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Inspired by: Hiimdaisy

Comic:     
Original comic/story by Hiimdaisy
Video: Comic-dub by Strawberrycreme26's team
skip to 2:10 in the video for that scene
 
Anyone ever heard of an LJ user named Hiimdaisy? If you do, *fist-bump* you are awesome!!! If not, shame.... Hiimdaisy draws the best parody web-comics I have ever read. Every fan of the "Persona series" knows Hiimdaisy's work. Their web-comics gained global popularity! And also gave rise to many new web-comic artists. Unfortunately, Hiimdaisy's work had been put on hiatus since last year and they shut down their LJ account (the page with the comics is now empty). I've provided links to the original comic above.

Hiimdaisy has inspired me to continue working hard on my own web-comic. Maybe one day, every AAA-fan around the world will know of my work like how Hiimdaisy has become legendary. One day...

I was unsure of how to draw a younger Naoya. I just stuck with giving him his natural hair color, same goatee though. Naoya had a bit of an interesting high school experience. Some of his schoolmates seem to have err.. problems? But it was a good idea for Naoya to go look at clubs to join. It's a great way to kill some time and make some new friends. Although, Naoya was scared off by first impressions. In the end, because he's too much of a nice guy to walk away, he joined both basketball and music club. He shakes it off as being an embarrassing memory, but it helped shape him into the tolerant leader his is today. Fictional Naoya should thank me.

Oh yes, I made an omake for this one, here you go:
Banchou= Gangster or kingpin

Hehehe... Nissy and his wild imagination. I was too lazy to ink this, sorry for the odd coloration.
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Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!
I definitely have more surprises in the upcoming year.
But for now, here's the last comic of 2011.
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1) Asada Mao: 2010 Winter Olympic silver medalist, in terms of figure skating, she is Japan's pride.

No one really goes ice skating on New Year or New Year's Eve, it's way too cold. Speaking of cold, I'm not sure if Japan has snow right now (well as observed in the comic, you can make snow on an ice rink), there's no snow where I'm at (which is weird since we'd have a foot by now).

Shuta dragged everyone ice skating, since he loves the cold so much. And he "snowplowed" (a type of skating brake) those who disagreed to skate. Hehe... the snowmen look cute (I look like that too when someone pulls that on me). Shuta is so evil. Anyone notice that I always give Shinjiro and Shuta the coolest shirts. Look at what is on Shuta shirt! Everyone else is having so much fun. Chiaki looks so graceful, look out Asada Mao. Hmm... where did Nissy get the idea to "swim" on ice? Actually it's really fun to pretend to swim on ice, but then your belly gets all cold. No one loves snow more than Nissy. Coincidentally, you can make snow on ice by using your skates to shave the ice. Nissy is one crazy snowball warrior. But Misako is even better. If Chiaki can shatter windows(original comic), seeing Misako knock out Nissy is insane. Mhmm, AAA in their winter environment, so amusing...

Alight, see you all next year!

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1. Byakko: Shinjiro's evil fluffy cat (for those who missed that chapter)
2. Hunter:Shuta was on a variety show where he plays hide'n'seek/tag with "hunters" that eliminated players from the game
3. Animate!: It's a Japanese anime/toy store chain that can be found all over Japan and in some Asian countries.

So yeah, I finished this one last week. I was too lazy to do the Naoya special on here so I scraped it! Blame the laziness and the 15 page essays I need to finish by next week.

Okay! I based this one off of the game show Shuta was on last time. You'd think that he actually would've had a chance if he wasn't so distracted with his one weakness (his love of dancing). It has got to be really scary to be chased by some guys in suits who run inhumanly fast.

Basically, Shuta is starting to get along with Byakko, so he went with Hidaka to go buy an anime (my fav btw). Little did Shuta know... he left his phone back at the anime store by accident. A kind man went through the trouble finding Shuta to return his phone. The man's appearance looks very much like a federal agent or a "hunter." Thus, causing a traumatized Shuta to do something stupid. Yes, post traumatic stress would sum it up, but you know, he's getting better at his escape plan; he actually got away... yay? Eventually, The man returns Shuta's pi-phone (pineapple phone, lol) to Hidaka.

I really liked working on this one. It cracked me up!
Heads up, the next comic will be super delayed because of finals.
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Happy Halloween everyone!!! Click the image for enlarged view
It's up, the Halloween special is finally up and I am so happy that I finished it in time!

