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Started: July 2nd, 2012
Completed: February 25, 2013
Time used in Photoshop: 230 hours 32 minutes
Total PSD files size: 1.63 GB
Total number of layers: 1,218 layers (Not counting inside smart layers for banners and windows)

Here it is, a super-large picture which takes really long time to finish. The size is 6264x9396px (around 1 meter tall if printed in 300DPI). I really hope it is worth the long time ><''' Sometime I even think how lost I am making this kind of picture...

I was thinking of the theme about otaku culture which is spreading throughout the world. I came up with this picture of invasion by popular characters being capable of fighting.

In fact I can do better than this but it will never be released, with this image size, outdated laptop, and my main job...
But the biggest disadvantage is, this is all colored by a computer mouse, no graphic pen. I think it can be a challenge that if I cannot use my mouse to make one as beautiful as graphic pen works, I will not buy graphic pen.

I leave so many layers without merging because I can make changes better using a mouse. And there are times when I forget how to color some part.


Reasons of my selection:

- Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix)
One of best girl from the world of video games. (Well I count her because she was designed in the anime style.)

- Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid, Yamaha)
Possible a mascot of Vocaloid technology. She is well-known of course.

- Takamichi Nanoha (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, Seven Arcs)
Earliest Magical Girl anime which focuses on combat, and on otaku population.

- Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!, ASCII Media Works)
Now dangerously armed >< She is a legend of love story.

- Noumi Kudryavka (Little Busters!, Key)
Everyone who plays Visual Novels knows her (and knows that her story is so much different from what many people think, often mistaken her as a cute vampire-like character).

- Izumi Konata (Lucky Star, Kyoto Animation)
Otaku character with really unique personality =w=.

- Senjougahara Hitagi (Bakemonogatari, Shaft)
For unique picture sequences or something. At least I designed that awesome weapon myself. It was inspired by scissors, stapler, and compass.

- Kirino Kousaka (Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga nai!, AIC Build)
An idol for siscon. And it is the first anime I saw to be really detailed at background scenes (and to have that long name ><).

- Kaname Madoka (Puella Magi Madoka Magika, Shaft)
She sacrifices her identity for the universe. Her story is completely different from the rest of Magical Girl anime. Watch the anime and you'll know why...

- Hakurei Reimu (Touhou Project, ZUN)
For the one-man-made game which becomes popular and admired all over the anime culture.


Choices of characters are personal. And they are selected in July 2012 when types of anime I saw is narrow, but I hope your most favorite character is in it ^^

Check out this file if you want to see how it looks like in progress:


and some of my artworks are used in the background:
[link] [link]

Other Hi-Res works : [link]


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:iconchronicler-of-soul:
Chronicler-of-Soul Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Is there some kind of story to go with this picture?
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HighAdmiralViese Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
i can't figure out which one is Taiga...i just watched Toreadora...and i can't figure out which one is her (least in the picture...)
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Excellent work.
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eternalobserver Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Amazing Scene! :D
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:iconanimelover-01:
AnimeLover-01 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
wow amazing!
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:iconjano233:
jano233 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats alot of moe
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galia-and-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great job!
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Paintdroplet Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish this would happen in Melbourne XP
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tulf42 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FRIPPIN HECK that's one big extravaganza you have there! Blimey and over 230 hours as well. It sure has paid off beautifully!
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hank141 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Somewhere in NORAD:

An officer opened a door to a meeting room belonging to his uppers.

"General sir! We have just recieved word from our marines stationed on the Eastern Coast! They were unsuccessful in holding the line and are requesting for additional reinforcements!"

The general, shocked at the sudden entrance, frantically slapped closed his laptop that was opened to the latest episode of Rozen Maiden Season 3 on NicoNico.

"Um yes they're so moe-I MEAN YES TELL THEM ADDDITIONAL BACKUP WILL BE THERE ASAP! "
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vedabitsaha Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So ecstatic! WOW!
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Biby-san Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing job
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Melody-in-the-Air Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work my friend! XD
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VikingFox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Baww, too bad they're in NY and not Albuquerque!

Great work, I think it's awesome to see these characters cameo in the USA haha
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electric-cloudsXIV Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I just noticed the Mirai there! NICE
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DawnHikariGal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where Miku hatsune?
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DawnHikariGal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ignore this Please. I forgot that she was there
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Ajanime22 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Wow! This is crazy!
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Eniell Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thanks for uploading to our group gallery! :D
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arulie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amg, this is so beautiful!!! this deserves to be in the daily deviations! :D :iconawwwplz:
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maricookie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its heaven! Heaven! My favorite place in America turned into Heaven :love:
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WhimsicalDreamcaster Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cute! :)
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Nhiloe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
oh this is super awesome!!!!and they're all so cuteXD defenetly was worth the long time!!this is super fantastic!!!!
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:iconmoonwing10:
moonwing10 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MIKU!!!!!!!this cute!^^
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TokyoGo-Go Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist
That is a fabulous piece! The perspective, colours and characters are all wonderful...^^
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Blasian-Parkour Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
all the cuteness.
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:iconfaithful-imagination:
Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
OH this is pretty!
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:iconyokaisamurai:
yokaisamurai Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
202 hours well spent. This is simply amazing. I'm blown away.
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:icongamer-man-15:
Gamer-man-15 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Photographer
Can i live here? please?
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Hitagii-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muy lindo y buen trabajo digital :D
Pero... ni Kirino ni Hitagi se parecen a las versiones originales del anime :/
Solo eso, por lo demás es un excelente trabajo!
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MitsukoBunny-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this.is.epiiiiiic!!! ;//7//;
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Brivee-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
. . . /Hugs the palmtop tiger .
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YuriKitten Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing piece of work ^^
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i-SANx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awesome! nice work!!!
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luckydraws Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fffffff DONE WITHOUT A PEN TABLET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MinatoN1345 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
After all that time and effort , congratulations man, A really good picture, I wish I could do something like this I just need the software
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XxKawaiiManga-kaxX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow O.o This is amazing.
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rosey996 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolio!!
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