i miss donghyun, i miss kenta, i miss donghan, i miss taedong, i miss gunhee, i miss longguo, i miss hyunbin, i miss euiwoong, i miss sanggyun, i miss gwanghyun, i miss eunki, i miss justin, i miss zhengting, i miss jinyoung, i miss woodam, i miss yehyun, i miss woojin, i miss so so so many people tbh wow this is horrible
Here are the renders for the reveals for this week! Please join me in welcoming our newest Jin member, Xin Xianying! Everyone looks really good. I think Taishi Ci’s helmet looks really nice. Chen Gong’s color scheme really works for him. Xu Huang looks badass, like always. I’m glad Pang Tong still has his weapon but I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me that he kept his but Zhang He and Sun Ce got the shaft.
Deng Ai…man…I love him so much! 😍
I think this confirms that Xu Huang will have his great axe!! 😊 Wang Yi looks pretty great. I don’t see how her Trishula were so unrealistic that they had to change them…but okay. Also…Guo Huai AND Jia Chong have the same weapon? I thought the clones would be distributed. Super lazy. Oh well. Everyone looks pretty good.
Mashoutsukai/Team Masho is clearly presented as a band of ninjas. And thanks to his red anime hair, pointed ears and English dub accent, I guess a lot of people associate Jin with, well, leprechauns or something. But since childhood I associated Jin with something completely different, for one main reason: the Shura Senpuuken, his tornado fist technique.
修羅 (which is the same shura as Shura clone son of Yomi, and the shura in Ashura of CLAMP’s RG Veda fame) is very popular in Asian fictional works - it pops up all the time in RPGs and other anime and manga as names for characters, attacks, and whatnot. It comes from the Sanskrit asura, which refers to a type of powerful spirit, lord or deity in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, ranking above humans but below most other gods, and sometimes associated with various aspects of war.
Anyways, because of that, as a kid I always had this idea in my mind of him being a sort of chaotic Vedic demigod.
I threw in a bonus Jin and Yusuke at the end just because I wanted to draw some battle god buddies, I hope you don’t mind …
Twitter icons! My favorite is Chen Gong. That grin is soo devious. I love it. 💙💙 I really like Xu Huang’s cheekbones and his gaunt. I appreciate the added detail to Taishi Ci’s helmet and I’m glad I get to see it close up like this. Liu Shan looks like Mona Lisa.