Yeah! That's right! I said it! Here comes the hate mail.
I don't necessarily "hate" Twilight, I just did not enjoy the quality of the film itself. I have nothing against the series. But I love poking fun at it. Huh, who knew Hidaka was a closet Jacob fan.

Basically, they decided to have a Halloween party at work. Everyone is having a great time and everybody has great costumes. Well, I'm pretty sure they don't have trick-or-treating in Japan. And also, everyone can see which one Shuta is, right? From a side view, I can't tell him apart from Hidaka until I color their hair. But yeah, Shuta is in a Kitsune ninja outfit. Haha, I gave Naoya and Hidaka their awkward "Shizaya" (Durarara) moment (with a Twilight reference).

As for our wonderful Nissy... NEVER LOAD HIM UP WITH SUGAR. No one wants to be around a super hyper Nissy! Unless you want all hell to break loose. Lol Shin with handcuffs, where was he hiding those? My cousin whom is a hardcore "Reborn" fan, was looking at this and she screamed out, "KYAAA THE HANDCUFFS, IT'S HIBARI'S CAMBIO FORMA!!!" Hehe... crazy Reborn fan. It's not Hibari's handcuffs. Excuse the monologue, but in any case, hoped you enjoyed it!
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1.) Itadakimasu:
Thank you for the food

Wohoo it's up. I actually finished drawing it on Wednesday, but because I was so busy this week, I didn't ink and edit it until Sunday.

So here's what went down before Shuta's disaster began...

Shin: *busts through Shuta's door* Hey Shuta!
Shuta: Why do you have my key?!
Shin: Not important...
*puts cat on ground and surrounds Shuta with cat stuff*
Shuta: What's all this?
Shin: I'm going out of town all week for a commercial shoot, please take care of Byakko
Shuta: Wait, why me?!
Shin: Feed him twice a day! *runs out the door*

Shuta: *dials Misako* Yo, I'm cat-sitting for Shinjiro, can you stop by?
Misako: Ahahaha, I thought he was joking when he said he had a cat, be there soon
*hangs up*

Wow, Shinjiro just dropped off his cat and left without saying much.
Poor Shuta, the cat really wants that sandwich. Byakko just doesn't like Shuta does he? Misako is a quick thinker, cats will generally calm down if they're getting treats. Shuta has to deal with this madness for a whole week. Good luck!

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1.) Wagyu: Expensive high quality beef.
2.) Itai!: Ouch!

I can't believe I wrote this. I am such a nerd and know nothing about this...*face palming myself into oblivion*
It's an idea that I've had for a while, seeing as how shounen-ai fanservice has been a big money maker in the entertainment industry. (there was a documentary done on it) There was a specific company that lives off this... not saying any names, but you know who. Call me old fashioned, I liked music when it was all just about the music.

Regardless this was funny and based off someone's user pic I saw in a forum somewhere. It was a picture of a celebrity eating ramen and it said "...... doesn't pay us enough to buy food." or something like that. I'm just playing around with pairings, gahh... I wanted to do more pairings but they don't fit on one page.

LIES, ALL OF IT, LIES!!! I am not paying them to do fanservice! They just want attention. There is some truth to this though. Artists don't get that much money, sure they get more than normal people, but not a whole lot. Their record label, production team, and managers take a very large chunk from sales/concerts. Thus, leaving Naoya and the rest to eat instant noodles, cookies, candy, and packed lunches. Although, Shin and Nissy just happened to get their attention when they mention eating out. Apparently, fanservice sells better than talent. Naoya and his bad ideas take it up notch and is defeated by chopsticks. Yes! Shuta and his mad chopstick skills.

btw, I was told not to release the name of my source for record label salary thing (awesomely, they get free i-pods, bikes, phones, and NDS's). And... I have that shirt that Shin is wearing...(Prussia screaming "I am awesome")
 
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1.) Oishi: Delicious
2.) Chow mein: Common Chinese noodle dish
3) Shenme: (shen-ma) Mandarin for "what?"
4.) Xiexie: (shi-e shi-e) Mandarin for "thank you"


Aww... I got this one up a little late. I'm having a bit of a crazy time in Taiwan right now, constantly getting lost at every corner... nearly getting kidnapped (jk).

So at these banquets, you need to gather a minimum of 8 people to eat tons of super delicious food with you. Banquet food usually consists of upscale dishes that are not sold in common restaurants. Getting invited to a Taiwanese banquet is an opportunity that should not be passed.

