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Star Wars Manga by Robert-Shane Star Wars Manga by Robert-Shane
Here's my idea for a Manga/Anime version of Star Wars.

There was a Star Wars Manga adaptation published in the late '90s - but I wanted my version to look a little 'leaner' - more like the style used for the 'Battle of the Planets' (aka Gatchaman) cartoon or the Studio Ghibli movies.

My aim was to capture a cartoon feel but to also paint realistic textures and detail. I also intentionally gave the characters a stylised look. It was a challenge to get the balance right - but the end result is exactly what I wanted.

This is an entirely original depiction of George Lucas's characters. First drawn in pencil, then inked, scanned and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom pad. The original is much higher resolution and is over 300mb!

Hope you like!
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Robert ,When i look at this art this is great its much better  than the stupid '90's' one by Hisao Tamaki and the other manga version of the empire strikes back and return of the Jedi because if star wars are going to be adapted in manga format they should be drawn studio ghibli style because when i watch star wars and imagine if they are anime they would look ghibli character like, i like it when you give faithfulness to the character like their original movie counterparts though about princess leia's face i thought her feminine face should be similar like the women in studio ghibli the one without red lipstick type lips but since you also influence this art from gatchaman and some female characters in ghibli have red lipsticks as well when they got older i guess i wouldn't criticize on that .

and to tell you the truth i wanted to draw a true star wars manga style fan art in the style of ghibli characters but i didn't feel like making it yet and i didn't have time for it and  i am making a graphic novel as my big break.

So anyway since this your idea for manga design of star wars is so great i am putting it on one of my favorites.  :D
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for liking this.  I tried to make it faithful to the idea of Studio Ghibli - especially for the character of Tarkin who I thought would need to be portrayed in a very extreme, almost inhuman way to emphasise his evilness.  When it came to Princess Leia though - I very much had in mind the image of Princess (Jun) from Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman).    
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SilentSamurai96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
dear god tarkan's face 
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Jsayah Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Tarkin is not that nutty looking in real life.
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to avoid real life as much as possible :lol:
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Jsayah Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I am just saying Tarkin is evil not insane.
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kingofpriderock Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
This looks awesome. Im glad someone sees that the films main villain was Tarken! Hes so creepy the way you draw him!!!!!!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much - and yes Tarkin's definitely the 'main' villain in my eyes - why else would they have gone to the trouble and expense to get an actor who at that time was more famous than any of the others (except Sir Alec Guinness). And I just thought that his character and look would lend itself perfectly to the manga style - where older characters are often drawn to look very creepy and sinister!
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kingofpriderock Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Well the studio needed a few big names for the film to make it marketable.He is one of those underrated villains.Even though Vader is awesome hes a tragic hero not a villain so Im tired of people calling him the villain. Tarken blew up a planet! If thats not evil then I do not know what is. And yes you got the creepiness down which is perfect since Cushing was a horror film actor.
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tylerbear1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Oh my god i may not be a fan of anime, But this picture is beautiful. Add's to favorite's.[link]
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