Interest Madoka Designer Draws Artwork Inspired by Yuna Kim
posted on 2014-02-22 13:00 EST by Ederlyn Peralta
Although the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is ending soon, artwork based on athletes, such as men's figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu, continues to circulate on the internet. Junichiro Taniguchi, the chief animation director of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, drew Homura Akemi as a figure skater to honor South Korea's Yuna Kim.
On his Twitter page, Junichiro Taniguchi titled his artwork, "Homu Yuna." In this artwork, Junichiro Taniguchi captures the elegance and passion in figure skating which are qualities shown in Yuna Kim's performances.
Dubbed "The Queen" and "The Ice Queen" in South Korea, Kim was the gold medalist for women's figure skating in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, and placed silver in Sochi.
Update: Japanese fans have also noted that the costume of Elena Igorevna Radionova looks like Final Fantasy VI's Tina/Terra (as drawn by Yoshitaka Amano):
Even Final Fantasy developer Takashi Tokita joined the thousands who retweeted the comparisons:
このラジオノワちゃんって天野喜孝版ティナにしか見えないってずっと言ってるのに周りにスケート好きのFFプレイ済人がいないから誰にも通じない pic.twitter.com/7dohTQBSeQ— おおかみ (@maverick_wolf) February 21, 2014
[Via Hachima Kikō]
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