This piece of Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Hakkaku, Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran fan art is dedicated to mickeyelric11, VoxVulpina, and TheTrainMrMenPonyFan who are celebrating their birthdays today. So, I wish you a lot of love, joy, and prosperity on your very special days, in your lives as artists and as people, and a very blessed First Advent. Furthermore, this is my entry for this year’s Red Ribbon Reviewers’ submissions as well as this year’s Inuvember submission. Now, I present to you, Sesshoumaru with his younger brothers from other mothers, Shuran and Hakkaku; Inuyasha with his younger brother from another mother, Ginta; and Ayame with her younger sister from another mister, Shunran. Combine them together and they make a very strong family regardless of rank.
In the mighty African jungle, Sesshoumaru the high priest, Inuyasha the king, and Ayame the queen may be super strong, formidably fierce, and amazingly authoritative, but they are never truly powerful without the help of their respective surrogate younger siblings, Shuran and Hakkaku for Sesshoumaru, Ginta for Inuyasha, and Shunran for Ayame. Whether it is Shuran and Hakkaku pledging their everlasting loyalty to Sesshoumaru, Ginta showing his boundless admiration to Inuyasha or Shunran loving Ayame to bits, there is no doubt that their respective platonic relationships are filled to the brim with support, allegiance, and unconditional love.
Sesshoumaru may be the Kavandavanda to Shuran’s Kaj, Bundroc, and/or Malb’yat and to Hakkaku’s Ogdli or Arok, but these three have a dynamic fraternal bond. Sesshoumaru may not always know it, but both Shuran and Hakkaku would risk their lives to keep him safe and well. In turn, Sesshoumaru would endeavour to do meditation, spar in judo, jujitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, and boxing with them, and help both Shuran and Hakkaku become a lot stronger as warriors and as individuals who are capable of standing on their own two feet. Whether Sesshoumaru makes Shuran in charge of bringing in the sacrificial victim and Hakkaku in charge of sending messages or all three of them demonstrate power in the battlefield by combining Sesshoumaru’s combat prowess, Shuran’s strength, and Hakkaku’s stamina, their unbreakable bond signifies the collective strength they have as a fine trio of brothers.
Inuyasha’s and Ginta’s brand of jungle warrior king brotherhood could give Conan and Zula, Anabebe and Tar-Chan, Namontack and Kocoum, Basuli and Tarzan a run for their money because of how greatly supportive they are to each other, thus demonstrating firmly interpersonal perseverance even when the chips are down. Inuyasha and Ginta are the classic case of combining brawny muscle with virile charm to concoct a harmonious mixture of being a valorous warrior. They even enjoy sparring in various close-contact combat sports, such as wrestling, kickboxing, jujitsu, Pankration, and boxing as well as weightlifting and power-lifting in order to test each others’ physical prowess. Overlooking the amount of muscle they bulk up and the endurance they possess, Inuyasha’s and Ginta’s brotherhood is based on true unconditional love, allegiance, and respect, as Inuyasha finds Ginta’s courage laudable, and Ginta finds Inuyasha’s strength worthy of all aspiration. Therefore, Inuyasha and Ginta will always be in each others’ lives as the closest of brothers.
Ayame and Shunran are jungle warrior queen sisters through and through, and their collective might is enough to make Sarabi, Sarafina, Nala, Vitani, and Kiara as well as Mufasa, Simba, Kopa, Kovu, and Kion bow down to them in sheer reverence because of their formidability and stamina. When combined together, Ayame’s beauty, brawn, and brain are enough to make Shanna the She-Devil envious of her, while Shunran’s unearthly beauty and femininity could make Sheena just as envious. Therefore, they can duke it out as effectively as their darling big brothers-in-law, Sesshoumaru, Shuran, and Hakkaku, and their respective husbands, Inuyasha and Ginta, for Ayame’s strength, stamina, and speed compliments Shunran’s agility, flexibility, and quick reflexes. Their passion for testing each others’ speed, strength, and stamina through sparring matches in jujitsu, judo, and kickboxing, running marathons, swimming races, and swinging vines demonstrates how much they are willing to challenge each other to grow as warriors and as individuals. As for their sisterhood, Ayame always cherishes Shunran’s kindness and genuineness, while Shunran appreciates Ayame’s compassion and protection.
Whether you prefer the allegiance and respect found in Sesshoumaru’s, Shuran’s, and Hakkaku’s brotherhood, the boundless support found in Inuyasha’s and Ginta’s brotherhood or the unconditional love found in Ayame’s and Shunran’s sisterhood, these three platonic relationships shine ever so brightly. Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, and Ayame are fortunate to have Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran in their lives as their respective younger siblings from other mothers, and Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran are blessed to have Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, and Ayame as their respective older siblings from other mothers. Familial harmony in the jungle never looked so phenomenal.
I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the final Inuvember submission of this year. Take care, stay safe, and keep on spreading that jungle sibling love, everybody.
Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Hakkaku, Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.