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YOKO(?) from GURREN LAGANN by AdamWarren YOKO(?) from GURREN LAGANN by AdamWarren
Behold, a sketch of Yōko (from the Gainax anime Gainax anime Gurren Lagann) which I'll be dropping off at the San Diego Comic-Con in only a few short days. The "YOKO(?)" in the title, alas, refers to the fact that dA's titling doesn't allow for proper macron usage (that is, "Yōko").

By the way, here's a likewise SDCC-bound pencil sketch of Emp, the eponymous heroine of my "sexy superhero comedy" series Empowered, cosplaying as Yōko*:



*Or, as I dubbed her for that sketch, "Yohko", using a somewhat archaic means of rendering the Japanese "long O" in English**; the macron ("Yōko") version is, of course, much more pleasing. Zero props, however, to the folks who claimed "Yohko" was a misspelling of "Yoko"; nay, "Yōko" is the way to go, kids, to clearly indicate the long O in her name (ヨーコ).

**Still, "oh" was preferable to the other (non-macron) ways often used (back in the day) to indicate the long O, such as "oo" or "ou".
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:iconfemacaro:
FeMaCaRo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful job :)
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:iconcatgirlfanatic:
CatgirlFanatic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
You never cease to be awesome.
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POPNDOUGH Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I can't believe Devil Hunter Yohko is archaic already. In my day, we had to travel to Suncoast Video at the Pheasant Lane Mall, and buy anime VHS tapes....and we liked it. Today it's on Youtube. **oldman voice**
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jmk1999 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
and no yoko cosplaying as emp? for shame! :O
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:iconwrathfirex:
wrathfirex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Wow amazing! I'm a fan of the anime and this really blows away the original!
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Guillefashion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
muy cool

felicidades
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:iconaghorishaivite:
Aghorishaivite Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Awesome
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:iconthekingsspear:
TheKingsSpear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool to see her in your style!
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:icondonmurray29:
donmurray29 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Nice one, hope you enjoy San Diego Con, wish I could afford to go
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EHeroZombyra Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student
Nice. I love GL.
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:iconjbwarner86:
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Despite only having seen the first episode of Gurren Lagann, I still thought it was damned awesome. Nicely done! :D
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:iconcollege-dropout:
College-Dropout Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Heh, you couldn't just write it as "Yoko" with no macron? I'm sure Yoko Ono doesn't even use it!
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:iconjb3592:
Jb3592 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
look great
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:icondrakeo83:
Drakeo83 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Win! I love this!!!
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:iconshycreature:
shycreature Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have a dollfie dream of her with machine gun :) nice drawing
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unconscious-science Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I wouldn't consider Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann one of Gainax's "better" shows, but the first act was relatively fun.
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:iconcollege-dropout:
College-Dropout Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I would disagree. I prefer it over Eva, Gunbuster, and FLCL. In fact it is one of my favorite animes of all time. I understand its flaws, but the whole series was just so much fun to watch.
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unconscious-science Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
By the way, did I come off as rude?
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:iconcollege-dropout:
College-Dropout Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Of course not, you just gave your opinion and I totally respect that. And you may be right in the idea that the two anime you mentioned liking may be much better than Gurren Lagann, but I haven't seen them yet, so I can't say.
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unconscious-science Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
*Phew* Thank you. In the past, whenever I stated an opinion (or tried to have peaceful conversation), other users believed I was arguing with them, so I'm trying to work on how I present my thoughts.

Panty & Stocking isn't for everyone: you either relish in the immaturity and absurdity, or you pass it on as outrageously stupid. I may be able to recommend Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, though; if you like stories of two friends pulling through for each other as they visit strange and bizarre worlds filled with role-playing game monsters, space battles, stereotypical Chinese action flicks, and parodies of popular American movies, you may want to look into it.
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College-Dropout Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Actually that sounds like my kind of show! I'll check it out.
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unconscious-science Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
*shrug* Gainax and I seem to have an odd relationship. I find FLCL and Eva to be overrated, but I found Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi to be a fun romp, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is sort of a guilty pleasure for me.
Now, to be fair, I thoroughly enjoyed the first act of Gurren Lagann, but I feel like the series should have ended after the toppling of Lord Genome, otherwise I would not find myself disliking characters that I formerly found rather likable, and the show wouldn't so much pointless character deaths. Still, that's just my opinion, and don't let my feelings regarding the show detract from your enjoyment. =)

Different strokes for different folks, and all that clever jazz.
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:iconmetalformer:
metalformer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As cute and sexy as the original! :)
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:iconstretchygalfan:
StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Adam, great job on her! :D

Also, I sent you a DA Note with a question about this art.
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StretchyGalFan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the reply, Adam! :)
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:iconmikhanator:
Mikhanator Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yoko Littner! But what a face :3 XD
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
very nice :)
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Cool styley and details!
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foxraptor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
By "dropping off", is that to say it'll be going into a charity auction or something or is this something I could buy a print of? I'll be working in the dealer hall this year.
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wawatu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good work adam
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:icondaveoozwizard:
DaveoOzWizard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Yoko!!! Awesome....
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:iconondore:
Ondore Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Truly an amazing anime and amazing sketch! :P
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Typhoon-Manga Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what's funny? I drew her last night too xD

great picture tho =) I love your style
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wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Awesome!
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
The titling doesn't allow you much at all for marks like that, or for any long titles. But don't worry, I knew who you meant here, and I love your version of her.
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:icongabiito13:
Gabiito13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Uau Adam!
Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan + Adam Warrem = FUCKING AMAZING!
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:iconechowing:
EchoWing Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Go Yoko! Hers is the rifle which will BLOW THE HEAVENS A NEW NOSTRIL!

:D
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Someone is more anal-retentive today than usual lol
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. :nod:

---AK
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:icontestament77:
Testament77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Yōko!
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:iconriccardo80:
Riccardo80 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Your style is always awesome!
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soumakyo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Great Y˘uhko picture ^^

To be honest, I'm pretty sure Japan's official position on romanization is "meh, do whatever you want with your crazy latin letters, because we will anyway"
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sleepy-comics Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to comment on this one. It's really well done. Like it better than the real version even.
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:iconmrplaid81:
MrPlaid81 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart::heart::heart::heart: Love it! This really sings!
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Skytower Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Gotta imagine that with Emp's degree in superhuman studies she's probably a good cos player. I wonder if she's ever managed to drag Ninjette to a con.
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:iconballoonprincess:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart:Very cool!:heart::heart:
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:iconbioyugi:
BioYuGi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why is her left glove past her elbow but her right one isn't?
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:iconmatiassoto:
MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Anime fashion sense.
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MangaFreakJesus101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
awesome!
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dvandom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Yeah, "Yohko" is even how it's written out on some official merchandising for her.
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