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By way of Project Rooftop;

A few years ago current Wonder Woman artist Cliff Chiang put forward a notion for a story featuring Japanese characters who would be inspired by the JLA but filtered through their own culture of anime, toku and kaiju...


This could have been a fun Elseworlds, or maybe a DC Nation short...

Meet Batman...



With his inevitable sidekick and enemies!



Superman



Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash!



So that's Batman and Robin (and the Joker and Harley) by way of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman
Superman by Way of Mazinger-Z (and others) (I wonder if the kid with the controller is Clark Kent, or Jimmy Olsen?)
Wonder Woman by way of Galaxy Express 999
Green Lantern by way of Cobra
Aquaman by way of Ultraman
and the Flash by way of Mach GoGoGo (aka Speed Racer)

(Of course, I'd have held out for the Saint Seiya inspired Teen Titans, but that's just me...

It certainly could be have been fun, probably moreso than the Super Young Team we DID get....

After all, they started out sketched by JG Jones looking like this



And ended up not looking even remotely Japanese on their own miniseries cover.





And for extra legality, from this weeks "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice"



Wise words...

Date: 2012-01-04 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Those are some cool designs. :D

And I like what I've seen/heard of these henchmen in Penguin--they've actually smartened up and realized, "You know, if we keep doing jobs for this guy, we're all probably going to die." :D

Date: 2012-01-04 11:37 pm (UTC)
aeka: (Catwoman [happy kitty]:)
From: [personal profile] aeka
Japanese Robin's costume makes Earth-2 Robin's costume look more fashionable by comparison.

Date: 2012-01-04 11:40 pm (UTC)
majingojira: (Squirrels)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
Those are some very nice designs.

Though now there's a part of me that wants to see the Justice League as done in the style of various manga authors.

Oh how amusing a Go Nagai take would be . . .

Date: 2012-01-04 11:47 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
These are pretty cool, much better than most of the Marvel Mangaverse at the very least.

Date: 2012-01-04 11:57 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
And when Green Lantern faces the terrifying Sinestroboy, whose body is made of impenetrable yellow, he.. just pulls out his Colt Python and shoots him dead.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:02 am (UTC)
salinea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] salinea
Neat stuff.

Date: 2012-01-05 01:26 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
AquaUltraman looks badass.

Date: 2012-01-05 02:08 am (UTC)
rainspirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainspirit
Love the Batman design to bits. Superman's robot redesign would work WAY better as a Billy Batson/Captain Marvel thing, though.

Date: 2012-01-05 03:43 am (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
These are SO much better than Super Young Team!

(I always hated them. It's very clear to me that Grant did very little research on them. Just like with Great Ten, he picked some "buzzwords" from the culture and ended up with something that not at all reflects the culture or country)

Date: 2012-01-05 04:25 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Hmmm. The Green Lantern one seems rather bland. Plus nothing really evokes Lantern either.

Interesting that Aquaman seems to have implied shrinking/growing powers. Neat.

Date: 2012-01-05 05:32 am (UTC)
chocochuy: Kobato Hanato on a Sunny Day (Queen of Cuteness)
From: [personal profile] chocochuy
Hook me up with Science Ninja Hero Batman and Mecha-Superman. Truly they are the World's Finest. The looks for Flash and Wonder Woman seem cool too.

By the way, is it just me or does Green Lantern look like Cobra the Space Pirate?

Date: 2012-01-05 09:25 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Japanese Joker is David Bowie? Huh. Nifty.

Date: 2012-01-05 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
I love love love that Wonder Woman design -- but then I've always been a fan of that style from Queen Emeraldas on.

Date: 2012-01-05 10:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nemryn
Wait wait wait, what's up with her hips on the Super Young Team cover? 'Hips don't work that way' is inadequate. You need to be able to tell how the hips are supposedly working before you decide whether or not hips work like that, but that's just impossible here. I cannot parse those hips.

Date: 2012-01-05 02:19 pm (UTC)
katzedecimal: Is me, by me. I drawed it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] katzedecimal
OMG!!! As a die-hard fan of both Gatchaman/BOTP and the Leijiverse, I canNOT stop laughing at this. These are brilliant!! and "FlashGOGOGO" is genius XDDDD

Date: 2012-01-05 06:09 pm (UTC)
filthysize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filthysize
"Superman by Way of Mazinger-Z (and others) (I wonder if the kid with the controller is Clark Kent, or Jimmy Olsen?)"

I think the signal watch makes it obvious that it's Jimmy. The scientist parents in the background, though, seem to be Lois and Clark.

Date: 2012-01-06 04:13 am (UTC)
deleonjh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] deleonjh
Remember what happened to the Japanese version of Spider-Man? I'll quote Cracked here:

'Perhaps the most infuriating aspect of our Spider-Man is his whiny self-doubt. Trust the Japanese to get down to brass tacks and just fucking nail the character's true appeal. It's like they said, "Screw that annoying pathos. This is a show about a man in a leotard who walks on the ceiling. We've gotta add some giant robots and take this shit to the next level."'

Date: 2012-01-07 04:12 pm (UTC)
ulrich200: Charles Xavier (Default)
From: [personal profile] ulrich200
This is just the coolest thing ever.

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