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Again, I want to apologize for this project taking FOREVER to finish.
Also apologizing to German residents, Es tut mir leid, please blame Youtube. It continuously tells me that people living Germany will not be able to watch my video.

On to the video. Yes, Ex is his actual name (the guy who does the voice for Nissy & Hidaka). He was a replacement for Jason (the original casted voice). Secondly. Shinjiro's VA was a uber last minute decision, I couldn't find anyone to do his voice. So Shinjiro's VA is subject to change. I was amazed by the recording quality of Shuta and Nissy's VA's, they did a great job. The others... I should've redid Naoya's voice (time was not on my side, I'm sorry it didn't sound so good Maciek).

Anyways, there are many interesting food places in California, Orochan Ramen is one of them. Who wouldn't want to take on an insanely spicy food challenge? Many have tried, few have succeeded. Nissy came out victorious while the others failed. Poor Shuta, good luck with that meat dimension though. And the dialogue on the airplane was between Shinjiro and Nissy, it was a reference back to an older posting titled "Departure," if everyone can recall Shinji shoving Nissy into the overhead luggage compartment out of rage, which he totally would fit into right?

I love seeing my drawings somewhat animated, it's so awesome.
"The meat dimension" was coined from the Persona 4 series. The aggressive depiction of the meat dimension was inspired by the artists on deviantart:SandraMJ and DarkZorel from their persona4gotten web-comic.

Playdate

Jul. 25th, 2012 12:08 am
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Okay, the new comic is finally up. After all those weeks of no internet, finally!!! Without internet, I have been sewing (with or without, I use my time productively).

So... yes another catsitting job for Shuta. "Where's the cat?" Yeah, Shuta wasn't kidding when he said Byakko was nearby, lol. Byakko's digging claws and poor Shuta and his shirt(s)... Byakko needing to be pried off Shuta. Well yeah, Byakko should be super mad for getting such a humiliating haircut. Don't worry Byakko, your fur will grow back. The newest addition to the group... tada: a turtle named Genma. I'm still thinking about what other pets the members will have, but I will not be giving everyone a pet. Pets that secretly plot things without their masters knowing about it, muahahahaha. For the most part, it turned into an introduction to Genma, who is so cute.

There's a P4A mention in there too. I can't wait to play it either, I pre-ordered it and it comes out next month.

The next comic will be a little delayed. I'm going to make a special and it will probably be posted up after my birthday. It's going to take me a long time to make it anyways and it'll be "different," so I hope it turns out good. It's something new for me to work on, so I'm looking forward to it.
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Yes, I'm back.
AAAttackers is off hiatus. And so, here is a brand new comic...
If they went on a fishing trip...
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1.Tasukete!- help me!

The three of them decided on going fishing for the summer. So they went to Sapporo, Hokkaido. They had originally invited Shuta since he's such a master angler (as if being an ace on ice skates wasn't enough). However, Shuta declined because he was busy. Instead, he recommended that they fish along the Ishikari river and he even informed them about the "Guardian's" legend. Chiaki, Shinjiro, and Hidaka are very excited about their fishing trip. They geared up and even respected the tale of the "Guardian," well... most of them. Forget the hunting dog, Shinjiro's got Byakko who is also awesome at fishing. Notice in the fifth panel, Byakko is waving bye while Hidaka is being yanked into the water. What an adventurous trip, haha! Oh, don't worry, they saved Hidaka eventually. But the looks on their faces when seeing the guardian, priceless.

This comic was inspired by my own fishing trip, although I only caught one tiny trout. And the fish tale was taken from the Persona 4 anime (ep14) when Narukami encounters the "Guardian" for the first time. I really wanted to capture that that moment in my comic. I had the same expression when I saw the "Guardian" in the anime too.

This is the original scene from Persona 4:
SMT: Persona 4 belongs to Atlus(c)
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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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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.) 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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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!!!

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I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was too tired to ink this... I'm sorry it's still in pencil!
I am so tired, I actually slept for a day and a half after I got back from the anime convention. For 3 days I ran on 5 hours of sleep... I checked out a lot of panels this year and I made a few (awesome) new friends too. Apparently my hotel roommate knew a lot of people. Anyways, I had no internet access while I was at the convention so I couldn't read my e-mails or anything.

So... this is my first random comic appearance. Umm... I went to this panel, which I was having fun at... but when the spoilers came around... a certain individual on the floor nearby me suddenly left the room in shock... That individual is actually a member of this comm. Though I will not reveal who.

Comic Shin is not amused by spoilers...
I guess I'd count this one as an omake.

By the way, yes I wore a "Nodame" mongoose costume for my cosplay, pictures will be up on my journal as soon as I get the rest of them off Miki's camera.

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!!!

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I was juggling this and work... *sigh*
But I finished and I'm posting it on Saturday like I normally do. Yay!

Yeah... I kinda pulled this one out of thin air, but it does fit with the remark Shuta made in "Fool!". Shuta finally got his revenge... See, I told you he was secretly scary. And why is it that "everyone" can easily break into Shin's apartment? I don't know, but they just can. I attempted to draw Nissy's "Otameshika!" outfit and it turned out pretty good. I was curious about what Shin would have looked like... But Shin is so pretty!!! I improvised, but he is seriously hot! *facepalm* Shin screams and faints at his reflection.

