What does it take to turn Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe into a totally cool samurai? Apparently he just needed the inimitable touch of illustrator and painter Yoshitaka Amano, known for his work on the Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D series, among many other amazing projects.
Amano rendered Abe in ink brush style to stunning results in an illustration featured on the official site for the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. The full illustration shows a handful of similarly stylized characters alongside Abe, but they aren’t accompanied by notations that pinpoint who they’re each meant to be.
Here’s the complete work:
And a closer look at the depiction of Abe above his real life portrait:
See any resemblance?