You Are Not Looking At A Manga Drawing Of Cars

Photo: Shinga (Twitter)

This isn’t an Initial D drawing. It’s not a page from the manga. You are looking at model cars painted like manga or anime art.

Incredible, no? This is the work of a talented Twitter user named Shinga, who says he painted them in the style of Initial D creator Shuichi Shigeno.


Here’s a look behind the scenes at Shinga’s process.


Previously, Gundam model builders have painted their creations in this style, but it’s the first time I’ve seen Initial D.


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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.