So I feel like I’ve bombarded @inagoenthusiast with enough messages to drive them cracked, but I’d like to follow their style and try a character analysis of Kirino’s appearance. Note: In future I’ll tag all non-translations as such so you can skip if you want~
At first glance Kirino comes across as your typical girly-looking slender bishounen. The art director describes the idea behind his character as a ‘boy beautiful enough to be a girl, but still a true boy’. He’s obviously popular with girls as seen by the Chrono Stone ad when he mixi maxes with Jeanne and has a group of girls swooning behind him. His character description calls him a 美形 (lit. beautiful form) bikei. Furthermore, according to the Japanese Inazuma wiki, there was originally a scene planned to establish Kirino hates being mistaken for a girl. So with all of this we can take for granted that he’s just as beautiful in-universe as he is outside. (The reason he’s still treated as a guy I think is more to do with his personality, which is a separate topic…)
Kirino has large, beautiful blue eyes, which I imagine are quite rare even in-universe. Even though I believe Kirino is pure Japanese, blue eyes are extremely rare for Japanese, so I think it could be a mutation. I would guess his eyes are quite startling. I think the shape is tsurime - almond shaped eyes that are turned up at the corner, like a cat, and he has very long, thick eyelashes. Especially in the upper and lower outer corner.
I think his skin tone would be a warm gold with pink undertones, compared to most of the other characters. And while high cheekbones are beautiful, they can make a face look very dramatic, so I think his facial structure isn’t too dramatic.
As for his hair… Well, if he were real his hair would be pitch-black, but in-universe it’s a rose pink. It’s probably the equivalent of a blonde boy in real life - a natural hair colour, but can sometimes result in teasing (goldilocks etc…). His hair looks pretty fine, with not a huge amount of volume. I imagine his hair stays straight, even when wet. So it’s easy for him to manage even though it’s long. He does have some of the longest hair in Raimon - I would guess it cascades down to the middle of his back when not tied up. I guess his twin tails are the equivalent of a ponytail.
Now for his height! I am OBSESSED with googling characters heights and weights, so according to Japanese fans Kirino’s height is guessed from 159-165cm. The most commonly guessed is about 5'2". However, personally I think Kirino is taller than that. I tend to use average height of Japanese 14-year-olds for comparison, so in my eyes Kirino would be closer to 5'5"/ 166cm. I think he’s slightly taller than Shindou (we’re talking not even an inch taller, but still…) but it’s hard to say. I won’t fight you if you think he’s shorter, since that’s cute too.
As for his weight and body type. When Googling, guesses for his weight were all over the place. 47kg-56kg/ 103-125 pounds. I guess it depends on what height you put him at. Personally I’d see him in the 116-125lbs range, pretty average for a 14 year old Japanese. I don’t think he’s extremely slim (like Hayami or Aoyama) nor does he carry much excess weight. But while he has slender arms, I reckon his lower body like thighs and hips would be wider from all the soccer. (Maybe I just want curvy Kirino…) But even if his thighs would be wider than, say, a skinny boy who doesn’t play soccer, he really does seem slender. As opposed to Shindou, who imo looks sliiightly more muscled, or Tenma, who while slender still seems a little bit soft.
That’s all I can think of for now, I would LOVE to hear the opinions of others for this beautiful boy (anything to add, anything you see differently) but I understand I have thought about this in a worryingly obsessive amount of detail. Peace.
man,,, any time i watch brotherhood i think about that One Part where gladio is yelling at iris and genuinely?? scares her?? because it’s 100% out of honest to god worry for this girl and terrified that he lost her. she’s in his care, he loves his little sister unconditionally, and while yeah she’s a child, she’s gonna do things she isn’t supposed to,,, it really scared him to imagine losing her.
that being said i often think about how,,, intimidating gladio can be to others?? especially if they aren’t particularly close to him or even know him well enough to see that,,, hey,,, he’s actually this giant teddy bear that cares so much for his friends and would do anything in the world to protect them from harm.
but like. he’s INTIMIDATING. he looks tough and scary and like he could kick your ass if you did something he didn’t like ( which, in a sense, totally true if that ‘’something he didn’t like’’ involves his #crew ) but he’s?? only gonna throw a punch if he Needs to.
BUT i feel like he doesn’t quite know his own strength sometimes. like the roughhousing with noctis and prompto,,, how much of that happened and either 1. almost injured them or 2. actually caused a little bit of harm. nothing serious but enough that one of them was like ‘’hey dude that actually really fucking hurts’’ before he realized,,, hey, i need to gauge my strength between battle and regular interactions.
I really liked your awkward Hanzo comics~ Could you make one where McCree compliments his hair (particularly the white little hair-wings part thing) and the next day someone (Genji? Symm?) finds him with a little smile trying extra hard to make them perfect? (not in a snooty/prideful way. more of a "i hope they look good today maybe he'll talk to me again" way) I am not sure if I'm allowed to make requests/suggestions so i hope this does not come off as pushy~ '3' Welp, 25 letters left so this -
im super glad you liked it omg thank yOU!!! i am 1000% down for requests & suggestions hehe there u go!!!
Ok i’m kind of a huge loser and needed to draw this stuff to get it out of my system and I feel like I put enough time into it to… post it to my main blog.
I imagine Tom and Janna would have a great friendship where Janna is constantly giving Tom near heart-attacks. I actually want to draw more just general interaction stuff for them for fun, so I’ll do that later. I figured I’d post these on their own though.