Hey, everybody. Antoni here. I have just hit a new DeviantArt milestone, as I have reached exactly 600 watchers. I also want to extend my joy and gratitude to ForkDork, SportyArtist, Aurinn-N, pink-hudy, Inumaru101, Jupitrie, Rikakittie, nagellackentferner, niziolek, amethyst-rose, yellowberries, jasric, wtfisabluecornmoon, PourSomeSugarOnMeee, Hillygon, FEN-OSHI, Da-Chiko-Muffin, Meggie94, hyuniinyu, jolabrodnica, BechnoKid, MariusWales, Gothica9, PurfectPrincessGirl, Brzozan, RoperMachi, MushyBee, TheGalacticDragon, X-Vintage–Owl-X, ArtRemaker4000, BluThing67, richardhibbard, MagaMoonkyArt210, SpiritMiserably, selma11, chikisingergrl, TheBenAlpha, DontbeModest, Danigthssj5, propimol, and Beanie122001 who celebrated their birthdays over a week ago all the way up to today, thus making my fan art collage also a birthday gift to all of you wonderful artists. I hope you all had wonderful birthdays, and I wish you a lot of love, joy, prosperity, abundance, happiness, beauty, and strength in your lives as artists and as people.
Since this is the month of love, I thought it would be appropriate that my fan art collage shall focus on my beloved OTPs (Namontack x Basuli, Kocoum x Tarzan, Poison Ivy x Harley Quinn, Inuyasha x Ayame, Ginta x Shunran, Ichise x Ran, Kiba x Cheza, Kohaku x Rin, Chase Young x Kimiko Tohomiko, Arnold x Phoebe, Gerald x Rhonda, Robin x Raven, Zuko x Katara, Beast Boy x Terra, and Kevin Levin x Gwen Tennyson), romantic multi-shippings (Basuli x Hercules x Tarzan, George of the Jungle x Hercules x Maugli, Namontack x George of the Jungle, Kocoum x Maugli, and George of the Jungle x Hercules x Maugli), platonically fraternal relationships (Sesshoumaru, Shuran, and Hakkaku; George of the Jungle, Basuli, Tarzan, and Maugli; and Namontack, Kocoum, and Hercules), and families (The Splendid Seven consisting of Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran; The Super Strong Jungle Septet consisting of Namontack, Kocoum, Hercules, George of the Jungle, Basuli, Tarzan, and Maugli; The Pensive Quartet consisting of Ichise, Kiba, Ran, and Cheza; and The Fabulous Four consisting of Robin, Zuko, Raven, and Katara). Let us all soak in love that comes in both platonic and romantic forms.
George of the Jungle, Basuli, Tarzan, and Maugli aka Chief Keewazi’s four most beloved sons are really fortunate to have life partners in Namontack, Kocoum, and Hercules, especially since Basuli and Tarzan are happily married to Namontack and Kocoum, although all of these muscular jungle warriors are in a collectively polyamorous relationship; with Basuli and Tarzan also loving Hercules unconditionally as well as George and Maugli being just as loving towards Namontack, Kocoum and even Hercules. Hercules has also inherited his father Zeus’s virile charisma and charm, as he considers Namontack, Kocoum, George of the Jungle, Basuli, Tarzan, and Maugli to be his happily wedded husbands, thus making a handsome harem for himself that is rife with unconditional love, surprisingly healthy synergy, and gorgeous harmony. Even their progeny love living in a home where there are a whopping seven fathers. Zeus, Chief Powhatan, and Chief Keewazi could not have been any happier with their sons.
