Like many of the blogs I follow such as Dannychoo, Akiba Blog, Meimi132 no Itonami, and Wasabi Express, and more; I’ve always wanted an original Mascot character. Someone who could represent the word moé, like loli Nanoha does. But be something that I created.
I can draw a bit but anime coloring is beyond my ability (and I don’t have Photoshop). Thankfully, the anime girl generator program came to the rescue. This program let’s you design your own mascot, while leaving the drawing and coloring to the program. In other words, like a doll. I just choose what features and colors she should have.
Why Sakura? Sakura are the most beautiful sight I have seen in Japan so it’s fitting for my new mascot. Why chan? Chan is added to Japanese names to make them sound cute, or in Sakura’s case, also because of how young she is.
When I was designing Sakura, I had literally just finished Kodomo no Jikan. You can see a bit of my favorite character Rin Kokonoe in Sakura. I liked Rin’s positive, energetic, and outgoing attitude (yes, even her antics). Wanted some of that energy to transfer over to Sakura. The angel wings are for an added touch of innocence (which is opposite from Rin Kokonoe ^^;). I made her eyes blue because that’s the color I see whenever I go outside. Blue revives my inner spirit because most of the time I see depressing gray. Her hair is orange because I wanted a color that would stand out but at the same time, not be too distracting. Her facial features and attitude are meant to have all the cuteness Rin Kokonoe had without the….um adult side.
This smile really reminds me of Rin. Although, I would hope she is smiling for a different reason then Rin was. ^^;
Sakura doesn’t always smile. She is human (mostly), and has emotions at times.
Here’s Sakura looking very shy to be in her school swimsuit. Don’t judge me. I know Sakura is going to appeal to folks with…certain tastes.
Sakura also looks good in a sailor suit school uniform. Like I was telling my brother, we had the sailor outfit first. So it’s school girls who look like sailors and not the other way around. ^^;
Sakura in a casual outfit. That’s all I got at the moment. Happy to have made Sakura (with help), I’m sure she is happy as well to meet you all. ^_^