Graffiti In The World Of Manga: Usages In Comics And Outside


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Graffiti is a common term among the current generation. You can often see this art when you are walking on the road. But have you ever wondered what can be the importance of this art to the world of manga and anime? It has a large importance in the fantasy world. Besides that, otakus (people who are a fan of anime and manga) often like to draw graffiti in real life based on the comics they have read. In this article, we will be discussing them in detail so that you can have a quite good idea about them.

Graffiti In The World Of Manga: Usages In Comics And Outside
Graffiti In The World Of Manga: Usages In Comics And Outside

What Is Graffiti?

Anyway, before we get to know about different relations between graffiti and manga, we need to know what it is about. Graffiti is basically a form of art that you can paint on the walls. If you are wondering about the canvas for your drawing, then you are still following the conventional rules. The wall itself is your canvas! Besides that, the medium of drawing is also very peculiar here. You can use the spray cans for drawing artworks. It is easy to find but not easy to use. The art of graffiti is basically based on minimalist art. Here you need to express a lot of things over one or two objects.

Graffiti In The Inner World

Before we come to the real world, let’s plunge into the world of otakus where the assassination classroom is held while Ryuk instigates the fight between Light Yagami and Riyuzaki. Yes, we are talking about the fantastic world of manga comics. Graffitis play a very important role in these worlds. Manga is all about the complexity of the relationship, friendship goals, and other things. If you want your character to remember some person in a metaphorical way, then the graffitis are the best option. If you can portray perfect graffiti with a lot of inner meanings implanted in it, then it is capable to bring some massive changes in the characters as well. Besides that, you need to look after the mental state of the character as well.

Graffiti In The World Of Manga: Usages In Comics And Outside
Graffiti In The World Of Manga: Usages In Comics And Outside

The Real World Of Arts

Graffitis are also very much famous in the real world as well. You can find different otakus drawing graffiti of their favorite characters. When the manga DeathNote was released, we remember that there were lots of otakus who started drawing ‘L’ as the symbol of Ryuzaki in the format of graffiti. Apart from that, there are other things as well. If you see a fan of Naruto, then you might see the logo of different clans drawn in the walls in the same style as well.

Bottom Line

Drawing graffiti is not a hard task at all. If you look after any DIY website, you would be able to know about it. Then you can draw the favorite graffiti of your favorite manga at your home. You may use stickers instead of drawing them as well.

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