Chiaki has a basic understanding in Mandarin, but when put on the spot... she seems to have forgotten how to speak Mandarin... Nice... Yet, Hidaka and Misako were able to thank their host properly. Sorry for the lack of background, this was the last comic I squeezed in before boarding the plane. I still got one more week in Taiwan, yay!

This scenario was based off a past dining experience... Arata is probably murdering me in her mind right now, muahahaha! PS I've been here for two weeks and "hello", "thank you", and "what", are the only words I know... (almost no one speaks English here in Taiwan, I don't know how I survived).
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I got to go to my first night market on day 2 of my trip here in Taiwan. The food is delicious and there are so many vendors lined up along the street. As the name suggests, this market is only open at night. You can find a wide variety of food and snacks here. There are many night markets throughout Taiwan, Shilin is one of the bigger ones.

After arriving in Taiwan, everyone is hungry from their short flight. Since Chiaki is more familiar with Taiwan, she directs everyone to the night market for a quick fix. Hidaka is very much bothered by the smell of the stinky tofu. The smell is a cross between sour milk and rotten ham. I made a joke about it being the national dish, it's not the national dish, it'd be really scary if it was. Oh yes, they have little festival/carnival games in the night market too. Shrimp fishing for example is a common thing you'll see at these night markets. It's so weird, they give you a little fishing line and when you hook a shrimp, the vendor grills it for you to eat. The sausage... really, it's a sausage within a sausage. A bigger one is sliced open, pickled veggies are thrown in, and another sausage is stuffed into it. You eat it like a hotdog, so bizarre!

Departure

May. 30th, 2011 11:08 pm
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I'm sorry...
I was experimenting with vertical page style. It is a page killer, never again! It looks better horizontal with 6 panels, imo.

But yeah...
It basically spams everyone's page at full size, so click the minimized image to view a super big comic!
1.) Origami kit: Like how other airlines have coloring books and word searches, JAL has origami kits.
2.) Minna: Everyone

Gyaaaaaaa!!!!! My tickets have been confirmed I'm leaving Tuesday (tomorrow Chicago, US time). I'm flying off to Taiwan. It's been great everyone, I'm off to my vacation.

Oh, but worry not. I have two other comics pre-drawn (I couldn't finish the others), so I can post from my apartment in Taiwan. A warning in advance, the next few comics will either be lacking backgrounds or quality. The first two are okay because I drew them in Chicago before leaving, but.... after that, they will be super crude if you don't mind (I have no scanner in my Taiwan apartment, I will draw on MS paint if I must).

Okay!
The title of this comic is not a pun off the album with the same title, I'm making a reference to my own departure (but it works out the other way too). The "Attack Crew" is heading out on vacation in Taiwan for a while. What adventures are in store for them when they arrive?!

Naoya is super paranoid about how such a large metal object can fly through the sky... Shuta is horribly air-sick (I'm the same way on planes). Nissy is.... being Nissy. Shinjiro just wants to sleep undisturbed. Hidaka doesn't care as long as Shinjiro isn't doing terrifying things to him. Chiaki and Misako are enjoying their itinerary planning. Wow... I got Nissy to fit in an overhead compartment, sweet. Hahahaha, I just love the murderous fiery aura given off by Shin in the lower panel. Anger fire is the best! You do not disturb Shin when he is sleeping. Anyone notice the dead Shuta on Naoya's lap? Motion sickness is not fun.

Alright! Thank you for reading and supporting AAAttackers. There's more Taiwan comic specials coming up.
My family is from "Thailand," I'm vacationing to "Taiwan," different countries, kay.

Wish me a safe flight!!!

Otaku Day

May. 19th, 2011 02:33 pm
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1.) Oda-san: Eiichiro Oda, creator of the "One Piece" series.
2.) Kawaii: Cute.
3.) "I'll bite you to death": Famous quote by Hibari from the "Reborn!" series.
4.) Hey Kid Your Head is on Fire: Reference to the main character of "Reborn!" when he is in combat mode, also used as the title of the "Reborn!" fan panel.

This is the lovely ACen special for AAAttackers.
In tribute to the anime convention being in town right now, all of AAA will be attending and cosplaying at their own anime convention.

Nissy:    Luffy (One Piece)

Naoya:  Pikachu (Pokemon)

Shuta:  Death the Kid (Soul Eater)

Chiaki:  Celty (Durarara!!)

