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Oda Nasumame was berating his daughter about how no man would marry her because of her freakish cartoony appearance ("no doubt inherited from your mother"). He was about to suggest an otaku for a suitor when an EVIL SAMURAI rose up from the river, bellowed at them in the devil's tongue, and began chasing them across the country.

What you see is day 2 of the chase, where Mikan is carrying her father because he cannot run and eat breakfast at the same time (they managed to buy a pouch of beans from a vendor while running laps around him). Oda has the idea to deter their pursuant by throwing beans at him.

Mikan thinks her father is just trying to exacerbate her and his efforts are futile, while Oda is genuinely doing the best he can out of love for his daughter.

EVIL SAMURAI, however, loves beans. You could ask him, "Ingemar, what is best in life?" and he will immediately answer "Bönor!" - which is presumably devil-speak for "beans."

This was a fun one to draw - Oda in particular feels like a Dragonball character. The other two maybe not so much like Dragonball. But fun nonetheless. I'm trying a more "billowy" style with clothes this time, with emphasis on more lines that bend outward.

I fear the anatomy of these characters may be a bit wonky (apart from the style, of course) because this is one of those times where I just sketched the characters as they are instead of laying out their poses before hand. I'm more error-prone to this sort of thing when I skip that step, but it also lets me explore the "feel" of a piece more directly this way. I suppose there isn't actually anything stopping me from doing "skeleton correction" after the initial layout...

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Alusta Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing and very fun
X-etch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really funny. Love the expressions.
buneppu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't tell you how much I love this. It does have a very Toriyama-y feel to it!
Rinsley Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow I expected this to end up with the evil samurai falling in love with the daughter xD
Katara1111 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute and adorable! I'm not sure if you've ever played Maplestory, but this would be perfect art for it, the style, happy feel, uniqueness, everything could coexist well with Maplestory's feel and atmosphere!
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013   General Artist
what anime is this from?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing; it's an original one shot.
NycterisA Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. Obviously this means we need more art of people throwing beans at devils. :clap:
AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Your art is so amazingly random, and reminds me of old 90's anime. I love it
SepiaCoerulea Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This totally blows my mind!!!
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