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Heroes: Kumiko and Tysuuri by MuEnLi Heroes: Kumiko and Tysuuri by MuEnLi
This is my entry to the Square Enix + DA: The World Ends with You contest: [link]

I chose the option to draw my own hero characters based on the game. I also designed a villain as well but depending on the amount of time I have, balancing school and projects, I might or not submit it. I'll probably submit it later for my own purpose of showing it off.
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Girl (Hero): Amami Kumiko
Description: A technology genius who uses her skills mainly in hacking. Running away from her problems, she hides behind her stash of information to manipulate her enemies and anyone who tries to get close to her. She loves to stay indoors, but on one rare occasion when she does decide to get out, she gets caught in the reaper's game. She makes decisions based on her probability of success and loves to take risks. Her partner is Tsyuuri.
Hanging around her neck is her USB flash drive and she has a thing for 'neko' hats.

Guy(Hero): Saitou Tsyuuri
Description: A video game loving guy, he enjoys the thrill of any game he plays, including the reaper's game, even if it means risking his life. With a sarcastic and very lax personality, he takes risks no matter how difficult it may be and tries to make it fun. Likes to dress fashionably, his motives in the reaper's game seem suspicious. His partner is Kumiko.

Edit: They're both human, lol.

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This contest was a really fun experience, especially for my part, since my major is to become a game designer.
I researched for a while on Japanese fashion but I didn't want my characters to be overly designed to the point where it didn't fit in the game's atmosphere. I wanted to keep it simple yet fitting right into the game as if they were in it. Not only that, I wanted to keep them as human as possible in personality and tastes, along with our perception of the world today and popular culture, by basing them on real people.
This entry is a combination of traditional and digital medias. I sketched out the design of the characters first on paper with my animation pencils. After I scanned them in, I linearted and CG-ed the designs I wanted to use for the main presentation of the characters. I tried to follow the original artist's character design and art style while mixing in my own style.

Thank you to Square Enix and DA for giving me the opportunity to participate in this contest! I hope I make it to one of the top 10 finalists!

The characters' design and illustration are copyright to me, MuEnLi and the game it was based on: The World Ends with You. NO STEALING!!!
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deabusamor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
EEeeeh! I like it I like it!
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MuEnLi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thankies ^_^
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mundanedisaster Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
i love you and your art Kumi! youre so skilled!
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MuEnLi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love you too!!! <33 and your perfect for me, Tsyuuri -^_______^-
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DefianceProduct Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Wow! I really hope to see you in the top ten! I did a few so far, a villain, hero and noise. The villain lineart for his main pose is up on my page if you wanna check it out! BYE!! GOOD LUCK!!
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jiangling Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Nice imitation of the original style. I like how you also put in descriptions of the characters.
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Sarablack10 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love both designs!!!!







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yui-tohma Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks very nice
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cyber616 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
one of my favorites so far =D
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shinto-archer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice design emily
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