Hum... I think the face needs to be a little more "square" (I don't know a equivalent of this french expression in english QAQ), it could be more masculine. If you look at asian&european men fashion models, I think it could be a good inspiration to take ＼(^ω^)／
get bettter soon!!!
For me is all about the eyes...I am LOVING these eyes on him! In my opinion, this shape makes it more masculine.
You do your thing, express your characters as you think they should be. Eiji will turn out great!
Clever installation for the traffic lights + regular lights :) I've never seen such a construction before.
Nice!, went to the store, I find it a bit confusing, you should try to separate dolls from accessories by default. Have a great AX.
And I shall anticipate your arrival to L.A.
im so glad you are getting better! thanks danny:)
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU NOT TO ENTER THE ROOM WHILE I'M CHANGING
Sorry for spamming but I just try to be as helpful as possible. How about getting inspiration from some male BJD ? I think lips definitelly need more definition (even though your smart doll is more anime style than regular BJD). I came across these images:
I think girls would love lips like that...
YES! Congrats Danny!
I want to correct myself. I'd search not only among otome characters but also handsome characters in neutral animes. Actually I see a pretty serious dilema:
Otome characters (especially with pointy chin and feminine features) will be totally loved by female otaku but might turn off many male fans or some 'normal' female fans. Guy from a gender neutral style might look a little bit less 'sexy' for female otaku but might be attractive to males and 'normal' female otakus. Hmm... how about character like Izaya from Durarara. He's pretty popular with girls (according to the merchandise in Akiba). Even though I don't like pointy chins, characters like this are totally fine for me. BTW, smile needs to be completely different. Research otome characters...
Gotta have a mechsuit accessory!
This spot will always for me hold the memory of stepping off the night bus from Matsuyama at 5.30am, bleary eyed, about to take my first journey through Tokyo. Shinjuku was an amazing terminal to arrive at and the experience only got better from there.
@kiy2143 @_liyahhx draaaaven
Me gusta el sueter
Glad to hear you're doing better and congrats on opening the online store!
He can't please everyone.
Good Luck Danny!!!! Best Wishes dude and keep up the good work! Sympathies too on the back... I have the same. Dont let it get you down...mine is wearing off after 4mths. It comes and goes, but chin-up, there are always folk worse off than us and I remind myself in the crap times just how lucky I really am overall. Lecture over >< Love Peace & Happiness to you and yours :D
This is the girl I would be sitting for whole eternity with. #smartdoll #dannychoo #culturejapan #keroroslayer #japanmastery
Congratulations on the store opening!
So exciting! Gonna start saving for a smart doll!
Excellent stuff Danny Choo but the 3rd sentence should read "We've also got..." or "We also have..."
Congratulations Danny happy to hear
Too cute... I NEED to buy one someday.
awesome ... Everyone gets to have a this joyous one in their life now!
Mirai Suenaga - Kowai version
Hmm... I think the most professional approach would be a serious research of the otome games and otome animes/manga. Then creating a heavy mood board (with tons of references). 3D characters (or figurines) would be best, because you need to see it from all angles. Then carefully select only few best references. Now I'm talking especially about lips and smile. From my experience, random 'I want to create it my way' approach often doesn't work. Mixing various feedback together also doesn't work. Simply, search for the best reference (an incredibly handsome character which is already popular and loved by many) and copy the best (then add your own twist if you want). I would strongly recommend this approach. (Maybe you know all this and I'm sorry if my comment sounds arrogant - wasn't the intent)
As much as I enjoy reading about your life, work, and... world view, I must say that THESE are the posts that keep me coming back to your site again and again.
Congratulations, Choo-san. Have a good time at AX. We hope to be able to visit the store in the coming weeks. Keep posting the details!
Great to see progress on both fronts, congratulations on opening the brick and mortar show space and most importantly, it's really nice to hear you are back on your feet and able to manage the pain!
The composition of this photo is surprisingly good. It serves as a nice HD wallpaper actually.
Congratulations on your very own online store (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
I hope it gets stocked with additional merchandise in the future. I'm already tempted to buy a shirt (* >ω<)
Hope your Spinal Hernia stuff recovers further quickly!
Will it be possible to put her on layaway?
Mirai Suenaga Smart Doll - now available on our first online store. Shipping in 3-5 days.
