June Update #1

Hiiii, everyone!!

It’s been a whi- “Where the heck have you been AGAIN!?” ヽ( ・∀・)ノ┌┛Σ(ノ `Д´)ノ
[Please insert the usual excuses and long-winded explanations about how I’m an irresponsible idiot who apparently couldn’t maintain regular postings even if my life depended on it.] Great! Now that this is done, have some actual updates!

Hyoukyo Traitor…
…is still being worked on, but the remaining pages are all roughly sketched out already! As it turned out, paneling worked out exactly as planned and I’ve been perfectly on-point with the page count yet again. At least my vivid imagination works as it should.

The Complicated Project…
…is progressing pretty well! “What’s that?”, you ask? It’s the Horror RPG Maker thing I’ve spent all May on planning, and one of the routes is now 90% done! Yay! “Is this something new again?” Actually, not really. The idea is from last October and it has a loooooot to do with the things you learn in Hyoukyo Traitor, which is why I came up with both things at around the same time. I’ll probably be secretive about the story and stuff for many more months to come, but I plan on showing the thirteen main characters over the course of Summer. Maybe doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but I want to and I never claimed I was good at marketing.

Which brings me to the next point! As you might’ve noticed on Twitter if you follow my private account, I’ve been in a Summer mood for quite some time now. (Just… what I personally connect with Summer and the typical aesthetic. The heat can go die in a fire for all I care. Wait, that doesn’t make sense either…) So to show off my precious new characters and a few just-as-precious older ones in fun yukata designs, I’ve been working on a series of artworks! Well, at least in the beginning, I wanted to give everyone a simple yukata with some kind of design fitting for them, but Shion and Azuma are more looking like bullet hell shooter bosses or like you have to do an Argument Armament against them, and the next two don’t look much simpler either. Ahem.

So here’s the big version:

Currently, there are 14 artworks like this planned, uploaded every Friday during June, July and August. (Umm… 13 left now.) Of course we’re starting with Prismanga mascot Shion, and also Azuma, who you don’t know yet. He was also a candidate to become the new mascot once upon a time, but didn’t fit thematically as well as Shion did. Now he’s in charge of the Indigo Anthology, where you can also see him on the new-ish cover I uploaded recently. (I should maybe come up with a description text though. And upload the rest of the specials. But the old ones look so terrible and I kinda don’t feel like it, haha… “orz)

The background for these artworks will always stay the same, but both the characters and flowers in the foreground will change. When everything’s said and done at the end of August (or when I’ve ran away again halfway through and return in six months), I’ll upload the bg as well, so you can see it better. It depicts a certain place visited in the Complicated Project (yeah, I neeed an actual name, I know) and I like how it turned out, but now you can’t even see it properly ;; Kinda didn’t think that through very well… (・・。)ゞ

Sooooo, what else… Jurassic June has started now, so you might want to keep an eye on http://gosatsu.com/ for updates on GENBA, our murder mystery set in the SHINRAI universe which will also educate you on dinosaurs a bit! Gospel prepared some neat stuff to show off! And his Jurassic World hype is off the charts too! :’D

Alright then, that’s it for no– “Haven’t you forgotten something!?” ヽ(#゚Д゚)ノ┌┛(ノ´Д`)ノ
Oww… oh yeah, I’ve been thinking about picking up work again on TTI:L soon-ish, because I kinda want to redraw the sprites (I can’t help it, okay? It’s the curse of “not finishing a project while you’re still satisfied with the art”…) and still have to update the maps. The biggest problem for me is the music, so I might try something out next month… but I’m not sure yet. We’ll see.

Sooooo… until next week, I guess! Maybe! Hopefully! And a bit earlier than today, unless we accidentally have a five hour long Sm4sh session again. What can I say, it was too fun to stop ;;
Thanks for reading and take care!! (≧∇≦)/