Artist Turns Generic Figurines into Ultra-Realistic Sculptures of Anime Characters

A talented Japanese artist uses airbrushes and classic brushes to transform generic plastic figurines of popular anime characters into custom works of art.

The mysterious artist, who goes by MA Man on social media, specializes in taking commercially available figurines of popular anime series from series like Dragon Ball or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and giving them the custom treatment and turning them into awe-inspiring artworks. Ma Man uses both airbrushing and classic painting techniques to emphasize the figurine’s features, like their muscles or the creases of their clothes to make them look as cool and detailed as possible.

The figurines that MA Man starts out with are not bad to begin with, but compared to how they end up looking when he’s done with them, there’s really no comparison!

MA Man posts her creations on Twitter and YouTube, and also took commission work until not too long ago, but that service is currently unavailable, probably due to the high demand.


We’ve seen artists repaint generic dolls into lifelike miniatures, but this is the first time we see anime figurines getting the same treatment.


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