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Children Who Chase Lost Voices by Nishiio Children Who Chase Lost Voices by Nishiio
星を追う子ども (Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below)

Too many characters to fit into the title bar xD

These two characters are Shun and Shin. They are twin brothers (I'm PRETTY sure they're twins...not like you can tell from this picture lol) from Makoto Shinkai's newest movie. His movie premiered at Otakon just last weekend. He also held a Q&A panel, as well as an autograph session. I had the honour of meeting this genius animator-artist-director-storywriter so here is my tribute to his wonderful work. ^^

(I should also mention that this time around, someone ELSE designed his characters for him, which is why they actually look decent LOL. *bricked* )

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Rough sketch on paper. Lineart and colour done with Paint Tool SAI. Tweaking done in PhotoShop CS5. This took about 2-3 days on and off. :)

I'm still trying hard to stick to cel shading but it seems like I just move further and further from it each time I attempt to CG xD;;;
Guess I'll continue to experiment.

Enjoy. :heart:

EDIT: Sorry if this appears again. I'm a little OCD and realized I left out like 3 orange dots/stripes on one of the arms, haha. Went back in and added it.
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candycatzz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love it <3Heart Love Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] la in love Heart - Free 
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RinoaBC Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Wonderful drawing of the twins! Faaaaaved and watched! :D
At first Shin sounds cold and uncaring for Shun who just spirited away and that Shin ascended the surface only to retrieve the clavis, but later on, it'll be shown that he does love and care for his twin brother after all, kinda heartaching really..so I'm really glad to find a fan-art of them together :)
And Wow you met Makoto Shinkai!!! You're so LUCKy! :la:
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with-the-sky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS! WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE!!!
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CTSael Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I think it was a promotional trailer where I saw it, but I know for certain that there's a distinct age difference between Shun and Shin, just a couple of years. So they're not twins age-wise, only in appearance. Shun looked about 12 years old, and Shin perhaps 8.
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kymerla Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the use of light/shadows in this :)
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SugarTripping Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeep~ I'm so glad to see art from this move ;U; I only saw it at Eiretakon on Nov. 10th c: I loved it <3
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Sorry for not replying for like a month lol...I haven't been on dA often.
Thanks for your comment! : ) I haven't looked for fanart for this movie for a while but I hope there's been a larger number now that it's been quite a while since this movie came out!
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SugarTripping Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine! ^^ I do that as well, hehe xD
You're welcome! And yes, I've seen a bit more of it now as well :) But yours is defnitely one of the best! <3
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MIUX-R Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
OMG i'm so glad to see this fanart!!! 8D
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avatariroh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This is really awesome! I got to meet him too... Do you remember a guy with a trumpet at all of his appearances?
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
o__o Actually, I think I do.
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avatariroh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
yeah that was me... haha.... I cosplayed Pazu from Laputa: Castle in the Sky and I learned the song he plays so I played for Shinkai because Laputa is his favorite anime.
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Oh damn haha. I watched Laputa a long time ago so I didn't even recognize where the character was from.
You got to play for Shinkai?? : D Do tell me more.
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avatariroh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Its a bit of a long story, but before the con i realized i didn't have anyone i knew i wanted to see. So I read the guest Bios and saw that Makoto Shinkai is coming and love castle in the sky. So I decided to go to see him. I tweeted at him saying i was coming to see him and that id be dressed as him. He responded saying Ill look out for you. So at the con for his signing I am slowly walking up and the people behind him, translator and such are looking at me and getting excited. When i reach him he looks up and says in english, which he doesn't speak too well, You tweet me? I say yes and him and the people behind him cheer and shout Sugoi!!!.... then he asks can you play? I say yes and play Pazu's fanfare, the one from the movie. again his reaction is a super happy and loud SUGOI!!!!. then he asks me to see his movie the next morning which i do. While in line i am recognized by his producer who walks over and greets me with a hand shake. and says enjoy the movie. After the movie at the Q and A i ask Makoto Shinkai a question and get a piece of film. That was all...But still to this day i tweet him and he tweets back about whatever i ask.
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
DUDE THAT'S AWESOME! I guess I must've left before you got to play for him because I don't recall the song. =(
Actually, I just went on your page and yes, I definitely recognize you haha. I would describe myself but I don't think "an Asian girl with glasses and black hair" would be very helpful lol

Hahaha, I almost didn't go to Otakon. But my friend and I were checking up the guests and as soon as we saw Makoto Shinkai we were like, "ALSDKJFASK MUST VISIT THIS AMAZING MAN."

