KAMUI anime designs

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From the art book companion to the 1969 animated Kamui theatrical compilation film and 26 episode TV series. Some great designs here by  Shuichi Seki, faithful to the Shirato Sanpei manga originals but with that rough, sketchy look popular in contemporary anime like Tiger Mask.

We compared the dynamic fights of the original manga, this animated version and the overly CG “live-action” film here. The conclusion… they just can’t compare.

When you have one central character in the same outfit, using the same gear, over 26 shows, you have to mix it up when it comes to the side characters and especially the villains. TONS of personality in these.