A happier ending for Inaho and Slaine was illustrated for the latest issue of Newtype Magazine (Amazon US | JP), from the imagination of key animator Yuichi Yamanaka (山中祐一), who also did last month’s spread!
Gangsta/AZ AU where Slaine is a Twilight child mercenary assigned to protect the youngest son of the Kaizuka family. Slaine’s mother was a prostitute who died at birth and Slaine’s father, Commander Troyard, only keeps Slaine at his side in hopes of cashing in if Slaine lives past his teens. Inaho teaches him how to read and write.
Some friendly competition between Slaine and Inaho on the covers of Aldnoah.Zero Key Animations ½, illustrated by character designer Masako Matsumoto (松本昌子). The color illustrations are on the plastic dust jacket for the art book, with the sketches underneath!