Japan is a "land of monsters." In Japanese manga, animation and games, monsters are a very common subject. Come talk about those funny monster cartoons today!
01 Japanese Monster Manga First Man
A monster-related cartoonist, Mizuki Shigeru is the first person in Japan. Many of Mizuki's cartoons are based on monsters, of which "Ghost Taro", "Devil King" and "Kappa Sanping" are his masterpieces. As a monster scholar, he has published many "Monsters". Not only "Illustrated Japanese Monsters", but also "World Monster Encyclopedia Dictionary", color version of "Monster Painting Talk" and so on.
△ Mizuki Moto and many characters he created
The protagonist of the "Ghost Taro" series is a young boy of the ghost race, with his left eye covered by long hair, wearing a striped cape and a wooden clog. He was born in his mother's grave and is a survivor of his ethnic group. A strong sense of justice and superpowers. The goal is to create a world in which humans and monsters coexist peacefully. His father resurrected an eyeball after his illness, so he called it an eyeball father.
Many monsters that have only references in the literature and no records of ancient paintings, such as Granny Sanda, Grandpa Ziying, Kapok, and painted walls ... are the first paintings by Mr. Mizuki. The Japanese's impression of monsters is now largely influenced by Mizuki's comics. Kitaro was also adapted into growth anime, live-action movie, etc., which has gained popularity with the growth of Japanese people from generation to generation.
02 The god of comics also loves monsters
Known as the god of manga, Osamu Tezuka invented the technique of creating manga with movie skills, leaving hundreds of comics with different themes. Among them are many monster comics. The monsters in his works include traditional Japanese monsters, as well as those from China or the West. For example, "My Sun Wukong" is an adapted comic from "Journey to the West".
△ My Sun Wukong