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Kuroda (Kuro) - Mais by Wildfire-Tama Kuroda (Kuro) - Mais by Wildfire-Tama
This guy... has... literally been... TORTURING me for weeks and weeks. I had no idea, and still have no idea, what I want for him. I wake up every day with a different personality I want him to have, a different name, but I just really need to post this at this point because I see no end to the indecision. So this is where I landed, and this is now him.

I am not a fan of how I draw Mais in this style. I may redraw him in a style more true to the official Mais anatomy!

Please let me know if you'd like to meet Kuroda! I am open for RPs, collaborations, or discussion! :D


Name: Kuroda (Kuro)
Gender: Male
Partner: Sameko <33
Family: Collie (sister), Maru (little brother), Ma'kiri (cousin), Imani (niece), Sameko (mate), Haruko (son)
:bulletblack: Musical - Kuroda loves to play musical instruments, and he makes them himself. It is the one skill that he is really good at. If you will join him in a duet then you have a friend for life. He also enjoys humming, whistling, and singing.

:bulletblue: Independent – Kuro doesn’t need company, even if he does enjoy it. He is just as happy with a peaceful day to himself to enjoy the world around him and practice his arts.

:bulletorange: Cultured and Creative – Kuro loves being creative and making things. He has a deep appreciation for any and all art. He also loves history and culture of all kinds, especially poems.

:bulletblack: Athletic – Kuro loves to unwind and have fun with games, sports, and physical challenges. He can get pretty competitive.

:bulletblue: Relaxed - If you are stressed out, Kuroda is a great person to go to. He is quick to offer a calm smile and a fresh perspective to help you out.

:bulletorange: Nurturing – Kuro likes to teach others and share his knowledge and skills. If someone seems interested in something he is doing, he will happily offer a lesson.

:bulletblack: Forgetful – Kuroda mind is always so full of thoughts. He never wants to let someone down, but it happens when he gets wrapped up in something else or distracted.

:bulletblue: Critical – This trait would only be realized by a close confidant, but Kuro is a very critical individual. Mostly to himself.

:bulletorange: Restless – Kuroda is a peaceful guy, but his mind is always filled with reflections of the world (which is good) or his faults (which is bad). He can suffer from insomnia on occasion and can sometimes be seen wandering around at night.


:bulletblack: Kuroda thinks of relationships in the same way he thinks of duets. It takes work, compromise, and unity to get it sounding just right, but when the commitment is there and the personalities are right then you make something beautiful. He sees playing music with someone as the ultimate form of unity and bonding.

:bulletblue: If he ever falls in love then that poor girl will be put on the highest pedestal and showered in love poems as well as songs and gifts devoted to her.

:bulletorange: Kuro has been considering trying to create a system of written marks to help him remember things better.

:bulletblack: Instruments he owns include:
- A Keytar from his best friend Blizzard!
- Flower Bagpipes
- Guitar
- Banjo

Blizzard - best friend
Otis - best friend
Sabrina - best friend
Midori - best friend/big brother-like affection
Collie - sister
Shiko - friend
Fletcher - friend
Tango - friend
Laurence - friend
Sameko - best friend, mate!
Ma'kiri- cousin
Imani - niece
Mystic - brother-in-law (Collie's mate)
Dei - honorary nephew
Maru - little brother
Haruko - dear beloved son <33

