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katachi-makoto-kotowari by Yutaan katachi-makoto-kotowari by Yutaan
Kusuriuri gets a post all to himself because he has three times as many pieces in him as all the others, CHRIIIIIIST.





It's a shame that so few people seem to have heard of Mononoke/Ayakashi. It's one of my favorite anime series, and the most beautiful, visually striking work I've ever seen. Actually, the reason I became interested in paper-cutting was because it seemed like such a fitting medium to use for Mononoke fanart. The whole reason was for this thing here. ^_^


Mononoke is a beautiful, atmospheric set of supernatural vignettes. It's about a man (...?) who travels through the Edo countryside, speaking slowly and cutting down demons.





Y'all should watch it. :)
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fadeddreamss Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG Ayakashi! Yes!!!! This is beautiful D: I'm actually mesmerized by all your paper crafts T-T
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Yutaan Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Yay! Another Ayakashi/Mononoke fan! :D And I'm glad you like my papercutting work!
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fadeddreamss Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
I like? Your work is NUTS! I love it!!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Haha, thank you!
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconcannotevenplz: All of your paper cut outs are stunning! They have such a delicate beauty and breath-taking detail. But I have to say I especially love this one. I loved Mononoke but I haven't seen Ayakashi yet, but I want to. I agree that it is a shame it isn't more popular. Just like with Gankutsuou, the first episode takes you by surprise since the style is so different, but that is also the beauty of it. Honestly, simply seeing the design of Kusuriuri made me want to know more about him and the show.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Oh my, thank you! I'm very glad you like my papercutting stuff - it's a lot of work, so it's always a pleasure to hear someone likes it. :)

And yes, Mononoke (and Gankutsuou) have such beautiful, unusual art styles. They're great! And Ayakashi is totally worth it - some Mononoke characters, like Kayo, are actually introduced in that arc, and it's interesting to see what small changes were made between Ayakashi and the continuation.
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome. :) Papercutting takes a lot of precision and patience. I admire those who can do it so well.

It is interesting in a show that is more episodic then others, that they actually brought back a character from the original story. I will definitely have to watch it. :)
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Aww, thank you. :)

And yes, I was surprised! I actually also watched Mononoke first, then Ayakashi afterwards, so I was surprised to see Kayo there. (There are a lot of Ayakashi references in the final arc of Mononoke, the one with the Bakeneko, as well.) I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I do remember when we first met Kayo she said she already knew him. And it's good to know that the end is referencing events in the first series because while they seemed dramatic, they also seemed less so not knowing the Bakeneko arc and so it seemed out of no where that we were supposed to feel more for that story. I am glad to hear that someone else watched them in reverse order and still enjoyed them though :)

Btw, I saw that you go to Megacon, we have gone the past 2 years as well!
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Yes, the final arc makes more sense after watching Ayakashi, so even though I'm sure it was good the first time 'round, it'll be even better on the rewatch! :) I hope you'll enjoy Ayakashi!

Ah, I actually haven't been to Megacon, though...? I don't get to cons very often, and the last one I did was Fan Expo Canada, almost a year ago. I think the only other con I've been to regularly was Anime Boston, and I haven't even managed to attend that one in the past two years.... (A mystery?) But I hope you enjoyed Megacon!
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