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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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Yasuchii 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. :)
Yasuchii 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
JmqeStar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your art reminds me of sonic X3 I can definitly see this becomming a popular,game,cartoon,toys,movies and ,ec
TysonTan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The first complex character I ever did was Tails, what can I say! Some Sonic DNAs must have become a part of me. :D
JmqeStar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD yes definitly sep I have noticed your chara are more 'sexy'
Fist-of-Kings20 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
What!!!!!??? Please tell me this is real! Is the game still in developement?!! I am already sold!
YunaKasune Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the flippin' cutest thing I have ever seen.
chirohito Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my goodness. Adorable and detailed enough. My friend is totally into video game designs and this would be perfect tot show to her!
Paull-Kun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Well all that's missing is the Defeat animation that would complete the set
DivaMorganaRozen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Artist
Bloody-Sekhmet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
WOW!! .......I wonder is my country tradition can be modified ito fighting moves like this.... :P
Chanea Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your style is so unique and your character's actions are so expressive its all so good :)
BloodyEye Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Very cool!
KSchnee Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Writer
Nice work! I like the concept of a spirit that ends up in a robot body. The sketches are cute and fit well into the theme of a fighting game.
iceball3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I totally see this altered a teensy bit for use in Hisoutensoku
HandxPalm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my gosh this is so cute!

why is this not an actual video game?
0Guardian0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I want it NOW!!!
imperiom Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it !
love it so much !

AnimaGirlDaria-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I love her vibrant design, I love how she is very dynamic and up-beat =) Her moves are awesome! I love how she applies various festive items and toys to fight. A fun and enjoyable character through and through =)
Lynn-StarDragon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Is there any way to pre-order this game? Because I need a copy of it yesterday. Even if I have to hack/mod a game consul to play it.

I honestly wish I knew more about game designing, or art, so I could say something useful, other than 'DO WANT!!!!'

For now, I'll watch for updates on how the game/project is progressing.

Seriously, on behalf of the furrie community, and everyone else who just really like anthro-art, please make this a reality! Give us something else to play at Cons along with Bloody Roar.
GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is great concept work. Great as always. :)
zendevil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
AMAZING! i love this so much :3
Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I am incredibly excited about this project. You and :iconryanide: are two of my favorite artists and this is shaping up to be an amazing classic game. This character is adorable and her moves are really fun and unique. Keep up the great work!
Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I just realized this is the same tanuki Ryanide drew last year! She sure has changed a lot since then.
TysonTan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ryanide gave me the permission to offer her a complete overhaul, and so I did, with a result of a nearly brand new design. I'm probably going to land further modifications for other characters, should my schedule allow such task.
Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
With the talents you two possess, this is going to be spectacular. I hope you do get the time, partly because I'm sure it wouldn't be the same without you, but mostly because you seem to enjoy working on the project. Time spent on something you love is time well spent.

It is also cool how international and multicultural the project is, considering that you are Chinese and Ryanide is Australian.
BluC Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OWOOOO she's as cute as a button >w< i want to make a pixel of herrrr!
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ben-hurr Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Why thats adorable :3c
Barricade Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
More please....
TsawlaEltuTsamsiyu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! When and where can I get this game?
Vamp-Elanor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy to see that you came back with more creative, unique, inspiring ideas and character concepts!! :D Setsuna looks great!
COYNN Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
That's really cool
daviddou Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I prefer grimdark mk9 styles myself.
55RAE55 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist
cool work ^^
ShyNapoleon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I simply Love how you design these characters.
They look so futuristic and cute! -^_^-
S-Vortex Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Artist
Extvia? Are you back?

Fantastic concept art.
TysonTan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sort of ... back XD
But still doing some intense reading on English books as thick as dictionaries.
Not very sure if I can draw as many as before.
S-Vortex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Artist
That's okay of course :D
Work should triumph. It was simply good to see something from you again.
My best to you! take care.
95wave Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
ryanide still alive it seems?
Hypergirl221 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Oh good jesus christ almighty what a wonderful concept. This is truly a creative and interesting take on a combination character of such tales and characteristics! I'd love to see more of this girl, as well as the other characters, and would be more than happy to help in the creation of another idea for a character, if willing! Though I'd probably procrastinate like hell... Still, very very cool! ^^
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Amazing design!
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