The Splendid Seven was the result of forming character constellations of my seven most favourite Inuyasha characters; Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran. I always believed they deserved so much better. So, why not bring them together to be akin to one tight-knit family? And it worked. Take my main BroT3 in Sesshoumaru, Shuran, and Hakkaku as well as my two main OTPs in Inuyasha x Ayame and Ginta x Shunran and you get The Splendid Seven who can kick demons’ butts one moment and be united as one family the next. Adding in their children, including Kohaku and Rin, would make their family even more complete as well as prolong their mighty bloodline. They are also adaptable in various scenarios whether in their native Feudal Era Japan or in the modern twenty-first-century era or as jungle warrior kings and queens. However, my most favourite scenario for The Splendid Seven would be having them as jungle warriors because this gives them the opportunity to let their feral sides loose, especially when Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta give Tarzan’s might a run for his money and Ayame and Shunran can put Sheena’s fierceness to shame. Hopefully, I could make The Splendid Seven adapt to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universe by having them be the Inurangers, but that is another story.
My love for Texhnolyze and Wolf’s Rain as some of my most favourite anime series of all time has also motivated me to be a loyal Ichise x Ran and Kiba x Cheza partisan. Love these couples or feel indifferent to them, they have always sealed the deal for me as genuine couples with boundless chemistry. Furthermore, the notion of Ichise, Kiba, Ran, and Cheza being best friends, allies, and surrogate family members to Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran was also really appealing to the point where I felt very compelled to have them this way. I am ecstatic to have kept these two couples and these four individuals close to my heart.
Going beyond my usual fare of talking about anything and everything related to Inuyasha, Texhnolyze, and Wolf’s Rain plus my Disney’s Tarzan AU headcanon where I made George, Basuli, Tarzan, and Maugli brothers who are happily married to Namontack, Kocoum, and Hercules, I also have to mention the undeniable love I have for Poison Ivy x Harley Quinn from Batman the Animated Series, Arnold x Phoebe and Gerald x Rhonda from Hey Arnold; Robin x Raven and Beast Boy x Terra from Teen Titans 2003; Zuko x Katara from Avatar the Last Airbender, and Kevin x Gwen from Ben 10: Alien Force. Long story short, I have been pairing these couples ever since I was a little kid of seven years old with the Hey Arnold ones, especially Arnold x Phoebe, until I was a youth between the ages of eleven and sixteen with the rest of the couples. Regardless of the many occasions I would have loved to draw them, they have always found a special place in my heart.
I also want to extend my gratitude to ModernEddy01, PinkPlasticPrincess, BrickercupMasterX3, and BeardedLuckDragon for all of their encouragement, specifically where art contests and art trades were concerned. You have definitely helped me find the joy in creating fan art in the series I am most passionate about.
I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the next submission. A huge thank you once again to all of my 600 DeviantArt watchers for keeping up with me in everything I have been doing thus far. Take care, stay safe, and keep on spreading the love, everybody.
Hercules, Namontack, Basuli, Kocoum, and Tarzan from Hercules, Pocahontas, and Tarzan belong to Disney and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
George of the Jungle belongs to Jay Ward.
Maugli from The Adventures of Mowgli belong to Rudyard Kipling, Roman Davydov, Leonid Belokurov, and Soyuzmultifilm.
Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn from Batman the Animated Series belong to DC Comics, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Warner Bros. Animation.
Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, Shunran, Kohaku, and Rin from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
Ichise and Ran from Texhnolyze belong to Hiroshi Hamasaki, Chiaki J. Konaka, Yoshitoshi ABe, and Madhouse.
Kiba and Cheza from Wolf’s Rain belong to Keiko Nobumoto and BONES.
Arnold Shortman, Phoebe Heyerdahl, Rhonda Wellington Lloyd, and Gerald Johanssen from Hey Arnold belong to Craig Bartlett and Nickelodeon.
Chase Young and Kimiko Tohomiko from Xiaolin Showdown belong to Christy Hui and Kids’ WB.
Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, and Terra from Teen Titans belong to Glen Murakami, David Slack, DC Comics, Warner Brothers Animation, and Cartoon Network.
Zuko and Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender belong to Bryan Konietzko, Michael DiMartino, and Nickelodeon.