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    sailormatlac1 anno/i fa#56280642Thanks for the reply! Yes, you got a point on that too. There is a lot of variation within a population, but indeed the way they cater to their external attributes does impact a lot the final perception.
    That said, and you hinted at it in your reply to Heavenly_Otaku, at some point an artist find its own style and goes on refining it. It can be said of almost any artistic pursuits we can think of. I think it would be unfair to consider Tony to be imaginative. Maybe we get that impression because many of his characters aren't tied strongly with manga, series, games, etc. It means we know them more from their appearance than role/personality. After all that said, his characters are extremely sweet and this set of chinese ladies confirm that! ;-)



    Thx for your reply. Happy to see the community discusses the issues in depth.

    Yes, Tony might not be imaginative because at the end of the day, all creators need inspirations just like I can't write an essay without referencing.
    I can even say Wong Pai-ron is basically Tifa Lockhart from FF VII.
    He loves FF and he states that his favourite character is Tifa.

    The problem is people usually think Tony is god, he simply clone girls single-handedly and milk a lot of money out of them. What I tried to say is that he is talented but more hardworking than people could think.

    Just like you said, most of his creations are not from media contents, people might feel that his creations are fresh, but it could also mean that he has to create things out of nothing.
    Other than drawing and character design, he might need to draft basic background settings, personalities, even some side stories for the characters. Just like what he did in Shining series.

    He used to be a car enthusiast drawing his dream cars. Bishoujo was something he had no idea back to that time. The learning curve is steep when you have no prior knowledge and experience.
    The transitional stage is painful that you need to restart from zero, pick up new skills and re-develop your art style.

    Back to the days he started his career path as an illustrator, internet wasn't a thing compare to TV channels. You don't gain wealth and fame overnight since there wasn't any online community or social network platform to share his artworks.

    He gained reputation gradually by working for H games. Artworks these day can be easily widespread all over the world but Tony was only famous among the very minority ( h games could sold only 18,000 copies in Japan at that time and considered to be top sellers). It means Tony works harder then the rising stars these days. Without taking advantages of internet/social network, he was able to climb all the way to the top, isn't he a legend?

    To make the most out of this project, he moved to China Town, Yokohama. There he is exposed to Chinese culture so he could get better inspirations. I never see any illustrator go that far.
    Of course he didn't moved to there only because of work, he truly love the neighborhood and the lifestyle. And he traveled to Shanghai, the birthplace of Chinese dresses to get feedback to further improve his artworks.

    I want more people to recognise his effort, not as a girl-cloning-God but a pro illustrator.
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    Moeromoero1 anno/i fa#56259318Thx for your comment. I like your idea that many features are external attributes but I want to elaborate more on that regard.
    Maybe think in that way, if you compare the appearances of people with same gender, same race, similar age, ignoring how they dress, make-up, their hairstyles etc., you end up finding many similar faces. External attributes are how people differentiate themselves from the crowd, that's why people still read fashion magazines, bother taking a new hair cut, buy fancy cosmetics.
    And technically, the Chinese ladies here can't get completely undressed, then I would say the costume is a huge part of their characters. If they swap heads with each other and naturally fit in that you don't feel odd, then there would be a problem.


    Thanks for the reply! Yes, you got a point on that too. There is a lot of variation within a population, but indeed the way they cater to their external attributes does impact a lot the final perception.

    That said, and you hinted at it in your reply to Heavenly_Otaku, at some point an artist find its own style and goes on refining it. It can be said of almost any artistic pursuits we can think of. I think it would be unfair to consider Tony to be imaginative. Maybe we get that impression because many of his characters aren't tied strongly with manga, series, games, etc. It means we know them more from their appearance than role/personality. After all that said, his characters are extremely sweet and this set of chinese ladies confirm that! ;-)
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    Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
    Heavenly_Otaku1 anno/i fa#56236875Thank you for this article with pictures of all three of them. Ping yi is quite comparable in size to chun mei. Jin lian is my favorite girl.
    Tony girls have the perfect facial features amongst all other artists. Similar faces means different perfected faces.
    Tony girls bodies are full of smooth graceful shapes.


