wars (Everyone’s Star Wars) and have invited popular anime and manga artists to contribute their own original Star Wars-inspired art in the lead-up to the film’s release.

Here are a few of our favorite illustrations from the series:

Kurogin (costume design, Cross Ange)

Kenji Kamiyama (director, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex)

Kagami Yoshimizu (creator, Lucky Star)

Yoh Yoshinari (director, Little Witch Academia)

Check out the full-size versions and other illustrations on Kadokawa’s page. May the force be with you.

Source: Trigger

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.