Anime EN Manga

Ghost in the Shell – Biomimicry and Mecha design

What is the link between Ghost in the Shell, spiders, and modern robots? Biomimicry, i.e., technological design inspired by nature. Here’s how a manga creator got ahead of robot production companies. Most western science fiction series are lazy as they opt for photo-realism. For the mechanic’s design, most SF series only adds a slight modification […]

Anime EN Comics Manga

Visual Influences: manga, comics, Ukiyo-e, Art Nouveau

The terms manga or anime generally suggest the same stereotype: a character with huge eyes and stylized features. This visual aspect has precise origins. Let’s travel back in time to understand the visual influences between manga, comics, and Japanese woodblock prints. There are two surprising threads of influence. The first concerns Japanese Woodblock prints, Art […]