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MM: Karin Somemiya by obliro MM: Karin Somemiya by obliro
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Thankyou for all the people in Main Chatroom that answered my questions~ I hope I didn’t miss anything.
Full Name:
Karin Somemiya 「花梨 染宮」

Age: 16
Height and Weight: 6' (183 cm), 179 lbs (81.5 kg)
Gender: Male
Year Level: Year Two

A sledgehammer with carbon fiber shaft.
:pointr: (Obviously) not a rare antique, he'd just buy another if one breaks.
:pointr: Karin is trained in traditional swordfighting and archery. Him choosing a sledgehammer, a crude, blunt instrument made to destroy things-- shows that part his psyche that doesn't care about the supposedly taught discipline, artistry and benevolence.

Arcana: [VII] Chariot
Persona: Minotaur
Arcana Rank: Rank One
Suit: Swords

Nationality: Japanese

Karin is polite, formal, detached--like a well-trained purebred horse. He’s friendly by default, helpful and would come to the rescue of strangers in distress, but that's more a practiced stance, he is is ‘supposed to’ be kind to everyone (unless they deserve otherwise). There’s always been a gap between the conduct he shows and things he was taught not to (partly because his family’s beliefs can be considered non-mainstream), and Karin has yet to find a way to bridge the two.

By most accounts, he’s a good son and student; his studies and grades are fine, and he knows how to be discreet about less-wholesome things. Because of the condition back home, his mother told him that as much as he can help it, never to let his weaknesses show, an advice he took to heart.

:bulletred: The Somei, a hundreds-years old cherry tree venerated in his island hometown.
:bulletred: His island hometown.
:bulletred: Clear nights, cloudy (but not humid) days.
:bulletred: New years/ drawing Omikuji.
:bulletred: Wagashi, seafood, carrots, corn, meat.

:bulletblack: Karin carries a strained relationship with his older brother Kazusa 「一桜」.
:bulletblack: Weak personalities.
:bulletblack: Getting sunburnt (his skin can develop freckles after excessive sun exposure, but the burning part bothers him more).
:bulletblack: Getting sick. Normally very healthy, but at the rare times he does get sick, he's rather grouchy.
:bulletblack: Slippery foods, green beans, pumpkin.

✚ Healthy and athletic.
✚ Durable, high pain/fatigue tolerance.
✚ Confident and certain.
✚ Friendly, socially well-adjusted.
✚ Dependable.
✚ Protective.
✚ School subjects: Mathematics, PE, History and Japanese Literature.

▭ Arrogant, judgmental.
▭ Insensitive to (other people’s) jealousies and insecurities.
▭ Impatient.
▭ Impersonal.
▭ Discriminative to some.
▭ Can be abusive.
▭ School subjects: Art and Music.

The Somemiya is a western coast landlord family who made its fortune during the Meiji Restoration in shipping. An ancient, rather provincial lineage, it still quietly carries long-held (arguably questionable) traditions, beliefs and superstitions.

Now a multi-national freight forwarding enterprise, the company and main family are based on Yokohama and greater Tokyo metropolitan area. Karin, however, spent his first 12 years being raised in a remote island located in the heart of the clan's ancestral lands. His older brother (and presumed heir of the family) Kazusa has been frail since birth, and it was decided to raise him far from the polluted cities. 4 years later, Karin was born, a perfectly healthy child.

As things are, there are relatives who think the family (or themselves) would have more to gain if Karin (instead of Kazusa) succeed the name. Their mother tries to keep the ‘nonsense’ at minimum, but both brothers were nevertheless dragged into these adult concerns, which gradually sour their relationship.

Karin moving to Kirimori is the latest of the many attempts to lessen the tension at home. The town has a well-acknowledged highschool, a wholesome reputation, and he's trusted enough to live on his own. It is unclear how the boy feels about this (or even, whether he was the one suggested it).

- Karin entered public education starting middle school in Yokohoma, having been home-tutored up to then along with Kazusa. It was an all-boys private school, but not a dormitory.
- His father married into the name, his mother Kazashi 「華」 is the matriarch of the family.
- The Minotaur persona fits his personality/ background in the way that it's a savage beast-man living inside (manmade) structures and boundaries.
- There's a tiny, very traditional village near the villa where the Somemiya brothers were raised.
- At the twilight of the Meiji period, someone planted white-petaled cherry trees all over the island, as if populating the place so Somei would not be the only one growing there.

His name was called, and he stood up from his seat. A tall, fair boy, neatly short champagne hair parted on the side.

