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Katawa Shoujo - Hanako by maia-7 Katawa Shoujo - Hanako by maia-7
Forgive me the pun with the flower hairpin.

I followed the development of Katawa Shoujo for quite some time now, and I really can't wait for the full version. ahr! The quality is just ... amazing. Great characters (Kenji. do I have to say more?!) and the story is surprisingly well written. It's made with such great care ... sigh. So lovely. too bad I won't be able to skip the h-scenes, but oh well. _ ... it's a good story, so whatever.

Why I picked Hanako? ... dunno. For some reason I find all the girls hard to draw, but Hanako is the easiest next to Emi. mh ... and I think she's cute. Maybe I'll play her route first in the full version ... but, but ... damn, all routes seem to get interesting. D:

edit: why does this keep getting so many views?! TAT ... I feel like I should've worked much cleaner here. Anyways, I also drew some other KS fanart.


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valtier999 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I WANT MORE KATAWA SHOUJOOOOOO ;C
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RoffeRolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Hanako... my heart is bleeding, sh-she was crying last time I stopped playing... My whole life is ruined I can never find someone like her *uncontrolable crying*
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
:icontherethereplz:

It doesn't have to end like this - return to your game and see her off smiling at least, make her happy! ¦D
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SmartassUsername Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I felt like the biggest peace of shit the world has ever seen when i did the bad ending ;_;, and the sex scene felt kinda bad until i heard her say why she did it, then i felt like cutting my balls off to say i'm sorry :( . It was all worth it to see the kiss at the good end tho :iconiloveyouplz: .
This game has left a hole in my soul :icontearplz:
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
I know what you mean right?! :icontearplz:
Couldn't have said it any better. That bad ending was pretty much a punch in yo face (though I liked Hanako screaming around... but not for the right reasons T_T) and mhhyeah I really, really dislike the sex scene too. :/
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HugABug203 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Hanako is my favorite, and this is one of my favorite fan arts (No idea if that is even a term) <3
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Washington118 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just started playing a few days ago and i've already fallen for hanako. she's my favorite ^^
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
yeah, she's pretty cute. :heart: her route is quite nice. (but I really dislike her R18-scene ...)
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Washington118 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She was the first path i took, and i will always love her the most of them all!
(what do you not like about the scene?)
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
For one I think the shown CG was way too detailed and erotic for her ... That scene was really awkward, uncomfortable and scary for Hanako, and yet such position and exposure of her was chosen. The other girls are much more okay about sex, and they received very subtle, soft and romantic CGs - you know, when it would've been okay to make them a bit more erotic. Hanako is actually the only girl to be openly shown with her lady parts like that, despite her timidness and all... I'm just not so okay with that :( ...
Then, I was a little bit confused how Hanako, who even covered every bit of her burn hand at the beginng, could strip naked like that before Hisao and... you know the story. However - I understand her reasons for that. She wanted to keep Hisao always close to her with that, she was scared to lose him otherwise etc. ... BUT whom I do not accept in this situation all too much is Hisao.
I would've liked it much more if he would've said something along the lines of "Woah stop, no - you don't need to do that. srsly" It was just all a little bit too fast for me T_T They haven't even kissed or hugged to that point of time, did they? And then, this ... For a girl which has serious issues with her body I would've liked it better if Hanako's relationship with Hisao would have developed slowly (it did!), but steady (well but then suddenly...) - Making her first time enjoyable and something she can gain strength from.
Oh god I'm rambling way too much, I'm sorry :| . I just find it disappointing that all the other girls have happy-sex scenes (exceptions might be present COUGH), while her one and only scene is solely an act of despair, because she thinks she'd be left otherwise ... well, take the depiction I've described above and you'll get why I don't like the scene a lot. xP The aftermath of that scene was very good of course, I liked that Hisao at least realized that he should've acted differently u_u" ... But oh well, her route still remain to the best ones. =D
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jjm152 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
This is an old comment, but I thought I would add something here that would make you feel a little better.

One of the key stumbling blocks with Hanako and Hisao's relationship is that both of them have put up defenses around themselves to keep other people away. Because of this, they have an almost impossible time expressing their true feelings for each other. 

