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.
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).
This is the second of two Master Commissions that came due in July. The person behind this pic is the same one who’s been pushing Camp Buddy the previous times I’ve drawn it (and probably future instances, too). Hiro and Yoichi have a cute mutually-instigating relationship where they both keep getting on each other’s nerves (especially if you’re doing a route where you’re dating one of them), and have one scene where they hint possibly fooling around but don’t (usually). The idea for this one was to pair them up in the cabin they all share in the game, so here they are. Hope you all enjoy!