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As We Remember Her by GrummanCat As We Remember Her by GrummanCat
The completion of Chapter 11 is making me sentimental about the days of old and "Happy" Asuka. So I felt like putting out a new view of her in all her glory. Enjoy!

Reminder- Chapter 11 of my Evangelion webcomic is NOW ONLINE! It can be found here
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Chapters 1-10 can be found on Smackjeeves
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never remembered Asuka like that; my earliest memory of her is a red spandex-clad fist crashing into the bridge of my nose.
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GrummanCat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Well, this particular picture refers to my Evangelion webcomic. In other words, this is what Asuka was like before the events of chapter 7.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It still feels wildly out of character.
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GrummanCat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Well, it's a piece of promotional artwork and studios commonly take characters momentarily out of character for promotional reasons. For example, this is a piece of official Gainax artwork, but would you ever see Rei and Asuka embracing like this during the series?
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Likewise, the above is an image done to promote my webcomic with no context at all within the story I've written. As far as the comic itself goes, I've gotten good marks from my readers for keeping Asuka well in character, so I'm not too worried about that. Promotional works like this provide a wider latitude for working with a canon character.
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ulltraz Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
a very pretty image!!!
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, old school Asuka... but no complains here!
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xmeout3715 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. Asuka is very shiny, when happy.
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SaltyOsprey Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a difference between being sexy and slutty and this crosses the line. The Asuka I know isn't a piece of eye candy, she's a strong, beautiful, independent woman. I doubt you'd ever see Asuka like this in the anime, and she only acted seductive towards shinji to make him uncomfortable and to throw him off guard. This is a well done piece of art, but it's just too suggestive.
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GrummanCat Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I strongly disagree that a woman in a bikini is automatically slutty. The pose could be just as natural in any variety of clothing, and the Asuka of the anime was perfectly comfortable in a 2 piece swimsuit. The reason for that was because she had just enough vanity to be proud of her body (especially around Shinji as you might recall from both the manga and the anime).
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SaltyOsprey Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm, sound logic. I understand what you mean, and I'd like to retract some of my previous statements. Thank you for responding in an intelligent and mature manner, this piece makes a lot more sense now. While I'd still rather see Asuka being a bit less suggestive, I respect that there is an audience for everything and you did a very good job with this piece. Thank you.
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