The Japanese Manga MotoGP artist Ranka Fujiwara is a big fan of motorsport. Also, he is a fan of Cal Crutchlow. For months, the artist draws the MotoGP riders in the Manga version. Often he represents the MotoGP season highlights. To see all the works of the artist, visit his Instagram profile.
The best? Cal Crutchlow
Crutchlow loves the “banana muffins.” We know it. The Japanese artist represents it very well. The Japanese artist represented Cal and his wife Lucy such as a cartoon character. With a particular inscription. “No bananas, no life.” Everyone knows the love of Crutchlow for bananas. Especially the Japanese like his expressions almost comic. So, in Motegi, they decided to combine business with pleasure. They realize a unique and sweet present for the British rider. A banana muffin. It was sold at the price of 500 yen (less than 4 euros) in the special stand of the circuit. With small benefits.
Manga MotoGP: In 2012 Rossi, Pedrosa and Crutchlow approached the Japanese Art
In 2012, Rossi, Pedrosa, and Crutchlow approached the Japanese art of the self-portrait. Ranka joined the three MotoGP champions. The pilots colored their self-portraits. The Manga artist prepared it. The Spanish rider was the first to complete the work. Then Rossi, while the British pilot needed the Ranka’s help because he remained without colors. Stolen by Pedrosa.
Manga is a Japanese term for comic books. The rest of the world used it to refer only to the Japanese comics. In Japan, Manga is not a specific genre or style. The Japanese comics include works in a wide variety of genres. Such as adventure, romance, sports, historical, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, yellow, horror and erotic. In Europe, we identify the comics into a production for children and teens. Childish traits, such as big eyes, characterized Manga comics. It can create initially some confusion in the reader. However, this kind of representation has a lot of fans all around the World.
Forty-year-old Ranka Fujiwara started to love MotoGP at the age of 18, and then, with her fondness for graphics already present, began drawing the riders a year later.
His work, gathered on a DVD, was spotted in 2012 by the communication manager of the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, who entrusted him with the graphic design of the official poster in the same year.