Concept Art - The World Ends With You
“The World Ends With You” (often abbreviated as TWEWY) is an anime-styled Action RPG video game made by Square Enix that was published to the Nintendo DS in 2008. The game takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo in Japan and surpassed expectations after being released. An extremely deep and complex cult following developed in response to the amazing plot-twisted story. The main character is Neku Sakuraba who finds himself trapped in a ghost world known as the “underground”. It’s a place where nobody can see him and nobody can help. He must team up with a partner in order to survive a series of challenges known as “the reaper’s game”. Neku is a player in this dangerous game and not only does he need to complete missions for the reapers to win, he must also avoid being killed by the reapers who roam the city streets and their “noise” pets. Neku has to survive this game for 7 days or be erased from existence and the whole rush is on a timer. If you’ve never played “The World Ends With You” before, you’ve been missing out. Plus, there’s an sequel on the way, so now is the time to buy “The World Ends With You: Solo Remix“ off the app store and relive the game on the iPhone and iPod touch. The concept art for this game shows that there was a lot more thought about its aesthetic and conceptual design than one would expect. You can read a summary of this info by clicking here.
Concept Art - Marvel Anime
At the San Diego Comic Con in 2009 an announcement was made that a Marvel Comics anime series was in the works for Japanese audiences. Giving full control to the animation studio of Madhouse to reimagine many famous Marvel characters in the style of anime. These included characters such as Wolverine, Blade and Iron Man along with others. All shows aired on the Animax network in Japan throughout 2010 and 2011. It was also shown on G4TV in the USA and the SF Channel in Australia. The Concept art for this project showcases the multi-franchise transition from a classic US comic book style to a Japanese manga/anime style.