If you’re still not over Captain America: Civil War, we have something for you: a Japanese artist has reimagined the two Marvel heroes as characters of a famous ukiyo-e woodblock print from the 1800’s.
The original print was painted by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and shows two of Japan’s famous heroes, Ushiwaka and Benkei, as they battle on the Gojo Bridge in Kyoto. The story goes that Benkei attacked Ushiwaka to get his sword tip, so that he can create a weapon with 1,000 sword-tips that will make him invincible. However, Ushiwaka was much too strong, and Benkei ended up working for him.
Twitter user @takumitoxin drew Captain America as Musashibō Benkei, a warrior monk, while Iron Man is drawn as Minamoto Yoshitsune, a renowned warrior.
Here’s the original:
Here’s the update:
Here’s their individual shots:
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