Friday, September 24, 2010

Shiatori X-9

Last Saturday, I went to AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta) with my friend, Erin. Now, neither of us are really huge anime fans or anything. I'm actually kind of scared of super-anime-kids. I don't understand them. But we thought it would be fun to go observe the craziness of a couple thousand wild fans reveling in their fantasies. And it was.

So I painted myself up like an Avatar. Which took all morning. And Erin wore a completely random anime-esque fox costume of no particular existing character. But just to shake the confidence of some nerds who believed themselves to be the ultimate authority on all things anime, we made up an elaborate lie about how Erin was dressed up as the title character from an obscure series called "Shiatori X-9" which is about a clan of winged fox warriors, but Shiatori is born without wings, so she makes herself little wings out of cardboard and the series follows her attempts to prove herself as a warrior despite her natural disadvantage.

You should have seen those kids' faces when we explained this to them, adding that only truly dedicated fans knew about this obscure anime gem...

And then I went home and designed Shiatori based on Erin's costume. Cause this show should totally exist.



8 comments:

Tyson Murphy said...

awesome. 'nuff said

Kristen S. said...

OMG, you are my hero. You should have gotten a video of it. I would pay to see it!

Claire Gordon said...

Those poor people who thought they knew everything there was to know about anime...

Aaron Ludwig said...

That's the funniest thing I've ever heard. Really.

Anthony Holden said...

I totally love that show!

Finn said...

OMG what that made-up story was about, that sounds like a really great if not amazing anime!!! I seriously mean it :O Like I wanted to actually watch that anime even though it doesn't even exist xD

Really cool artwork by the way! :D

caravan hire primrose valley said...

Hahaha that is hilarious! and to think you can make art look this good when you are not even being serious!

Very impressive!

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