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Japan has already had bento art, latte art, toast art, banana art, and more. Looks like, cigarette art might be next the medium to bring anime and video game characters to life. Smoke if ya got ‘em!

The cigarettes, that is, not the characters.

As noted on GameOver, artist Shinrashinge uploaded photos of his “tobacco art,” which is made from cigarette ash and tobacco leaves. He isn’t a big smoker, writing, “I’ve kind of had a enough of cigarettes...”

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Here’s Sanji from One Piece, made from smoking two lollipops cigs.

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[Photo: shin___geki]

Creating that character from smoked cigarettes makes sense! Ditto for Toushirou from Ginatama (below):

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[Photo: shin.2580]

Not every character makes sense, though.

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[Photo: shin.2580]

I...didn’t think Pikachu smoked. Maybe during breaks? After sex?!

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