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.
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.
Here’s the One-Shot selected from scripts submitted by my supporters. The idea for this script was just to see a bunch of boys thrown together. Panels one and four were left up to commenters, while panel three specified only Nagisa’s appearance and commenters were to nominate boys to pair him with. Three people commented on this script before it won, and I used one suggestion from each of them (one person’s panel one, one person’s panel four, and one person’s partner for Nagisa). The boy fucking Nagisa is Keitaro Nagame, by the way, the protagonist of indy yaoi dating sim “Camp Buddy”. I’ve had a growing number of my fans get into the game, so there’s a chance they’ll be pushing for more content of the characters in that game in the future.