Makima has the energy of a confident, lazy predator, so I picture her casually sizing up people as she goes around the Studio. I don’t personally think she has much of a type, really, but rather goes after anyone she happens to think is interesting for whatever reason. I went with Kazusa for her partner here in part because I just find it easy to picture her catching Makima’s attention, but also because I know this Subscriber is fond of her.
This month we begin our new yuri ongoing comic, replacing Pajama Party Pussy. It seems people wanted to see some of the Chainsaw Man ladies having some fun. At first I was worried about how this comic would mess up the narrative I had going with Denji about waiting for Makima, due to the SS ongoings posting earlier than everything else, but then the May NHML ended up doing that even worse. At any rate, Kobeni gets to debut here. Even though we only see them for a bit, I gave her and Power canon swimsuits we’ve seen before. I don’t think Makima has anything like that, though, but I figured a simple white bikini would work for her. Our ladies’ beach trip got steamy pretty quickly, and I hope y’all will look forward to the next page.
So, Makima winning NHML puts me in an awkward position, but it’s one I was already in thanks to her involvement in one of the upcoming SubscribeStar Ongoing comics. This will be old news for Subscribers, but for people who only follow the public releases of my work, several Asks that haven’t gone public yet revolve around Makima not being in the Studio yet. So, for the record, canonically those Asks all happened before this NHML pic. As for the pic itself, I thought it’d be funny for Makima to work with Denji, but maybe not in the way he’d been envisioning.
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, Chainsaw Man. 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!