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Next up as part of my 2012 revamp of the Manga DC Universe I designed back in 2004 is the Green Lantern.

When I originally designed the Manga JLA, I wanted another girl on the core team to balance it some more (usually it's just Wonder Woman and a bunch of dudes), so I made GL female; since each Lantern is actually part of a large group, it allows me to vary the character a bit more.

Backstory:
Hikari Jorudan was a test pilot for Japan Air Self-Defense force, and one of the best. One night she was suddenly bathed in a green force field and carried to the wreckage of an alien craft. The dying alien gave her a green ring, which enveloped Hikari in green light before materializing into a uniform. Hikari was then transported to Oa, where the Guardians of the Universe explained that she had been chosen as the Green-designated "Lantern" for the sector 2814 team of "the Corps," an intergalactic peacekeeping force. Each sector had a team of Lanterns, each with their own color designation and emotional power to wield.

Hikari took on the responsibility of being the Green Lantern, wielding the power of will. Along with her team, led by the fear-wielding Yellow Lantern named Sinestro, Hikari patrols sector 2814 and the planet Earth, protecting it against all intergalactic threats. As she grows accustomed to her powers and assignment, Hikari realizes the greatest threat to the Corps and peace in the universe may be from within.

Notes:
- The character is obviously based on Hal Jordan. "Hikari" is a Japanese female name for "radiance," fitting for a superhero using light. Her surname "Jorudan" is a Japanese phonetic spelling of Jordan.
- Visually, Hikari is based a lot on Motoko from Ghost in the Shell, most notably in the hairstyle. However, the idea of her as a member of a multicolored team (akin to Super Sentai), is an idea created by :iconnightshade475: that I really liked. I grew up on Power Rangers in the 90s so the idea of differently colored Lanterns (the equivalent of rangers) fit pretty well. The test pilot background, ring, and powers are basically the same (hard-light constructs formed out of willpower).
- I simplified her look a bit more from the '04 design. Gone are a lot of the bulkier elements, in order to make her look more feminine. I removed the long braided ponytail. I also added a light-constructed visor; sunglasses and masks tend to separate authority figures from normal citizens (Secret Service, MiB, highway patrol, cops, etc).
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Color for the Supergirl by one of the members from :iconudoncrew:
I dont remember wich one :D
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SUPER Sailor Moon-esque now that it's in color, haha. Or, Sailor Mars-y, I guess...
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Next up in my revamped Manga DC for 2012, it's the Flash! Back in '04, I had based his powers on a suit of futuristic armor that harnessed the Speed Force held within the hero's body. I realized that this puts a lot of the drama on the suit, and less of it on the hero. I also realized that a sprinter wouldn't want a set of bulky armor, so for the 2012 version, I trimmed down the silhouette entirely.

Hotaka Aren was the leading forensic scientist for the Tokyo police force. One night, Hotaka was finishing up in his forensics lab as a thunderstorm raged outside, and a bolt of lightning hit the building, sending a surge of electricity through the machines inside and creating a small explosion that splashed super-charged chemicals onto Hotaka. He soon found he had super-speed, and donning a specially designed costume made to withstand his incredible speed, Hotaka became the Flash!

Notes:
- Visually, I was influenced by Super Sentai, Ultraman, and Mega Man. I also was influenced, particularly in the lean sprinter's body type, by Casshern Sin, which has begun showing on the new Toonami block of [adult swim] on Cartoon Network.
- The origin is pretty much the same as the American version of the Flash.
- "Aren" is a phonetic translation of [Barry] Allen. "Hotaka" is a Japanese male name, possibly meaning "step by step."
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So I decided to change the subject up a little for today's DSC (rarely do, but I don't particularly care for Steel). So I decided to do the Ame Comi version of the character. A little more interesting visually, if not a little bit LESS practical in terms of armor, hahaha.

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This was a special commission that I did for a client that had his own take of the JUSTICE LEAGUE done in a mangaverse style. He designed the costumes and layouts and I just did it in my own style. An interesting concept and he had a lot of art of his own to show for it. It was fun to do.
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Red Claw with one nuclear missile is scary, but with three is just downright terrifying! I know she only appeared in 3 episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series", but she was my favorite because she didn't play around. I just wish they had more episodes with her in it... I guess she didn't have enough of a personality to garner more attention though.

Red Claw is copyright DC
Image is the property of Adrian Reece

Thanks to LT for helping me out with some advice on the colors!
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This is my attempt at the Ame Comi Hawkgirl. Her statue/figure has gone down in price, and I'm really tempted to buy one fo her for myself!

Anyway..I couldn't quite make out her hair color from the pic I had for referance. It was either brown or a really darkish orange...I went with brown. ^^;;

I thought her wings were gonna be a pain to do, but then I saw they were very simple type, with not a lot of little feathers drawn on them. \o/
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Finally finished this after a few weeks (`・ω・) Learned some more stuff on SAI. Not much else to say, lalalalalalala enjoy.
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These were the original Manga DC designs I made during my junior year of high school. These were posted originally on Comics2Film.com, but have been lost as of C2F's acquisition by Mania.com.

These designs were adapted by Nightshade475, you can see the rest of his extrapolated Manga DC universe here, with a ton of manga/anime inspired designs and full backstories for every character, it's really quite impressive:

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Nightshade just hit his 100th deviation, so kudos to him!
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