Tweets of interest from Kio Shioku’s official Twitter for May 2021:
This past month saw the unfortunate passing of Miura Kentaro, author of Berserk.
“I can’t believe it…Berserk is actually…”
“Whether it was his art, his storytelling, or his characters, he poured his overwhelming passion into everything. I’m trying to find the right words, but I don’t have them…My deepest and heartfelt condolences for Miura-sensei in his passing.”
Shin Evangelion Reaction
“I saw Shin Eva. It wasn’t an illusion. It wasn’t, right…?”
Kio watched a recording of The Professional: Anno Hideaki where Anno says, “I’m okay with dying for my creations.” This made Kio’s head spin. (Having come so soon after Miura’s death, it seems to have hit Kio extra hard.)
A rough nude sketch of Ogino-sensei from Spotted Flower and a preview of the next chapter out.
Kio’s first drawing of first-generation Kasukabe Saki from Genshiken in many years.
Kurotaki Mai from Hashikko Ensemble.
Otaku moments with Hasegawa, previously posted on the @hashikko_music account. She worries about having accidentally outed herself as an otaku, but when asked if she’s a fujoshi, Hasegawa responds, “That isn’t the setting this time.” Also, when Shion expresses interest in Miyazaki anime, Hasegawa considers going into the deep end: Horus: Prince of the Sun, Panda Go Panda, Heidi, 3,000 Leagues in Search of Mother, Anne of Green Gables.
More previous art. Orihara loves the “AMEN”s, and Hasegawa does a pose from what I believe is Hellsing?
The pet tortoise
Kio explains that the “broken Gouf leg joint” incident from Genshiken wasn’t exactly based on reality, but he had a similar experience as a kid. In a later tweet, though, he realizes that the reason it happened to him is because model kits in those days didn’t use polycaps on ball joints, which made for a less maneuverable limb.
Kio quit his habit of downing energy drinks before starting his work.
That’s all for this month!