Kojiro Hyuga working towards one’s dream

Many of the side characters in Captain Tsubasa could’ve been very generic stereotypes but I really do believe almost every single one of the main rivals that Tsubasa encouters are not only very interesting but interesting enough to be main characters in their own series. Truthfully I prefer almost every one of those rival characters to Tsubasa who I find to be really boring (but I guess that is usually the case with most protagonists of shonen series.

In any case, I have said it before and I will say it again. The best character is Hyuga Kojiro who very easily could have been that cool bad character that one loves to hate but is usually very one dimensional for most of the series until they decide to flesh them out. But instead they decided to show just how much of a hard worker Kojiro is and how selfless he is as well right from the start. Aside from his rather combative and harsh personality in the field, he is a person that one could look up to and admire. His life is not easy, as he has to support his family who is struggling financially by both working and taking care of his siblings. He not only does it but he understands the situation and doesn’t hold a grudge against anyone for his predicament. And finally, despite all that going on, he decides to continue doing what he loves and works towards his dream of being a soccer player. He truly is the antithesis of Tsubasa who was born a genius soccer player with a whole family who not only loves him, and has financial security but they also do everything they can to allow Tsubasa to pursue his dream of becoming a pro soccer player. One has everything given to him and the other has to struggle to achieve his goals.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

New Changes Coming To This Space

I have been absent for a couple of weeks now (no, more like months). But that was all because I was working on some new projects that I hoped I would be able to implement to this website. Back in high school I didn’t really have much of a plan of what I really wanted to do. That of course created a lot of worry within me. I knew what I liked to do, I knew what I was really good at. But in the end I felt it might have been best to try and follow the steps of the many people around me. I seriously believed I had to be like everyone else to be successful. Thinking back, I wonder what had come over me. I was never one to be a follower, I always followed what I liked or believed was right. In the end though, it seems I lost sight of all of that with all the stress that accumulated at that time. I remember being asked if I would pursue a career using my artistic abilities, at that time I just thought it would be nothing but a dream. Something I could only wish for, but nothing more than that. I seriously did not believe I could survive in this world by doing what I loved. I was wrong.

 

After struggling in a job I did not enjoy for a couple of years and trying out others, I realized that what I wanted most was not impossible. I would have to struggle even more, I would go through many downfalls, I would feel lost a lot of the time, but it would all be worth it once I began creating things with my hand. It would be worth the struggle as long as there was a chance to accomplish my dreams of using my skills to go through life instead of crawling through it miserably. Though this path has a lot of hardships, this is something well worth doing. If I fail at least I gave it a shot and would not be tormented with what if’s. And if I persevere and accomplish my goals, I will be the happiest me possible. And for that reason I will forge ahead as long as possible.

 

I hope you guys can help make that possible.

 

-XERO

How to Draw Challenge – Aqua (After the Battle) (COLOR)

I disappeared once again, and I apologize for it. But I am now close to being finished with my newest project, so I hope you guys look forward to that.

And so the time has finally arrived for me to draw Aqua from Kingdom Hearts. I have been realy looking forward to drawing her for such a long time. After playing Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep she definitely became my favourite out of the three new heroes. Her powers just like her personality were gentle and balanced, creating the strongest and most prominent character in this arc. Her involvement in this story was so great that without her the story might have ended at just that, having Xehanort winning the battle between light and darkness. I can’t wait to see her in Dream Drop Distance and witness what other feats she will accomplish.

As stated in the video I want to hear your comments on which version of the drawing you like more. The light drawing or the dark one?

Hope you enjoy it,

– XERO

KINGDOM HEARTS 3D -Special Trailer-

I can’t believe that it has already been ten years since the appearence of the first Kingdom Hearts Game. It has been a long time but filled with great memories. Those times I spent playing the game were filled with a lot of happiness and dreams. Whenever I turned on my PS2 to play it my problems just seemed to fly away, to be replaced with the wonders and magic cast by Sora and the rest of the cast. I really owe alot to Kingdom Hearts, after all it has been a great part of my childhood and was also a great motivator in my current pursuits to become an artist that also creates a story to go with my pieces (I’ll talk about this project a bit more on another post).

Two days ago SQUARE ENIX just released a new trailer for the upcoming installment of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance or Kingdom Hearts 3d for short. Just like last time we get another long preview of what the game will look like, but most importantly will leak a bit of what the story will deal with on this new journey. The last trailer really surprised me, especially since we saw the addition of characters from The World Ends With You. But this, this just blew me away. We get to see alot of the characters that appeared throught the whole journey, finally being able to meld with one another. All the other games (kind of obvious I know) were leading up to Kingdom Hearts III, and Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is the glue. Althought it has been said that they are in a different dimension (which will probably mean it didn’t “really” happen, but will help open the truth to what happened since Xehanort desided to take over Kingdom Hearts as well why he probably delved into the darkness).

I do wonder though, if they are going to use Passion as the theme for the game as shown in the trailer? I really love the songs used up to now, but it would be nice to have Utada Hikaru create another masterpiece for the series. Although seeing how she is in hiatus I doubt it will happen for this installment. I am sure that she will definitely make one for Kingdom Hearts III which I am sure will be officially anounced pretty soon. I do like the fact that they keep Utada Hikaru as the main singer though, I am sure that SQUARE ENIX and a lot of fans see Kingdom Hearts and Utada Hikaru as a set. So to get another singer would probably not work as great as it has done so far.

Here is the trailer from the SQUARE ENIX page on youtube, enjoy and let me know what you think:

Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance

I have been waiting for the new installment to the Kingdom Heart saga. After playing Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and replaying Kingdom Hearts II I am all psyched up to play Dream Drop Distance. The artwork, gameplay, story and feel that Kingdom Hearts possesses is what makes it my all time favorite game series of all time. Here is the new eight minute version.