"Raizen and his friends when they were young."
- YYH fanart wish requested by my sis
(who has no tumblr so I can’t tag her lol)
Like Yusuke, Raizen has way too many friends for a lazy person like me to draw, so I picked the two I thought were the closest to him: Enki and Kokou. In my mind, they’re kind of like the equivalent of Kuwabara and Keiko to Yusuke … except for the fact that they have totally different personalities, of course. Like if Keiko were the one who always wanted to beat Yusuke in a fight.
And then marries Kuwabara after Yusuke goes and falls in love with someone else lol - wait … did I just describe the dynamic in Flame of Rekka
It’s always interesting/kind of odd reverse-engineering a younger (or … forward-engineering an older?) design for a character. I kinda wish I put more thought into Kokou’s outfit :/
We debated over young Raizen’s hair - whether it should be dark or white, short or long. I’m still of two minds about it, but my sis wanted white and short, and it makes him look different enough while also kind of reminiscent of Yusuke, which I like.