Mega Man 4 Opening [Remake]
This is an animation made to re-make the second part of the Mega Man 4 opening. Symfonikev made the music.
Mega Man 4 Opening [Remake] [Animation]Animation by me
Music by @symfonikev (Kevin Phetsomphou)
Still image on Pixiv:
I've been wanting to do a sort of animated remake of this scene from the intro of Mega Man 4 (which is my favorite classic Mega Man game (Or close to my favorite anyway)). I originally wanted to use the original NES music but I asked Kevin if he was interested in making a remix of the song in kind of a MM11 style. He accepted.
The most time consuming part was to draw all the Robot Masters. Their artwork is an HD re-drawing of the art from the Complete Works version of the game. Even so, I had to draw some of them from scratch like BrightMan, DiveMan and ToadMan since they were hidden by other characters on the original art. Also DiveMan didn't even have a head.
Another time consuming part was animating the background in the tunnel and its associated shading.
Mega Man was animated in different modules. His hair, helmet, eyebrows, eyes and shading are all animated separately to avoid having to redraw him entirely every time I want to make a change.
I hope you enjoy the result.
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Shampoo Animation Making
A video showcasing how I made a particular Shampoo animation. This video features voice acting by Waka and thus very special to me. She can imitate Shampoo’s voice perfectly. It took 3 to 4 weeks in my spare time to make just the animation for the special intro.
Shampoo Animation Making (with Shampoo as special guest host -_^)Shampoo and I show you the work that went into making a simple cute happy animation. Enjoy! ^_^
Art, animation and editing by myself using Clip Studio Paint for the introduction and Photoshop for the happy loop.
Shampoo's voice (and most of the script itself) is written and performed by the lovely Waka (Seriously, I can't thank you enough - 真剣に、私はあなたに十分に感謝することはできませんわか...)
I provided her with very basic direction for the speech and she simply came up with the things Shampoo would say so that it sounds natural and authentic. She did an amazing job.
The translation from Japanese to English was made possible thanks to the combined efforts of Waka (who provided the original translation for her dialog and mene (Deviantart) who help to polish it. Thanks a lot for the time you put in this to help me.
The translated dialog was adapted to make the subtitles fit Shampoo's English voice acting. (The so-called "broken English" Shampoo uses in the English dub of the anime) r.k.Oujirou adapted the script. He writes high quality Shampoo fanfic. Tens of thousands of words and not a single typo. So I trusted him 100% for this. Thank you! Please check out his stuff if you are a Shampoo/Ranma fan.
Special thanks to:
@IAmLemau for introducing me to Waka through a retweet. https://twitter.com/IAmLemau
@kittyocean for introducing me to mene for the translation. https://twitter.com/kittyocean
@onushi02_j for feedback and motivation. https://twitter.com/onushi02_j
The "Little Date" (リトル☆デイト) cover of the song used in the credits at the end uses this karaoke audio:
and voice performed by:
Shampoo All Around
I wanted to make a reference sheet for drawing Shampoo and I went a little overboard drawing 16 images showing here from 16 angles.
Happy and Excited
Inspired by a scene from the first Ranma 1/2 movie. A chibi Shampoo just being super excited. ^_^ (Photoshop)
Featured in this Youtube video I made.
Shampoo Happy Surprise
Shampoo Animated Model Sheet
Shampoo 1/2 Eyecatch
I had this idea of a twist on the classic TV series season one eyecatch but with only Shampoo and Ranma. A random hot water pour turns Ranma back into a guy… and Shampoo back in to a girl…
Shampoo Jump & Flip
This is a remake of a scene from Shampoo’ second episode in the Ranma 1/2 TV series. A very cute and cool moment for Shampoo. She jumps high in the air and flip over to land in front of Ranma. I took the images from the original animation and remade them with better colors and resolution.
Ranma X Shampoo Love
I have always been a fan of the RanmaXShampoo pairing. This animation is a simple scene where Shampoo and Ranma confess their love to each other. Again featuring Waka as the voice of Shampoo and with Kappa as the voice of Ranma. Waka wrote the script and translation. Both did a phenomenal job. I was very lucky to get this opportunity, especially considering I didn’t even plan to have Ranma voiced, let alone have voice acting at all for this simply notebook sketch I made.
Ranma X Shampoo LoveWhat if it happened?
"Wǒ de àirén." = My lover.
"Wǒ ài nǐ." = I love you.
It started as a simple sketch in my notepad at work. Then I asked Waka if she could record a simple line for Shampoo saying "I love you" to Ranma for a short animation I would make out of that sketch. Then she proposed asking @kappesanDSK who imitates the Japanese voice of Ranma if he could record Ranma's answer to Shampoo. He accepted and here we are!
Waka wrote more elaborate dialog (with the English translation) and they both recorded the voices separately. Both did a phenomenal job if you ask me. It's such an amazing feeling when the characters you draw become alive with a voice. ^_^
Oh and I did the rest (animation, editing, adapting the script for the English subtitles.)
I used Clip Studio Paint EX for the animation. It was more difficult that I thought to give emotion to characters seen from the back. Especially Shampoo. Not only is she seen from the back but her long hair also hides the position of her head and neck, making it even more difficult. There are about 60 drawings of just Shampoo's hair to make it flow with the wind and everything...
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little animation. ^_^
Script written and Shampoo's voice performed by:
Ranma's voice performed by:
Animation and editing by myself
Made from a scene from the anime. It only had 6 images originally. I double the amount of images and improved the colors. (Photoshop)
Hiryu Shoten Ha!
A scene from a RanmaXShampoo fanfic I read that inspired me a lot. Shampoo unleashes the Hiryu Shoten Ha attack after going through a brutal fight leaving her wounded. (Photoshop)
I added a few new shots before the final attack in a Youtube video with Waka’s voice added too.
Wind in your Hair
A simple standing pose of which I decided to try and animate her hair flowing in the wind with the added twist of using a more realistic shading style. (Photoshop)
Shampoo Shower [Remaster]
This is a remaster of a shot from the Ranma 1/2 OVA1 shower scene. I re-drew everything & almost re-made the entire water animation.
Voiced by Waka.
Jump! Jump! Slide! Slide!
I really like these warning signs from Mega Man 8. They are so iconic and popular in the Mega Man community. And I like how they work. I can imagine that’s how road signs look like when you drive around in the Mega Man world. I simply felt like animating a high resolution version of them. It was surprisingly more difficult than I thought.
I remade my animated Shampoo avatar using my model sheet.
Another scene from A Midsummer Night’s Beauty Part 2. Shampoo jumps in the air wielding a sword. A thunderstorm is coming. (Photoshop)
Dressed for the Night
This was supposed to be a static image but since it was my first time using Clip Studio Paint EX, I wanted to test its animation features.