Saturday, December 29, 2007

Inspirations for Ranma ½ manga 3

Sandro Botticelli's Birth of Venus inspired a few of the backgrounds in the Ranma ½ manga such as the one below taken from volume 16 of the manga. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore. In this particular background taken from the manga the Birth of Venus has been combined with the Japanese work of art called Fujin Raijin Zu Byobu (Wind God and Thunder God).

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