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Hika Yagami - Young Keiichiro by ellana Hika Yagami - Young Keiichiro by ellana
Whee, so shineh. XD For :iconhika-yagami:, who is like the biggest Kei fangirl ever. This is as a "thank you" since she does a lot of stuff for me.

Um, I kinda screwed up and the figure slants a little. Tried to fix it by tilting, but still... meh. Sorry the composition is so simple. My original idea had young Keiichiro reading to Ryou, but it actually didn't look that great. Here I spent a lot of time with the detail in the hair and the rest of the outlining. ^^; Hope you like it.

I can post the other sketch if you wish. ^^

Keiichiro Akasaka, TMM (c) Mia Ikumi, Reiko Yoshida, Kodansha Ltd.
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marianasumdac Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute .
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Mewx50 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
WHEEE!! KEI-CHAN IS SOOOOO CUTE
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powerofthelugia224 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ellana... three of your Keiichiro pictures are in all time most popular for Keiichiro :XD:
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laparapa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
Great art. Speaking of Mew Mew and Keiichiro and stuff...

I'm trying to settle an argument here. Are Keiichiro and Ryou related by blood in any way? I'm pretty sure they're not, but someone else insists they're brothers.

If anyone could help me find out this, I'd be really grateful.
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ellana Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. I can give you the answer. And probably more info than you or your friend needed, but I wanted to back it up with the proof. XD

They are not related by blood AT ALL. ^^; You're right.

Keiichiro Akasaka was an apprentice to Ryou's father, an archaeologist at that time who was studying ancient ruins. At one of those ruins, they found (and Professor Shirogane brought home) a fossil which ended up coming to life and setting the Shirogane mansion on fire, killing Ryou's parents in the process. Keiichiro became Ryou's guardian and the two continued his father's research after moving from America to Tokyo. That's the anime version.

In the manga version, there is no fossil. A random alien/UFO appears and the house explodes into flames while the professor is inside. Mrs. Shirogane tells Keiichiro to take care of Ryou and goes into the burning building to die with her husband.

So, if anything, Keiichiro is Ryou's legal(?) guardian, and the two are co-workers, but they are not related at all.

The manga practically depicts Keiichiro as the Shirogane's butler, and I would not expect a relative would stoop to that.

Other clues include that Keiichiro's family is never mentioned at all, and that they (Ryou and Keiichiro) address one another by first name (meaning they're close, but if they were brothers I would expect that Ryou would call him "oniisan" or "anyue" or something like that); Ryou doesn't show Keiichiro much respect at all. Also, Keiichiro always called Ryou's father "hakase" ("professor").

Sorry for the essay, Ryou's past happens to be one of my favorite parts of the series. ^^;
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laparapa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
No matter, no matter. You responded, and that's great. Plus, it means I'm right. :boogie:

So even in the anime, they're not related by blood.

Cool.
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Kurimu-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
.////. Kawaii Keiichiro-san.....
you did a wonderful job on him...
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powerofthelugia224 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
KURIMU! YOU COMMENT ON EVERY SINGLE KEIIIIIIIIICHIRO PICTURE
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
I really like how his hair turned out.
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MCGamer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
nice job
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Akayuki101 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Great detail! The face looks a tad flat for some reason and that makes the eyes look awkward. Other than that, this is KEIICHIRO *runs off with keiichiro*
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Liz-Kaguya Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
I just want to grab his hair and tug. This looks so good.
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OmgItsEmily Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Oh wow, this is so cute. :D You drew the hair so well, and I love the eyes~
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MahouKiyoraka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks very girl-ish holding his hair like that, but very cute in the same way.
The angle you made the hand facing seems a bit awkward, but it came out pretty well. The background is beautiful and I love his huge eyes.
Nice job.
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RyouShirogane Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
The hand is a little weird, like you said, but hands are evil...>.<
The shininess is beautiful and he looks so cute...I love his big, innocent eyes...
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AnimeKittyCafe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006   Digital Artist
I have this rising urge.... TO TUG ON HIS HAIR. It's just so dang PRETTY. o_

Awesome work ^^ You coloring never ceases to impress~
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Shippou81 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Eehehehehe X3 Hawt stuff~ <3
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Otakon7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
Its cool the pic ^^
The only bad that i watch its the hand :/, the another great ^^
Good job ^^
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ellana Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I kinda messed up the hand. x.x
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Otakon7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
I understand, the damn hands are the more hards >.<
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Ickiakki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Pretty! <3
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Hika-Yagami Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
OMG!!! OMG!!! I LOVE IT SOOOOOOO MUCH!!! HE'S SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! Thank you!!! *hugs Ellana*
*Grabs Picture to print and put on the wall!!!*

Hika Yagami
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ellana Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That answers my question. ^^;
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