20 Comics That Highlight Japanese Culture Among Others by Evacomics

Evangeline Neo is a Singaporean comic artist who has chosen to highlight the Japanese culture among others through her comics. Evangeline finished her studies in Tokyo in 2014. The artist lived in Japan for 4 years, and she realized how much different this country functions compared to hers. In order to deal with the cultural shock she was experiencing, she decided to express that through comics.

Evangeline started making comics in 2012. She shares he works on her social media, where only on her Instagram account she counts 53.8k followers. “I was studying in Japan and missed home (Singapore) very much. I was also having some culture shock as living there and visiting as a tourist are totally different experiences. I also noticed I had many friends who loved Japanese culture like me so they were curious about how life was like there,” said Eva when reached out by Earthwonders.

Below we selected some of her work that depicts the difference between Japan and other countries. Scroll down to check them out, and use the comment section to let us know what you think.

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“I first come out with the theme, for example the difference between riding in trains, then I sketch out the differences on what I want to say. Sometimes there may be 3 versions of the same theme and I have to pick the one that appears the most interesting. Sometimes it can be as fast as less than 30min, sometimes it can take several days to refine just the idea and sketches,” shared the artist on her working process.

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Moreover she said: “I had to be very attentive to details and able to understand the cultures well enough to defend my idea. It was more challenging to deal with keyboard warriors and haters but I sort of know how to handle them after so many years.”

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15 Brilliant Hidden Facts in Pixar Movies That Have Been Spotted By Some Sharp-eyed People

When we think of our childhood, a big part of it was influenced by our love for cartoons. For instance, Pixar movies impress us even as adults. We all were waiting with impatience for Toy Story 4 to hit the theatres. Imagine all other adorable movies that remain a sweet part of our life. Ratatouille, Inside Out, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Coco, and so many other movies bring us back to the sweet moments of the past anytime we sit in front of the TV.

However, besides its movies, this animating studio is known for something else as well. This one interesting detail that we didn’t notice as kids. It’s the tiny details that are hidden in the story.

Some people with sharp eyes, have noticed these details and have shared them on the internet. From the paintings to the pizza toppings, there are quite some details that didn’t cross our eyes until now. Scroll down below to find out what they are. Also, make sure to share this fact with Pixar fans that you know.

1. Kid notices something that most of us wouldn’t have: UP(2009), Cars 2 (2011)

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2. In Finding Nemo (2003), Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense.

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3. In Toy Story 2 (1999) , the American flag is replaced by the globe in rest of the world.

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4. “A113” is an animator’s inside joke: It refers to a classroom number at the California Institute of the Arts where many of the Pixar folks got their start. The number has worked its way into nearly every Pixar movie.

5.  Incredibles (2004) Elastagirl’s Original Suit Was Red And Mr. Incredible’s Suit Was Blue, Their First Child’s Name? Violet

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6. When Mike marks an x on the calendar in red marker, it’s brighter and fresher than the rest of the marks, which have dried

7. The carpet at Sid’s house in toy story (1995) was intentionally made the same as the carpet at the overlook hotel in The Shining (1980), one of many references to the horror film throughout the Pixar series

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8. In “Up” (2009) The Town Buildings Develop Over The Years

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9. In Inside Out (2015), Riley’s Clothes Become More Muted As She Becomes More Depressed Throughout The Movie

10. In The Incredibles 2, The Painting In Helen’s Hotel Room Is An Illustration Of Her Seperation From The Family

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11. In Inside Out, The Pizza Toppings Were Changed From Broccolis To Bell Peppers In Japan, Since Kids In Japan Don’t Like Bell Peppers. Pixar Localised The Joke

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12. For Brave (2012), Pixar Developed Two New Software Programs Over Three Years To Allow Simulation Of Merida’s 1,500 Strands Of Hair Curls To Move Together With Her Movements

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13. In Up (2009), Dug Is The Only Dog To Successfully Track Down The Tropical Bird Because He Is The Only Hunting Dog (Golden Retriever). All The Others Are Guard Dog Breeds

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14. Whenever Characters Play Guitar In The Movie, Their Hands Form The Actual Chords Corresponding To The Music… Even Though It Would’ve Been Easy To Just Fake It

15. In The Pixar Logo After The Credits Of Wall-E, Wall-E Replaces Luxo Jr.’s Lightbulb With An Environmental Friendly Bulb After His “Round” Bulb Goes Out

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