The games I have right now are Rune Factory 4, Animal Crossing, Super Smash, Pokemon Moon, X, Alpha Sapphire, Gates to Infinity, and Super Mystery Dungeon, Fire Emblem Awakening and Fates, and Bravely Default.
The games I’ve kinda got my eye on are Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World, Fantasy Life, Ever Oasis, Stella Glow, Yo-Kai Watch, and Harvest Moon: A New Beginning
(Also a side note, I love games I can always go back and play when I want to, so not strictly story based. I like having fun with them!)
You can see the pieces seperately on my twitter (@drinny_prinny). I’m participating in the 31 yokais version of inktober, aka pixeltober for us pixel artists. Palette and concept inspired by @AlcopopStar (ramheadedgirl here on tumblr).
What I personally want from the Big Hero 6 TV Series…
1) For Tadashi not to be alive. As harsh as it
sounds, I honestly believe that keeping him dead really drive’s the movie’s
moral of loss. It’d be such a shoot on the foot if he was to return. However,
just because he’s dead doesn’t mean to say that he couldn’t be present through
holograms, flashbacks, footage from Baymax etc. Here’s plenty of ways in which
Tadashi can be in the series without having him “be alive this entire time”. I’d
love to see more Tadashi.
2) Character development for the rest of the team.
Disney Animation have really nailed it for their voice cast, however, as much
as I love the unique attributes of the rest of the team, they are severely
underdeveloped. It’s not entire the fault of the team though. Disney Revival
movies are always about the duo, Tiana/Naveen, Rapunzel/Flynn,
Ralph/Vanellopee, Anna/Elsa, Judy/Nick, Moana/Maui, Jack/Imna, so for Big Hero
6, it was Hiro/Baymax. But because this is the TV series, have backstories for
Fred, Wasabi, GoGo and Honey Lemon!
3) Make the side characters relevant. Mr. Yama,
Allister Krei, Abigail Callaghan. Make these characters important to the series
of Big Hero 6. They are all important figures, Mr. Yama runs the underground
botfight industry (robotic bloodsport), Allister Krei is your Mark Zuckerberg
of the Big Hero 6 world: an entrepreneur in the world of technology, Abigail Callaghan
is the daughter of Yokai. Her development can lead to understanding Yokai
4) Anime influence. This is something that I
stress. I know this TV series isn’t going to be an “anime” inspired series like
The Boondocks or The Legend of Aang/Koora, however, I stress that the team
learns from Teen Titans. NOT TEEN TITANS GO, the OG Teen Titans. Anime is
popular because it’s a beautiful art form to look at. Integrate that into the
series: I plead!
5) Introduce more obscure Marvel characters. Big
Hero 6 was such a success for two reasons. Firstly, it was “inspired” (not
adapted, inspired: Disney’s Big Hero 6 is not Marvel). Because it was based in
the Marvel canon, rather, it was based in the Disney Animation Canon (in order
for the Disney Animation to retain 100% rights to characters, merchandise,
consumer products), it didn’t have to be negatively stigmatised and compared to
Marvel’s mainstream catalogue of cinematic adapted heroes once it was released
henceforth its warm reception. Get more obscure characters into the fray. The Runaways
for instance would fit in perfectly as they’re a bunch of teens living in an
urban city too. That goes for obscure Marvel villains too. Get the worst of the
worst Marvel characters and make them lovable WDAS characters.
6) Diverse the cultural diversity. One of the
biggest praises for Big Hero 6 was its multicultural cast. It was so
reminiscent of Atlantis. And to make things even better: they were not limited
to their stereotypes. Wasabi was not the big tough guy, GoGo Tomago was not
weaboo like, they had distinct character traits (despite them being limited for
the sake of plot convenience). But the notable thing I found about the movie is
that there’s no Desi’s. Have the Southern Asian/Indian representation in the
world of San Fransokyo. It doesn’t hurt to further the colour pallet that much
more broadly so that variety of cultures are present.
7) Retain the original voice cast. This is
practically a guarantee as the voice actors for the movie are not AAA Hollywood
voice actors, thus, they have the availability to contribute to the TV series.
These characters wouldn’t be who they are without their original voice actors!