Featured Fan Art: Netae Okiba


[It's another installment of Featured Fan Art, the Japanator feature I hope you didn't notice is a day late!]

I have a perfect excuse for why today's Featured Fan Art is late, and it's because I love this particular fan artist so much that I wanted to pick out the very best of his selection for your enjoyment.

This fan artist was once known as "C", but following the latest Comiket seems to have switched to "Netae Okiba", and I love him (or her) not just because of his affection for Persona, but for his ability to uncannily parody other games or artists' style, twisting their work just right to make it seem as if his own subject was the true original. The piece above, which ports Persona 4's Rise into the style of Love Plus, serves as a perfect example.

His parodies range from K-ON! to Hamtaro, Etrian Odyssey to Azumanga Daioh, but above all he is responsible for what is perhaps the greatest Persona 4 fan art I've yet to see: an adaptation of Yotsuba&! to Persona 4, with Nanako taking the place of everyone's favorite mascot. Aptly called Nanako&!, the work fits the characters of Persona 4 with Yostuba&! so perfectly that it feels like Azuma and Atlus themselves were around to help produce it.

Check out a couple of pages I tried to translate below, and other images in the gallery, then visit Okiba's site.

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