【Development】Sena: early character sheet

2020.01.26 North Rhine-Westphalia, written by Kuna

Hi guys! ヾ( o・ω・*)ノ

Today the limited edition of Kujikawa Days Memorial Book is finally out so I’m going to pack the goods for it and prepare the shipping 📩💝 And while I’m at it, I’m going to show you what was accomplished this past week. 。( ´ω`*) σ

Sena’s early reference sheet

I had real fun completing the design for Sena. Most of the cast of Serenade is – how to describe it – umh, plain human? So, for a change, I could design a more “anime-style” character, with eccentric hair and weaponry!

Of course, PBS’s cast had the Madman and Cry on the eccentric side, but I felt like Sena was something different again.

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Since Anastasia is a very popular given name in Russia (for those who forgot: Sena’s “second name” is “Anastasio”), and Russia has an exotic charm – at least for me – I thought of giving Sena some Russian references. Initially, for his weapon, I was looking into French rapiers, until I found that some examples of Russia-fashioned rapiers exist as well. There’s no real “historical reference” to his weapon’s design, however I’ve gotten inspired by said imagery.

Plans for next week

It’s time to go back to the script again and refine the first two scenes of Tokyo Days 🐧📝

I plan to work both on that and on the sprite for Shin. The script has already a first draft, but I still have to:

  • Integrate parts that will save PBS from tiny plot holes Σ( ´ ω ` *;) For example, I think it would make sense to have Kairi searching Eizono Junior High about Rio Nakajou before drawing conclusions on her fate. This is completely missing in the first draft, and I have yet to completely decide how this process will unfold.
  • In the second scene there is a sort of minigame. Nothing like the Bon Appetit one but it’s still about food! ( ; ω ;*) Basically Kairi will have to put together his order at a cafe. I have a first draft for this too, but I have yet to set the details in stone.

So this will be what I mainly plan to take care of next week. (There are also some “administration duties” but I will have a clearer picture in the following weeks. I will then talk about this topic too).

That’s all

That’s all for this update. Thank you so much for reading! ヾ( o´ェ`o*)ノ

Until next time!

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