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The government unknowingly commissioned furry art to promote the Tokyo Olympics

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  1. FishFingus
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    Haha, this is a great laugh! And the designs are nice, and the style did put me in mind of earlier Japanese animation. So, well done all around.

    Haha, this is a great laugh! And the designs are nice, and the style did put me in mind of earlier Japanese animation. So, well done all around.

    6 votes
  2. JCPhoenix
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    LOL. They look good at least! Impressive though that the artist had no experience in drawing anthromorphics.

    LOL. They look good at least!

    Impressive though that the artist had no experience in drawing anthromorphics.

    “I had no anthropomorphic art in my portfolio, so it was a bit of a surprise when it came out what they were asking for,” Landeg told Junkee. “I had been assuming they were looking for someone to draw humans since that’s all I drew!”

    4 votes
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    knocklessmonster
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    I feel like they're either being cheeky or somehow don't know anthropomorphic mascots are a thing.

    I feel like they're either being cheeky or somehow don't know anthropomorphic mascots are a thing.

    3 votes
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      AugustusFerdinand
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      Anthropomorphic mascots are a thing for sure, but there's a specific art style to the whole furry culture and these are most certainly in that category.

      Anthropomorphic mascots are a thing for sure, but there's a specific art style to the whole furry culture and these are most certainly in that category.

      13 votes
      1. knocklessmonster
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        Oh yeah, I totally see/get that the look is purely furry art. To me it feels like "If it doesn't come from the Furry region of France it's just sparkling anthropomorphism" I guess. Sort of how an...

        Oh yeah, I totally see/get that the look is purely furry art. To me it feels like "If it doesn't come from the Furry region of France it's just sparkling anthropomorphism" I guess. Sort of how an anime-styled American cartoon is still not anime, despite looking/feeling similar.

        6 votes
  4. mrbig
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    I'm pretty sure the Japanese mascot craze was already furry before furry was a thing.

    I'm pretty sure the Japanese mascot craze was already furry before furry was a thing.

    2 votes