It’s said that imitation is the most exalted type of flattery and maybe it’s true. Fans are the driving force behind everything that rises in popularity, but fan-dom evolves over time. Today’s fans of anime are often possible future illustrators, writers, and/or creators with more than just passion. They’re talented too. It’s because of them that anime faces have seeped into pop culture, and are now seeping into the streets.
Showing up on train tracks and buildings, anime-inspired street art is vibrant and playful. In some instances, it outshines the original anime blueprint. To say that this art form is breaking the mold would be an understatement. Most of what you’re about to see is freehanded, so there is no mold to follow, only ones to break.
Here is some of the most astounding anime fan art graffitied around the world.
Dragon Ball Z On Brick Wall, Belgium
Can’t you just feel the intensity off this Dragon Ball Z graffiti fan art provided by TesdA as it radiates off of this brick wall in Belgium?Agree or disagree?
Tai And Mimi In Sydney, Australia
The mural so masterfully sprayed over the bricks of this Sydney, Australia video-store brings out the fun side of Tai and Mimi.Agree or disagree?
The Cast Of Dragon Ball Z And Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, California
The road to LA is looking lavish thanks to this train adorned in Dragon Ball Z, Vocaloid and Sailor Moon characters,Agree or disagree?
Princess Mononoke In All Her GloryPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Princess Mononoke looks absolutely regal here on this wall in an unknown vicinity.Agree or disagree?