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FUTAKU Studios has teamed up with Art Legal LLC to release a special edition of rare pre-production illustrations, animation stills, color scripts, and completed works, making them available to collectors and anime and art enthusiast for the first time ever.

FUTAKU Studios is a boutique animation services studio founded in Dallas, Texas. FUTAKU specializes in licensing pre-existing intellectual properties to be reimagined into Japanese-inspired animation. Athletes, musicians, actors, and entertainment studios alike utilize FUTAKU Studios in all phases of pre-production, production, and post-production.

Founder and CEO Mike Fukunaga is best known for launching new Japanese anime in US markets and is considered a pioneer in fusing Japanese entertainment with American pop culture. Fukunaga and the FUTAKU team leverage their passion for anime and industry relationships to produce the highest caliber Japanese-inspired animation through FUTAKU Studios.

The skaters are FUTAKU's models. They will be featured FUTAKU's apparel releases.
All of the FUTAKU branded apparel they wear are available at


Ballers Series 1

FUTAKU and NILWIRE presents Ballers Series 1. Inspired by Akira Toriyama’s art style, Ballers Series 1 features a diverse group of talented student-athletes reimagined into anime characters. NILWIRE's mission is to help student-athletes monetize their name, image, and likeness by creating digital artwork that brings value to their fans.

Balers Series 1 Gallery


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JL Foundation

JL is inspired by Jourdan Lewis, Cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. Jourdan Lewis owns a company that mentors young athletes called the Jourdan Lewis Foundation. JL was created to be a mascot for his foundation and pay homage to Jourdan Lewis' admiration of Dragon Ball.


BeAfro Illustration

BeAfro is an ancient Nigerian warrior from the Igbo Nation. BeAfro is also a multi-media company owned by Cincinnati Bengals Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie. BeAfro hosts events and creates content that brings people together through Nigerian-inspired artwork.

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