Camp Buddy

Monkey D. Luffy Character Ask 12

So, it didn’t really feel right to me that Luffy would know who a Camp Buddy character is, necessarily… From his perspective, everyone not from One Piece is just some other new person, and keeping track of things like that just didn’t feel like something he’d do. But I knew some folks would enjoy seeing him with a CB boy, so I thought this idea of him looking around, asking for someone from Camp Buddy in order to fulfill this Ask might work. I could’ve used any of the CB boys I’ve drawn before here, but I decided to use Kieran just because he struck me as the least predictable.

Taiga Akatora Character Ask 1

So, I know Taiga has his own route in Camp Buddy these days, but I know nothing about it. I only played through the game once, but in my playthrough Taiga’s initial bully persona faded away by the end and he was a happy, positive person who regretted bullying Keitaro and the others. I kind of picture Taiga in the Studio as a young man given a second chance in a new community. While there’s other Camp Buddy people in the Studio, I think he’d set his mind on becoming a better person, and I think that fiery personality mentioned in the question would be tempered, if not quelled completely. So while I think there’s a temptation to pair him up with, say, Bakugou or someone like that, I didn’t really want to go that route. However, I also didn’t have anyone good in mind for him to partner with, which is why he’s with some anons here. Maybe that’s not as interesting for y’all, since I know some folks really don’t care for when we use anon stunt cocks in Asks, but I didn’t want to just pair him up with the same folks Keitaro was with in his first Ask and anyone who came to mind felt like kind of a bad fit. There’s also the matter of quantity, where I felt I needed a handful of partners to go along with his stated goal of getting along with as many people as possible. So this is the solution I came up with.

Keitaro Nagame Character Ask 2

So, of course, my first thought with this question was that it’d be a good chance to do Keitaro with Tsuyu (who is, naturally, the girl he mentions in his answer). Especially given the weird response I’ve gotten from using Camp Buddy characters in straight art in the past, it seemed like a good opportunity to lean into that. The problem was, for whatever reason, I just didn’t feel like they were a good fit. Both Keitaro and Tsuyu are amiable types who I’m sure would get along, but connecting people through a frog motif, especially considering how understated Keitaro’s us… I dunoo, it just didn’t click for me. As for other frog characters in the Studio, I couldn’t think of many. Naruto might technically count, although I think it might actually be a toad for him, but he’s more associated with the nine-tail fox anyway. So I skipped this question the first few times I saw it, but then I thought about pairing him with Kazuki from Sarazanmai. Kazuki’s a very similar “normal boy” type of character, and people seem to like whenever I use the Sarazanmai boys, so here we are. Hopefully the answer’s not too disappointing for anyone who would’ve enjoyed Keitaro x Tsuyu, but I think this answer fits in more and allows for a bit of a twist from the question’s premise.

Kieran and Taiga

This is an annual Master Commission for one of my Patreon supporters. This commission introduces two other characters from the game Camp Buddy into my portfolio. On the bottom is Taiga, the antagonist of the original game who now has his own route via DLC. The other Kieran Moreno, a new character that I assume is involved in that DLC route. I haven’t seen any of this story and don’t know anything about him (I guess I also don’t really know the version of Taiga that’s conquerable), but it seems like these two have fucked some in official art for the game.
The Patron who commissioned this originally expressed interest in a full nelson type pose, which is always a fun position to work with, but didn’t want anyone covered up too much. I suggested the butter churner/piledriver position as a possible alternative, with similar upsides but without covering up the top. I hope you all enjoy the outcome!

Hiro Akiba Character Ask 2

This is an Ask I’ve had submitted a few months in a row now, but I wasn’t sure how to handle it. I felt the answer was… really obvious? And I don’t know any other way Hiro could’ve responded that would’ve been satisfying. I also didn’t really like the idea of drawing him cooking or handling food in the answer, personally, but I decided a simple show of affection would be cute.

Yoichi Yukimura Character Ask 2

I’m three for three on crack crossover pairings so far in Asks for this set!
So, I had some reservations about how to handle this one. Yoichi’s very gay in his game, but everyone in the Studio is pansexual. It doesn’t seem like to much of a stretch to me that he’d be willing to get with a girl here and there, but I don’t think he’d be into tsundere types. Yoichi himself is basically the tsundere of Camp Buddy, and it seems unlikely to me that a tsundere would be drawn to another… What Yoichi’s to embarassed to say in his answer here is he’s drawn more to people like Keitaro. Kipo here is a similar sort of protagonist, I think. Honest and compassionate, wanting to be friends with everyone, I think she’s got a lot in common with Keitaro, so I can see Yoichi connecting with her in a similar way. Also, her purple color scheme matches his well. I almost didn’t draw them actually fucking, just standing around, but in the end I decided to go ahead and go all-in with it. If any Camp Buddy fans are upset seeing Yoichi with a girl, all I can say is sorry, but I draw canonically straight characters in yaoi porn all the time. A tiny bit of the reverse won’t hurt anyone.

Hiro Akiba Character Ask 1

So the concept behind this Ask is kinda an old one, and one I’ve discussed on Discord a bit, but I know some folks have been anxiously awaiting for the talking points of those talks to be brought to life. In the Near Hentai Studios I do imagine cliques/clubs of various character types forming, and the cooking characters getting together to prepare food for the Studio is a very old concept I haven’t really gotten the chance to explore. It makes sense to me Hiro would gravitate towards those characters, and Yukihira especially seems to me like someone he’s get along with. Like he says in the Ask, he’s got a lot in common with Aiden, so it’s easy for me to picture him idolizing him in a similar way (even if, due to screwy anime ages, Yukihira is actually younger than Hiro despite looking much older).

Yoichi Yukimura Character Ask 1

I couldn’t really, like, illustrate an answer to both of the questions here… Plus I just didn’t have any ideas I was happy with for the part about Hiro, which is why Yoichi mentions Hiro making new friends in the studio. For all the Camp Buddy boys, I have some ideas for similar characters they might get along with (like Kiba, here, who shares Yoichi’s passion for dogs). I think looking to shared interests is probably better than trying to match people based on having a similar personality, since I feel like people who are too similar tend to butt heads. If I was gonna pair him with someone who has a similar personality, I probably would’ve used Bakugou, but picturing them hanging out, it just seemed like they’d fight all the time. I feel like personalities like theirs need a calming presence (Kirishima for Bakugoi, Keitaro for Yoichi), and that dynamic works better.
I also felt Yoichi would have to have a nickname for Kiba. I dunno if “triangle-face” is what he’d use (I don’t like that it’s a bit too similar to torch-head), but I felt it would have to be about the markings on his face, and that was the best I could come up with. ^_^;