Hidaka: Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)

Shin:     Hibari Kyoya (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)

Misako: Fuu (Samurai Champloo)

Nissy looks so cute in his Luffy cosplay doesn't he? Naoya... I don't know why I put him in a Pikachu outfit... it was random... but he looks good in it! Not only did Naoya get glomped, he totally got dog-piled! Hidaka is being a perv, he is too into character, lol. The only reason you can tell which one is Shuta is because of his double piercing. Other than that, everyone looks so different in cosplay. I didn't know what Misako would dress up as, I was deciding between Miku (Vocaloid) and Fuu, obviously Fuu won... but Miku would've been more appropriate. I can easily imagine Shin in all his awesomeness cosplaying as Hibari from Reborn! Chiaki is Celty because I wanted at least one person in Durarara!! cosplay.

I will soon be off to my nerdy anime convention. This is being posted now because I leave for the convention early Friday morning. There is a high possibility that I will be able to respond to comments super early Friday. Other than that, I'm gone the entire weekend. I'm cosplaying too... pictures will be on my journal when I return.

I'm off to go have fun. Enjoy the comic and have a great weekend!!!

2554

Apr. 20th, 2011 06:48 pm
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I'm sorry that I'm behind by a whole week and a half. Things have been a little crazy... with Thai New Year going on ALL MONTH for me and crazy projects for school. I feel so much better to finally post this one up. Better late than never, right?

But yes! Thai New Year is indeed this month. It is celebrated by all and wherever Thai people can be found (a good amount of them living in Japan). Normally we'd use buckets to splash people but then... the Europeans brought Super Soakers and powned everyone. The water festival has been practiced for centuries as an act of cleansing oneself for the approaching new year. And yes... there are plenty of elephants that REALLY participate by hosing people with water.
btw it's the year 2554 because the Buddhist Calender is 543 years faster than the Roman Calender.

Anyway... Naoya and Hidaka were on their way to the ultimate Gundam museum/store when they unexpectedly ran into Nissy. Misako and Chiaki basically took Nissy to the festival to check out the food. Nissy, on the other hand, wanted to play with water pistols and obtained a really big one somehow. When Nissy says, "better start running" it was implied that he would be the one chasing them... but it totally turned around on him, *face palm* poor Nissy.

Side note: Misako is holding a skewer of grilled meatballs with sweet and sour sauce, a common festival food (darn I want some now). Why Tako-chan is outside and not in water? (unexplained mysteries) Guess what, it's an amphibious pet octopus, so there!


CHAIYO!
(hurray, cheers, huzzah, etc...) Happy New Year!!!
I made a color picture of the Songkran (Thai New Year)
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This one is the first comic in a long while...
I changed the style of the profile view as well as adding more 3/4 positions for the characters. (which I haven't done before seeing as all the old drawings were primarily profiles and full frontal)

While I was drawing this... it made me think of AAA, which made me think of Japan, which made me think of my friends... and in turn made me really depressed. On the bright side, Japan's economy gets a huge boost and they get to build themselves up again. There have been a lot of people helping them. Lots of donations from all over and lots of helping hands too. "In disaster or glory rise again from the ashes." Japan is strong and I keep telling my friends over there "watcha worried bout, everything will be okay." And it will be okay, just stay strong.

Well anyways, I had a horrible experience with soy sauce at a joint in Japan. I swear it looked like tea! Come on, it was in a teapot! Idiots like me would assume it was "tea." I wanted to retell my stupidity... and an epic win for Nissy, disposing evidence... into the wrong place. Nissy's logic never ceases to amuse us and Shin's confusion at the end is priceless.

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I'm having so many problems this week.
I was supposed to post the comic yesterday, but after I arrived at work 50 miles away from home, I discovered that I hadn't brought any of my drawing supplies with me. Not even a pencil.

I got stuck drawing everything in pen. I can fix my mistakes with a pencil, my professional inking pens provide contrast in volume and darkness, my measuring tools, and I left all of it at home!

Since I can't erase ball-point pen, there's no obligation to draw well. I'm quite sloppy with ball-point pens anyways...
Bear with me folks.

Wahhhhh! My drawing looks like garbage, no pun intended.
Actually, the angry Shinjiro in panel 4 turned unexpectedly good.

The more mature members seem to be enjoying their little break because I made them look like doodles and they don't feel the need to be doing anything important.

As for the other guys. They came across a "freegan" website and decided to go dumpster diving for the cause. All around the world, some countries have a surplus in perfectly good resources and food which they stupidly throw out like nothing instead of giving it to those in need. Freegans raid dumpsters, industrial and business, and give out the perfectly good food, blankets, books, chairs, etc. to fellow freegans or those who need it. Freeganism is like reverse recycling.