Comment or note me if you'd like your Mais to be added to the list! :D

Mais Mosaic- picture of Kuro
 CotM54 - The New Guy - Kuro socializes
CotM54 - Kuroda's New Friends - Kuro shares blackberry with his friends Midori, Sabrina, and Blizzard (+15 orbs)
Heeeeyyy, Brotherrr - Otis and Kuro become friends
'Thank you!' - Blizzard gives Kuro a Keytar! <3
BB - Kill 'em with Kindness! - Blizzard pops one of Kuro's bubble with his pet Sitara
Messing with the Wrong Mais - Bubble Battle 1 - Kuro pops on of Blizzard's bubbles with the heat from a fire (+1 orb)
Song from the Soul - Bubble Battle 2  - Kuro accidentally pops one of Sabrina's bubbles while he is singing (+1 orb)
Jump Scare - Bubble Battle 3- Kuro scares Fletcher into popping one of his bubbles (+1 orb)
BB - I Did Not Think This Through - Tango pops one of Kuros' bubbles with a pit-fall trap
CotM57 - Merry Maismas - Kuro celebrates Christmas with his friends!
Mais Secret Santa - Kuroda sings his heart out at Christmas
Winter Workout - Kuroda plays ball with Midori and Sabrina
Take the shot! - Annabeth joins in the ball game, taking an epic shot at the goal!
CotM57 - Thank you! - Kuroda spends time at the pond
Ghost of Christmas Past - Mais SS - Kuroda experiences the ghost of Christmas past with Shiko (+10 orbs)
CotM58 - This is my Romance Hat, you guys - Attends Otis' housewarming party
Campfire Songs - Plays his keytar and sings with Otis and Blizzard
RP: Kuroda's First Friend (Sabrina and Kuroda) - Meets Sabrina
Colorful Campaign - Kuro pixel
CotM58- Winter Beauty - gives Midori some winter holly (+10 orbs)
Kuro's Valentine - Sings for love! (+15 orbs)
Moon River - Kuro and Collie create beautiful music for the pond
Collie's Valentine- Kuroda puts on dinner and a show for Collie and her mate Mytic (+20 orbs)
Festival on the Pond- hosts a festival for all his friends (+10 orbs)
House Making part 3 (End) - Helps Sameko make her new home
Spends time with Sameko
Housewarming - Art RP 1 - Visits Same in her new home and gives her a housewarming gift
------>Sing Along - Sameko sings along to Kuroda's playing
------>Come on! - Art RP 3- Kuroda has an idea and leads Same into the pond!
------>Where Are You Taking Me? =Art RP=- Kuroda leads Sam through the Pond
------>Secret Concert Hall - Art RP 5- They reach a large, secret cave
------>Unintentional =Art RP= - Sam moves closer to Kuroda nervously, admitting she dislikes dark places
------>Im Sorry! - Art RP 7 - Kuroda asks if a song will help, otherwise they can leave the cave!
------>Just For A Few More Minutes =Art RP= - Sameko insists that she is okay, comforted by Kuro's bioluminescence, and starts the song
------>Cave of Songs - Art RP 9 - Sameko and Kuroda sing!
Cotm60 - Memories - Kuroda reminices with his sister Collie and cousin Ma'kiri
Pond Parade 2017: Swimming Maisquerade!-  Kuroda dresses for the masquerade-themed underwater Pond Parade! (+25 orbs)
Pond Parade 2017 - The Pond Parade
When we were still children- Kuroda remembers good times with his parents and sister, Collie
CotM60 - Golden Evenings - takes a stroll with Blizzard and Otis
CotM-60: Double Fake pg.1 - Kuroda rests in the afternoon sun
Double Fake Pg4 - Kuroda performs with his band at Raven's Nightclub
Happy Birthday Wildfire-Tama- Kuroda gets kisses from Collie and Sameko
Mais Easter - Kuroda decorates an Easter egg
CotM61 - Matchmaker Saki - Saki suggests a potential date for Kuroda (+10 orbs)
House Repairs (Blizzard and Kuroda) - Kuroda helps Blizzard collect reeds to fix his house
Ohhh SNNOOWW... - watches as Otis and Sabrina confess their love
Happy for You - Kuroda is so happy for the new couple!
Nice Disguises - spies on Sabrina and Otis on their date!
Otis has had enough - Kuro and the others get caught spying!
CotM61 - Takeshi's Castle - plays Takeshi's Castle
CotM61 - Tickle!- Kuroda bonds with his family!
A World of Light - takes his niece, Imani, out on an adventure!
'Please let me join the band!'- V wants to join the band!
30! - Kuroda and his sister and cousin
Harmony (AT) - Kuroda and Sameko play a song for Imani
The Biggest Pond - Mais Photography - Kuroda visits the ocean (+25 orbs)
Kuroda Pixel Pagedoll -
Kuro animated pixel pagedoll
Better get Started -Art Trade- - Takes Imani to singing lessons with Sameko
Mais Contest- Sandcastle - Kuroda visits a sandcastle with friends
CotM64 - Addicted - spending time with Sameko when they hear V screaming for nectar
Lost Rouko - he and Sameko help a lost Rouko find his way home
Spends more time with Sameko! :D
------> My Go -Art RP- - Sameko leads Kuroda on their next adventure!
------> Lily Jumping - Art RP 2 - They hop across the pond on lily pads
------> Little Garden =Art RP= - Sameko shows him her nursery!
------> Room to Grow - Art RP 4 - Kuroda is impressed with Sameko's garden and offers to go plant-hunting with her
------> A Little Favor =Art RP= - Sameko graciously accepts, then asks Kuroda if he will take her to Raven's Nightclub
------> We Can Leave At Sunset - Art RP 6 - Kuroda agrees, and says he will pick her up at sunset
------> Waiting =Art RP= - Sameko eagerly awaits Kuroda's arrival
------> Beautiful Dusk - Art RP 8 - Kuroda finally arrives, slightly late, and is lovestruck!
------> At Twilight = Art RP = - Sameko happily greets him and they start to walk to the Nightclub. She scoots closer to him out of fear of the dark.
------> Wait... - Art RP 10 - Kuroda stops Sameko and admits his love for her, asking her if she'll be with him
------> Faded Darkness - Sameko says yes!! :D
------> My Light in the Dark - Art RP 11 - They enjoy a lovely night as husband and wife <33
Mais - Kuroda and Sameko - Sameko and Kuroda become mates!
Cotm67 - Once upon an autumn morning... - reflects on a long and happy friendship with Blizzard and Otis
THE COMPLETE MAIS FAMILY TREE - full Mais family tree!
Our Forever Family - The Final Event - Kuroda, Sameko, and Haruko on their lily pad! (+50 orbs)
The Story Never Ends {SEE DESCRIPTION} - Blizzard Reminisces
Beach Day - Kuroda, Sameko, and Haruko spend a day at the beach with their family
XxTerraHeartxX - Easter Santa gift - Kuroda and Sameko experience the difficulties of childcare!
Something Just Like This (Entry 3/3) - Kuroda performs with his friends as a Halloween party!
|Mais| You And Me - Kuroda and Sameko enjoy a lovely autumn day

