25 Nov '11, 3am

When art meets anime

When art meets anime

SINGAPORE: They have names such as "TeruTeru" and "Collateral Damage Studios", producing music and meeting fans. But they're not a band riding on the Korean wave or Japanese pop culture - they are "doujinshi", creators of anime-inspired artworks. Among the estimated 85,000 people who turned up at the recently concluded Anime Festival Asia 2011 (AFA 2011) held at Suntec City, were some young Singaporeans who have taken to expressing themselves through anime-inspired artworks. Forget about the dress-up manga fans, the "doujinshi" (Japanese for self-published works) have taken things one step further, creating independent fanworks based on Japanese anime and manga. "We don't make prints or boring things!" said Ume of TeruTeru, one of the handful of doujin groups. The relatively new group is different from the rest as that they don't just focus on visual art, but music as well...

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