Here at SJ Alpha, we’ve gotten a lot of fan art in the past from contests and events, or just fans sharing their love of their favorite manga with us. But we always got so much that we could never use all of it! So, recently, we’ve been taking a look back through the SJ Alpha fan art archives and trying to share as much of it with you all as we can. We have a lot of fan art, but what we want is more fan art for our newest series: Blue Exorcist, Cross Manage, Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration and Takama-ga-hara!
If you are an artist and if you are a fan of these great series, then by all means please share your talent and your passion with us and you may very well see your work featured here in the Fan Art from You section on Saturdays and Sundays!
The creation of Kazue Kato, Blue Exorcist is a story of the son of Satan, Rin Okumura, who becomes an exorcist with the goal of one day defeating his father, the King of Demons! Kazue Kato has been accepting fan art and questions from Japanese readers for the last few issues and publishing the art and answers from the characters themselves along with the volumes. Now is the time to submit your fan art to show your love of this great story and its amazing characters!
Suggestions: The exwires of True Cross Academy showing off their battle stances and moves!
Our newest favorite series on SJ Alpha! Brought to us by creator KAITO, Cross Manage is about Sakurai, a directionless student who, after a chance encounter with lacrosse enthusiast Misora Toyoguchi, agrees to be her team’s manager. It’s more than a sports manga, it’s a compelling drama with endearing characters and a truly hard-to-define sense of humor. The art is amazing, with beautifully framed character and sweeping backgrounds, leaving us turning every page in anticipation of the next one. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
Suggestions: Sports posters featuring Misora and other lacrosse playing characters in action on the field!
Yamato Yamada just wanted to draw manga! But, being from the Yamada family, a family of esteemed combatants, it was only a matter of time before he awoke the dormant power of his right arm! From creator Juzo Kawai, Takama-ga-hara is a mixture of comedy and combat that takes Yamato from the weakest of his brothers to being one of the strongest members of his school!
Suggestions: This manga is at its best when Yamato is delivering a knock-out punch! Unleash the power of Yamato’s golden right arm for yourself and see what happens!
Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration
Nobuhiro Watsuki’s original, amazingly popular epic Rurouni Kenshin is being retold from the beginning in Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration here on SJ Alpha! If you’ve been following this amazing retelling of the now classic story of everyone’s favorite penitent swordsman, now is the time for fan artists to show your passion for this remastered version of the story!
Suggestions: This is all new ground in some very well-known story material—we have no idea where this journey will take us, so show us how you think (or hope!) this new telling of the story will unfold!
by Eric Rekow