I did this for fun, Shuta's pose in the final panel is the Fairy Tail gesture (if anyone is familiar with that)

Fool!

Apr. 2nd, 2011 02:30 am
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This is the one day late April Fools special. I decided to do a full 9 panel spread...
The title is a reference to an Excalibur quote from "Soul Eater." The prank itself was recycled from "NewS," if anyone knows who they are.

Oh no! It's a distressing phonecall. What?! Naoya's disbanding AAA?!
Oh wait minute... HEY! I can totally imagine how Shuta would react to Naoya's resignation. Everyone would be freaked out if Naoya left. I don't know why Chiaki and Shuta are buying groceries, something along the lines of Shuta shouting "It's the end of the world as we know it!" then dashing to the nearest supermarket with Chiaki.

By the way, Shuta's ringtone is "Easy Go" by Kazuki Kato.
The song got addicting after a while.

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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."

Gotcha...

Dec. 16th, 2010 07:30 pm
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Happy birthday Hidaka and Shuta.
The two consecutive birthdays... long overdue but finally putting it up now.
Enjoy the double feature! Two pages of awesomeness...




If you were directed here from[community profile] attackallaround you don't need to read this little section:
(THIS APPLIES TO THE RANDOM CLASSMATES I GAVE THE LINK TO, PLUS MY FRIENDS AND COUSIN)
Anyways, there are a handful of people here who are new to this web-comic and the world that is AAA.
First things first, as you already know, AAA is a j-pop group.
"Hallelujah" is one of their greatest hits. There's one scene from the music video where Hidaka dives and his bandmates catch him, then catapult him backwards, that's where the comic reference comes from.


(You guys can read these, they're my open thoughts)

I think this is really funny. Nishijima totally set-up Shuta.
Because Naoya's a cake addict he always makes special appearances in the birthday specials. But isn't Nissy so cute?! Oh, and in case anyone was wondering this, those actually are Hidaka's English lyrics for half of his rap (yes, I know they don't make sense).
The animations for this one were fun to work on. They're very simple for now.

Notification:
Since I did one really big comic I'm taking a break Christmas week (next week).
I'll probably get the next one up either New Year week or the beginning of next year.

Happy holidays everyone!!!


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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 )
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Happy Birthday Shinjiro!

Aww man!
I wanted to get this up on Friday, but then it was Black Friday so I didn't sleep(since Thursday) then I passed out and woke up on Saturday. Right after waking up since I slept through all of Friday, I couldn't work on this because I had to go to a friend's birthday party.

Well HAHA! My animation is now evolving.
I now have the patience to sketch each movement. OMG Nissy is walking!!! He's really walking!!! I am so happy! Yeah no, I did a good job on this one. Naoya will never give up, where ever there's cake, he'll be there. Hahahahaha! This is so cute!

I'm so sorry that this one was posted several days late.
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Happy Birthday Naoya!

I actually almost forgot his birthday was today (yesterday).
My friend Izzy laughed at me and said, "you're a AAA fan, how could YOU forget?"

This is another partly animated comic.
I thought about "Chocolate Factory," and Naoya was one of the misbehaving children. I wanted to make him fat from the cake but cartoon characters never get fat... Going to a cake factory for Naoya's birthday is a dream come true for in-story Naoya. Although, it's more of a baked goods factory. Naoya is just awesome!
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I was going to get this up sooner and I apologize for not being able to. This is a continuation of the previous one.

I thought it would be funny to make the transition here, more of my weird humor.

The "duo of doom" (dumb and dumber brothers) strikes again!
I'll just leave Nissy to your imagination...

Instead of "yada," I was originally going to use "no." However, I remember one time, senpai visited and I was scrolling through some AAA concerts for editing. There was one performance where Nishijima starts striping (anyone remember that one?). I was scrolling quickly and I didn't know senpai was watching, so I skipped it and senpai just screams "YADAAAAAAA!" I just said, there was nothing to see anyways... (no offense Nissy, I still love you!)

Haha! Enjoy!

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TEIOH was another great drama Shinjiro had starred in. Shinjiro's character gets into a lot of trouble went his girlfriend is snatched away by an arrogant host. So the main character (Tsukamoto Takashi) whom is his friend, seeks revenge, makes a bet with the host and joins the nightlife scene by becoming a host himself. Eventually, the main character chases the host out of town. In the ever so tough world of the Japanese nightlife, Shin and the main character  struggle to run a host club together. After many disastrous moments, both of them end up running a cabaret club instead. After settling into what now seems like a stable situation, trouble arises again...

This made me laugh a little because I was discussing spiked hair with someone not too long ago. But umm... I also laughed because I had never drawn Shinjiro with spiked hair. It's the DBZ phase all over again. I'm kidding! Yeah, Shin's hair was very interesting during the "Breakdown" era. (I don't even recognize him in this picture)
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