I kind of liked the Three Kings Saga, despite the absence of Kuwabara. I thought it worked as a continuation of what Sensui had been getting at about Spirit World being full of lies. Does this mean it didn’t need work? Oh hell no. It could have been set up earlier and better. (How did Raizen get so many Rurmari stones? Did he have a taxation policy in place? What funded Yomi’s industrialization project? How did Mukuro develop those nifty regeneration tubes? What is society like in each of their territories? So many questions.)
But what we got, I liked.
So I decided to draw a little bit of Yomi teasing Kurama. A lot of fic shows Kurama’s time there as being much more constricted/frightening than what I gathered. If anything, Yomi’s more of a little shit than predatory. (I rewatched a scene from episode 102 and one thing I said was “Easy there, Joffrey.”)
Yomi is referring to the ghouls of Arab folklore and that is a book of Tamil poetry that Kurama dropped. (Yomi’s kingdom/capital city is named Gandara, which sounds a lot like the ancient kingdom of Gandhara, which was located in the Swat Valley near the modern city of Peshawar, Pakistan.) I kind of wondered how far Spirit World went with separating the worlds, but I can believe they went all the way, including non-threatening entities from other parts of the world.
The poem reads (according to aph-hiranya, who is fluent in Tamil):
“With you, the world shrinks down to our size, the two of us! The love for one another that we spend sweeten the passing moments! Your eyes are enough to beautify all around me and within me.”
Despite my fondness for the ship, this was unintentional.
Did anyone else think Botan had something of a crush on Keiko?
I did during my rewatch, given how highly Botan spoke of her.
(They end up seeing Beta and goofing around to Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, since Yu Yu Hakusho is apparently set in the 1990s and Madhuri Dixit is a treasure.)
Inspired by listening to Gun Gun Guna Re from the newer version of Agneepath.
I just thought it’d be cute because the song seems to be about making a depressed pessimist enjoy life… too bad Iran’s not a big fan of the sun mask.
I rewatched Yu Yu Hakusho at the end of July and beginning of August. It was my favorite anime when I was little.
And like many girls, Kurama was my favorite. So I drew him, and then I played with the lineart and recolored him because the first wasn’t vibrant enough for me. (Or the right colors tbh)
You can play Spot The Differences with it, if you like.
If you ever wanna draw something for me. Draw my OCs, I love them a lot.
I drew Iran and Pakistan because It’s kind of important.
Pakistan is the most pro-Iran country in the world and, because of Iran’s long entanglements in South Asia and her being the first to recognize Pakistan as a separate state, they have a pretty decent relationship.
I like to think Iran is emotionally supportive to Pakistan, but there’s a definite unease in their relationship as she has to balance him and India, as well as her own ambitions.
I HAVE RETURNED
Have an India.
Sorry for the wait, I’ve been buried in school and I have a new laptop and I wanted to see if my tablet would hook up to it (it does).
Given the new machine, I have to start playing around with my colors again.
But anyway, have India, she’s a pretty baby.