If your younger self met your older self, would they be proud?
I always felt that Himaruya’s early day depictions of Osaka verses his current day depiction was very significant to the character.
When you compare the cold colored, nervous, stuttering pony-tailed design in the “Black Ships Have Come” strip to his current day, brightly colored, confident postured, backwards-yellow-hat design, you can tell this baby has changed A LOT through the years.
Granted, Hima draws his current day design in a hoodie more often then a sweater vest, but that probably has to due with comfort and casual-ness.
Here we have my headcanon early 1600’s Osaka next to Current day hoodie-wearin’ Osaka. I like to think he started out as a quiet but friendly child, and slowly progressed to an outgoing and confident person with his head in the clouds and heart in the right place.
So I watched an anime today called “Folktales from Japan”. It’s totally cute and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes Japanese folklore.
Anyway, like the name says, it’s a bunch of shorts of Japanese stories. Each story has its own art style to it and for the most part, the characters are quite stylized and quirky. I wanted to try it out myself!
So I draw Japan and Osaka from hetalia. Thought it would be cute!