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Manga Artist Santa Inoue Promotes Japan Deadpool Release

All things considered, living in Japan is pretty cool: there’s great food, the public transportation is efficient and on time, it’s safe, and that’s not to mention all the anime and manga stuff.

If I’ve got one complaint, it’s that movies take forever to come out here. Case in point: Deadpool, which opened in the States back in February, is only coming out here now. What gives?

Rant aside, the very late release of Deadpool in Japan has spawned a cool illustration from Tokyo Tribe manga artist Santa Inoue, who has rendered the titular character in his signature style.

Inoue decided to commemorate the Japanese release of the film with his own version of one of the film’s posters, on which Deadpool makes a heart with his hands. Inoue’s Deadpool has been kawaiiified, with the text “ta-ha!” written in pink.

Something tells me Deadpool himself would approve.

Santa Inoue is best known for Tokyo Tribe, which was later adapted into an anime and film. He also runs a clothing and jewelry label called Santastic! Entertainment.



Source: Comic Natalie

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.