Featured Fan Art: Banjoo


Welcome to Featured Fan Art, the weekly spotlight that adds to your ever-growing repository of "Images to Reproportion for Wallpaper-size".

Today's featured fan artist is known as "Banjoo." Banjoo's body of work is not particularly large or hugely remarkable but for the fact that he (or she) is one of a relative minority of Pixiv illustrators making Halo fan art, with one incredible exception.

The true soul of Banjoo's illustrating career lies in a parody series titled Harusona 4. As you might infer from the title, it's probably a Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Persona 4 mashup, but it's more than that. The Haruhi cast's personae blend together voice-actor jokes, cosplay, mythological references, puns, and visual signs from all across anime culture. It's a challenge just to examine the images and try to dissect which bits refer to what series or meme, and may someday be a reasonably accurate barometer of just how much of an otaku one is.

Can you spot the in-jokes?

Oh, and there are some mecha drawings in there, too. 

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