Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Alunissage » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:25 am

Crud, I forgot, though I did finally manage to show Kizyr the scans when we met up at MAGfest. Which, uh, was in January.

Hm, looks like brit's pics got lost to a policy change. Well, I can probably guess what those were and replace them.

IIRC the file attachment size limit is 256K. Here are a couple of smallish pics I clipped from the scans.
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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Erroneous » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:38 am

Alunissage wrote:This new incarnation of the board has a size limit on attachments so I have to reduce a bunch of things.


I bumped up the settings, try it now and let me know if that works.

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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Alunissage » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:57 am

Okay, thanks. Let's try this one, a battle which has Tempest instead of Nash and a dress for Mia that's much more like what Lemia wears.
screenshot very random battle.jpg
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And here's the one I was thinking of with regards to the beginning of this thread. Early colored drawings of Luna and Alex to go with the mockup intro screens, showing brown hair on Luna and, yes, long black hair on Alex. Note that these drawings must be from considerably earlier in development than other pics in the same magazine, since their sprites have the familiar blue and orange hair.
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(I got an error when trying to attach a third pic.)

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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Kizyr » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:57 am

Ah ok! Here go with some of the translations (spot translations only, so some of these could be cleaned up):

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Ten looks for Nall
Lunar has amazing animation in its opening and all, but it also has plenty of characteristics in its sprites. Check out how good Nall's various expressions are!!
With 1-4 there are 100 different looks!! He's really like the party's mascot here!!


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Over 30 actively unique characters!!
In Lunar, there are over 30 individual and distinct characters that appear and either join the party or have some direct connection to the protagonist. The party itself is at most 5 people. We'll introduce the protagonist Alex, and some of the main characters in the opening act of the game.

[Below Alex's picture]
Alex and his pet (or friend!?) Nall.

[Below Luna's picture[
Luna. Right now these screenshots are being redrawn.

Alex
The protagonist. A master at playing the harp. Part of his is a little indecisive, but he's a boy with a soft heart and a bright personality.

Luna
The heroine. Being the protagonist's childhood friend, she holds onto a little affection for Alex. She's very good at singing.

Ramus
The son of the village chief and Alex's friend. He has dreams of becoming rich.

Nall
An animal that looks like a cat with wings. Alex's friend with whom he often argues!!


Huh... Looks like they knew at the time things like Luna's hair color were going to be changed. KF

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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Alunissage » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:11 am

Yeah, other things in the same issue already show Luna with blue hair. Interestingly enough, that sketch with the necklace-like trim (that got sort of incorporated into the brown-haired screenshot) isn't in the I+II artbook even as a line sketch, although other earlier versions of her design (without hair color indicated) are. That's one reason I was so pleased to get this image.

But as far as early character sketches go this has to be my favorite:
Mia Nash Jess Lemia Mel from mag.jpg
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Check out Jessica's left hand... if you can find one. This was in the following issue, IIRC.

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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Shinto-Cetra » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:49 am

Interesting. That Nall scratching is really cute. Also it looks like Mia is wearing the robes her mother does (more formal.)

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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Leoriosan » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:05 pm

There's one bit of concept art that may or may not exist anymore and was briefly alluded to in an interview with Shigema and Kubooka. Apparently, Jessica had a tail in an early design.

Kubooka: As for Jessica, I wonder how she was...

Shigema: Well, Jessica's a beastwoman, she's called a beastwoman. With six breasts or something...

Kubooka: I don't know about that (laughter).

Shigema: There wasn't that, of course. She has a tail [note: apparently he is speaking about an early design].

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Re: Small thing I noticed with the pre-release Lunar TSS shots

Postby Kizyr » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:45 pm

Leoriosan wrote:There's one bit of concept art that may or may not exist anymore and was briefly alluded to in an interview with Shigema and Kubooka. Apparently, Jessica had a tail in an early design.
Kubooka: As for Jessica, I wonder how she was...
Shigema: Well, Jessica's a beastwoman, she's called a beastwoman. With six breasts or something...
Kubooka: I don't know about that (laughter).
Shigema: There wasn't that, of course. She has a tail [note: apparently he is speaking about an early design].

Dangit Shigema, talk about a one-track mind... He's like this in nearly every interview... >.>

Anyway, if people are wondering, that interview (translated by Maou) is here: http://lunar-net.com/interviews/lunaripii4.php

Early beastman/beastwoman designs got really creative though. Leo and Mauri's early designs included them as centaurs (which really wouldn't've fit with the Lunar universe if they'd kept it... Shining Force, totally, but not Lunar). KF


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