Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

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    1. Samladdy on

      Very impressive, wish I could draw like this

    2. Orm on

      Oh god, Shantae in her jammies is so cute it's killing me!
      *hurk blarg dead*

    3. G'Alexander "TheOGB" on

      Oh snap, Mariel Cartwright on this joint? Yes please!

      Also, put Shantae in Skullgirls, Mike Z pls, etc.

    4. DreamDrop♥ on

      #Shantae4SSB4 #Shantae4SG2

    5. Nick Colucci on

      With Mariel on the project, I now know that Shantae's alluring hip gyrations are in the best possible hands.

    6. Gary Stewart on

      Nice interview. Jammie Shantae for the win.

      Never played Skullgirls. I know Bozon has interest of Shantae being in Skullgirls but I wouldn't know how well Shantae would fit in the Skullgirls world. But I'd love to see Shantae do a crossover in some form (even Super Smash Bros.)

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    8. Thomas Boehnlein on

      I got into Skullgirls because I wanted to get the Mane6 access to their fighting engine. Very very impressed with the animation. Mariel is an asset to the industry for sure. WayForward is lucky to have her working for them.

    9. Matt & Joey on

      Great to see an interview with the animator. I think I've said it before but the animations look great. They're really fluid and Shantae is drawn very cute. Of course I love to see hand-animation so I have nothing but praise, keep up the good work! ^-^

    10. Tyrone Wested

      Awesome this is a must for me now

    11. Korius on

      *takes out list of people I admire and writes down Mariel's name*

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      GuardianE on

      Yay, Mariel! Love your Skullgirls work.

    13. Amani on

      Can't praise the animation in Skullgirls and Half-Genie Hero enough; really wanna start doing some of my own. In the mean time, what else has she worked on...go go gadget Wiki!

    14. Jake Pangares on

      So epic! Keep on keepin' on Mariel!

    15. Bryant Almonte on

      I'm curious to know if her penname is Kinuko.

    16. Andre Borges on

      10/10 would marry.
      I wasn't that familiar with Shantae before, but when I saw the video on this KS I immediately fell in love with the character design and animation. That's what made me support this project and learn more about the series, and now I call myself a fan of wayforward's work :3
      Give this lady a medal.

    17. Jason on

      I'm not even kidding when I say that Shantae should get a guest spot in Skullgirls.

      I'm not and Mariel you should take this suggestion seriously please. Just run it by Lab Zero and think about it. Maybe not until late 2014 or whenever but this is a really good idea waiting to happen.

    18. lizard81288 on

      Shantae is SkullGirls would be awesome!

    19. Bruno Serafim on

      Ha, I thought I knew her from somewhere, turns out she actually did animations for Cryamore as well! Her profile picture is the same in the Cryamore kickstarter page.

    20. Neonie on

      I didn't much care for the character design of Skull Girls but really enjoy her art and animation for Shantea. Character design is everything for me I guess haha.

    21. Dan Murphy on

      Haha oh snap! I backed cryamore.

    22. Fitzpatrick Phillips on

      Oh man, no wonder the animations look so slick. So Awesome.

    23. Jack B on

      Watched that GIF at the end for way too long. Gorgeous animation!

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      Lorenz Jugel on

      Nice interview. Lovely gif at the end, too. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Jens mogensen on

      Welcome to the team, Mariel :-)

    26. Vince Vazquez

      Oh man - I LOVE me some Skullgirls'! My favorite fighting game of the past generation, actually - it's just too perfectly designed. A brilliant, thoughtful combo of being accessible, balanced, and having depth. And the style of the visuals and music, and that animation? It's all... um, delicious? Yes. That's the word I will go with - delicious!

      The talent behind Shantae here is getting ridiculous, you guys! :)

    27. TeamShantae on

      I adore Mariel Cartwright's art style! This cements how high-quality this game will be!

    28. Thom Snow on

      Favorite game FF7? She's a keeper!

    29. Nick Crandall on

      Why is she so white here?? I'm cancelling my pledge. She never even wore that outfit before.

    30. Nick Crandall on

      But in all seriousness, I feel kinda bad for her. And anyone else who worked on Shantae. Their work is getting criticized for a choice of skin tone. Now I understand if she was green or something, but come on.

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      Grahav on

      Way Forward + Vee + Mariel

      Real dream team.

      Mariel is a very beautifull name, first hearding it.

    32. Dan Murphy on

      Skullgirls needs to be on wiiu so I can out what the hype is about.