Winds of change...

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Winds of change...

Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:24 pm

Character appearance change during the series progress as they evolve. Here's what some characters looked like when they first appeared! Feel free to continue this topic by adding your own screenshots of their first appearances.
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Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 pm

For some reason I couldn't upload more on the main topic...
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Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 pm

Oh. So it's the limit of three then. Sheesh...
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Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:29 pm

and more...
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Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:30 pm

I hope it's ok with so many double posts, if they're on my own topic and for pictures only?
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Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:31 pm

sorry
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Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:32 pm

almost last one
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Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Now the last. My favorite - the many designs of Ron.
He reminds me of Jerome - they both were trained attack dogs, who betrayed their owners for Ohu army.
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Post by Digsu » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:39 pm

Try uploading your images to an external hosting site like Imgur and then linking them from there, there's no image limit per post that way.

Anyway, imho most of those examples are stylistic changes and not design changes. Especially early GNG seemed to have this weird thing where characters had a weird, semi-realistic look before quickly shifting to the standard GNG style.

Anyway Part 2, Chutora's sons (aside from Dodo) looked a bit different during their first appearance

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Buru had no white spots above his eyes.

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Shouji's brindle was darker.

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Shigure was much lighter and spottier.

And then there's... whatever the hell happened to Kurokirimaru and Tsumuji between the first and second chapters they appeared in.

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Re: Winds of change...

Post by Kaiken » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:25 pm

Digsu wrote:
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Try uploading your images to an external hosting site like Imgur and then linking them from there, there's no image limit per post that way.

Anyway, imho most of those examples are stylistic changes and not design changes. Especially early GNG seemed to have this weird thing where characters had a weird, semi-realistic look before quickly shifting to the standard GNG style.

Anyway Part 2, Chutora's sons (aside from Dodo) looked a bit different during their first appearance

Buru had no white spots above his eyes.

Shouji's brindle was darker.

Shigure was much lighter and spottier.

And then there's... whatever the hell happened to Kurokirimaru and Tsumuji between the first and second chapters they appeared in.

(Kurokiri on the left, Tsumuji on the right)

Well, Riki's got scars he didn't had later (I think) and way more red than later. I suppose it's Yoshi's early dog style, for they're the same in Yamato.

Yeah, it's a good idea, just really time consuming.

OMG :O I Had no idea those guys were Kurokirimaru and Tsumuji back there O_O
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Re: Winds of change...

Post by Arano » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:56 pm

This is a cool topic! Ron's design/first appearance is also one of my favourites.

Kaiken I would appreciate it if you could use an external host like imgur, then you can have as many images in the topic as you want. The reason there is a limit on attachments is because attaching images means uploading to GB's server, and I don't want anyone abusing that when external hosts are freely available ;)

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Post by KremlinJill » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:30 pm

Usually, design changes don't escape me but RON I honestly had no idea despite reading his debut like 2 weeks ago X.X I guess I was too caught up in the story!
All of I can think of is Eyebrows background dog always having a perfect set design...

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Re: Winds of change...

Post by Tikikata » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:33 pm

One of my favorite appearance changes is Cross, because she was drawn more masculine and actually spoke with male pronouns at first (in original Japanese text), then switched over when revealed to be female. It's so interesting to me!


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Re: Winds of change...

Post by Digsu » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:19 pm

Kaiken wrote:
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OMG :O I Had no idea those guys were Kurokirimaru and Tsumuji back there O_O
I don't blame you, the change in design is both ridiculously drastic and really, really sudden. The two of them literally change appearances between two back-to-back chapters. :derpgin:

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Also, speaking of Ron, there exists at least one colored image where he has his original pale coloration and the forehead stripe of his final design. Make of that what you will.
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Re: Winds of change...

Post by Dragon » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:56 am

Poor Mukku went from graceful/gentle to bug-eyed. It's like he got to experience the lazy-GDW style and the nice style before becoming irrelevant. A secret blessing?
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Another one that's kinda surprising ... Riki!
The very beginning [his three scars shows up then disappears LOL]
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then his normal look [keep in mind, his 'akita eyebrows' sticking close to the center]
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Andddd him now [HIS EYEBROWS DISCONNECT IOJASJAOSSIJ Idk why but I hate that a lot]
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Re: Winds of change...

Post by Kaiken » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:03 am

Tikikata wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:33 pm
One of my favorite appearance changes is Cross, because she was drawn more masculine and actually spoke with male pronouns at first (in original Japanese text), then switched over when revealed to be female. It's so interesting to me!
I bet she was supposed to be a male, and only later changed to female. Yoshi had made up his mind when Cross shoos away Gin, but on that hill, it was definitely male.
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