Total Orbs: 143 orbs

Updated: 29-DEC-18

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Grace-Winters Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This guy is so pretty <3
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Aww thank you so much! I'm glad you like him :)
robynhood629 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think there's a slight error in the fifth from the bottom artwork XDD
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
HAHA WHAT not sure where that came from! I must have had Blizzard on my mind <3 Thank you so much for catching that!
robynhood629 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha no problem! XD
iJemz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
His design is stunning. I had to have peek... ;3
This is her;…
Though I'm going to brighten her colours a smidge.
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Aww thank you! I am so happy you like him! :) ((I do have to update his app, though, I've been struggling with finding a style to draw mais xD))

Ohhh she has some of my very favorite colors on her! Wow, such a beautiful girl, I look forward to hopefully drawing her! :D
iJemz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a go doing her ref and apparently drawing round things is not my cup of tea. Difficult things, fine. Simple round things, no. I was going for a fish/amphibious creature look. Idk how I feel about it. XD

I like how you draw them, I really liked you pixel to. I'm to used to drawing canines and felines... So I think this is a good way of coming out of a comfort zone. I'm glad you like her. I'm not sure if I should saturate her colours a smidge. I'm toying with it right now.

I'll look forward to drawing your boy to. <3
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Seriously I have the SAME issue. I thought Mais would be so easy to draw but once I got one... idk how other members do it so effortlessly hahaha

Anyway thank you! And I agree, it is definitely something different! Hmm if its a debate I believe you have to keep the colors she was adopted with? But depending on the style you use the lighting could easily saturate her a bit more so I think she'd look great however you decide to color her! :)
iJemz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
[Mais Pond] Boo Reference

Sorry for late reply, life has been crazy. Ffff, it was deffo harder than what I expected it to be. Still not happy with it but it will do. x'D
I kept her colours though with the shading and lighting it looks a bit off. But if you'd like to rp still. I'm game. ;3;
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
She looks amazing! :D I am definitely game too! :) Would you prefer rping with notes, or rping with pictures? :)
iJemz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently it didn't send...
Notes for now, but definitely pictures for now. Kinda like how you've been doing already in DotW. (Am on waiting list for that to btw.) x3
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Sounds good to me :) Wanna send me a note and we can plot?

