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Offline evand498

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ghost fighter talk
« on: May 08, 2022, 12:13:08 PM »
where does this literature and inspiration come from

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Re: ghost fighter talk
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 09:48:43 AM »
Well, I do believe a lot of the ideas behind Yu Yu Hakusho and a lot of other metaphysical/magical powers in anime come from onmyodo, which was the ancient/medieval Japan's rough equivalent to a western wizard/alchemist type character.

Manga and such tend to draw more heavily on the supposed magic they could do, and less on the philosophy and rudimentary science, but still that's probably where I'd start my research.

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Re: ghost fighter talk
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 02:30:21 PM »
A lot of Japanese fantasy manga are based off of folklore or traditional beliefs, such as the spirit realm, ghosts , demons, angels etc.
There's a lot of interesting stuff if you look through different countries beliefs and legends.

Inspiration is very often a very small thing, which an artist or a writer will make into something big. It's like a seed that can grow any which way.
To me, inspiration is not as important as the skill required to actually create the book or the artwork.
If you have seen some artists, they work from random scribbles to create amazingly detailed artworks - that's not because they had good inspiration, but because they had good artistic skills. Inspiration is useful but it's only one tool in the toolbox, so I wouldn't be too worried about trying to figure out a specific artist's inspiration, find out what inspires YOU.
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