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My Neighbor Kurama

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You have no idea how creeped out I was working on this, all the while being stared at by Totoro-Kurama. Hahaha! He's kinda cute though, at least fluffy and nice to hug maybe?

Naruto and Kurama Best Bromodachis Forever fan art series:

:target: These three and more are available in my new print store :pointr: [link]
I could sign them if you want, and I ship worldwide!

:target: This is series is also now available as shirts on my Society6 page! You can choose whatever background color you want! :pointr: Art shirts by Jin on Society6

:bulletred: Background info on the artwork:

One of the more recent developments in Naruto that really gets me is the transition of the relationship between Naruto and Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. It's been rough, but now, oh man. That brofist in the Niwaka Ame Nimo Makezu anime opening... BEST BROMODACHIS 5EVER

Also, CHAPTER 631!!! I poured out my feelings here, if you're interested :pointr: [link] (SPOILERS, obviously)


To commemorate their new bond, I wanted to draw a series of artworks of Naruto and Kurama as other famous human and creature companion pairs. First up is this — My Neighbor Kurama

Little Naruto was fun to draw in the style of Studio Ghibli. I hardly had any difficulties with the little tyke.

Kurama is another story, though. I don't know which is scarier, the original form of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox or this thing I've drawn. Hahaha! Also, I've learned that it's a bit of a challenge positioning nine tails.

To be honest, Totoro has always kind of scared me even though everyone keeps going on about how cute he is. It was quite amusing to take that fear on another level and splice him with the Kyuubi. I'm definitely scared now! :lol:

I suppose this is also appropriate considering that during Naruto's early childhood, the Kyuubi was this thing lurking inside him that he didn't quite understand and caused much dread and apprehension.

(Just to share, I was creeped out by Totoro even before finding out about the Sayama Incident theory. Whether or not it is true, I do enjoy that idea and I felt it gave the movie much more depth. Read at your own discretion! Possible childhood ruiner if you don't like creepy things, hahah)

:bulletred: Process:

I had a lot of fun working on this, and am quite happy with the end result! The process was pretty simple.

I started the sketch on paper, scanned it, then inked and colored it in Photoshop. Just normal round brushes on Naruto and Kurama. I painted the background in Photoshop as well, using some textured brushes. One was called Flat Charcoal, and the other was like, Oil Pastel or something. I'm bad at names, hahah.

Read more about my process for this piece on my art blog! :pointr: [link]


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AnasiaEchavarriaYT's avatar
Ok thats smart and cool
sissyjami's avatar
cool.The dark side of one of my favorite films
ocean-ripple's avatar
This is that perfect mixture of adorable, funny, and a little creepy. Awesome job. XD
isaiah1361's avatar
I love naruto I've been watching itfor 4 years and I love your art
XxDarkHeartAngelxX's avatar
naruto x kurama

dis ship has SAILED

along with Monkey D Luffy and Natsu Dragneel

god i watch to much anime

and ciel phantomhive x alois trancy


(Bursts into naming anime and loves and hates in anime and get crazy)
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kinga555xd's avatar
hahahhaa nice ^^
Echoingmist's avatar
He's scarily cute :3
littlespaghettix-x's avatar
Lol that kyuubi........ so cute
Nitekwaller's avatar
Totally awesome...
chocopirate's avatar
this is adorable
Proxione's avatar
Háhá, nice conception. Do it with other Chinchurikis as well.:)Clap 
MoonPeachBlossom's avatar
Cute. But if Kurama is Totoro than who's the Catbus?
TheWatcherofWorlds's avatar
Shukaku the one-tails!!!
Kamikashi's avatar
no, Two-Tailed Matatabi the Monster Cat!
TheWatcherofWorlds's avatar
Oh yeah, but Shukaku seemed right cuz his shape is fitting
setsugen's avatar
This is the greatest thing i have ever seen!
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