Daammnnn haha! I painted something for Makoto Shinkai and he said for me to write my email on the back so he could email me a message but he never did LOL I was probably too nervous and wrote my email wrong or something. >> What's his Twitter? Maybe I'll try to tweet him haha~
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avatariroh Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
It has been the greatest anime related experience of my life... his twitter is his name @shinkaimakoto
Are you going to Otakon again this year?
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
(Sorry for the late reply! I haven't been checking dA lately.)

Awesomesauce. I'm gonna tweet him and pray something happens, haha.

I don't think I will again this year simply because the travelling/hotel is a big hassle and a lot of my fellow anime nerd friends are out of the country. Also, as much as I love to meet a former Power Ranger this year, I'm not feeling too much excitement over the guest list. (Off-topic, did you go see Johnny Yong Bosch last year?? : D)
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aragnael Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww, they are pretty)) *^*
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Haha, thank you xD
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pinkystrawberricutie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done! This is a lovely piece of my two favorite characters from the movie. ^^
This movie was so awesome by the way, as well as all of Makoto Shinkai's movies. Also I agree, I liked the new character designs in his movie. :love:
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Haha, they were my favourite characters too! I wish there was a scene in the movie where they're actually together.

I saw the screening at Otakon with Mr. Shinkai and even though it was absolutely gorgeous (especially now that he got someone else to draw the people LOL) I felt the movie was much too Miyazaki-ish - not that that's a bad thing. The homages were just way more blatant than in his other movies.

But as you said, it was awesome and I'm really happy you like the picture. :hug:
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pinkystrawberricutie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha I was thinking the same thing, also! It would be nice to see the brother's relationship and all. But one thing for sure, Shin really cared for his brother. ^^

Aw, so lucky! I'm so jealous! It would be such an honor to meet him. T_T Haha I agree! I was also thinking the same thing. It reminded me of Miyazaki's style, and for some reason, after Shin cut his hair, he reminded me an awful lot of Prince Arren from "Tales from Earthsea." :D

It sure was! It's a lovely piece! :hug:
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peppy-heppy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh* In the film we never get to see them together. Makes me a bit melancholic... T-T Absolutely love the movie and your fanart! :heart:
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Ooooops. I apologize for my late reply LOL
It's terrible that we never got to see them together. They would've made a funny pair of characters. )=
I feel like I didn't do it justice at all since I was still experimenting with CGing but I'm really happy you like it! :heart:

I think I'll have to go watch the movie again for more inspiration. ^^
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Onionpie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
holy shit I'mma kill you, stop being amazing.



:D
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
@___@ Don't kill me. I'm only < age censored >

Sigh. Still need to improve so much, hehe. ^^; Glad you like it though!

Have you been updating?
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Onionpie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
And when you improve, you'll be MIND BOGGLING :omfg:

nope, not been updating AT ALL 8D
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na-insoo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Yaay good job on the finished product! :)
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
: D !! Thank you.
I will try harder to improve. ^^
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Carreauline Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WAIT?! I just saw you MET him?! *A*
I'll always be envious, my whole lifetime x'3
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Yeah! 8D He was super nice and patient with everyone.
Where do you live? He's making another stop at New York Comic Con this fall. You should see him then!!
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Carreauline Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mah, I'm not blessed there x'D
I live in Germany >_> (sucks because here is almost nothing going on like that... TT^TT)
But this is why I study japanese: to get to the place where REALLY nice events take place x'D (that was half a joke ^^)

I want to so much... I tried on mails but there is nobody replying alas.. I even wrote in japanese which took me about an hour with this keigo-stuff x'D

I won't give up! x3
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Carreauline Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely WANT to see this movie!!! *____________*
Is it still in the cinemas in Japan, do you know? As I'm going there in october... or is there already a DVD?!

Mawww~~

THe pic looks nice! :3
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
*facepalm* I should've answered this comment with my previous reply lol. Sorry for the spam. ^^;

Actually, I'm not sure if it's still in Japan at that point. It came out early May D:
There's no DVD yet but I'm sure they'll release one soon after it leaves theatres!

Thank you so much for your comment. Shinkai fans glomp :hug:
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Carreauline Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah!!! x3
:hug:


I'll see then if I can get one~ x3
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pandarune Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
How did you do this in only 3 days? @_@
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
and holy crap your avatar LOL
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pandarune Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
There is no escape. It will consume your soul. :iconpandarune:
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wasabi-pea Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
AHHHHHHHHhh -watches forever-
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Uhh...stay indoors and do nothing else? XDDD
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Munesansun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist
OMG <3<3

Was this what you gave him?
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
No XDD I finished this only yesterday haha-- *hand falls off*

It's okay. I gave him something equally bad.

BUT NOW I HAVE TO DRAW SOMETHING BETTER TO GIVE IT TO HIM AT COMIC CON~~~~
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aeirue-chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is so awesome!
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Nishiio Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thank you!! =)
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