Nissy is being a little mean to Shin here since he is implying that Shin had thrown his life in the trash. By the looks of it, they borrowed some equipment from the "Crash" video (Shin's search light). I should have added a pickax. It's still a really productive thing to be doing while I get the next comic set up. Tako-chan has made another surprise appearance and Hidaka seemed to have misplaced her for a while.

This is not an official comic, it will not be added to the "Chapter Index."

Pownage!

Jan. 19th, 2011 04:29 pm
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Shuta... never argue with someone who plays the same game as you.
Who would've known that Misako has an account for that online game too. But using the instant death text command, that was pretty clever. Yep, you don't want to mess with "darkov3rlord_misa" (non-existent username, but it sounds so cool). All that for a manicure?

It was suggested that I use more non-AAA references because some readers are non-AAA fans. Anyone familiar with "Ragnarok Online?" It's a MMORPG (online game) run by the Gravity game company. "@die" was my second favorite text command for the game, because if I didn't feel like walking back to town, killing yourself and warping was much faster. It was easy, type "@die" into your chat bar and hit "enter," and instantly return to the save point. But the downside is, you lose 1/8 of your money and 25% of your gained exp. Umm... I did this to an international student staying at my house before. He refused to help me with my math homework, so I typed @die during his game... He was so mad, but I yelled back, "I'm a lvl 104 LordKnight, I could've killed you in one hit anyways!"

Kanpai!

Dec. 30th, 2010 09:44 pm
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Happy New Year everyone!!!!!!
You probably know where I'm going with this week's comic.
So enjoy the new comic... the last on for this year, YAY!


In tribute to "Billiam" for this situation was loosely based off him.
Ahh... I still remember how silly he was... and he was the on who brought it.

This is a rough illustration of what concoction Nissy drank:
Note: Apparently, some of my fans who read this are children, so I drew a cactus on the bottle instead.
It is a deadly mix indeed.
You know what Hidaka... being Nissy-handled isn't such a bad thing... (ignore that)
And Shinjiro who is not present, sits at home (not at all sick) laughing his butt off about how he got out of going to Hidaka's New Year party. Ahahaha!!! I put up a "King of Fighters" poster on the wall because I needed to fill up the empty space. I enjoy drawing random irrelevant posters.

See you all next year!!!!
Or tomorrow depending on how fast you reply.

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Sorry, no comic this week, not to mention this is kind of late.

But... Let's play "Where's Waldo." The wonderful game of searching for something hidden in a mess, featuring none other than the awesome Attack All Attackers members. In short, let's call them the "Attack Crew!"

I had the honor of decorating this year's Christmas tree, which in fact is a real tree (first time seeing one up close).

Can you find all 7 members of the Attack Crew hidden in the tree?!
 




CLICK HERE FOR CLOSE-UPS OF WHERE THEY ARE )

Too Easy!

Oct. 30th, 2010 02:27 am
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It's a puzzle box joke, it brings back memories of first encounter experiences.

Okay... Naoya will know to never ask Misako for a favor ever again.
Frustration and laziness can lead to very interesting things. Let's hope Misako can avoid getting in trouble with Max for destroying his puzzle box which was entrusted to Naoya.

I would totally cry if someone did that to my puzzle box. I made a road trip all the way to Hakone just to buy one and they're so cool. It's easy to open if you understand the mechanism. If you don't know, then you'll be spending an irritating 30 minutes on it (if your attention lasts that long).
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Happy Birthday to Nishijima Takahiro!!!
Otanjoubi Omedetou!!!

Nisshi's birthday tribute is up...
Wahhhh...
I'm so beat!!! This partially animated comic runs for 98 motion panels.
Never again will I animate something of a large scale!
I deeply apologize if this post is killing everyone's loading time.

Anyways, I have this ongoing inside joke of Naoya being a confiscator of cakes, in other words, a cake monster (like the cookie monster). This was fun to make (except for the part where I did it in one sitting).

Can I die now? Seriously, this one took a lot of energy.
I would very much so like to go to sleep now. Good Night...

Stay tuned for next week's special update!!!

Misako Uno

Sep. 16th, 2010 11:06 pm
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Fifth interview is up, two more to go until stories start!
What Misako claims to be 50/50 is inaccurate. It's really a 2 out of 10 success rate.
I agree with the rest of the members, those aren't favorable odds.

I know she cooks well, I've always seen Misako as AAA's poster child.
It was fun giving her at least one flaw, she was way too perfect before I tweaked her.
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