That's right folks. The sequel is almost ready! Before I post the first chapter, I'm going right into character bios. Here's the new list of the characters from NaOF that are around in this one:
Age: 38 Nationality: Japanese American Gender: Male
Hair: Light Brown Eyes: Hazel Height: 5' 10" Weight: 196 lbs.
Profile: Age has been a bit hard on him, as he's showing the first signs of graying at the very tips of his hair. However, don't judge by looks: he's still the same as he ever was, but even more devoted to Shinobu and his family. He still is involved in anime, but now with licensing and marketing, although he is still called out to fill the spare role once in a while.
Age: 38 Nationality: Japanese Gender: Female
Hair: Dark Blue (she's changed it back to normal) Eyes: Brown Height: 5'8" Weight: 134 lbs.
Profile: Age hasn't really affected her, however. Her looks have altered very little after she hit thirty. Currently working alongside of Brandon, she helps in marketing the best way the higher ups can think of: cosplaying as a sexy teacher or MILF character, much to her irritation. She and Brandon have two girls, Ayaka and Mina. She is just as devoted to her family as Brandon is, but on the rare occasion that Hinata House is empty and she's with him… well, use your imagination.
Age: 34 Nationality: Japanese American Gender: Male
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Height: 5' 8" Weight: 168 lbs.
Profile: Currently married to both Himeko and Adara, he is chairman and Vice-President of "Strange Eye Technologies and Pharmaceuticals", which was founded by Kaolla Su. His business sense, as well as his familiarity with Su's technology, has led him to be the most beneficial factor to the company. He has one son from Adara and one son from Himeko. He's still a perv, though.
Age: 35 Nationality: Japanese Gender: Female
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Height: 5' 6" Weight: 109 lbs.
Profile: With aid from Motoko Aoyama and the Aoyama clan, she has formed a martial arts tourney that encompasses all styles and teachings. However, since oddball happenings are in short supply (or so it seems), she is forced to hold this tourney once every ten years. She looks forward to the second "Tournament of the World's Arts", which its location is still pending. Aside from that, she has a son with Peter, Kevin.
Age: 41 Nationality: Japanese Gender: Female
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Height: 5' 11" Weight: 176 lbs.
Profile: For some reason, Motoko's appearance hasn't aged at all, although changes are quite apparent. In fact, she looks a lot like her elder sister, Tsuruko. Perhaps this has something to do with being married to DrgnmastrAlex… LMAO.
Age: 33 Nationality: Molmolian Gender: Female
Hair: Blonde Eyes: Brown Height: 6' 1" Weight: 172 lbs.
Profile: Currently President of "Strange Eye Technologies and Pharmaceuticals", many say she should be Miss Universe, due to her level of attractiveness. She's still a bit perverted, but keeps that trait for Peter's sake. She has a son with Peter, whose name is Masiru.
Age: 39 Nationality: American Gender: Female
Hair: Blue Eyes: Brown Height: 6'0" Weight: 177 lbs.
Profile: Barbara's appearance hasn't changed at all, either, which gives the other former residents suspicion that she's "receiving something" from DrgnmastrAlex. She's still perverted as hell, though, and has little hesitation in regards to talk of sex, how to have "a long, pleasurable time", and grabbing at whoever appeals to her.
Age: Indeterminate Nationality: Possibly American, but he's so bizarre he could be something else Gender: Male
Hair: Dull blonde Eyes: Brown, with a hint of Blue at the iris Height: 6' 2" Weight: 238 lbs.
Profile: No, in this story, he isn't the writer (give me one second to explain). He's an avatar of the writer, a mix of both what the writer is and what the writer wishes to be (Barbara was dead-on with stating that DA is pretty much God in this story). He's the mandatory self-inserting writer, but is schizophrenic as to how he gets involved in the story. Sometimes he'll deal directly with a threat, showing off a God Complex of massive proportions. Other times, he'll just say, "Do it yourself. You're breathing." And yet other times he'll just transform into a random chibi character and cause mass hysteria. You can't really tell with this guy. Oh, and he has had two children with Motoko and Barbara, both girls.
And now the new characters. Keep in mind I'm just giving you the basics on them:
Age: 15 Nationality: Part Japanese, part American Gender: Female
Hair: Dyed Pink Eyes: Deep blue, almost looks like they're violet.
Height: 5' 7" Weight: 148 lbs.
Profile: She's quite attractive, but she has a little weight on her, mostly around the thighs and rear, which means she attracts foreigners more often than not. She's also the president of her high school's Anime and Manga club, and thoroughly enjoys cosplaying as the most bizarre characters you can think of. She's currently single and only has a close group of friends, which gives her some self-esteem issues.
