Toraneko is a Japanese artist and illustrator. When she was a kid, she wasn’t just into video games, but also into drawing manga based on them. Now, as an adult, she can show how far her skills have come.

Via Twitter, she did just that. Here is the cover to Pokémon manga she drew when in grade school.

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And a look inside.

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Redrawing (er, “remaking”) the same page when she was older.

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She also did a Final Fantasy VIII manga as a sixth grader.

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One panel redrawn as an adult.

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Even as a kid, you could tell Toraneko had talent. Same is true for now.

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