What would manga characters look like in real life?

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In Scott Westerfeld's Uglies follow-up Extras, some people have cosmetic surgery to turn themselves into "manga heads," with the proportions of Japanese comic book characters. Chris Scarborough's photo manipulations imagine what such characters would look like in real life.

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Scarborough delivers the large eyes and petit noses, but it would be interesting to see him try out the manga hair. I wonder if he could pull of the gravity-defying 'dos in a way that looks uncanny rather than spectacularly fake.

Chris Scarborough [via Design You Trust]

Illustration for article titled What would manga characters look like in real life?
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Illustration for article titled What would manga characters look like in real life?
Illustration for article titled What would manga characters look like in real life?
Illustration for article titled What would manga characters look like in real life?

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News when people start doing this prosthetically or surgically rather than digitally.