These girls popped into my head yesterday at lunch, and I really wanted to draw them before they fluttered away. I’ve been a big fan of Mad’s small-town presentation of Tokyo in her comic Sakana, so I guess these are kinda my Sakana OCs.
Tomoko is in the center; the buff girl to the left is Kameko; and the morose girl to the right is Momoe. They all work at Omaideto, a super-tiny maid cafe built into a subway station down the line from Tsukiji, in the Minato Ward. I uh, I also wrote bios.
Birthplace: Minato, Tokyo
Hobbies: Cosplay, American TV, Golf
Secret: Is working on a line of plus-size women’s pants. She thinks she’ll call it “Dynamite Booty Machine”.
A chubby ball of social anxiety and painful self-awareness. Likes cosplay, because it gives her the chance to be somebody else. Exceptional hand-eye co-ordination. Watches American TV to learn English so she’ll never have a repeat of “The Australia Incident.” Heart-stoppingly good with numbers. Kinda has a crush on Yusei, one of the cafe’s regulars.
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Modelmaking, Tea Ceremony
Secret: Half of her apartment is a scale model of Akihabara, which she’s built to one day destroy in an Ultraman tribute film.
Tomoko’s best friend. Encouraged her to start the Maid Cafe as a two-prong effort to get Tomoko to be more social and to secretly practice her own tea recipes. Even though she has an obsessive love of monster movies, and arms like Bronson, she’s also totally the girliest maid at Omaideto.
Hobbies: Video Games, Coding, Yaoi Manga
Secret: Actually Japan’s #3 Monster Hunter player. Her screen name is “GIANTKILL”.
Tomoko’s cousin. Living in Tokyo after her home was destroyed in the tsunami. Mostly hangs around in the cafe because its WiFi is better than Tomoko’s back home. She sometimes draws porn comics of the Cafe’s clientele to amuse herself. Incredibly good at video games. Hates her enormous boobs; most other things.