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Hellstar Remina by ebe-1 Hellstar Remina by ebe-1
I did two Elfen Lied drawings, so I figured two Junji Ito fanarts would be okay...

More of my "Weird Girls in Anime and Manga" series.

Remina, from Junji Ito's Hellstar Remina. Remina is pretty typical for an Ito protagonist You never get to learn too much about her, and then she is suddenly thrust into a horrific situation of which there is no relief of escape. The situation in this case being The Apocalypse. Or to be more specific, the Earth getting eaten by a planet-sized alien, also named Remina. I really liked this book a lot. It's one of my favorite Junji Ito works, and the one where he really lets his Lovecraft influence shine.

Remina herself is a bit one-dimensional. She amounts to nothing more than a damsel in distress, the princess in the high tower, the human-sacrifice. She reminds me of a 50's B-Movie victim. I wanted this image to feel like an old movie poster... But the colors in old posters aren't very exciting... So I looked at a lot of photos of galaxies and nebulas. Something that conveyed the cosmic terror of it all. Kinda fitting in the end I think.

If you would like to read Hellstar Remina, head on over to the always generous Daniel Lau's blog - [link]
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DavidNinja001 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Artist
I have an idea, someone goes to the planet Remina with a shit-ton of nukes go inside of the planet to find it's heart, BLOW THAT SHIT UP.
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Dalekleader117 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
...i'd just sick scp's 682, 096, 106, along with 076 and 073 on it. And put them inside it's core...or heart considering that damn thing is alive
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b1rd0fw4ves Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful.
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kroglander Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Nice picture although I must admit I imagined the hellstar to be flesh coloured although I'm guessing the hellstar being blue might be a subtle connection with Remina.
loved this manga, although I could never figure out if Helllstar Remina actually had some connection with Remina?
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davy-downpour Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
just finished it..
simply amazing...
I'm so annoyed by the fact that no one I talk to know junji ito
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godofwarlover Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I wrote a Lovecraft crossover story with this where it's a servitor to Azathoth
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nomin0701 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor Remina saw her daddy's death and her boyfriend's but she stay alive
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AAAtheXelTico Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Hellstar Remine is very similiar to the works of Lovecraft

Wonder if Ito got any inspiration from him
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Artenesama Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Dude, that's great, i loved it.
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Teagle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional
Love that tone effect on the background!

I'm a huge fan of his work. I loved the short story about the holes in the cliff and Gyo.
I try to grab whatever I can, but the releases over in the UK can be a bit erratic at times.

Snapping up this download right now, completely sold by this image!
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