Hanako is obvious - she makes several attempts to try and engage Hisao in a deeper conversation or make a romantic move towards him but fumbles badly every time. Her birthday party is one example. Even though she is tipsy (and maybe the booze is helping her get over her anxiety) she does a totally unexpected hug attack on Hisao. She even asks him to not go. Hisao misses an opportunity here to talk to Hanako because he stupidly writes it off as her just being drunk, but as we all learn later - that's actually her true feelings. She does this again on their group outing, when she tries to tell Hisao that he can count on her, but lets herself get blown off by Hisao himself being defensive. The game is actually littered with little events where she tries to make how she feels known but just can't quite get it out or get it through to Hisao.

Hisao for his own part is just insecure. He hides his feelings for Hanako by covering them with "concern" for her well being. Of course, he's actually concerned, but rather than admit or state that it's because he's falling in love with her, it's because "she needs" his help (despite her never asking for it). This is best illustrated in Hanako's bad end when she keeps asking him "Why" he wants to do something with her. If Hisao had half a brain and said something a simple as, "I just miss hanging out with you." or even a much more romantic, "It's because I miss you." she would have gladly assented. In fact, Hanako's anger can be easily construed as simple boiling over of frustration at this point. 

So, bringing this back to the act 4 sex scene - 

It's not as sad as people think. It's more bittersweet than anything else, because here are two people who love each other who can't bridge the chasm between them to express it. Hanako is someone who just can't talk. She can't express her feelings well, but she takes the initiative. You basically don't get naked in front of someone you're romantically interested in without expecting it to go where it eventually did (and she completely consents, as she admits later, it was her plan). 

This is why the scene is both sad and sweet at the same time. It should have been, and in a perfect world where both of these people were more emotionally well adjusted, would have been a sweeter experience for both of them. However as awkward as it was, the good part of it is that Hanako does finally get to express how she feels and not only that, but Hisao finally treats her like something more than a box of fragile glass. The end of that scene is very telling, because it has Hanako laying down next to Hisao and she's smiling even though she just had a pretty bad and awkward sexual encounter. 

Anyway, what I'm saying is that it's okay to feel bad for Hanako, but also you should feel a little happy for her as well. You have to remember the one thing that Hanako wants above all else in a relationship is to be seen as a person and not as she puts it "a helpless child". Like I said, she's smiling at the end of that scene, not because of the terrible sex she just had, but because she was able to express how she feels about Hisao and he didn't blow her off. Sure there are better ways for people to do this, but maybe not for these two in this story. They have to stumble through a lot of awkwardness and their own insecurities before they're finally able to verbalize how they feel. So, while the scene itself may be somewhat sad and not romantic, if you think back from the end about Hanako's feelings, there is some sweetness there too. So yeah, bittersweet is what I'm calling it. :D
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valsiak Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
are you serious?, i have only done the hanako rute so i thought her sex scene was the most tamed,and here i was thinking maybe emis scene would be the most hardcore
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Washington118 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...ok, you might have said a bit much there ^^'. i actually have no idea how to respond to that ^^'
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I'm sorry XD~~ I've never written down what I've thought about that, so I ran a bit wild there x)
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Washington118 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no matter what though, i really enjoy the stories. i just finished lilly's arc, and it left me in tears...
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infopunkie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Seriously!

Hanako is my favourite character and you drew her amazingly well!
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leonardchurch813 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
DAMN O_O THATS AMAZING HANAKO AT HER BEST
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Linniet Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Amazing <3
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Dreaps Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
The lighting/colouring looks bloody brilliant! Just sayin'.
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DJaked Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's sooo cuuuuute.
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thank you very much ^^
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Rin-Tezuka Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A hairpin. The phone thingy Hisao got her? I didn't get a hairpin. Oh well.
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Draezeth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely picture. You conveyed her cuteness well.

