This time, using artificial intelligence (AI), famous characters that appeared in Japanese animation such as Tanjiro Kamado of “Kimetsu no Yaiba”, Sanji and Roronoa Zoro of “ONE PIECE”, and Kiki of “Kiki’s Delivery Service” I would like to introduce a project to make them live-action. This project was posted by an Instagram account called “artbreeder_anime” and has become a hot topic overseas.
Tanjiro Kamado, also known as “Theatrical Version” Devil’s Blade “Infinite Train Edition”, whose box office revenue exceeded 39,970 million yen in 213 days after its release, overtaking the record of “Spirited Away” directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Jiro is a live-action film. From “ONE PIECE” by Eiichiro Oda, Sanji and Roronoa Zoro are also live-action.
Kiki from “Kiki’s Delivery Service” directed by Hayao Miyazaki has also been made into a live-action film. At first glance, I got the impression that it was different from the image, but I thought that it might be surprisingly similar to the animation on Instagram.
L of “DEATH NOTE” which was made into a movie and stage, Naruto Uzumaki of battle action manga “NARUTO”, and Jonathan Joestar of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” based on Hirohiko Araki are also live-action. Has been done. It may be said that the dark atmosphere of L in “DEATH NOTE” captures the characteristics well.
In addition, Tsukino Usagi of “Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon”, which was originally written by Naoko Takeuchi, has been made into a live-action film. Even recently, “Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version” was released, and Shinji Ikari of “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, which recorded box office revenue of 8,282.29 million yen in 59 days from the release, has also been made into a live-action film. Tetsuya Kuroko from “Kuroko’s Basketball” and Shigeo Kageyama, also known as Mob from “Mob Psycho 100,” have been made into live-action.
In this project, the tool “Artbreeder” using GAN is used.
“Artbreeder” is a free image compositing net tool that, when you upload an appropriate image, will generate a completely different photo that looks a lot like that image. If you upload a landscape painting or an animation painting, it will generate several types of images that look like it, and if you upload a portrait, it will generate a similar image of another person.
In addition, this section of the Ledge.ai editorial department introduces image conversion technologies such as “Wow!” And “Interesting!” That utilizes AI.
Among them, the project “In real life” that makes the famous characters of Walt Disney Animation Studios live-action, which appeared in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen” introduced in the past, has received a lot of feedback. It was big. If you are interested, please check the following article.