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Asa-Shojo Style Teen Sim

by Ponderosa Posted 21st Jun 2013 at 2:11 PM - Updated 21st Jun 2013 at 3:13 PM by Ponderosa
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Hi all! It's summer again! Woo!

I'm in art school, and the general art school attitude is that manga is not art. I do not know if this is overexposure on the part of the teachers ("I'm so glad to be visiting your school! I draw manga!") or if they honestly believe it's not art because it's commercial (and, sadly, many teachers do). Regardless of the reasons, I think this does a great disservice to the comic artists and Japanese modern art in general.

The shojo, or "young woman" manga style was developed specifically for teenage and young adult girls. As such, it focuses heavily on the emotional, and so the character design is centered on which parts of the human face display the most emotion. As such, those features--such as the eyes and mouth--are augmented, while the less-emotional features, such as the nose and chin, are downplayed. This makes for a very cutesy, childlike appearance, and facial expressions and emotional reactions are usually very cartoonish in nature. Additionally, since shojo is marketed to women, the colors tend to be bright and the drawings very intricate and "pretty," often with a certain "sparkle."

And so I present Asa, a teen female sim with a shojo twist. Her eyes have been enlarged and framed with the long, dark lashes typical of many shojo manga, while her nose and chin are more subtle. In her creation, I had hoped to work with the theory behind shojo while still keeping the Sim style intact. Two versions are included, one with a pink/blue color scheme and the other with a green/copper color scheme. She wears the traditional Japanese sailor uniform, with a plaid skirt and black Mary Janes.

Please note:
  • Asa wears a recolor of the Japanese schoolgirl uniform from Sims Island, as well as a streaked recolor of ZombieJill's awesome edit of Nouk's Huge Double Ponies. You must download both these meshes for Asa to display properly.
  • Asa's eyebrows are recolors of -Shady-'s lovely Smooth Brows, used with permission.

Thank you, and, as always, happy simming.

Custom Content by Me:
- Asa Blue
- Shady brows recolor
- Manga Eyes Magenta
- ZombieJill recolor magenta
- Sims Islands Recolor blue
- Asa Green
- Shady brows recolor
- Manga Eyes Green
- ZombieJill recolor red
- Sims Islands recolor green

Custom Content Included:
- False lashes #1 by bruno
- FleursDuMal -Amaranthus- by bruno
- Golden Grace skin by Enayla
- FleursDuMal -Narcissus- by bruno

Additional Credits:
ZombieJill for the awesome alpha edit's of Nouk's Double Ponies mesh
Shady for allowing me to recolor her eyebrows

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 21st Jun 2013 at 3:14 PM
I hate when instructors at art colleges say that "Manga isn't art". I feel as if it is art because you can express yourself on so many levels with it. Manga is very fluid. Like you said, teachers get tired of seeing manga inspired works and now they consider it as not an art.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 27th Jul 2013 at 2:59 PM
Love the sim you've made, Ponderosa

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