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Blade Under Mask F.A.Q

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 2, 2015, 4:18 PM

Q: What is ‘Blade Under Mask’? 

A: It’s a comic project, currently under development by WhiteMantis with the help of Marcotonio

Q: Where I can read it? 

A: For now, nowhere. It’s not done yet. 

Q: When will it be done? 

A: Hopefully, 2015! When the first idea sprouted in 2011, we had no idea the project was going to be this much of a saga. The script is 90% done and after that, some visual research and planning will still be necessary, but we are really eager to start getting our hands dirty. 

Q: How will it be distributed? 

A: Online. For free! We believe a good story is worth sharing. But should you be interested in some extra content (or being an early reader), we’ll set up a Patreon during the ongoing publishing and Kickstart every printed volume when they’re ready. 

Q: How long will the story be? 

A: Expect a couple hundred pages. Currently, we haven’t settled if it will fit into 3 or 4 volumes. 

Q: What is ‘Blade Under Mask’ about? 

A: In short, it tells the story of Asazaki Nae, an orchid mantis maiko who suffers from hallucinations and constant nightmares, and her struggle to live with them and discover their cause while still working her way to become a full-fledged geisha.

You can read a longer synopsis here: 

Asazaki Nae is a young orchid mantis maiko, an apprentice geisha, living her daily routine in the Asazaki teahouse alongside her adoptive family: Asami, her strict mother, and Tetsuo, her older brother. Her calm life is turned upside down when she starts seeing horrendous, inexplicable figures that only she can see, just a few days before the ceremony that will mark her transition from maiko to full geisha. 

Doubting her own grip on reality and afraid to seek help for fear of accusations of insanity that could ruin her future as a geisha, she starts sinking into her own mind. Between hallucinations and etiquette, Nae tries to keep sober on her feet and succeed in the trials to become one of the highly esteemed entertainers she’s always admired, as the world outside slowly becomes unrecognizable. 

Q: Can I create a fancharacter? 

A: Yes, you can. Be aware we haven’t given out much info about Blade Under Mask’s universe yet, though. So you might find your character to be off later.

Once we’re deeper in the production of the story, we intend on releasing a “starter kit” for world/character building so you don’t get lost. 

Q: Can I draw fanart of your characters? 

A: Of course! I always love receiving fanart! I’m not really fond of blatant porn of Nae, but tasteful nudity is okay. Heh. Yes I know, I did it in the past but I really regret doing so. I obviously can’t change the past, but I can control my future.


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tingocomics Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Beauty work, eu fique apaixonado por Nae, Eu gostei de todos os personagens,Seria ótimo ver um anime com eles,Espero ver muito mais,Algum dia eu vou fazer umafantart deles ;P
Artplur Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Your art is beautiful!!
seandunkley Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know why I didn't follow your page sooner!  Beautiful work!!!
Lunamoon6657 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is for you senpai!💗✨…
RoyalMann Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super interesting, love the exo-skeleton concept. Do keep it up 
Zabaso Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Artist
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PenultimateN Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Bugs make my skin crawl. Nothing skeevs me out faster than a close-up picture of an insect, as cool as they are.

Your 'bugs' are beautiful. You're rad and your characters are rad.
agataylor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Só queria avisar que o link pro seu tumblr aqui na página principal redireciona pra uma página dentro do dA (essa: ) ao invés de redirecionar pro tumblr :U
Pode ser algo do meu browser aqui, sei lá xD mas de qualquer forma achei válido avisar :)
bluu-J Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omgosh ;7; your art is very lovely
Mathaeuz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm eager to see what story content shall sprout amidst those beautifully concepted characters.
Don't let us wait long!
HellCrypton Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love your art ^^ It look so elegant and awesome :o  
I just wish insects and so looked like your art. Then some of em wouldn't look so scary, like the spiders. Oo
MononokeHimeSan200 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
I really enjoy your artwork c: I only wish to see more of it soon~ If possible I'd like to ask your help in designing a Kimono for one of my characters Nise Sonzai c:
Rhodotus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art makes me wanna cry like oh my god how is this possible i bow to your amazing-ness.
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MononokoDrawing Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art^^ but i have a question: is blade under mask a Comic?
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heckkin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
man your art is very interesting 
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DesIuIu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
i never thought bugs could be this cute and beautiful omg

thank you
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iDisturbed Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh hey, sorry for the sudden tidal wave of faves, i am just in LOVE with your gallery- so beautiful. I'm going to have to watch you- keep up the good work!
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TheSnoapz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, i've been watching you for some time now and I just really admire and love your art- your ocs, the colors, and everything! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of art application do you use? I'm currently using PTS but everyone says there is better apps than that and I'm on the hunt for one :D
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ZeroMKlX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
In the name of all that is holy, YOUR WORK IS JAW DROPPING!!!

I am not even kidding! I've been looking for art that's unique and meaningful for AGES!

You, my good friend that I've only recently met, deserve an award!
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