Manga Artist Goes Back And Redoes Old Illustrations

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When a manga first starts, the artist is still usually finding how the characters look. With time, that changes, and over the course of the later issues, their appearance evolves. But what if an artist went back and redid those old illustrations? That’s exactly what Soichiro Yamamoto did.

Creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san, Yamamoto went back and redid the characters’ faces in the debut release to make them look like they do now. Here are Yamamoto’s do-overs:


Fans are loving this remake. If you are not familiar with how the characters used to look, here are comparisons:


In the above image, the debut art is featured in the manga hardcopy version. The characters originally had smaller heads and smaller eyes. Here is a better look:

The print version has the original art.
The print version has the original art.
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Via NewsGamme:


It’s cool that the manga artist did a remake version, but it’s also always fun to see how the manga’s art develops and changes over time.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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As someone who reads manga, I hate it when mangaka do this.

As someone who draws manga, I totally understand why mangaka do this.