Mina "Minako" Miyamoto
Age: 17 Nationality: Part Japanese, part American Gender: Female
Hair: Dark Blue, with red highlights at the tips of her hair Eyes: Light Brown Height: 5' 9" Weight: 153 lbs.
Profile: Currently a senior in high school, she's experiencing the same things Naru went through during that period in life, including having a crush on an older man, who just happens to be her instructor to Tokyo-U. That, and she has quite a temper. That's where the similarities end, though, due to two factors: her mom and dad. Brandon has been training both Ayaka and Mina in how to control their powers that they've inherited from Shinobu and him, with only mild success. Mina has actually gotten in trouble with the law a few times in the past, although she quickly took responsibility and had charges lessened. Still, it's this sort of action that has Brandon worried; he fears that she'll go down a road her mother is all too familiar with…
Vergil Derthing (also goes by the names of "Redcoat the Crazy Mother" or "Albedo")
Age: 18 Nationality: Born in America, but predominately Northwestern European in origin Gender: Male Hair: Due to a birth defect, his hair is pale white Eyes: A mix of Hazel and Light brown, looking close to gold Height: 6' 0" Weight: 205 lbs.
Profile: The new male lead of this story, Vergil comes from a wealthy family heavily involved in world media. However, what he really wants from life is… well, the thrill of life. He's obsessed with the romantic side of battle: honor, glory, camaraderie; which is his main reason for coming to Japan. He's also well-versed in hand-to-hand combat, and has an obsession with showing off his strength and versatility in combat. He's not a savage, though. He's well versed in academics, and understands how things work, how they should work, and how they have the tendancy to screw up. His biggest problem, though, is that he's bat-shit crazy. He knows this, too, which is why he's able to keep a handle on it. Still, due to his excessive street-fighting, as well as his craftiness in a fight, he's known by sight as "Redcoat the Crazy Mother", due to wearing a red coat so the blood wouldn't show as well on it. He's a huge video game fanatic as well, and regards himself as "The number one Albedo fan, EVER." What he'll do and how he'll behave at Hinata House, we may not be able to expect.
Age: 20 Nationality: Japanese Gender: Male
Hair: Black Eyes: Gray Height: 5' 9" Weight: 136 lbs.
Profile: A friend of Mina's, although he is currently in college, he and Mina have still kept in touch. Early into this story, he'll rent a room at Hinata House due to convenience, helping Mina study as well as having a shorter ride to his classes. There's nothing really special about him.
Age: 18 Nationality: Part Japanese, Part American Gender: Male
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Height: 5' 10 Weight: 167 lbs.
Profile: If there was a statement that could sum up Kevin, it would be "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." He's startingly like his father, Peter, was, and Himeko wallops him across the head on a consistent basis.
Age: 17 Nationality: Same as Kevin, plus Molmolian Gender: Male
Hair: Pale blonde Eyes: Looks almost magenta Height: 5' 4" Weight: 129 lbs.
Profile: As for a statement for Masiru, well… he's a lot like his aunt, except he's very bishonen. Yes, Masiru, despite being seventeen, looks like he's fifteen and acts like he's a little kid. His energy and upbeat attitude can at times become annoying, as well as the habit of glomping people and sniffing them if they smell good. Oh, and I forgot to mention, he's bisexual. Fanservice for the girls, anyone?
Age: 18 Nationality: She's Motoko's and DA's daughter Gender: Female
Hair: Dark Blue Eyes: Translucent Blue Height: 5' 10" Weight: 138 lbs.
Profile: She's inherited some of Motoko's and DA's powers, putting her power on superhuman scales. Very attractive, she tends to keep to herself in order to control her power, as well as discipline herself mentally and emotionally. However, there seems to be some innocence in regards to her sexuality. As a result, her first exposure is, shall we say, unexpected.
Age: 18 Nationality: American, it seems. Gender: Female
Hair: Auburn Eyes: …they're deep red. Pretty freaky. Height: 5' 10" Weight: 143 lbs.
Profile: It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Mizuru and Elena are polar opposites to each other. One could go so far as to saying that both exist to balance each other out. Elena, perhaps due to being Barbara's daughter, is cheerful, playful, passionate in what she believes, and looks for a good time, as well as being quite comfortable with sexuality. She enjoys teasing and… "seducing" other people, sometimes for the fun of seeing their reaction, and sometimes to get them in bed. Yes, its more fan service for the male readers, as she's bisexual like her mother.
Anyway, that's the main list of characters. That doesn't mean more aren't on their way, but this is to get you situated. As for the character's profiles, if anyone takes offense to them, well, no bellyaching. These are the characters personalities, at first. It doesn't mean they won't grow or change, and it doesn't mean the whole story is just fan service with a weak plot (I'm making sure that latter scenario never happens). Give this sequel a shot, and expect chapter 1 to come up sometime in the month of April. For now, happy reading/writing.