When you watch anime, you are used to seeing anime characters living and breathing in animated worlds. Let’s change that.
According to Japanese Twitter user Kibaichi, All Nationz, and My Game News Flash, folks over on 4chan have been Photoshopping anime characters in, as one anonymous forum member wrote, “places they are not usually seen.” The results are unexpected and even oddly touching.
Below are some of the images created by 4chan members. You can see more here.
The thread also contains no small number of anime girls lying or sitting on beds.
But like with the deserted cityscapes, it seems like most of these bedtop backdrops were chosen because they make for a compact, contained environment to work with, and not just to be suggestive.
▼ With some exceptions — this is an exercise in otaku fantasy, after all.
Some of the artists put impressive amounts of effort into adding environmental details, like the character’s shadows and reflections.