[Fanfic/Fanart] Unit 6 HQ

DandareDandare
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edited June 22, 2016 in Fan Media

Introduction

"Dual Phase" is my small-time Fanfic/Fanart project based on GitS setting but using original characters inspired in a good part by the ongoing game (mostly I've planned their respective skills to be somewhat: interesting if they were to appear in GitSSAC:FA). Two of my "character projects/game fanarts" are available in Artwork section on steam (both were also posted by me on Game's FB but it's a harder to find thing). I decided to share a little bit of fanfic setting and the additional info on already shown characters.

The timeline of "Dual Phase" is set on year 2036 (2 years after Solid State Society events). Leading to it are following events:

- During 2025 after World War IV crisis and "Laughing Man" incident the topic of 'Cyber Terrorism" becomes urgent issue for UN and separate European countries governments.
- In year 2027 a new UN initiative under codename D.P.S. (Defense Protocol System) gets officially approved. Based on similar successful projects including formation of Japanese "Section 9". The initiative is meant to create small Unit sections of Anti-terrorist squads specialized in fighting against cyber terrorism. Teams are meant to be elite selected and further trained by UN.
- In 2029 first three D.P.S. units are officially established in Germany, Poland and England. In following years they amass good number of achievements and earn trust for the project.
- In 2032 another two new Units are formed in France and Republic of South Africa respectively
- In 2036 after long period of negotiations formation of 6th D.P.S. Unit based in Japan gets approved by Japanese government. The operation receives codename "Dual Phase"

Now onto the particular characters of Unit 6:

Muramasa "Doujigiri" Koryou

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Koryou is meant to be field commander of Unit 6. Although she is in fact very young for someone of her rank, she is actually 22 during the 'Dual Phase' storyline. Her 'frame' appearance is solely based on her preferences as she's (much Alike to Major Motoko of Section 9) nearly fully a cyborg. In 2023 right before start of Second Korean War her family was visiting Siam Peninsula regions and their company helicopter fell a victim to one of few very first acts of terrorism which became excuse for the war. With both of her parents dead - Koryou became sole survivor of explosion and following crash, but since her body was beyond saving only her brain and majority of spinal cord was saved. Adopted soon after at age of 12 by one of her relatives Koryou decided to follow a military training and education. Helpfully her adoptive father was high rank officer of JSDF. Thanks to her talents she quickly became renown young officer and soon after got enlisted into D.P.S. initiative as Unit Field Commander for newly forming Japanese branch.

There is a dual reason for Koryou's rank in D.P.S.. One officially claimed is her outstanding education and military training records which in fact mention her as one of best current Japanese CQC specialists and instructor with expertise in 5 fighting styles including 8th Dan in Karate and Kendo. Other is the fact that she is a heir to distinguished family. Surprisingly her heritage "Muramasa Fine Arts" is an artisan family based company with a long history within Japan. It is however a very respected family based company with certain degree of political influence. Looking for a good foothold for new Japanese D.P.S. branch UN took it into consideration as the initiative would certainly require political back up from within the Japan.

Koryou's personality is somewhat tease in normal circumstances. She is very intelligent individual and seems to enjoy being sarcastic. During the operations however she often would become practically emotionless. It's her default trained mental state. Being faced with severe challenge however and especially left on her own she would actually start to 'enjoy' the situation, so it is not uncommon to see her grinning widely while faced with life or death situation or simply after finding a fine opponent. Although it is a slightly psychotic tendency, people knowing her refer to it simply as Koryou being 'in her groove' and advise to not get in her way if possible once it happens. Being born and raised in Japan she did learn about Section 9 activities and even some operation cases during her time with JSDF and in Military Academy. She became something alike to a 'fangirl' towards Major Motoko admiring her skills and achievements.

In Unit 6 she is a CQC specialist/instructor, trap-master and most of all field commanding officer.

Sukezane Noriko

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Being merely nineteen years old Noriko is both: youngest Unit 6 member and youngest individual enlisted into D.P.S. project. Circumstances for that are peculiar as she haves in fact criminal record since the age of twelve. Noriko is an orphan. Since birth she had severe genetic disorder causing an atrophy to parts of her spinal cord and subsequently her legs. Seeing it as opportunity for human implantation research Megatech decided to 'invest' in Noriko. By the age of 9 she already had a multiple experimental brain chips implanted into her along with an equally experimental at the time spinal cord stimulator. Surprisingly Noriko was doing fine with all that treatment and as a matter of fact she was even showing exponentially good skills at hacking and information gathering. At age of 12 Noriko went somewhat rogue. She breached Japanese government network defences and was able to access some of the top secret informations a government had to offer. Learning about hackers identity the government was amazed and decided to 'supervise' her. Especially since it was claimed by her in her testimony that her actions were just dictated by her 'having fun' doing such thing.