“I’m Somemiya Karin,” he opened, “Those who were in the same homeroom last year already know, but I lived in Yokohama before coming here,” smiling, “I don’t like pumpkins. I hope we get along.”
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Nikae Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Hot damn, this is some good looking app art. The details... That persona. Much wow. :faint:
sighlol Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this guy's amazing, and I just really like how you integrated noh masks into the persona * __ *
Pummelpanda Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Ah ma gawwwd , Karin is attractive regarding both looks and personality. I like your drawing style a lot and I see so much potential for character development. What also caught my eye is the old cherry tree, a beautiful motive... Well done! *_*
cherubchan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there,

o v o /

Gomen for another comment on this but this is in regards to the Uniform regulations set in HHS.
As stated in…, it's come to our attention that your OC doesn't have the compulsory red tie on him.

Quoting 'The red tie is part of the uniform and must be worn at all times.', it would be great if you could add it to your character!

Thank you for your time!! o v o 
cherubchan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Congrats on getting innnnnnnnnn > v < /
Hope to see you around lol
Chyanime Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello handsome~
k-rist Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   General Artist
he's bootiful ; U;
rieule Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grats on getting in and welcome to MM! Hope to rp *A*
Usagi-Hanshu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconerikoshikake::iconsaysplz: What's wrong with pumpkins? already picking a fight on your first day here? *she looks up at this giant kouhai (4'8"ft only) all she wants to do is eat him up right now*


lolol Yo~ gratz on getting in. Amazing character btw :iconba-kyunplz:
IMAKINATION Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Wow. Now this is an interesting, well-written App... and combined with the gorgeous art, I just.... :iconamericawhyplz:
H-How could I ever express how much I appreciate all the efforts you put into his character...?! His whole bio makes him a deep, round and thoroughly comprehensive character, you can really feel with him once you read through everything. His relationship with his brother seems indeed strained for nothing, but I get the feeling that Karin has the inner strength to sort it out again. (CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, GET! :star:)
Overall, his whole family is very interesting, and the impact it has on Karin himself - Given the fact he's perfectly disciplined and mannered, it makes me think that he's the perfect son in the traditional yamato spirit sakdajkda :iconmaniacblushplz:

AND I LOVE HIS PERSONA DESIGN, GODDAMNIT. LOOK AT IT... WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THIS GLORY PLEASE...?! :iconimdedplz::iconimdedplz::iconimdedplz: Once again, your efforts in his character stun me - The combination of his Persona + weapon + contrast to his outer bearing is just beautiful and most creative.

Oh, and P.S.: I don't like pumpkins, either. I do hope my children will get along with Karin... :icongyaa2plz:
Ribbon-Knight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello and welcome to the group, fellow Sword~<3

SERIOUSLYYYYYYYYYYY<333 :iconslashshine:

Karin looks amazing! That look on his face is so well drawn and I don't even want to get into how amazing the Minotaur you drew looks<3 Seriously! I really like Karin as a character too - it's easy to see how he turned out the way he did thanks to his meddling  family members - makes me feel bad that his relationship with Kazusa became so strained.:icondesucraiplz: I also really like his personality - I've always kinda liked arrogant types and his friendly polite default nature is an interesting combo. I bet he'll develop really interestingly during time<3 :icondeyedplz:

I hope we can RP sometime, it'd be a lot of fun I'm sure! QuQ
shitashi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to Morphos Metaphor! :iconjunesplz:

Oh no....he's hot. :iconoohmrdarcyplz:
freuddwyn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
keren banget :iconcannotevenplz:
thegoldenkitsune Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
SOOOO SEXY!!!! *reachs out to touch* 

; _ ; why must he be so sexy
obliro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013

thankyou o/ 
Nanjung110 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
hauhh mau yang versi manapun semuanya ganteng ya
obliro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Itu cetakannya sama kok. Anak ini dikutuk di AU/ reinkarnasi manapun nama dan tampangnya sama. Untung ngga semuanya berambut pink. 
Umesshi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
uwahhhhhhh :iconryojidaisyplz: soooo cooooooooooool~~ He is AWESOME! :iconslashshine: Can't wait to meet him!! > 3 <
obliro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thankyou! wish me luck :iconmingplz: 
nigeta9 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
bener yah itu rp sample agak ngebingungin @x@ so awkward... *cari2 alibi buat ga masuk ni grup #ngek*

uohoo bang piiiir~~ kebonya keren kk,,, ud kek persona2 beneran AuA
obliro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
iyah, ini pir AU, hidupnya lebih kejam... 

.................saya lebih bahagia gambar kebonya daripada pir nya :iconmingcryplz: 
nigeta9 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
hidupnya lebih kejem---
kk as authornya maso sihhhh :iconheyuplz: #dor
koizumichiaki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
obliro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
IYAH. akhirnya :iconrazycryplz: 
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