Painting with the full intensity and drama of their subject matter, Archlich (also known as Licheus) creates breathtaking scenes of heavenly exuberance and power. Archlich’s skillful control of lighting contributes to a large part of their dramatic compositions, while their bold brushstrokes bring in plenty of form and textural detail.
I personally admire Archlich’s ability to bring that same sort of godly-emotion of scenes from classic Christian art to anime. Although anime covers a huge spectrum of themes and emotions, a lot of the more popular themes are rather polar — softly cute or aggressively action-packed. The anime style more easily lends itself to cute and simple, but as works such as Evangelion and Akira have shown, the style is fully capable of intensity. Artists such as Archlich are important and necessary for demonstrating this side of anime while maintaining the aesthetic of some anime classics.