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‘The Avengers’ Reimagined As Japanese Warriors


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US-based digital artist Alex Mitchell has reimagined the characters from The Avengers movie as Japanese heroes during Japan’s warring states periods, the Sengoku era.

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Captain America is called ‘Taishou’ or ‘General’. He has an umbrella as a round element to replace the shield.


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Hulk, ‘oni’-themed, is a sorcerer who uses paper ‘ofuda’ to seal in the moster ‘Kaibutsu’ in himself. He has paper talismans with the words ‘to seal away’ written on them, torn clothing with seal script versions of ‘oni’, and a Buddhist rosary to control emotions.


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Iron Man, ‘Tetsu-kin’ (literally ‘Iron-man’) has an elaborate samurai armor, a distinctive mask for recognizability, and foreign technologies such as firearms.


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Thor, a Japanese deity inspired by ‘Raijin/Raiden’, has a rain hat, propoer wet weather ‘geta’ sandals, and Raijin’s hammer-like drumsticks and ‘meteor hammer’.


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Loki, similar to ‘Kagu-tsuchi’ a fire god is Raijin’s brother and enemy of gods. He has deer horns, to replace his helmet, like an Asian dragon. He has a mirror (Mitchell’s version of the Tesseract), and was given his father’s spear (representing the scepter) by Lords of Yomi (the underworld) to go against the mortal world.


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Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury were given ninja-makeovers, and animal companions as messengers.

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[via Alex Mitchell]
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