I wish I had more time to make this happen….!

I wish I had more time to make this happen….!

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It didn’t occur to me I could have done this earlier..?!
Over-saturated, though. If only instagram could allow you to fine tune their filters haha.
If I wasn’t so lazy I’d crop Strawberry Mint’s latest wallpaper as an album cover for all their songs on my phone too ; v ;

It didn’t occur to me I could have done this earlier..?!

Over-saturated, though. If only instagram could allow you to fine tune their filters haha.

If I wasn’t so lazy I’d crop Strawberry Mint’s latest wallpaper as an album cover for all their songs on my phone too ; v ;

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Anonymous said: (@°▽°@) Hi Chan~ Just wondering: How did you (and Starlight) come up with the character design for you vids?? They amazing~~

Hey Anon!

There’s not much to say with our first entry 'P.A.R.A.L.Y.Z.E' because there really wasn’t much development at all LOL; I just asked what everyone wanted for their avatars’ hairstyles, outfits, poses and what our assigned colours would be. Then I pretty much just went straight onto final art after getting those descriptions.

With Renai Yuusha we intended to have our own PV somewhat resembling the original, so I used the design of the character in the original PV as a reference. However, I wasn’t confident with drawing 5 complete fullbody avatars in a more ‘mature’ style, especially with that kind of detail in the outfits within the time before the deadline, so I compromised with a ‘chibi’ style.

I did an initial sketch to get a feel of the visual style first-



Then a colour mock up-

After I got the okay from the team, I asked everyone what they would like for their hairstyles and outfits. No one was too fussed to be honest, but they gave me enough of an idea to work with ☆

I got requests like ‘hoodies’, ‘school shirt’, ‘chest binding’, and the rest I just…doodled layers of stuff on. My main inspirations for the outfits were TWEWY (as most people would have pointed out already~) and visual kei.

Top: outfit design sketches
Bottom: group shot WIP

The concept sketches for the outfits weren’t actually meant to be used for the video, but Aniki (our animator) suggested we may as well use it instead of having me redraw another set of sprites altogether. SMART THINKING!

Thanks for the question, anon! I’m really glad you enjoy the designs for our avatars!

Extra:

I wanted to draw another batch of grunge-y, battle scene type of sketches to be used for the instrumental before the bridge, however, I was actually running a persistent fever during that week, so I had to give up; Aniki did a great job reusing the little art I had available for her though, because she is amazing like that ☆

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ST☆RLIGHT would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support they’ve given to us throughout Voca★Fusion! 
While the results have announced that we have made it to the third round, unfortunately, ST☆RLIGHT has decided to forfeit from Voca★Fusion. 
This is due to a misunderstanding in the final score results- I would like to stress, this is no one’s fault, and that it was a group decision. We assure you there is no drama going on- only a slight mistake in the rankings, and we do not wish to go on knowing where we really stand in the competition. 
However! 
Although we have dropped out of the competition, we are not going to drop the group! If you would like to keep listening to our choruses, ST☆RLIGHT now has its very own Youtube channel you can subscribe to!
Please keep a look out for our new covers, we’ll keep working hard for everyone who has graciously shown us their support! Thanks to everyone again for all the encouragement up until now, we hope you’ll stay by our side from here on out! ☆

ST☆RLIGHT would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support they’ve given to us throughout Voca★Fusion!

While the results have announced that we have made it to the third round, unfortunately, ST☆RLIGHT has decided to forfeit from Voca★Fusion.

This is due to a misunderstanding in the final score results- I would like to stress, this is no one’s fault, and that it was a group decision. We assure you there is no drama going on- only a slight mistake in the rankings, and we do not wish to go on knowing where we really stand in the competition.

However!

Although we have dropped out of the competition, we are not going to drop the group! If you would like to keep listening to our choruses, ST☆RLIGHT now has its very own Youtube channel you can subscribe to!

Please keep a look out for our new covers, we’ll keep working hard for everyone who has graciously shown us their support! Thanks to everyone again for all the encouragement up until now, we hope you’ll stay by our side from here on out! ☆

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VOCA★FUSION Chorus Battle voting is now open!

One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post with our PV:

Our animation will not be judged/given points as we did not make the deadline.

This is why your votes will be even more important than ever this round, as we need as much votes to make up for our loss…!

If you liked our PV and if you have the time, please support us by voting HERE!

PLEASE read the instructions on how to vote carefully, otherwise your vote will not be counted! >< Don’t forget to vote for one more group too!

Thank you very much for those who gave such positive feedback on the video, and thanks in advance to everyone who will take their time to send in their votes! If we manage to make it to the next round, I’m really hoping to be able to make more of these PVs with our awesome animator… if you’d like to see that too, feel free to reblog this post and share our PV with your friends!  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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Livestream off: Revamped Wallpaper!

Thanks for coming to my livestream today, everyone!

AE WARRIOR ANIKI!

I’ve also added this avatar into the ST☆RLIGHT wallpaper:

!☆NOW UP AND AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE☆!

+*+*+*+

Also, we got word that Last Note (composer of Renai Yuusha!!) actually saw our PV and tweeted about it.

@lastnote_:”これ凄いなー。参加されてるのはみんな海外の人なんだろうか”

I deeply apologise for those who had to witness me hyperventilating at this news during my livestream, but WOW!! Even if our animation won’t be given any points for not meeting the deadline, this has just made our efforts even more worthwhile!

To be honest, I’m rather embarrassed to be heard by the original composer of the song we covered, but what a great feeling it is to be acknowledged by them. Though it does beg the question….h-how did he even find our video;;?!

And now finally an appropriate group picture to end this post:

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ST☆RLIGHT’s 2nd Round entry!
Animated by our own AE warrior, Aniki!

Voting is not open yet, but I just couldn’t wait to show you guys the video that we poured so much blood and sweat into!

!WALLPAPER IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE!

Current sizes available are ones I made for group members and friends, so please make do with what is already there. If it absolutely cannot fit your screen, send me a message and I’ll try to find time to make one for your screen resolution :)

I’ll be re-posting this once voting is open, so stay tuned!

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A few of my friends and I joined this year’s VOCA★FUSION Chorus Battle, forming the group ST☆RLIGHT! This is our entry!

If you like what you hear and if you have the time, please support us by voting HERE!
It might seem a little confusing, so I’ll try to explain!

How to vote:

- Please read and abide by the rules first, otherwise your vote won’t be considered;

- Log into your facebook first before voting. Your voting post will not be publicized.

- Scroll to the bottom and click on the ‘leave a comment’ link

- You’ll see a red banner with ‘- this user has disabled anonymous posting.’ Above that, click on the drop down menu and log into your Facebook.

- Copy and paste this form in the message box:

Name:
Youtube/NicoNico Douga Account:
Facebook Account:
Chosen Group 1:
Chosen Group 2:
Chosen Group 3:

- Fill in the form with the required information, (please check out other groups and vote for the ones you like too!) apparently spelling/lowercase/uppercase is important when typing out group names, so to play it safe just copy and paste their names from the list provided on that page~ You must vote for different groups, your vote won’t be counted if you only choose one group for all 3 slots;;

- Submit!

I’ll really appreciate it if you could take your time to support us! I know it’s a pretty troublesome way of voting, so if you don’t have the time, it’s totally fine! Hope you enjoyed listening to our chorus ’ v ‘

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