Up until age of fourteen Noriko was in fact unable to walk on her own as her legs did not develop properly due to severe flaws in their nerve system. This lead to a surgery at which entirety of her legs was replaced with a cybernetic ones. Their quality was a state-of-art military grade at the time of operation and ever since in last five years they were heavily upgraded twice. She also learned very quickly as to how to use them as well as she took peculiar interest in athletic activities and martial arts. Surprisingly she proved to be able to score outstanding results in both of those matters

Noriko bears a happy-go-lucky personality which does not seem to fade in any kind of situation. It is not weird for her to 'crack a joke' in weird situations. Surprisingly enough Noriko does not seem overly intelligent (more like a ditz in fact) so it's anyone's guess as to how possibly her outstanding hacking skills work.

In Unit 6 she is mid-range combat and infiltration specialist. She is also 1st choice to send on 'Search and Destroy' missions due to uncanny intuition and unorthodox combat tactics

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So.... how do You like it :D?
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  • DandareDandare
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    edited June 20, 2016

    Coming soon:

    -There is a plan in motion for creating Fanarts of Raziel, Lumos and Disrespect as Section 9 (or possibly Unit 6) operatives. I have for now needed information and permission given only from Raziel however.
    -Unit 6 is planned as a 6 people unit with 5 field operatives and 1 supervisor. Divided by gender: there will be 3 female and 3 male characters
    -By September I plan on creating small (yep, in colour... all my fans ask about it, why?!) artbook (and possibly single art mini posters). If given permission I would like to use it as a fair-use merchandise during Irish conventions (namely Akumakon is my target for now as it's open for artists applications on September and held on January which would not collide with my work)
    -Some 'item arts' with descriptions are planned for Unit 6 weapons and gadgets. This would include dually wielded by Noriko "Seburo R-12 Dozer" which was originally designed by Landgravecustoms. I did get their permission to design my own specs for this weapon in accordance to my character. There will be also some classical epic Masamune Shirow designs included like favoured by Koryou "Seburo C-X" as well as my own series and game inspired designs. As to how it might look: one of earlier such examples (sorry, not exactly cyberpunk but... it's my best so far I guess ^^; ):

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    And just for 'eye-candy', a character for which I did design those battle-gauntlets while wearing them:

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  • VenkmanVenkman
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    edited June 20, 2016
    @Dandare

    Cool stuff! Nice work, keep it up! I like the backstories and such :)
    Dandare
  • DandareDandare
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    edited June 20, 2016
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    Venkman said:

    @Dandare

    Cool stuff! Nice work, keep it up! I like the backstories and such :)
    Thanks a lot !

    No doubt I would like to continue and I will ... unless devs forbid me to do so XD

    I must thank @UrODelA s well for the likes :D Recently for few years I treat those almost like a fuel for motivation. It always helps artist's pyche to know someon likes his doodles :3

    VenkmanUrODelA
  • UrODelAUrODelA
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    edited June 20, 2016
    ...nothing hurts more than to have a head full of rooms ( ideas) but not the key ( quill) to unlock them; to let people inside and to show them the vision. i'm thankful for every artist and the gift of bringing impalpable thoughts into our midst!

    @Dandare ...i really like what i'm seeing here; and i can see the amount of work & dedication too ^^
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  • DandareDandare
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    edited June 24, 2016
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    Yep, still with no confirmed permission, so I turned it into a game of guessing of sorts. I may only hope that people involved would not be angry and would like the result of my artistic attempt :P

    So the question is: can You guys identify those two individuals?. As a hint to anyone who watched last live-stream - the "rocking low pigtails girl" will soon enough get her full-body S9 operative lineart with favored Heckler & Koch MP7 (and my wild hope is that she would not be angry at how it looks so far ^^; )

    PS1:Once again: thanks @UrODeLA. Those were some inspiring words :)

    EDIT: Considering how scary he went down the road - 3rd individual got for now edited out. Might it make this entry more easy to eye and likeable XD. But seriously I do wonder if you guys can guess those two and as to whether certain Cm or Gm would wish to break my bones for it :)



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  • DandareDandare
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    edited June 28, 2016

    RAZIEL

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    YES! RazielWarmonic is here!


