Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto cited, of all issues, Journey Time as an affect, and one of many present’s storyboarders made artwork to rejoice.
Chainsaw Man has managed to resonate with individuals all over the world, and that’s lead toa piece of Journey Time-style fanart from one of many latter present’s storyboard artists. Ever since its debut in 2018, Chainsaw Man has obtained reward for its stylistic motion and storytelling with a transparent affect from Western media. The anime took that additional by increasing it to an excellent wider viewers, and due to Studio MAPPA’s path, the cinematic qualities of the sequence have been in a position to be taken even additional.
Among the many many followers of Chainsaw Man is Ian Jones-Quartey, greatest identified for creating OK KO! Let’s Be Heroes and for his work on Journey Time and Cartoon Community’s Steven Universe, and he lately celebrated that by drawing wonderful crossover artwork between Chainsaw Man and Journey Time which he launched on Twitter. Not solely is the artwork nice, nevertheless it’s extremely becoming for each Tatsuki Fujimoto’s influences and the characters featured within the artwork, itself. On the floor, it’s a easy drawing, however there truly seems to be a number of thought put into each element.
Chainsaw Man & Journey Time Already Had A Huge Connection
The perfect half about Ian Jones-Quartey’s Chainsaw Man fanart is that there was already a longtime connection between it and Journey Time. In a 2020 interview for the French journal ATOM, Tatsuki Fujimoto mentioned a few of his inspirations for Chainsaw Man, and he stated that Denji and Pochita’s relationship was based mostly on Finn and Jake’s relationship in Cartoon Community’s Journey Time (through Reddit). This, after all, was immediately referenced by Jones-Quartey when he posted the artwork, and it exhibits that there was already a longtime connection that additional enhances the standard of the artwork.
The thought of Denji and Pochita being based mostly on Finn and Jake may come off as odd, nevertheless it makes extra sense than preliminary appearances counsel. Along with Denji and Pochita having related shade palettes to Finn and Jake, in addition they have a dynamic of being a boy and a magic canine who function one another’s major help system in a world fraught with hazard, albeit with Journey Time being far lighter than Chainsaw Man. The parallels between the characters are clear as day, and that helps to promote Jones-Quartey’s artwork even additional.
Chainsaw Man’s Villain Parallels 1 Of Journey Time’s Heroes
One other attention-grabbing factor of word with Ian Jones-Quartey’s artwork is the way it’s not troublesome to attract parallels between Chainsaw Man’s Makima and Princess Bubblegum. Whereas Bubblegum was one of many central protagonists of Journey Time, an enormous a part of her character revolved round her being one thing of a manipulative tyrant who wasn’t afraid to harm individuals to take care of order. Bubblegum grew to become a nicer particular person within the later seasons, however that characterization nonetheless attracts clear parallels to Makima, who spent everything of Chainsaw Man manipulating the solid to try to create her best world, so Bubblegum taking the place of Makima in Jones-Quartey’s artwork makes a number of sense.
One thing else of word with the parallels between Makima and Princess Bubblegum is how each characters had moments of their respective tales the place they have been changed into kids. Bubblegum quickly grew to become an adolescent after her physique was destroyed by the Lich, and after Makima’s demise on the finish of half 1 of the Chainsaw Man manga, she was ultimately reincarnated as Nayuta and adopted by Denji. Granted, Bubblegum turning into an adolescent wasn’t the beginning of her turning into an excellent particular person in Journey Time, however the parallel with Chainsaw Man nonetheless does lots to raise Ian Jones-Quartey’s artwork even additional.