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Natsumi Raimon NHML

The May Near Hentai Monthly Lady is Natsumi Raimon (Nelly in the dub) from Inazuma Eleven. I have only a passing familiarity with this character, since I only got into Inazuma Eleven for the shota/yaoi potential, but after looking into her some more I guess she’s a fairly important character in the show. I wasn’t sure who to pair her with, but according to the Inazuma Eleven Wiki she eventually marries Mamoru/Mark, our main protagonist. Since he’s one of two characters from this show I’ve drawn before, I figured I’d go ahead and do the canon/predictable pairing so he can show up again.
I think I’ve also had a change of heart about which names to favor from this show. In the past I’ve used the dub English names for whomever I drew, since that’s what I’ve done for shows like Pokémon in the past. I just feel weird about the Inazuma Eleven dub names, though. The dub of this series is nowhere near as widespread and seen as Pokémon’s, and online it seems like I see the Japanese names far more often. So I’ve changed the tags for the pics I’ve done in the past, and will use the Japanese names going forward.
With this post, NHML nominations for the month of June 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, Inazuma Eleven. 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 (Nearphotison2010@yahoo.com). I’ll compile a list of the nominees in the sidebar of this site, and then on June 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!

Miles “Millie” Ryan

So back in May I did a pic of Mark Evans (Mamoru Endou) from the soccer anime Inazuma Eleven. I mentioned at that time wanting to do pics of some of the other cute traps from that show, and I finally got around to doing another one. I thought about doing some of the more prominent characters (and, hopefully, some day I will), but I was entranced by Miles “Millie” Ryan (Miyasaka Ryou) here and never looked back.

Millie isn’t a huge character in the show. I’m not an expert, but best I can tell he’s a supporting cast member who’s involved by being friends with Nathan Swift (Kazemaru Ichirouta), a more prominent character whom I would definitely like to draw at some point. He runs track instead of playing soccer, but he was just too cute for me to pass up while looking for someone to do a quick pic of.

Just a side note here, but when I first started posting Inazuma Eleven stuff, I used their original Japanese names in the title and tags. I later learned that in the dub they have Westernized names, and I figured if I’m going to insist on calling Usagi Serena and Satoshi Ash Ketchum, then I might as well use the dub names for the Inazuma Eleven boys as well. Still, since I watched the show subbed (and I think many fans are familiar with the Japanese names), I decided to still provide the original names in parentheses. I don’t much think anyone will care which names I use, but I wanted to explain myself.

Mark Evans

When I was first getting into shota, Inazuma Eleven proved to be a great resource of cute girlish boys. It took me a while to actually check out the show, but when I did I thought it was a pretty okay soccer anime. The main selling point was still that it was packed to the brim with adorable shotas, though, and I always thought I’d end up drawing it at some point. Years later, and this is the first Inazuma Eleven pic I’ve done.

This is Mark Evans (Mamoru Endou), the main character. I wanted to do something with him first, but there are so many other characters I want to draw that I doubt I’ll get back to him again any time soon. I don’t know when I’ll return to Inazuma Eleven, but I hope it won’t be too far off from now.