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'Joshua' Pose digitization

"Joshua" Pose Digitization

1. What physical feature is most important in conveying a character’s mood or emotions?

Kobayashi-san: There are many body parts that are important in conveying mood or emotion, but I personally focus on the eyes and mouth. They are the parts that reveal the most subtle changes in a person’s mood, so I keep revising until I am pleased with what I have drawn.

2. Which features are most carefully turned into pixel art in order to maintain the intended mood or emotion?

I would have to say the character’s facial expression. I paid extra attention so that every subtle overtone is well-described.

3. For the sketches marked “r_004,” what was behind the decision to choose one hand resting on Joshua’s chin versus the other?

I tried many variations in order to see which would match the character exactly, though I honestly don’t recall exactly what I was thinking at that moment.

4. Knowing that the total number of poses in the game is limited, how do you decide upon a few?

First, event designers presented scenes and the total numbers of poses they needed. With those in mind I designed poses that would be applicable to many different situations, since we could use only a few for each character into the game.

5. What did you hope to convey with Joshua’s conservative style?

Nomura-san: I didn’t approach Joshua any differently from the others. Instead, I tried to ensure that every character had his or her own style.
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Ivi-Green's avatar
ineresting shadows! which program do you use?
Satoshi444's avatar
Amazing artwork!
lulu-sama's avatar
this is a very special one, each time I look at it I feel inspired to draw. and even though its in my fav long time ago. I've still felt tempted to write

Wow, he looks just like he does in the game! Epic awesomeness! :)
Ragnarakk's avatar
i really like how he turned out.. wont spoil anything..
shadowcatGC's avatar
Usually I don't like the 'fangirl fodder' characters, but Joshua is a major exception. He's just too damn awesome.
Phailure123's avatar
Josh looks so much prettier when he's not all pixel-like.

11arich's avatar
Love Joshua. Period
KazeShirogane's avatar
Man Joshua has to be the most awesome and the most smart-arsed character there is!! The side-story day is the most hilarious thing I've ever seen

PinkXBlue forever!
MrsJ's avatar
I love this character design!
The-Legendaerie-LT's avatar
All right- I have to know. Are his eyes grey, purple, or olive? They look different between cut-scences, the game cover, and the dialogue parts.

But... yeah. Obviously your art is awesome. I love Joshua.
Doubie's avatar
His eyes are purple. Like, grey-ish purple.
The-Legendaerie-LT's avatar
YAY I was right. Tough I always draw/describe 'em as 'amethyst'.
Locket-cha's avatar
I'm a neku and joshua fan girl! I just wish I could of submitted my char. on time!
Morbid-Rave's avatar
Joshua is my favorite character EVAH. His personality and sense of humor amuses me, especially in the !#$#@! -Won't spoil for you sillyfaces who haven't played the game yet-
tearsofdiaor's avatar
wow this is awesome! i love this game! too bad i didn't get all of the items...can somebody tell me what happen if you defeated boss rush mode on hard! on the game it said " defeat this on hard" i haven't done so because i can't Lol!! ....i need help Lol
MysteryEzekude's avatar
Wow. This is really clever how the design team "digitized" the full scale drawings in the actual game. They are only minor differences with the facial details, but oh well.

Well, yeah. Joshua Kiryu is pretty much the "Ash Crimson" of the game if you know what I mean. His fighting style is pretty unique. And let's not forget his Level 2 & 3 Fusion Attacks!
Ruimaki's avatar
XD kirei kaiga XD
Carmelline's avatar
I love this character!!!
Madninja2500's avatar
Joshua such an awesome character! He's my favorite character in combat! He also seems original too! I freaken love his attitude! ^^
OnePiece34's avatar
Despite Joshua being a secretive and enigmatic character, whom has issues, I can't stop loving him! He's the best partner in the game!
Lijachan's avatar
He's soo fucking IRRITATING! His attitude is annoying! But! BUT! I LOVE him that way!! xDDD LAWL!

This is one of his tongue battles with Neku...xD

Yoshiya: Oh Neku?
We seem to be running away an awful lot.
Neku: Are not.
Yoshiya: Wait--
Don't tell me you're struggling with combat!
In your second Game?
Honestly, Neku it's a wonder you survived.
Neku: .......
Yoshiya: I know how capable you are,
so I won't say another word.
Hee hee...
Neku: [ Rrgh! Must...not...strangle! ]

Ya gotta love 'im! xD
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