Just another minor sketch post today. As per usual, once the new season starts in earnest, I’ll probably do a quick summary around the two week mark, but until then, here’s the ladies of Ukushima Gakuen’s resident Charm Society:
As per usual, click to see it full (huge) size.
Clockwise from the top, we have Itsuki Nono, Alice Wakamiya, Katsu Kazetsubaki, and Ana Kikazuchi. They are indeed from the same Ukushima campaign setting that this Aya picture is from. This is my current Aniventure campaign, an utterly insane school based gig loaded with references from other campaigns I’ve run in the past. These ladies are the unfortunate “victims” of one Ryuji Ichimoto, a notorious player and master of charm, whom I played in one of my friends campaigns. As he’s been thrown into a school setting, his natural first action is create his own school society that basically has no purpose except to provide members for his “harem”. 😀
However, as one of my players recently discovered, these ladies have actually formed a secret alliance behind the scenes to boycott his advances and protect other innocent girls from the madness of his charm powers. Of course, they conduct this sabotage through the medium of girlish squabbling and making his life hell. Poor guy.
All of them were given quite bemusing ticks and stereotypes that has made them fun NPCs for me to use. Itsuki is also a pilot in the Skydiving and Aeronautics Research society. She loves to troll the others, and with her exceptionally perverse mindset and bombshell figure, finds that rather easy. She was also blackmailed by the student council to spy on societies in exchange for treatment for her brother who has Leukemia (which she personally acknowledges as a cliche sob-story!).
Alice was the most recent recruit, who has not been integrated into the ‘circle’ as of yet, and is the one that bluescreens or shuts down in moments of social contact (running off and hiding three times in the beach episode). Given the fact that she’s cursed with being as cute as a button, and she looks like a fairytale heroine, this can be problematic at the best of times…
Katsu, somewhat broken by her failures with Ryuji, has turned to appreciating the finer side of the female form herself, and in the bargain, how it looks in her wide and extensive wardrobe of cosplay outfits. None are safe from being dressed up when she goes into one of her moods. Despite her questionable tastes, she is also the smart one with exceptional grades.
Finally, Ana has earned the schoolwide title of ‘The Iron Chef’. Not neccessarily just down to her prestigious cooking talents, but rather because she always seems to be swathed in various iron cookware. Some of it is in pocket dimensions, but even so, glomp her at your peril. She’s also the token ‘forehead’ girl of the group and seems to blush whenever anyone talks about frying pans…
I’m trying some wallpaper concepts, but I’ve got nothing to add at the moment. Perhaps I’ll update this post later, but for now I just wanted to get the base sketch out there.
Anyway, enjoy, and cya soon.