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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The epic of Aegisub-tan

A while ago, jfs and I thought that it would be interesting to have a mascot for Aegisub, similar to the OS-tans from Futaba. She would be a chibi-style mascot, wearing light plate armor and holding a staff, and she would be seen in places like the splash screen, or in "loading" and "Aegisub crashed" dialogs, with different expressions to show her "mood" (e.g. crying when Aegisub crashes).

So we tried to contact several different artists, and many of them seemed to be quite interested in drawing at least a concept for her - but all of them eventually gave up. Is there any hope for an Aegisub-tan?

This is the description that I posted on the Wiki article (a little modified):

  • "Chibi" style, 2 to 3 heads tall.
  • Long white hair.
  • On her left hand, she holds Aegis, the program's name giver (this).
  • On her right hand, she holds a magic baton (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha style) with a cog in it. This represents Automation.
  • Below her knee, on her chest, shoulders and hands, she wears red light armor plating, matching the shield. These should be simple, but curvy and shiny. Above all, they should look very light (as in, opposite of heavy).
  • Below her armor, she wears grey (black?) tights. They cover her body and legs, but not her arms or neck.
  • Also on her head, she wears a black/grey (same colour as underlying clothes?) beret.

(Keep in mind that the above description is NOT set on stone, and is just how I visualized her).

I even attempted to draw her myself. This is my pathetic attempt:

At this moment, many people lost hope in an Aegisub-tan. We even considered paying an artist to draw her, but nobody was really interested in donating money to the cause.

In conclusion: does anyone feel like drawing her? What we really need at first, I believe, is a high-resolution concept art, to go on splash, logo, t-shirts, etc. After that, we would need several small vectors of her doing many different things, but it'll be much easier to find artists to draw THOSE after we have a final concept drawn.

If you're interested, please leave a comment!

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  1. this is a horrible gimmick which makes the program seem even more "LOL ANIME" than it already is, just sayin'

  2. What color should her eyes be? .. mmh

  3. @Anonymous: Maybe blue like the program icon?

  4. In Asia, it is very rare to have green eyes. So, take green eyes :D

  5. got bored and did a fan art, if you need me its (

  6. oh sry, don't email me, thats my msn :P

  7. AMZ, check the AnimeSuki thread you made. Left you a rough draft of her for ya.

  8. OK, thanks everyone for your feedback! We'll let you all know once we've decided something. :)

  9. I tried making my version before I go to my language course(so no clean lines beacause I'm in a hurry):
    I just noticed that I forgot the hat. I'll add that later if you like her.

  10. Y'know, it might just be me, but I kinda like seeing Akari and President Aria every time I start up Aegisub ^__^ it's nice and calming...

  11. Nice day. I am interested in your idea of the AegiSub-Tan... I would like to be able to communicate with you to be referenced better in this regard, and get to work. Thank you. My email is:

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