As we saw from their hilarious textbook doodles not too long ago, Japanese school children seem to be bursting at the seams with creativity. Now, with the slightly more public and temporary space of a classroom blackboard, some students with encouraging teachers were able to create some very impressive murals.
The bulk of these works were tweeted by one Kami-chan and seemed to have been made by a group of three students called “Kaiteru” over the previous school year.
Sakura/Autumn Leaves Scene (18 October, 2012)
Naruto (26 October, 2012)
Fairy Tail (2 November, 2012)
One Piece (14 November, 2012) With all the artists
And a making-of shot
Evangelion (21 November, 2012)
Naruto (29 November, 2012)
Spiderman (5 December, 2012)
Partially erased and mustachioed Dragon Ball
And of course, the original (11 January, 2013)
Mixed Mural (9 March, 2013)
Attack on Titan (31 May, 2013)
According to comments written online, these guys take about an hour or two to make the murals, but mistakes can sometimes set them back to about three and a half hours. They also insist that they get all their studying done.
Or course these blackboard murals aren’t all done by these guys. Others seemed to have picked up where Kami-chan and friends left off.
Dr. Stump by Ame (6 April, 2013)
Legend of Zelda by Akachokobo (16 July, 2013)
One Piece by Chiyu Ponkechu (24 August, 2013)
Devil May Cry by Unyai (1 July, 2013)
Howl’s Moving Castle (19 July, 2013)
Just to show it’s not all about manga, anime and games, here’s a nice rendition of Takashi Kanemitsu from the comedian duo Plus Minus. (7 August, 2013)
Finally the pièce de résistance, an incredibly well-shaded rendition of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper done on a blackboard tweeted by Lupica on 2 November, 2012.
Well, kids, you’ve just blown our minds.
Source: Twitter –
#黒板に描いてみた (Japanese), via Kotaku US (English)