Knowing that there's more to Japanese Animation than just what has been released in recent decade, I will be hosting in the next two months an anime crossover-themed fan art challenge where you the challenge participants will be taking a trip back in time throughout the past of Japanese Animation.
There are no limits on how many fan art pieces you submit to this challenge, but for each piece you do, here are the rules:
- You are to illustrate several characters and/or mecha (examples: spaceships, robots, power suits) that appeared in Japanese Animation works of the past era in Japanese Animation history of your choice, whether it's the 1960s-1970s era, the 1980s era, the 1990s era, or the 2000s era.
- Can be a painting, a 3D work, a hand-drawn image, or a 2D computer image.
- Must be in color or black and white.
- No stealing other people's images!
- Keep content no higher than the PG-13-rated level.
To help you out with this challenge, each age in anime's past has its famous examples, and for each of the anime eras for you to choose from to do your submission, here are examples (but I'll probably not go over with the 2000s anime part because there's too many good examples of 2000s anime to list on this page and I don't want to keep this page too long).
From the 1960s-1970s
Astro Boy (later reversioned in 1980 and 2003), Gigantor, Speed Racer, 8 Man, Parman, Kimba the White Lion (later reversioned in 1989, 1997, and 2009), Cyborg 009 (later reversioned in 1979 and 2001), Sally the Witch, Candy Candy, Heidi, Girl of the Alps, Doraemon, Devilman (later reversioned in 1987), Cutey Honey (later reversioned in 1994, 1997, and 2004), Lupin III (1st and 2nd T.V. series), Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, UFO Robot Grendizer, Getter Robo (later reversioned in 2004), Neo-Human Casshan (later rebooted in 1993, and in 2008 as Casshern Sins), Gekko Kamen, Tekkaman the Space Knight, Tiger Mask, Gatchaman, Space Battleship Yamato (1st and 2nd T.V. series), Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999 (both T.V. series and theatrical film versions), Mobile Suit Gundam, Maya the Bee, The Ultraman (based on 1960's live-action T.V. series Ultraman)
From the 1980s
Space Battleship Yamato (3rd T.V. series), Urusei Yatsura, Queen Millenia, Lupin III (3rd T.V. series), Space Adventure Cobra, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Arcadia of My Youth, Beast King GoLion, Golgo 13: The Professional, The Mysterious Cities of Gold (though a Japan/France co-production), Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, Dirty Pair (later reversioned in 1994 as Dirty Pair Flash), Transformers: The Headmasters, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Fist of the North Star, Sherlock Hound, Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind, Saint Seiya, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, City Hunter, Project A-Ko, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Bubblegum Crisis, Area 88 (later remade in 2004), Ranma 1/2, Gunbuster, Akira, Patlabor The Mobile Police (both OVA series and T.V. series), Crying Freeman, Ronin Warriors, The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor, Appleseed (later reversioned in 2004), Dominion Tank Police, M.D. Geist
From the 1990s
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Record of Lodoss War, Black Jack, All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku, Giant Robo The Animation, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Samurai Pizza Cats, Slayers, Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Street Fighter II The Movie, Hello Kitty and Friends, You're Under Arrest, Ninja Scroll, Rurouni Kenshin, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, Trigun, Vision of Escaflowne, Pokemon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Wedding Peach, GaoGaiGar: The King of Braves, Fushigi Yûgi, Digimon Adventure
The three winners of this challenge will each receive an ecard dedicated to him/her (but I'm not saying what the ecards are 'cause it's a surprise). For now, try your best with your art works, have fun, and don't hesitate to ask any question if you have any. So lets draw some anime history!