Lucky Star sketch sold for US$14,000

A sketch of a Lucky Star character by popular game illustrator Naru Nanao has sold for 1,311,000 yen (about US$14,000) in an online auction.

Lucky Star Kagami Hiiragi sketch

Naru Nanao is the artist’s pseudonym. She’s famous in Japan as a character designer for video games and also light visual novels.

She originally drawn the sketch of the Kagami Hiiragi character to mark the end of the Lucky Star anime series.

She’s not part of the team in the anime nor manga though. The artwork was a special gift in a lucky draw by a magazine in 2007.

Which means the money will go to the lucky reader who won it. Not sure if there’s copyright issue though, Japanese are usually strict about this.

Credit: Anime News Network

Azu-nyan nom nom nom

Kawaii fan art of Asuza Nakano from K-On! anime series. Nom nom…

K-on Azu-nyan

Azunyan is her nickname by the senpai at the high school light music club.

Would be awesome if this is an animated GIF. Still cute though.

K-On! cosplay wallpaper

K-On! wallpaper in cosplay style. Click image for full size (1280×800):

Japanese anime K-on cosplay wallpaper

Ritsu = Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. Who are the others though?

Speaking of K-On! apparently the anime series has only 13 episodes. Too bad it’s that short because it looks good and really fun so far.

Bet they will make a second season soon.

Credit: Randomness

Mio~ nurse costume play

Fan art of Mio Akiyama from K-On! in nurse costume. It’s all Sawako’s fault.

K-on Mio nurse cosplay fan art

The Melancholy of Konata Izumi

Lucky Star fan-made anime video with a Haruhi Suzumiya combo.

It shows the Lucky Star characters – especially Konata Izumi – in the opening theme for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime series.

Furthermore, the creator drew many of the footage from scratch (with reference from the anime and manga of course).

As a result, a beautiful piece of fan art, very well done.

Credits: Nico & Reddevils500a@YT