    As promised (alas once again with 48h delay for which I humbly apologize) our one of favorite Moderators a Section 9 Operative ! You know her and after she was making fun of Disrespect on numerous livestream occasions You probably share my sympathy for her :)

    Same time Raziel was a sole big-gun who permitted me to make a fanart including her. As to how much Raz is in this Raz and how much I blame myself for my shabby style - it'll be below (in artistic rumblings)

    THE MOST IMPORTANT!
    Is whether Raziel likes it. Well it is themed after her and whenever I do such arts the recipients opinion is what makes it most worthwhile. So despite being rather Thermoptic Certified (I'm like John Cena, I swear XD) I hope she stumbles upon this thing either here or on Steam or FB to tell me her reaction :)

    Now... onto ramblings!

    Seriously don't read that ~ The Certain Proofreader

    ARTISTIC RAMBLIGS...

    All then being said: I hope I've captured the character of Raz. I mean: she a is mischievous type of person during Lives and seeing how she legitimately answers 95% of sea of pokes and questions I deem her bit hyperenergetic XD

    Some might remember that during June 17th we had her ninja the end of Live giving us as Mozexe said "another hot girl!" .

    Ok so the hair appears least 10cm short but apparently I would be able to blame this on my apparent Idea to add futuristic hair ties to this Rocking low twintails hairstyle with bangs. Yet I won't lie - it was kinda aesthetic choice for pose >_>

    Rocking low twintails hairstyle with bangs (love reading that XD, it's quote from Raz describing her hair btw :3 ) is apparently quite intriguing one. It took a bit of my time to make it settled in portrait part and even then was interesting to do (read: not easy apparently) in full body part. I designed many hairstyles for my characters so far, and it still stands somewhat unique! I'm so taking that hairstyle for my evil ploys @_@!

    And onto weapon. HK MP7 - may be not as iconic as MP5 but believe me once I say that despite being legitimately smaller - it's x5 more badass! Spec wise and considering all military add on (some of which I used here) it's like perfect espionage/infiltration sub-machinegun. This weapon is like telling "I can get 10 feet behind you and put 6 head-shots on you before you notice anything odd". This (being Raziels faved gun) once again tells us thing or two about Raziel... yeh.

    Things to come

    Soo... I know now that portraits are bit underwhelming thing and despite them taking some time I allegedly might agree on that. There will be more made (mostly for profile pages purpose) but I'll try to not bore you guys with those ;P

    Next thing coming is kinda Unit 6 related and (plot twist) it ain't human! Ain't even looking close to anything anthropomorphic ! I leave it to Your imagination as to what does it mean ;)

    I would also love to make Lumos & Disrespect "Operative Art" but I still need their permission to do so... well they are a private person each, have own opinion, might not like the idea and the law is harsh on artists in general (not like everyone takes it to the heart as much as I do though... well). I would love to hear from you guys as to whether you would like such arts as well!!! Please comment on topic XD (I swear to reply... and I like to talk, in general. So anything, game, art, Masamune Shirow or Rocking low twintails hairstyle with bangs related would make a great topic :D !!!

    Now If I may... I'll go clean my neck for upcoming events :3

    EDIT: Music used while drawing this piece and my actual proposition of character theme XD
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  • LumosNXALumosNXA
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    edited June 29, 2016
    Amazing work, Dandare!
    DandareUrODelA
  • UrODelAUrODelA
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    edited July 4, 2016
    Dandare
    Dandare said:


    ...I would also love to make Lumos & Disrespect "Operative Art" ...
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  • DandareDandare
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    edited July 4, 2016
    @UrODelA Thanks for excellent photo :)

    Here we can see two major reasons to watch livestreams and play the game XD

    On a happy note: Lumos's permission was sent to me along with favourite GitS weapon/gadget info so I am currently in process of making Lumos Section 9 Operative art :3

    ETA - this Friday before Livestream.

    PS: Raziel seemed pleased with end result of lineart :D. I mustn't fail colouring XD. But I am already ultra happy with her reaction. Also Disrespect seemed dumbfounded as he did not knew what's going on :3 (additional bonus)

    EDIT -PS2: The more I see it the more I want to draw Raziel's character striking also pose we see here XD

    UrODelA
  • DandareDandare
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    edited July 8, 2016

    LUMOS

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    I surely hope some of You waited for it, and hop even more that Lumos herself would like it.

    I must admit I was quite happy about Lumos favorite weapon which surely is a classic. Just because of that I won't state it's actual name here (Please, please, say it's recognizable T_T).

    I must admit I had much fun on this on and much like Raziel's art it''ll be a gem for artbook and I really hope to color them nicely before September. Same time I must say Lumos clothes were pretty much most based on the actual game concept arts, and it was not lack of ideas, it's more like homage :D .

    Now only Disrespect remains as one Livestream 'star' which didn't yet gave me permission for his cameo ;P

    I must also apologize for no 'non-human' art today. Lot's of things happened including work and apparent end of my Yellow Ink which I had to buy. The art is coming tomorrow or possibly day after ^_^


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