    Welcome back, Heavenly. Thx for supporting. Really hope you enjoy the content.
    I will keep taking new pictures.
    "Similar faces means different perfected faces." Yes, that's true.
    I do think many illustrators are popular because the same face syndrome became a signature.
    Not just Tony but Santa, Mataro ...everyone.
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    Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
    sailormatlac1 anno/i fa#56231534"This time, you can see Tony pay a lot of effort to character differentiation. Every girl in the collection comes with their unique costumes, styles and facial expressions."
    Well... if you need colors, costumes and details to differentiate characters, they are indeed "quite similar" by definition since these are basically external attributes. That said, you are right that their faces are indeed not identical. Trying to create several characters using a similar style will indeed results in a familiar look all over the brand. At this point, I believe if someone likes that style, I'm pretty sure it isn't a downside at all. That said, thanks for the presentation of the figures, an interesting read!


    Thx for your comment. I like your idea that many features are external attributes but I want to elaborate more on that regard.

    Maybe think in that way, if you compare the appearances of people with same gender, same race, similar age, ignoring how they dress, make-up, their hairstyles etc., you end up finding many similar faces. External attributes are how people differentiate themselves from the crowd, that's why people still read fashion magazines, bother taking a new hair cut, buy fancy cosmetics.

    And technically, the Chinese ladies here can't get completely undressed, then I would say the costume is a huge part of their characters. If they swap heads with each other and naturally fit in that you don't feel odd, then there would be a problem.
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    Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
    weiwere1 anno/i fa#56230585Nice review!
    I like Tony's characters too and don't have any problem with the "same face" look.
    In fact I am quite attracted to the Tony girls look.
    I collected the Fault! series.


    Thx for your comment. I guess as long as Tony is making more girls with traditional costumes, I will keeping buy. I don't have strong feelings to schoolgirls tho, Tony's art is always perfect for me. And I believe the Tony's face is a selling point to me.
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    Thank you for this article with pictures of all three of them. Ping yi is quite comparable in size to chun mei. Jin lian is my favorite girl.
    Tony girls have the perfect facial features amongst all other artists. Similar faces means different perfected faces.
    Tony girls bodies are full of smooth graceful shapes.
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    "This time, you can see Tony pay a lot of effort to character differentiation. Every girl in the collection comes with their unique costumes, styles and facial expressions."

    Well... if you need colors, costumes and details to differentiate characters, they are indeed "quite similar" by definition since these are basically external attributes. That said, you are right that their faces are indeed not identical. Trying to create several characters using a similar style will indeed results in a familiar look all over the brand. At this point, I believe if someone likes that style, I'm pretty sure it isn't a downside at all. That said, thanks for the presentation of the figures, an interesting read!
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    Nice review!
    I like Tony's characters too and don't have any problem with the "same face" look.
    In fact I am quite attracted to the Tony girls look.
    I collected the Fault! series.
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    Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
    Criscokid1 anno/i fa#56216873What do you reckon? Do you like T2 Art girls? Does the same-face syndrome bother you much? Do you like Skytube?
    I love T2 Art Girls!
    The same-face syndrome does not bother me at all, I like Tony's style.
    I love Skytube, my wallet can't keep up though(need to win the lotto)!


    Thx for your comment. Glad to see that you share the same view with me.
    I love Tony Taka's artwork since teenage and I don't have any problem with the syndrome,
    I easily fall for all girls created by him. I think the Tony face is his signature.
    I think Alphamax/Skytube is getting better and better in terms of craftmanship.
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    What do you reckon? Do you like T2 Art girls? Does the same-face syndrome bother you much? Do you like Skytube?

    I love T2 Art Girls!
    The same-face syndrome does not bother me at all, I like Tony's style.

    I love Skytube, my wallet can't keep up though(need to win the lotto)!
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