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Kämpfer sketches by Gofu

November 22, 2009
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Among the various sketches created these past weeks by artist Gofu, there’s a few terrific “Kämpfer” illustrations.

Have always liked the colorful and lively aspect of so many anime related illustrations and artists their work, but also do enjoy seeing black and white sketch art such as these drawn by Gofu.

An excellent sketch of Natsuru, don’t often see her portrayed as if she’s about to cry so it is nice to see Gofu pulled off rendering her this way quite well.

No doubt poor Natsuru is in tears since her Kämpfer alter ego didn’t appear in the latest episode. Quite unfair indeed, a turn of events I must protest against, do hope we’ll get to see her Kämpfer persona exclusively from now.

Lovely sketch of Akane from the start of the series when she was still shy-to-a-fault, so irresistibly cute.

Akane is arguably evolving the most, her normal character and Kämpfer alter ego slowly growing towards each other, the former becoming more daring and the latter less abrasive.
Yui Horie’s voice work as Akane is a definite contribution in what makes this character great.

Should actually try and read more of Gofu’s text accompanying the art, though struggle over much of the kanji as my knowledge isn’t that vast yet.

You can see more great sketches at Gofu’s website, including art of characters from “Darker Than Black: Ryuusei No Gemini” and “To Aru Kagaku No Railgun”.

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  1. November 22, 2009 10:37 pm

    Wowwwww, these are just wonderful. I definitely used to draw and whatnot and probably could have gotten really good, but anyways, enough about myself, more about these pics. The cross-hatching and shadowing is just great. I like how the drawing looks like home-made vector art. Simply amazing.

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