We Remember Love The Five Star Stories Character Designs

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We Remember Love The Five Star Stories Character Designs

  1. 1. Character Designs by Nagano Mamoru
  2. 2. The Five Star Stories is dripping with style, very evocative of fashion design sketches during the 1980s. What makes it shoujo for me are the impossibly long limbs and neck, and the dramatic poses that evoke pageantry.
  3. 3. The Emperor of Light Amaterasu, and his disguise Ladios Sopp are routinely mistaken for women. More awesomely, when men discover them to be male (Ladios) THEY DON’T CARE. This is S-class Trappiliciousness. Lachesis would be Amaterasu’s artificial human wife (fatima), here she’s just a pretty loli.
  4. 4. To me they seem like concept illustrations for a fashion show straight out of the 1980s. Note the hair, the bangs, and the humungous shoulder pads. During the Japanese economic bubble in the 1980s, Tokyo became a major fashion capital. I wouldn’t bet against finding actual collections that served as inspiration for these designs.
  5. 5. Modeled after young Caucasian females of Eastern European descent (with the exception of the abnormally long spindly legs), for no other reason than the creator's taste in women. Nagano's mind hangs out in Estonia a lot. (From Book Four)
  6. 6. The world of The Five Star Stories is richly detailed. A lot of things related to the business of fighting is thoroughly imagined, such as the uniforms, accessories, and even the underwear of the knights and their fatimas.

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