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(c) 25th April Studios (character)
(c) Kooskia (fanart)

A small fanart for the two main characters of the North Korean furry anime series " Squirrel and Hedgehog "
An action - spy series with a long history, the last episodes of the second season are quiet well animated while the previous cartoons are old.
Geumsaegi (the squirrel) is the main character, he's an agent of Flower Hill and infiltrated among their enemies posing as a traitor, with the aim to weak internally the foes of Flower Hill (a coalition of Squirrels, Hedgehogs, ducks and others) first against Weasels and Mouses and now against Wolves too.

Of course it's a series with lots of direct metaphors, with Flower Hill representing the DPRK (North Korea), Weasels (expecially during the second series) resemble a bit the Japaneses while Wolves are Americans and the servile Mouses are of course the South Korean.

Moolmangcho (the mouse) is the only smart mouse of the series, actually he survive the most of the Geumsaegi's enemies and he's the first to put in doubt the identity of the squirrel, ever plotting to kill him or demonstrate his true identity.
(he has no tail because was cut during a fight)
The kill ration it's amazing XD In the whole series if i'm right are killed/badly wounded just 3 characters of Flower Hill... and possibly 3000 (random number) of their enemies XD

This fanart is set for the new episodes, with the most cool feature of the characters, expecially Moolmangcho with the black jacket and the armband has a very "fascist" look.

Here the series if you're curious: (some episodes are quiet crude actually, and the translated ones show an incredible amount of insults and bad words XD)
[link]

Also here there is an episode of a well done North Korea anime series that can be appreciated also by their South Korean cousins (being focused on medieval Korea) [link]
(there is also some animal scenes with talks about animal characters ^^)

And i may add that i found a pretty animated movie ever done by 25th April studious focused on a dog ^^
[link]
A little gem for fans of animal stories



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:iconrosedawolfff:
RoseDaWolfff Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like this style it's cute!! :3
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petia2001 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tell me, if we know Geumsaegi's "Flower hill", what names Mulmangcho's?
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Kooskia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
No idea xD it's some time I don't watch episodes...
Even if it's quite impossible, given the nature of the show, it could be interesting lore-wise to see if eventually we will see weasels&wolves attacking the same mouses or showing other characters swinging allegiances. If i recall correctly there has never been a character from the bad guys to switch sides.
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DeadlierTrain67 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student Artist
I wonder if you could draw Geumsaegi with a Type 96 light machine gun?
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Kooskia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Hehe don't know. I am quite slow currently on mood for arts, but eventually could do it.
However should be more proper a Type 73 Xd
Type 96 is the Japanese WW2 one, the North Korean similar one (Type 73) despite similar appearence is more derivated from the Soviet PK  one plus a Czech one.
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Chouhatsu-Itsudatsu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Very awesome! The coloring is beautiful, bright and smooth. The characters stances and attitudes make a great, vivid contrast. And they're pretty cute the way you've drawn them. Nice work. :heart: :meow:
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ALL HAIL FLOWER HILL!

ALL HAIL GEUMSAGI! :#1:
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
XD
You've seen that thanks a semi-official NK site that allow to buy files online the last missing episodes were found?

I've even bought a very nice animated movie about dogs split in 3 parts (of the last generation style of NK animation, .. not bad and on level of some other kinds of european animation).
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, YOU CAN BUY THEM!? SWEET!
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Of course XD
[link]
The official site of this company that's the only one that produces DVD in north korea for internal (and limited external) market.
You've to register, then (it's a bit weird) you've to "Log on" (to log in), when you charge money it's easy because it allow you to use directly paypal.
But there is a problem: it log you out after you've charged to money.
No panic, Log "on" again, and you will see that the small green arrows close each file is shining.
At this point you can click on 5 different files (it's a discount), and you've to be fast, because if you wait too much time, the allowing time to get the other 4 discounted files that you may download expire.

On my pc files doesn't work on windows media player, but it works with VLC
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't read that. XD
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Read what?
I wrote that just because i've experienced it by myself XD i've downloaded some interesting stuff there..
The site doesn't tell you about this "log out" thing, it's a small failure of the site itself.
However if you check in "Notice" you can find about the discount 1 x 5 ^^
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The-Ironwing-Kaiser Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The stuff on the site.
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Kooskia Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
There is "English" x3 if you check up and right..
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GoogyNoober Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
:lmao: Pretty creepy anime. Some series have shown on our TV. They are too evil to fave them. =) Soviet cartoons from my childhood were much kinder. :D
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Kooskia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
A pair of years ago i started a massive research for Soviet cartoons! XD
I've dowloaded and watched a number of them ^^
Also when i was very very little, there was a "box-program" that often aired some old Soviet or east-european cartoons (i remember the Queen of Snow and other small ones).

But we can easily say that North Korean animation despite being born as something close to the old Soviet animation, evolved in something of unique and different. You may be surprised but A LOT of cartoons for kids shown in French and Italian tv are co-production with their animation tv studious (some are simply amazing, as Corto Maltese, Sandokan and The Last of Mohican series).
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GoogyNoober Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I agree with you, but I am a little surprised by the presence of violence and militarism in that anime. :) I do not think this show will be shown in Italy in its original form.
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Kooskia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Well... actually the cartoons aired here are co-production. Only animation is done in Dprk. Squirrel&Hedgehog was produced for the Korean national tv KCNA ^^
(and i don't think it's more "violent and militarist" then an huge amount of other cartoon series)
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