The Kawaii Project Turns Icons into Cutesy Japanese Cartoon Characters

By: Elise Ying-Hei Ho - Published: Dec 11, 2012 • References: kawaiiproject.tumblr & kotaku
The Kawaii Project, which originally started in September, has been getting quite a bit of attention online lately with its cutesy artwork, turning iconic and everyday characters into adorable big-eyed anime characters.

Originally focusing on political renderings with hilarious over exaggerated comments from both political parties such as, "Romney-san, I will never forget you..." the blog quickly evolved to include various pop culture icons as well. The Tumblr blog features popular characters from movies such as Tony Stark from Iron Man, Agent Phil Coulson, Jabba from Star Wars and real life characters such as Obama, Romney, Chairman Miao and many more. The user takes requests from fans to "kawaii" -- meaning cute in Japanese -- them, sending their own photos or requesting certain characters to be transformed. Stats for Real Life Anime Mashups Trending: Older & Average
Research: 4,705 clicks in 179 w
Interest: 1.9 minutes
Concept: The Kawaii Project
Related: 91 examples / 70 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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