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Setsuna the Tanuki Android by TysonTan Setsuna the Tanuki Android by TysonTan
A collaboration with :iconryanide: Ryanide on the Exetype project. The project aims to produce a Fighter game with its characters being anthro-androids.

Setsuna is a tanuki android from another universe. I also made a whole set of concept art to explain how she moves. It's sketchy but I Hope you can have fun with her playful action!

Her design resembles heavily on Japanese culture so I wrote some alternative settings of "what if she is an actual Japanese" just for fun. Mikawano was not her official family name.
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Critique by Trinity-Raven Feb 8, 2012, 10:10:11 AM
As I said in my original comment, this is beautifully well done and the allusions to Japanese culture and fairy tales is extremely accurate. When I saw the setsubun combo, I was amazed. We celebrate it every year in my Japanese class. The other students look at use weird when they see us throw beans at each other.

Anyways, getting off course, let's break it down shall we?

Vision: While Japanese/Asian themed fighting style is nothing new, the techniques are unique on its own. Instead of typical sword fighting, karate or ninjutsu techniques, the attack and defense idea instead play on more umm...I don't want to say childish portrayal but a more imaginative one? I hope you know what I'm trying to say. Applying more of the culture of Japan is very creative and it shows of more than the usual 'realistic' fighting styles of Asia.

Originality: Not much to say besides what I've said before. Asian themed fighting is nothing new, but I will give you credit for applying something more imaginative to it.

Technique: The doodles are cute. I would love to see more stylized individual images in order to see more detail in the moves. If you understand pixel animation or know somebody who does, it would be amazing to see her and a few of her moves animated in a video game sprite or even just animated in normal 2D drawings. I think it would be cool! But you have accurate anatomy and perspectives and it gives us a feel of the power and effort that goes into each move. It's also refreshing to see a Tanuki fighter. It's always Kitsunes or Dog demons in this kind of Asian fighting style so it's nice to shine the limelight on a somewhat lesser known Japanese creature.

Impact: Personally, this is really cool. I've already really covered how I feel about the unique set of moves etc so I really can't say much more about impact more than I already have expressed previously.
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Wow! I've never seen anything like this character. Personaly I love her. She is an original and creative idea and I like that you put her story and the background information on her moves with the art. I love that she is child like and free spirited giving her great appeal. Her doodles are very cute and powerful and each move is very well thought out from the culture. I would love to see her in a game and I know she will be successful with kids and adults from America and Japan! I'd love to see more character ideas with more character designs of her and her amazing moves!
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Chikuma-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i wanted to ask if i can paint her ovo'
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Please feel free to do so. :)
Chikuma-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
okay ^-^
LordOD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Just a quick question, marking this as a "fav" is the last activity coming from Dendyn in almost 1 year, what's more is that the only website he was updating has been inactive since 2012. Is he ever gonna finish any of this projects or real life took its toll and withdrew?
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe he has been occupied by something else. I hope he can eventually come back to his original projects.
antoniomtinio Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this idea is very unique.more! make more of these
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I will! :)
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She is just the cutest thing! ;D
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem ;D
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