In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by neumanproductions » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:32 pm

madhippy wrote:Personally I still prefer the old Emi and I think it would be easier on the dev to just bring the old Emi back rather than updating the whole cast.
Trust me, I would like old Emi too but the new version has grown on me. Also, it would actually be harder to go back to her old sprite for, if i'm correct, it was said that her old artist left and the new CG has already been drawn to the specifications of the new sprite so in fact it would be more difficult to go back now. But who would have thought Emi would be getting the most attention after all this.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by SirMax » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:35 am

Caesius wrote: the KS fanbase is suffering from an epidemic of ephebophilia.
That applies to every one of the girls, though. None of them are older than 19.

I think people are just realising Emi is awesome. That opinion might be SLIGHTLY biased though, I guess.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Mercutio » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:45 am

neumanproductions wrote:
madhippy wrote:Personally I still prefer the old Emi and I think it would be easier on the dev to just bring the old Emi back rather than updating the whole cast.
Trust me, I would like old Emi too but the new version has grown on me. Also, it would actually be harder to go back to her old sprite for, if i'm correct, it was said that her old artist left and the new CG has already been drawn to the specifications of the new sprite so in fact it would be more difficult to go back now.
that, and if you watch the "Spin" video carefully, you see that the new Emi sprites have been cleaned up, so she probably won't look off compared to the rest of the cast.

besides, old Emi? I could never see her as sexy, hardly even cute. she looked too much like a little kid, and the borderline bowl-cut with tacked-on twintails didn't help either. new Emi's a major improvement, actually looks like she should be in high school, not grade school. :mrgreen:
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Juno » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:13 am

Mercutio wrote:that, and if you watch the "Spin" video carefully, you see that the new Emi sprites are blurred like crazy because of the spin effect and the video compression.
Fixed that for you.

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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Caesius » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:06 pm

SirMax wrote:
Caesius wrote: the KS fanbase is suffering from an epidemic of ephebophilia.
That applies to every one of the girls, though. None of them are older than 19.
But Emi is the most ephebo.

Juno wrote:
Mercutio wrote:that, and if you watch the "Spin" video carefully, you see that the new Emi sprites are blurred like crazy because of the spin effect and the video compression.
Fixed that for you.
Yeah, I wasn't so sure if the sprites had actually been cleaned up as everyone was saying. My first thought when noticing the "quality" of the sprites was, "well, it looks like they might have been cleaned up, and it'd be nice if they were, but it's hard to tell." Then when everyone else started gushing over the seemingly improved sprites it became more or less accepted fact (cf. "wikiality") that they were cleaned up.

However, the picture in the blog post proves that she was indeed cleaned up, though the jagged edges from resizing may draw attention away from that. The one feature that proves it is the change in her eyelashes, which are now solid rather than sketchy.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by G3n0c1de » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:48 pm

Looks like Moekki also gave her a :3 face. Can't beat how Shizune's eyes change (>:3) when she does it, but I approve.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by ContinualNaba » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:14 am

SirMax wrote:
Caesius wrote: the KS fanbase is suffering from an epidemic of ephebophilia.
That applies to every one of the girls, though. None of them are older than 19.

I think people are just realising Emi is awesome. That opinion might be SLIGHTLY biased though, I guess.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Aura » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:16 am

Caesius wrote:However, the picture in the blog post proves that she was indeed cleaned up, though the jagged edges from resizing may draw attention away from that. The one feature that proves it is the change in her eyelashes, which are now solid rather than sketchy.
Spoilers: the Spin video does not use the cleaned sprite set.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by SilverCitizen » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:08 am

Very nice blog post. I think I'm leaning towards Emi as my favorite character looks-wise. It's nice to see those eyebrows were cleaned up. They were kinda driving me crazy. :mrgreen:
Can't wait to see the other girls. :D
I have to think about this one carefully...

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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Caesius » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:36 am

Aura wrote:
Caesius wrote:However, the picture in the blog post proves that she was indeed cleaned up, though the jagged edges from resizing may draw attention away from that. The one feature that proves it is the change in her eyelashes, which are now solid rather than sketchy.
Spoilers: the Spin video does not use the cleaned sprite set.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Esa94 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:19 am

Caesius wrote:
Aura
>has heterochromia
I'm not sure I can trust you
You can't trust him because of a quote saying his? eyes are of different colours?

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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Caesius Gaius Marcus Lucius Aurelius-Loeher » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:26 am

Call it folk wisdom.

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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Mercutio » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:42 am

Aura wrote:Spoilers: the Spin video does not use the cleaned sprite set.
well now I feel pretty stupid. :shock:
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Emi = Hanako > Lilly > Rin >>>>>>> Shizune
amazing how preference changes now that the game's actually out.
Akira/Hanako for the win. Meiko/Nurse for even more win. Miki/Misha for win that goes BEYOND THE IMPOSSIBLE.

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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by PureLionHeart » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:31 pm

Esa94 wrote:
Caesius wrote:
Aura
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I'm not sure I can trust you
You can't trust him because of a quote saying his? eyes are of different colours?
He's lucky we're not burning him at the stake for witchcraft.
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That comes post-release.
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Re: In the Case of Emi Ibarazaki

Post by Smoku » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:32 pm

Wow, I mean... wow.

One of the girls let's her hair loose and soon a swarm of fans runs and drools towards her.

What if Rin suddenly grew her hair? Or Shizune?

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