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1. What was the general concept behind the tribal designs?
Hasegawa-san: The tribal designs are meant to describe monsters that are different from the animals they are based on, existing between the real world and the two-dimensional game world.    

2. Where did you draw inspiration from when coloring the tribal designs?
We tried solid colors at first to reflect typical tribal artwork to match the relatively small color palette of the DS. In the end, we chose the gradations you see after considering background balance and overall impact. Shibuya’s image and its graffiti also came into play.

3. Are there thematic or symbolic reasons behind the animals you chose?
We wanted to use elements that link with the real world throughout the game, so we avoided overly fantastical monsters and expressions. We stuck to motifs that matched the style of Shibuya.
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:icontwilight-traveler:
twilight-traveler Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Writer
Even with the small color pallet, you still managed to make everything so...colorful!
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ShadowZyn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The style seems almost simple, but a closer look reveals lots of detail in the jagged shapes.

It seems to convey an almost hidden power within the creatures, in the movement and attacks. It's amazing.
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celestial-spice Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I love how the tatoos seem so wild yet urban, like graffiti :D Urban jungle! :lol:
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:iconfrankey89:
frankey89 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
cool colors:D nice and bright:)
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:iconkajuah:
Kajuah Featured By Owner May 3, 2008   Interface Designer
Wow you should've won
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Kazuma-Ina-Ryo Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I hate the Giant gold Bat, he came really close to killing. So far i have only played the game for about two days and i am already addicted to it i never leaves my hands. But the Rhino sound was too easy to kill.
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veanseal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Love the game, love the art
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:iconisiacdagraca:
IsiacDaGraca Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
danm it they submitted this way too late..i can't submit anything in one day!
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SnakeBlue Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well, I guess the creature I thought of fits in with these ones but I'm not so sure what style of drawing these are. kinda dizying
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:iconchrisdayo:
ChrisDayo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting way to come up with monsters!
I love it!
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:iconrednightblitz:
Rednightblitz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Amazing.love the colours
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:iconcleocatra:
Cleocatra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Student General Artist
I love the rhino at the side.
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:icondemonxxchild:
DEMONxxCHILD Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
those designs and the wolf, bird and cat concepts from the other uncoloured concept sheet are great! could you ask if they've tried anything with snakes or spiders yet?
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:iconsurono:
surono Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
love the colour :D
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:icongolden-silver:
Golden-Silver Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008   Digital Artist
CRAB BATTLE
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:iconskylink:
Skylink Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Crab!

*attacks weak point for MASSIVE damage*
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:iconhoukai-amplifier:
Houkai-Amplifier Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
GIANT ENEMY CRABS
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:iconlancerwolf:
LancerWolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
ZOMG crabs!
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:iconeddie-y:
Eddie-y Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Loving this! :+fav:
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool. I like the crab one.
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asukiuchiha Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Are these the ememy for the protaganist or do they aid...somone?
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popcorn1010 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
the colors are amazing!
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