I meant to submit this last year when actually working on the project for my Classical Japanese Literature class, but I'm lame, and did not.
FIRST WARNING: The main character, Yuki, is male. He's an onnagata
from... I should know the era, but I don't remember.
Anyway. Basically, he plays female roles on stage despite being male because in kabuki, starting from a certain period in time, females were no longer allowed on stage for a variety of reasons-- not the least of which being how easily these actresses ended up doing some extra backstage service in the ever-popular industry of prostitution. Similar to modern day Takarazuka otokoyaku
, these onnagata
would develop strong fan-bases, and if a boy managed to actually become a really successful onnagata
, then he could become quite wealthy.
SECOND WARNING: To whoever might read this ten-page manga, the other main character ended up inadvertently looking too much like Shikamaru. -_- Really, he's just supposed to have shoulder-length black hair that he ties back in a short, fluffy ponytail for work. But I was working on this while babysitting, and my charge was watching Naruto at the time, so I'm sure that affected how the art came out. Sigh. This is NOT INTENTIONAL, so please don't rag on me about it, as everyone else I've shown seems to do.
The comic is ten pages plus a cover, and took... a week? A weekend? Something like that. I procrastinated. The cover is the only page in colour-- the rest is black, white and gray. Primarily white because I'm horridly lazy.I will eventually upload a clean version
of it with my personal information up top removed. XD I still have the .psd file at home. But I've been forgetting to upload this for a year, so I figured I should do it now while I still can...
The brush and image for the background
came from a stock picture site, but I can't remember if it was a miscellaneous website or somewhere on deviantArt. If I was smart enough to keep the creator information saved on the .psd file like I sometimes do, then I'll update this with the information. Otherwise, if they're your stock images, please let me know. ~_~ Sorry!View All Pages Here!