Well here’s a bit of interesting news. A recent announcement for more new appearing characters (not necessarily brand new) in the Soul Calibur IV universe comes word that a brand new character guest designed by Yoshizaki Mine, will be making her debut. Her name is Angol Fear, and she is some kind of cousin to Angol Mois, from the anime and manga series Keroro Gunsou (Sergeant Keroro), by the same artist.
I like the pose in the lower left shot. Also, spiky niffles are spiky…
Update – found a better quality illustration and some screenshots
here’s that nice pose I was talkin about lol
screenshots from Famitsu
They certainly have their similarities including the bulbous hat and the spear weapon (Lucifer Spear?). This is almost turning into a Queen’s Blade/Queen’s Gate type of thing, which gets me excited. Though I royally suck at the Soul Calibur games, if they keep adding new anime/pop culture tie ins, I’m sure to cave in lol. If they decide to keep goin with this, I wonder who’ll be next? Though I guess they’ll have to be adapted to the Soul Calibur universe (i.e. Angol Mois to Angol Fear, not exactly the same), here are a few suggestions anyway:
- Ryomou Shimei
- Kanu Unchou
- Aya/Maya Natsume
- well….pretty much any of the Ikkitousen or Tenjou Tenge girls lol
- Witchblade (anime’s) Amaha Masane
- Seirei no Moribito’s Balsa <- practically made for this game
lol one can dream…
edit: Hey and I just thought of something. Even if they don’t get the characters out for launch, I just realized that we are in the age of downloadable content now. There ain’t nothin sayin that they can’t add more characters through dlc!
edit 2: Oh little did I know that there already has been another guest artist for the series. Izubuchi Yutaka, who’s worked on several shows including Rahxephon, Eureka Seven, and the WXIII Patlabor movie has come up with Scheherazade, a rapier wielding elf looking character. Don’t know much about her background, but I read that the artist was inspired by Deedlit from the classic anime fantasy epic Record of Lodoss War as reference. So far I like Angol Fear more 😛
More pics can be found at Game Watch.