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First Shoot #2 – Shuu Inuzuka

So, funny story, but the second First Shoot poll I ran ended in a three-way tie. I might could’ve run a second tie-breaker poll, but since I liked all three winners I decided to just draw each of them. Funnily enough, all three ended up with their random partners being 1 Club members, as well as straight pairings. So that’s weird, but here we are.
Shuu is the best friend of Izumi-kun in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie. Some of my Subscribers, even those who haven’t seen the show, have taken to him due to his resemblance to Bakugou. Even though I considered him a dark horse in the poll, this interest propelled him to the top, so here he is with BraveStarr’s Judge, J.B. McBride. I drew J.B. back in 2014 as part of the WWOEC Woman of the Month feature. She was actually a character I’d nominated for that event personally, because I love Filmation cartoons and BraveStarr was an outlier many people didn’t know. J.B.’s the romantic interest of the series, and I’d originally planned to draw more of her, but just never got around to it. She makes an interesting and odd crossover for Shuu, though, and I always like when we get non-sequiter pairings like this.

First Kiss

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie is a show I checked out recently. It’s mostly just cutesy fluff, but I did like the characters and there were quite a few I think I might like to try drawing, if I can find the time. I did decide to go ahead and do the main couple, though, Izumi-kun and Shikimori-san. The gimmick of the show is that these two are dating, but Shikimori takes the more domineering, traditionally masculine role in the relationship. Izumi, conversely, is sweet and delicate, and also has supernaturally bad luck that Shikimori has to keep saving him from. In the first season there’s a lot of anticipation over if and when they’ll have their first kiss, so I thought it’d be fun to see Shikimori skip a few steps and kiss him further south first.