I just went with whatever came naturally for me and took the Hanako path. It was a real emotional rollercoaster, and the good ending left me crying. It was one of the best love stories I've read to date.
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Sicno Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Hi, I used your art for a Hanako themed custom arcade stick. I hope you don't mind =) you can see it at [link] [link]
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
No problem at all! It looks very nice, although my art isn't that great XD
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thesilverhaze Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hanako. so pretty *v*;;;
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ghostofyourpast Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Her scars add to the beauty of the charachter. Very good/shy representation. Feels very "hanakoish". :)
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Aww, thank you :heart:
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FirstKing37 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Her scars are very beautiful and a great character mark.
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crazyhyperdick414 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Hanakooo~ <3
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rounsev Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so... much... daawwwww
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Rorene Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
hganako is proberly the one with the most depth and personality, a real.... show stopper i think, hankos story line seemed to have the most effort put into it
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xXhidden-heroXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Hanako is best girl ;-;
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videogamenerd1991 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hanako's my all-time favorite character from Katawa Shoujo!
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AreionPaulse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Photographer
I always liked to pretend that the kanji for her name was 鼻 instead of 花
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I can't help but imagining what kind of mobile phone strap thingie Hisao would have gotten for her then. Agh, this is really weird ...
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AreionPaulse Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Sounds like an idea for more fan art
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I'm surprised nobody did this yet... I shall be doing it sometime soon.
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VLK1993 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. <3 she made my heart melt. Enough said ^^
Fav!!!
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hollowdarkheart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
i cried in the end, it was a beautiful story. didnt bother going to bad ending dont wanna know.
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Oh, but I thought the bad ending was pretty cool! A little shocking, though. I wanted to finish happily, so I played the bad end first. But don't worry, nobody's harmed... physical, at least.
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DracoRincewind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
But was that her "bad ending" or her "really bad ending"?

I ask because I just finished her path and managed to get the happy ending. Many tears were shed. But now i am hesitant to go check out the bad ones. Because my imagination has been going in overdrive over what the really bad one might be.

Oh, and that is a beautiful pic of my favorite girl you did.
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you! :aww:

Well, one of the two bad endings ... just isn't bad at all. Hanako and Hisao just don't develop their relationship, and that's pretty much it, no harm done.
Don't worry about the "real" bad ending, though! No-one is really harmed, as I said. This one plays when you choose to not listen to Lilly's advice, and Hisao becomes all "Omigosh let me help you, little hurt girl". I thought it was really cool, but it's extremely sad, too, since Hanako not only ends bad with Hisao, but apparently, also with Lilly there. I hope I didn't spoilered too much... you should totally see it for yourself!
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Draezeth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You mean choosing not to listen to her advice at the very end, over the phone? The way I saw it, it was just Hisao friendzoning her. Jerk.
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Scooble Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this is supposed to be an Eroge, but I found myself genuinely caring about getting to know Hanako and her past, and wanting her to get over her shyness of people.

Most of the other routes I didn't even care about (Rin's just made me confused) but Hanako, man, she just connected with me.

I know it's just a game and imaginary (and it speaks to my character about needing to meet someone in REAL life) but it made me feel things.

Anyways, here I am gushing all over the game, and I failed to mention your picture.

Perfect capture of her shyness but warmness at the same time, what technique did you use to create the burns? I've tried it a few times I can't quite get them to look right.
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Sorry for the late reply Dx ...!

I can understand really well how you feel. Actually, a lot of people who played Katawa Shoujo got the same sensations from the game. I think that's just really nice, and a really nice reward for those, who worked so hard on the game. :)

I didn't want to make her burns all to dominant or aggressive, so I took a soft airbrush tool to draw them. I've also played around with their opacity, they're set to 60-70% or so. anyway, thank you very much :aww:
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aeror404 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finished Hanako's route too (the second I saw her, I knew she was the one I'd go for first; even in real life, I'd go for her first). I have to say I love her with all my heart. As I was reading I felt like I became Hisao, everything he said and all the choices made are exactly what I would have done. I just...I just can't describe my emotions right now save for HNNNNNNNNNNNNNG.

I'm fairly sure she is using SAI, so I would say the watercolor and regular brush. Pressure sensitivity seems critical for the veiny accents, whereas it seems to be done in a dabbing manner for the darkened skin areas, like the face. Messing with layer opacity, hue/saturation and things like that were probably done too to get the color exactly right. Sorry for not being OP so I wouldn't know exactly, but that's what I plan to do with my Hanako fanarts tomorrow.
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Mad--Jackal Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
aw Hanako is so cute.
:hug: I want to hug her. :huggle:
She's like a cute, helpless puppy

I hope the game will be release soon. Can hardly wait.
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FallenSeeker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha Wonderfully well done. Hanako was my favorite XD

I enjoy Katawa Shoujo quite a bit. Unfortunately trying to explain it to friends usually gets awkward. "It's sorta like a dating sim with disabled girls" You can imagine the accusations and jokes lol.
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maia-7 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
I totally know what you mean. I try encouraging my friends to play it from time to time, but convincing them seems completely impossible. :/ I remember that I myself freaked out when I heard about it; but when I took a look at the homepage I at least wanted to try it out, since it didn't look so bad at all.
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