Whats happend with clear mirai ?
totally cool but when is the automatic version coming :/ i feel like mirai should have been out before the other models
Site looks great man and Im glad you are feeling better after fighting that difficult battle with pain. I hope your flight is smooth and travels go well. Enjoy the sights and sounds and take lots of pics for us.
Despite being sick, CJ still manage to get even better
can we buy smartdoll too??
This is great! :D
The store looks great! Another awesome accomplishment. Also great news about the Spinal Hernia recovery. Keep it up!
Favorite Anime: Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Hellsing, Akira, Nausicaa. Also a fan of old Morning Musume, I'm talking like Nakazawa, Iieda, and Abe era.
Great story Danny. I bet those jerk foster parents are real ticked off that you made it big following your dream and are so well loved by many now. In many ways your life is like Harry Potter: you are British, you had evil foster families, but you weaved your magic and came out on top. Japan is maybe like Hogworts??
Yeah, I actually agree with you, sorry it was just a "jerk" reaction (get it? ok I am bad at jokes). A lot of my fellow military personel were actually very uninterested in culture and were just looking to get laid. Some of the stuff they did was embaracing and down right unacceptable. Luckily I tended to keep to myself or a very selected few while in the military and steered away from that type of folk. Still the military was kind of a hurdle in my life so I have to take pride in it and when I see comments like that my initial reaction is negative, sorry about that. Really it comes down to the golden rule: treat others as you'd like to be treated. I can live by that.
I'm throwin' my lot in with Godzilla.
Ah the old Vader carrying case.
Lupin is some great stuff
Rad Vader fig
Vader is awesome.
Godzilla is where it's at!
I lived in Okinawa for 2 years on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which I believe is the base they talk about moving. I really enjoyed just relaxing on the beach, eating Okinawa soba, and drinking the local beer Orion. In the summer I think they must have lit fireworks every weekend. Plenty of festivals with good foods and good drinks.
As far as the tension goes, yeah I felt it there between the locals and US. I mean that's to be expected. I'd be disgruntled if there was huge amounts of Japanese military bases in my home town too. That said I really enjoyed my experience over there. Also i was surprised to find that many Okinawans don't like to be considered Japanese. I heard from one that it was the mainland's decision to place the US military bases mainly on Okinawa. Not sure if that is accurate. Okinawa also has a distinct Okinawan language that as far as I could tell is completely different than Japanese even though the alphabet seemed to be the same.
Something to try for you dare devils that are ever in Okinawa is the habu-sake which is sake that has a dead snake soaking in it. As one of my friends so simply put it "Don't worry, the alcohol neutralizes the venom". Not too sure, but I think a local myth is that eating or drinking anything that has to do with a snake helps you with love.
Okinawa soba is the bee's knees.
You know, not everyone in the military was an arrogant jerk.
Iz don know much abouts Samurai, but I watch Seven Samurai, andz Yojimbo and Iz lovin' 'em! Toshiro Mifune is one of mine favorite actors andz Akira Kurosawa is ones of mine favorite directors!
You don need high end graphics fer good game and good time, jus a imagination and beerz.
Final Fantasy XIII killed myz heart.
A lot of peeps went complainin how therz no Protoss or Zerg single playaz, but really whoz wants to play as those foolz. Space Marines are allz I needin'. Space Marines. Space Marines. Space Marines. A billion starz.
Waaaaahhhh jooz talkin' bout? Wii gamez are s*** hard and embody the true essence of gaming and... Wat dis? Cookin' Mama? What dah... BY THE GODS I HAVE BEEN FORSAKEN!!!
Woah wait why is Pokemon on the PS3 list? Am Iz seein' dis right? And Mass Effect 2? Stuff is hittin' dah fan!
Yep, So Ra No Wo To was best.
I'z agrees most wit dis.
So ra no wo to was best anime I'd seen in long time. Long time. Noel was best.
"Waiz dees humes do dis ta mah!"
I remember whenz I ferst gone to Ginza. I got lost in some toy store of some kind and this waz before the gameboy advance was released in states and I saw it and I was like "By Odin's Dark Brood!" Itz amazin'. Theys also had Trigun toys and I buy one.
Reach made me throw up. Halo is sci-fi John Madden games.
Oh hot damn look at that I correct myself, Pokemon IS on the list up there. I'ma votin' for zat!