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.
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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!
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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!
Looking good so far!!
Awaiting open order for SmD body.
are you get well yet?
I'm happy to announce that our online store is now open ^o^
Shipping between 3-5 days after order placed.
Announcing that our online store is now open ^o^
Shipping between 3-5 days after order placed
Looks more manly now
I adore this face <3!!! Again, congratulations on your amazing work!
i haven't studied or kept up with my japanese since i took a break from my blog so it'd been awhile now and i'm sure now it's all gone down the toilet :(
need to pick it back up though so i can eventually take this someday.
lol at the cat's face when we see it for the first time.
I want to own a cat someday. Oh how I love them so. Dogs are also adorable though.
wow 12 years! that's indeed love of drawing.
It's been probably about 12 years or a little longer since I first started drawing myself, but I've been on and off for such huge periods of time that I probably only have about a year or little over a year of drawing experience under my belt. That is to say, my drawing still sucks lol.
Her level of skill is really something to aspire for though, especially after seeing her improve and improve so much to what she can do today. I love her current style! punipuni de kawaii!
I like the geass bunny pic :P Fantastic work!
I need to start practicing drawing again....I never did get very far with it but at least before I could draw some semblance of a face about 4 out of 10 times...now it's about 1 out of 10 -_-
theys look cute!
despite being cloudy, i still find the scenery to be quite beautiful!
Would love to go visit there someday... I work in an annoyingly noisy environment and tend to find myself preferring quiet solitude most of the time, and this seems like the perfect place to get away... Too bad this place is halfway across the world from me :(
I'd love to play Uncharted 2 on that baby after class haha
whoooa that's gonna look freakin badass lol
can't wait to check it out!
Looks like a beautiful place! Would love to visit there someday. A couple of my friends have been to Hokkaido and had a great time. Raaaaamennn!!!
:D <- SAFS go here
very cool beans
for those that are confused by what mr. seija is talking about, "Hayashibara Megumi's favorite american anime is 'Peanuts'." And for further clarification (as if it really needs one), Hayashibara Megumi is a well celebrated voice actress for japanese anime and she has many fans, including me.
anime is the shortened version of animation in japanese pronunciation after all, but i think with such a difference in style and substance, people tend to differentiate "anime" from "cartoons" (I do a little bit too, to be honest). To me this is still considered anime, since not only is it being created by japanese studios, it definitely has a distict "japanese anime" type of style and substance -- something that american cartoon versions of these characters don't quite have.
that reimagining of Wolverine looks kinda weird lol. The wolverine I know is a gruff, gritty canadian, not tall, cool, and handsome with host like hair. I guess this is the very definition of reimagining haha
I think they should make a figure of Mio from the end credits where she's embracing her guitar
Never seen a total solar, but did spot a lunar eclipse a little while back I think. Tried to take some pictures of it but I didn't know how to set my camera right that time so they all come out as blotches of light lol
looks great...it's like a really cool penthouse
i remember the very first time i went to japan with my family when I was a little kid we also got a couple of these lol. Then back in the states, I took it to school one rainy day and just stared up at the sky watching the rain droplets hit the cover... it was kinda mesmerizing lol. Also a little weird cuz I kept flinching like I was afraid the drops were gonna pass right through the umbrella and hit my eye.
Two things I like about the figure:
1) boob squish
2) the view from behind...she's got some nice legs and a cute little toosh :O
especially on that limited one lol
I didn't have G4 back when this aired, but now I do, so maybe I'll be able to catch bits of this segment when Attack of the Show has their 1000th episode special coming up July 9 :P
oh my lordy $3000 lol
was the seat at least super comfy like i thought it looked?
grats to the winnar!
could this possibly be kimchi fermented in.....something other than chili paste?
at least the girl is cute, so that warrants a try at least? lol
hmmmm....i hope dollfie torsos count :P
I think I know what store this is from, but it's hard to gauge the price...
I think I'm probably underestimating by a lot, but how about
in any case...dude those chairs look super comfy...where can i get one of those in the states? My best guess would probably be Ikea lol
yay i can load up the redirected page lol
hmm...i still have no idea what it is, but I'm gonna guess some dollfie parts too. My first thought when I saw the big curl at the end of the package was some hair, but I didn't think just hair would come in such a big box -_- Then I was thinking maybe it was some figma or nendoroid since the box looks about the right size, but I can't shake that curly thing. I'll go with a new dollfie torso too lol.