Awesome manga and anime inspired artwork

Modern manga originated in the Occupation (1945–1952) and post-Occupation years (1952–early 1960s), while a previously militaristic and ultra-nationalist Japan rebuilt its political and economic infrastructure.Writers on manga history have described two broad and complementary processes shaping modern manga. One view emphasizes events occurring during and after the U.S. Occupation of Japan (1945–1952), and stresses U.S. cultural influences, including U.S. comics (brought to Japan by the GIs) and images and themes from U.S. television, film, and cartoons (especially Disney). Alternately, other writers such as Frederik L. Schodt, Kinko Ito, and Adam L. Kern stress continuity of Japanese cultural and aesthetic traditions, including pre-war, Meiji, and pre-Meiji culture and art.Regardless of its source, an explosion of artistic creativity certainly occurred in the post-war period, involving manga artists such as Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy) and Machiko Hasegawa (Sazae-san). Astro Boy quickly became (and remains) immensely popular in Japan and elsewhere, and the anime adaptation of Sazae-san continues to run as of 2011, regularly drawing more viewers than any other anime on Japanese television. Tezuka and Hasegawa both made stylistic innovations. In Tezuka’s “cinematographic” technique, the panels are like a motion picture that reveals details of action bordering on slow motion as well as rapid zooms from distance to close-up shots. This kind of visual dynamism was widely adopted by later manga artists. Hasegawa’s focus on daily life and on women’s experience also came to characterize later shōjo manga.Between 1950 and 1969, an increasingly large readership for manga emerged in Japan with the solidification of its two main marketing genres, shōnen manga aimed at boys and shōjo manga aimed at girls.In 1969 a group of female manga artists (later called the Year 24 Group, also known as Magnificent 24s) made their shōjo manga debut (“year 24” comes from the Japanese name for the year 1949, the birth-year of many of these artists). The group included Hagio Moto, Riyoko Ikeda, Yumiko Oshima, Keiko Takemiya, and Ryoko Yamagishi, and they marked the first major entry of female artists into manga.Thereafter, primarily female manga artists would draw shōjo for a readership of girls and young women. In the following decades (1975–present), shōjo manga continued to develop stylistically while simultaneously evolving different but overlapping subgenres. Major subgenres include romance, superheroines, and “Ladies Comics” (in Japanese, redisu レディース, redikomi レディコミ, and josei 女性). – wikipedia

Heroes TV Series Wallpapers

Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the stories of ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities, and how these abilities take effect in the characters’ lives. The series emulates the aesthetic style and storytelling of American comic books, using short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. The series was produced by Tailwind Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. it was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California.

20+ Creative Minimalist Designs

Minimalism and simplification draw attention to important page elements. Using lots and lots of empty space makes content stand out. The overall effect is calming and sophisticated, a welcome break from the typical gauntlet of advertisements and traffic and television and whatever else screams incessantly for your attention.

For your inspiration, here are some beautiful minimalist designs.

Miguel Ripoll

Miguel Ripoll's homepage, a white background with black serif text of varying sizes

26000 Vodka

26000 Vodka's Natural Grain Spirit page, a hand cupping some grain with a short paragraph of description

Weather Flash

Weather Flash displaying Atlanta's weather. An uncluttered blue background with bubbly icons and basic weather information.

FRKT

FRKT's Website, monochromatic with only one image

Cascading Style S–t

Cascading Style Shit, a plain white background with neatly arranged, visually spare icons that link to various CSS blogs

The Big Word Project

The Big Word Project, a white page containing magnet-art-style words linking to various Websites

WordPress AntiVirus

WordPress AntiVirus homepage, containing a short paragraph of text and a chunky image of the WordPress icon wearing a camouflage hat

For a Beautiful Web

For a Beautiful Web homepage, a brown background with large, white text

Have You Flossed Today?

Flossed Today homepage, a blue and pink background with two icons of a happy tooth and a sad tooth

Tajloro

Tajloro homepage, with a white background, neatly arranged text elements, and a few unintrusive images

jeromeM

JeromeM, an earthy color scheme with minimal visual elements

min-style

min-style homepage, containing minimalist font and one large image

Delicious Design Studio

Delicious Design Studio, with a mulled, pastel color scheme, rectangular page elements, and a solid background

Plush Department

Plush Department, with a white background, chunky pink and black text, and one large image

Troiani Design

Troiani Design homepage, with a faded gradient background, a clean layout, and small images

Get and Give

Get and Give's Care for Kids Farm page is drenched in white space

Black Estate

Black Estate homepage, black background with white text and a black wine bottle shrouded in shadow

The Unexpected Pit Bull

The Unexpected Pit Bull homepage has a sky background fading to white, a faded text nav bar down the left-hand side, and a large image in the middle that shifts between pictures of gentle-looking pit bulls

Go Go Gunner

Go Go Gunner page displaying a large image against a white background and minimal black text navigation

A Woman in the Mirror

A Woman in the Mirror homepage, with a plain background, neatly organized chunks of text, and one simple image of a flower

zupadupa

Zupadupa homepage, consisting of a black background and graceful green and white lines and text navigation

Organic SEO

Organic SEO homepage has earthy colors, an image of a treetop, and neatly organized blocks of text

The How To Stretching Zone

How to Stretch homepage, featuring a built, shirtless man balancing on one hand next to a list of text links to different stretches

Made By On

MadeByOn homepage, black-and-white with a large featured design commanding most of the visual space

Popmatik

Popmatik homepage, featuring an image of a water bottle with a small starburst background and a ton of white space