Kate Bishop drawn by American vs Japanese! A post on Twitter caused a discussion by comparing a Marvel character drawn by Americans and Japanese.
Then the following post was made, comparing the character Kate Bishop drawn by Americans and by Japanese. “Great contrast of how America and Japan approach character design” says the publication.
The publication above shows Kate Bishop in the American style, illustrated by Marvel, while on the side we have the same character drawn by Japanese artist Shunya Yamashita.
Shunya Yamashita has done art for several Marvel, DC and movie characters in a line of Kotobukiya figures called “BISHOUJO”, so all the characters come out extremely cute. Below for example is how he drew Captain Marvel:
明日から開催される「東京コミコン2017」で「MARVEL美少女 キャプテン・マーベル」のデコマスが世界初公開となるらしいですよ！ pic.twitter.com/ytAyDRrBnw
— 山下しゅんや (@ShunyaYamashita) November 30, 2017
Another thing I have to point out is that the image above was not made by the person who posted it, it is an official image used in the promotion of the figure. after the above publication was made, several comments were made, as the examples below:
The one to the left looks like made by an absolute beginner. That's it, this isn't even about manga/anime style being inherently superior because comic books have shown to have superb illustrations; it's just that the quality of art in comics has decreased abysmally.
— Leon Valentine/Pre-debut VTweeter (@Leon_Val_Ch) April 28, 2022
not people who don't read comics making comments about comic sales again……lmao anyway, have some more Kates. she's very fun and always looks great! pic.twitter.com/Wi98DhTO31
— Bri | @DC Comics: The Batgirls Deserve Better (@wordsandsense) April 28, 2022
They are literally the same design just in a different art style pic.twitter.com/MZGsHsyRpz
— 🎸David🎸 (@JDRL_05) April 28, 2022
4. But fact is that Comics and Anime don't have that contrast. It exist on some adaptation but not in general. First I can post a lot of Hawkeye comics version who's sexy as hell. And then the chara-design don't change here. The comics version still have that sort of leotard pic.twitter.com/GKot0typOD
— OneMorePixel – SavedYouAClick (@LioOneMorePixel) April 29, 2022
Not the first time Marvel did this. Some time ago they made the same artist do a Japanese exclusive cover for the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl,and it had nothing to do with the official product.
Not comparing the art styles,just saying that Marvel likes to bait people with bishoujos pic.twitter.com/f83jiyjs2a
— jhon (@jhonplr5) April 29, 2022
Like if every frame looked as polished as the manga one. Holy shit comic sales would go way the fuck back up
— Moebius1984 (@Moebius19841) April 28, 2022
And the discussion went on and on, obviously this discussion of Kate Bishop drawn by American vs Japanese will lead nowhere as everyone prefers a drawing style. I took a look at several official Kate arts and none of them pleased me, but I’m not into Comics like I used to be years ago.
Anyway, what do you think?
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