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Thai exhibition honoring late 2021 anime 2021 heroes

Thai exhibition honoring late  2021 anime 2021  heroes
Thai exhibition honoring late 2021 anime 2021 heroes

Pictures of dozens of anime characters adorn a wall in a showroom in Bangkok, with a platform in front of each to lay flowers on itThe exhibition “The 2D Afterlife”, which was held by the artist Jenibha Nevasabot, includes 50 characters, who wanted to perform mourning rituals for her after she fell in love with her in the popular “manga” series in which she appeared.

The idea of ​​the exhibition is “to delve into the causes of these characters’ profound impact on the audience,” as the 22-year-old artist saidThe artist deviated a little from the style of the anime, drawing the departed heroes in the manner of drawing oil paintings belonging to real characters.

“I see these characters as real people, they are like my family, so I decided to draw them so that they resemble real people as much as possible,” says Jenibha.

Japanese anime and manga series are very popular in Thailand, with frequent big meetings in Bangkok before the outbreak of the “Covid-19” pandemic, which was attracting huge crowds of costumed heroes.

The artist explains that she wanted her work not to be just an art for fans of these characters, but also as a participatory experience for her and the fan base of those series.

Below each picture, a small shelf allows the audience to place flowers and drinks, which are traditional Thai offerings to the departed.

On the shelf below a picture of “Sacha Prause”, a beloved character from the hugely popular “Attack on Titan” series, a potato is a reference to her love of food in the show that earned her the nickname “Potato Girl.

“”They know she loves potatoes, so a fan of this character came and put a potato on the shelf for her,” said Kolanit Asawungkasim, 19, a visitor to the exhibition, adding that she “collapsed” when the character was killed.

She explains, “But seeing these photos, especially Sasha’s, isn’t necessarily sad, but other than that, I’m kind of happy that people are still thinking about her.

“The exhibition, held at Palette Art Space in Bangkok, will run until August 3

Thai exhibition honoring late 2021 anime 2021 heroes
Thai exhibition honoring late 2021 anime 2021 heroes

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