Mighty Anniversary! Mighty Month 3!
Lead Character Designer KIMOKIMO here!
We have come upon September 1st, 2016 which means it is time for Mighty Month 3.
This time we don’t have any plans for a big event, and instead wanted to finish reporting on the remaining rounds of the KIMOKIMO Cup results!
Did everyone get a chance to see the feedback and results from Part 8 of KIMOKIMO Cup?
I noticed that there were some people disappointed that they were not picked, or
were sad that they couldn’t see their designs in the pictures. Even if you don’t
spot your design in the pictures, remember that we always have a lot of applicants and Inafune makes sure to go through every single one!
We still have 3 more rounds to announce, so you never know if you design is going to be picked!
The order is a bit off, but let’s go ahead and announce the winners from Part 5!
Last contest we based the theme around elements, but there were so many
Unique entries based on countries that we decided to make that the theme this time.
We saw a lot of designs this time that seemed to be influenced by the
results of the previous contest. Inafune had a hard time making his choices for the best designs.
His one comment for this batch was that “There really aren’t many places to improve upon...”
・Mighty No. 51906 Enlus ・Mighty No. 42977 Chronicles
・Mighty No. 8502 OmegaZero22XX ・Mighty No. 30565 Lienn
・Mighty No. 34088 HOBB ・ Mighty No. 36731 KurowaSan
・JD Dishmon@jddishmon ・glauber dias@Night447 ・Mighty No. 9544 Plokman
・Mighty No. 878 JewelMaiden ✰ 宝石娘 ✰ ・Mighty No. 47318 Tron Bonne
・Mighty No. 38964 Mnemosyne ・Mighty No. 7447 Pontata
For each of these contest rounds, I always try to guess which design Inafune is going to pick
And this time I actually managed to get it right! Time to announce the best design from KIMOKIMO CUP Part 5!
However, before we show the design I need to point out that this time both the best design and the one that needs a little more work were the same!
Here is Inafune touching up the design a bit.
Here is a close-up shot of his sketch!
This is the design he is working on improving in these photos:
・Mighty No. 38964 Mnemosyne
Here is the redesigned T.U.L.U. by Inafune.
Advice from Inafune
・Needs more robot like features
・Maybe adding a mask and some piping...
・Could be an interesting character, using the blades for close range attacks.
Congratulations Mighty No. 38964 Mnemosyne!
Just as usual, I took it upon myself to redesign the character to fit the style of the other Mighty Numbers.
I ended up re-drawing the character 6 times.
A few people made fun of me for constantly working on the same thing.
I just had a really tough time with this character.
The original design was very cute, thanks to a combination of a big head
and short legs.
One issue was that I felt like they would be too short to make much sense when attacking with her skate-blades.
However, increasing her overall height would mean losing the cute aspects of the original design.
I wanted users to focus in on her skate-blades first and foremost, and it was difficult to get that balance right.
From a distance she looks like a normal human, but I wanted the mechanical bits to stand out more.
However, the color choice seemed to be based on the Alaskan State Flag which worked very well, so I did my best to keep that balance right.
I changed her hip design so that it could rotate and she could easily attack both in front and behind.
She would be capable of some pretty amazing attacks!
I also changed it so that ice blades would also form on her attacks giving her a flashier attack style!
For a design like this which I spent a lot of time on, I really would like to see her appear somewhere!
We still have 3 more rounds of the contest to announce, so keep an eye out!
Until next time Mighties!