Oh good! Hopefully your name comes up quick!
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Owlbearhugs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome to the pond
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Thanks so much! Let me know if youd ever like Kuro and Taji to meet! :D
Owlbearhugs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sure anytime
Saliteo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Aww! What a wonderful addition to the Pond! 
His personality is so well thought out~ I'm sure Sabrina would love to meet him sometime!
Welcome to the Pond!
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Thanks so much! <3

Oooo yes please, Sabrina is one of the prettiest Mais in the pond! I would defintely love to rp/collab with them! :D
Saliteo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic! ^^
Let me know what you would prefer, and I'm sure we could work something out!
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Why dont we rp? And then we can maybe collab a scene from the rp!
Saliteo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Sure! Through notes?
And would you like to start us off, or would you like me to?
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Notes is perfect for me! :)

I am on vacation from tomorrow until the 13th of September so I wouldn't be able to get a starter to you until I get back! We can wait until then if you'd like and then I can start, otherwise you can start us off and I will reply when I can! I may not be able to respond while I am away, depending on how much free time I have, though, so it is up to you whether you'd rather send the starter or wait! :)
Saliteo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I don't mind waiting for you to return! Gives me time to do some extra pieces of art that I haven't been able to do. xD
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
I noted you a starter! :D
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What for a wonderful wonderful mais and creative personality. Well written and quite elaborated. Welcome to the pond.
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Thank you so much! :D Let me know if you'd ever want to rp/collab with him and Tobiki or Endo, or Miyu, or Ruma (you have so many beautiful babiesss <3)
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How ki d from you. Hope I'll get back on the Mais. But I currently work on my fanfiction and a contest. ^^
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Ah okay, thats fine! ^-^ I hope you do well in the contest!
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks alot. =D
Fantia--Skies Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
He is such a pretty guy, welcome to the Pond! ^^
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Thanks so much! :D Let me know if you ever want to him to meet Fleur or Cheri!
Shardna Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Nice to see a new face around the group and I love the name you gave him. :D
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Thanks so much!

Let me know if you ever want to rp/collab/whatever else! I think Kuro and Laurence would get along really well! :D
waterdrup Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's here!! Welcome to the Pond Kuroda! :la: I like his name, does it mean anything special?
Having all kinds of personality ideas, I know that struggle hehe XD but his personality looks pretty well thought out, I like it!
Also, I think the style you used is nice, I especially like the way you did his eyes with the colour around them ^^ 
I would like for Midori to meet him, they have a few personality aspects that overlap :3
I hope they can become friends ^^ 
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016

It’s a name of a character from a book I read for school called Tree of Heaven I think? And then I used the name for my Pokemon Sawk from back when I played whatever Pokemon version he came out in, and he was just THE best Pokemon, he was one of the most dependable pokemon I’ve ever had (I think that was the last Pokemon game I played through as well, which is probably also why I remember him so well). So the name really became special to me!


Thank you, I am glad you like him! And yeeeesss PLEASE let him meet the darling Midori <3 I think they will get along so well! He’d love to see her garden before it gets too cold outside! Do you want to rp them? :)

waterdrup Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! I'm still new at RP and so far I've only done it in like little paragraphs
back and forth through notes, I hope that's ok?
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Yes that is how I RP as well, that is perfect! :D

So I am on vacation though from Saturday the 3rd until Tuesday the 13th so can I note you at some point when I get back and we can start plotting? Just so I dont want to start anything new just to drop off the face of the planet for over a week!
waterdrup Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah sure, that's fine :3
Have a great vacation!
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Alright I am back! :D So for our rp, I figure maybe it can start with Kuro walking by Midori which she is working in her garden or gathering things and stopping and talking to her and we can go from there? Or else Midori could be the one to approach Kuro, who will have just moved in! Do you have a preference? :D
waterdrup Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the idea of Kuro walking by the garden!
Since Midori hasn't really set foot out of it yet haha
Plus, it's almost Autumn and the garden is gonna be shut down for Winter >:
I was playing with the idea of Midori giving away food from her garden,
but I'm not a garderner myself so I have to look into that more haha
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Great, I sent you a starter! :)

Oooh that's an awesome idea! Yeah you ought to do that! :) There is plenty of cool food she could grow! Although yeah you'd have to look into stuff she can grow that is appropriate for her size though I guess xD
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make-tracks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student
OMG ITS SOOOO CUTE HOLY COW xDLa la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la The WAT 
Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Thank you so much! :)
make-tracks Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student
anytime :D
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