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The Joker versus Anime by 2138 The Joker versus Anime by 2138
Poor Joker. Harley Quinn has succumbed to the anime virus, and it's up to him to save her from living her life with eyes the size of softballs.

This was another one of those crack ideas that just jumps out at me when my sleep schedule is a little weird. Truth be told, there's a little personal history behind this: I started drawing in the anime style, when I was thirteen or fourteen, and have slowly been making my way back towards realism ever since. Drawing Harley as an anime character (specifically based on magical girl/Sailor Moon style) was a weird kind of throwback for me, and it reminded me why I wish I'd started with realism: learning anime first taught me sloppy habits, leaving me to learn the fundamentals of drawing all out of order.

The Joker here is drawn in a mixed cartoon style, using references from Batman & Robin Adventures #1 and Batman Adventures #3, specifically the story "My Boyfriend's Back."

Ink and pencil on smooth sketch paper. Colored in Paint.NET, 2 1/2 hours.
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:iconkmon13:
Kmon13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Artist
Oh this had me laughing! 
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2138 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Good! :)
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
When Joker turn anime he'd be near unstoppable. Although he'd probably be in a more random based anime.
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Sev-and-Darth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I actually love this so much!
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2138 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you. :)
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BumbleBeeSerenity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
pffff this is genius.
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2138 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thanks. :D
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disapprovalface Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually just the opposite. I started out drawing in a style similar to BtAS (I learned from a "How to Draw Batman" book), but after seeing good anime like FMA, I've started having my style lean more in that direction.
The thing that bugs me is that people forget that there are types of anime. There's chibis, there's the serious, "stretched-out" look from Death Note, there's the corny early 90's style with the Yug-i-oh hair, and then there's the Sailor Moon "Magic Girl" style. Certain styles can only be applied to certain shows! Gah! Batman does not work in chibi or Sailor Moon style anime! It's... Wrong. A serious Batman anime, actually made in Japan? Great idea! We would be able to have a gritty, dark, TV14 show (as opposed to this), but again, it would have to be done right.
Bleh. Ignore the pointless ramblings of a nerd with no life. Excellent art work. It's nice to see someone else who makes more simplistic art without all of the over drawn photoshops.
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2138 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks for your comment! I'm sorry I took so long to reply . . . real world issues.

I'm not sure about a Batman anime period, to be honest; it seems to me like there would be some stylistic and format differences, and it would be a project that would need to be undertaken very, very carefully. But I do agree that there's a lot of different anime styles.

I suppose what annoys me about anime sometimes is that people start out imitating the style (like I did) and letting the anatomy go hang. Ironically, this is an older drawing where my anatomy still sucked even more than it does today, so I suppose I can't talk too much . . .

As for simplicity, well, there's that sucking thing again. XD But thank you.
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Zelda-and-Midna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Good work!!!
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:icon2138:
2138 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Thank you!
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Zelda-and-Midna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
my pleasure
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AG4P1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
i seriously LOL'D
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2138 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Heh, thanks. :D
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Sonic-Fan-99 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
xD
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2138 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
:)
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   General Artist
Looks like Joker's discussed by anime.
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:icon2138:
2138 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Cute things in general annoy him. This . . .to him, it's a plague. XD
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   General Artist
I see. Makes perfect sense to me. Seeing as Joker delights in all that is gruesome and grim!
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gizbear Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student Writer
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! do it joker. this is unacceptable for my harley! UNACCEPTABLE I SAY!
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dlausactor6373 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
No, Joker! Don't destroy anime! What about all the psycho chicks that I just know you'd fall in love with? I know of one in particular:

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2138 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Unfortunately, anime represents a whole world of annoying people who are often too powerful for him to annihilate with his favorite sadistic methods. That makes them the worst kind of threat--a non-fun one. He'd be far more interested in just bombing the whole load of them out of existence.
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dlausactor6373 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The only person Joker should really be worried about is Light Yagami, and that's only if Light finds out Joker's real name. He should really consider getting to know some of anime's more psychotic villains. Who knows? They might be his biggest fans.
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TheJokerha Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
You know, even Joker doesn't know his former name. His identifying marks as his past self were erased by the chemical bath ( fingerprints, altered his DNA, etc) and his mind is so far gone the information isn't in there any more. Jack Napier was just one of the many alias he sometimess used. I'm not making this up, DC comics established this in several story lines. Not even The Specter could discover who Joker used to be.
So who ever Light Yagami is, he's out of luck. :psychotic:
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AniManga21 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Unless he shows Misa a picture of the Joker, then we'd know what's what. XDD
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ShadesofBlacknRed Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
yagami is im gay backwards lol
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dlausactor6373 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Light is the main character of Death Note. He kills people by writing their names in a notebook.
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TheJokerha Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Interesting power. Could come in very handy.
If I remember correctly, The Japanese have this ancient tradition of writing spells or prayers on paper, which gives the paper the power of the spell. Then to cast the spell you just toss it at the demon or what ever. Or secure them to the wall to ward off evil or attract luck or money, etc. In the Hellsing series, I remember a character named Alexander Anderson using such a method against the vampire Alucard. But they didn't seem to hurt Alucard much. Alexander Anderson big ass swords did though.
I'll have to look into Death note, it sounds cool. Thanks
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wonderlandmanga Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe I like anime and I love Batman but I really have a disliking for Batman characters done in an anime style XD
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2138 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Well, so does the Joker. It's hard to properly browbeat Harley when she's got eyes the size of teacups. :D
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T-rexSusan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Ahhhhhhh this is an amazing piece.

I can't stand anime. >:C
It really does make you lazy. I used to draw anime too (long time ago.) and it's just took years away from me progressing artistically.
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
cool lol.
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2138 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Thankyew. :)
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DarkxNight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Student General Artist
i started obsessing over anime/manga at that age too! And it's still here! It won't go away!!!!
>sigh<
And you're right, it does corrupt your drawing habits.
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2138 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Amen. There's nothing wrong with anime itself, but amateur adherents to the style often focus on the look of the thing and let the technique go hang itself.
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juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Student General Artist
lol im not really against anime, but im against obsessing over it. but then. i dont like anything used to excess lol
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2138 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Yeah, me neither. I don't hate anime, but I do think it's overused somewhat.
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juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Student General Artist
yeah. when i draw original stuff. i try to avoid using likeness stuff. speaking of something, i will draw myself something today
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Ajkl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
:rofl: YES!!!
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:icon2138:
2138 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thanks. :D
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Renae4life Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009   Digital Artist
hehe XD thats funny, although i think I'd cry if he burned Japan XD innocent children yanno?
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2138 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Well, this is comics Joker. No matter what he does--becoming Emperor of the universe, even--some hero always comes along and fixes everything. So Japan's okay. (The Joker, however, is not. He's going to be the next victim of the anime virus. XD)

Thanks! Glad you liked it. And thanks for the favorite, too!
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Renae4life Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009   Digital Artist
lol Yeas an anime joker is love XD
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BlindBudget-98 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
it's very nice. listen i don't know you i would ask my friends but They're eithier Kiss-asses or dicks could you judge my gallery for me plz?
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2138 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Thanks. And sure, I will. :) But before I begin, let me warn you--I tend to be very honest about my criticism, and if it doesn't work, I'm going to say so. Do you still want me to take a look?
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BlindBudget-98 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
yes plz
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