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October 19, 2010
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Chambara JLA: The Full Roster by genesischant Chambara JLA: The Full Roster by genesischant
Chambara Hero Justice League.

The sum of a fair amount of work, and a very fun project. I recommend reading the individual deviations if you haven't yet and are interested in the back-stories. I tried to include a lot of the themes and tropes of the jidaigeki heroes, while also staying true to the core elements of the various superfolk. There are lots of anachronisms in the designs and back-stories, but I'll claim that most of that is true to the genre.

I know my translations aren't always great, and I am not a certified expert on Japanese language or culture, I know enough of both to get myself into trouble. The romanization scheme is a mess, and I was totally inconsistant, haha. There are loads of hidden references in names and characters and what-not, some that I'm sure anyone could spot and others that will likely remain hopelessly obscure (because even I forgot what I was thinking).

The Team:

Fishman (Aquaman)
Chinese Mountain Monk (Martian Manhunter)
Lady Incredible 'Lady Hero' is a better translation... (Wonder Woman)
Steel Man (Superman)
Bat Demon Warrior (Batman)
Lightning Yuu (Flash)
Lantern Bearer (Green Lantern)

There is a ghost of a possibility that I might do a villain group deal, but only if there is a fair amount of interest. These, while fun, take a pretty long time to make!

EDIT: The download is big, but fun to compare design details.
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UriElohim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Very interesting style!!!
DaleksinWonderland Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Soooo cool :)
Even cooler than the Occult X-Men :)
astrocub Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
What a wonderful version of the Justice League, very nice style and colouring ^^
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Fabulous! I'm a huge fan of alt-versions of mainstream properties, especially historical ones. I have my own Cryptohistorical Redesign series, and it's a blast.

The easter eggs in each piece are what really bring this to life.
fruitionpaper Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I saw this on PR: Rooftop, and i had to fave it! REALLY FINE JOB with the details and all that. You know what you're doing here. It's brilliant, man. Brilliant.
L-word Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is so cool! <3333
BLADEDGE Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student General Artist
wonder what would happen if you added hawkgirl in the mix
CHUBETO Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
LOVE IT!! alex you are really good!! :D :D :D
TeenDarkMagician Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I cant wait til you start working on the Villains! I mean I would love to see the Joker, or maybe Darkseid done in this style. It would be totally kick ass!
LaMorte1313 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This makes me wish I knew more about the Magnificent Seven, if only because of how cool your DC adaptation is.
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