So the winner for June’s Near Hentai Monthly Lady is Lin from Spirited Away. I was pretty excited to see her win, I’ve always liked her a lot. I don’t know if this will make sense or not, but I feel like she checks some similar boxes to me as Shelly LaMarine. I decided to pair Lin up with Chihiro/Sen, the film’s protagonist, just because I’ve also always liked Chihiro. She’s not my favorite Studio Ghibli loli (that would probably be Mary Smith, though there’s a lot of cute ones), but she’s got a lot of charm and I’m happy to have finally drawn her.

With this post, NHML nominations for the month of July are now open. For those who don’t know, I’ll run down the rules real quick. Nominations are limited to one per person. You can nominate any female character you want, provided I have not drawn her within the past calendar year (though I prefer characters I’ve never drawn, period). Previous NHML winners are not eligible for a second time. Nominees must also not be from the same franchise as this month’s winner, Spirited Away. If you violate any of those rules, I’ll let you know, and you can nominate someone else. I know it can be hard to keep track of these things. You may nominate by either commenting in the cBox, commenting on this post, or emailing me ( I’ll compile a list of the nominees in the sidebar of this site, and then on July 1st I will use a randomizer to select the winning character who I will proceed to draw sometime that month. I look forward to seeing who you all nominate this time around!


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