Let’s learn how to draw Nasa Yuzaki from Tonikaku Kawaii today!
Nasa Yuzaki (由崎 星空 ) is the main protagonist of the manga & anime TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You. Nasa has an average stature and short wisteria color hair that sometimes partially covers his green eyes. He is usually seen with casual clothes but often wears a hoodie and jeans. He is named after the American space agency NASA. Nasa has always been unhappy with his name and wishes that his parent would have named him something “normal.” Because of his distaste for his name he strived to become the perfect person and studied like crazy. Nasa, in response to the people who mocked him during all his childhood for his name, developed a Stakhanovite personality. Thanks to that he has become very clever and proud of himself. He is also quite reliable. But what characterizes him the most is his combination of courage, clumsiness, and kindness. However, what identifies him above all other things is the love he feels for his wife. Nasa fell in love with Tsukasa at first sight and is always thinking about how cute she is. He likes seeing her get embarrassed and taking lots of pictures of her. Her huge love of movies and pop-culture does usually leave him very confused though.
As always all the blue and green lines are just construction lines and will be erased later so do not push on your pencil too much ^_^ I will try to be super efficient with the text so will only describe steps that require some explanation.
Make sure to leave enough free space on paper for next steps. You can see how much space you will need from the size of the paper on this picture.
Lighten all the construction lines by “stamping” the kneaded eraser on the paper. Make sure to refer to the picture bellow as you need to ink only some parts of the construction lines.
Wait till the ink is nice and dry and erase all the construction lines.
To add colors, make sure to sketch the color outlines with the right color or pencil first.
If your goal is to become a real Mangaka and design your own manga characters make sure to try to draw Nasa Yuzaki from memory several times. Always compare the drawing to the original and correct any mistakes you see. Do this till you are happy with the result. It doesn’t have to look exactly the same, don’t sweat the details. The point is that you get the main shapes right and that it looks good. This is the best way to build a huge library of manga shapes in your memory that you can use to draw and design your own manga characters ^-^.
Draw with passion! ^_^
Hiroshi (drawing by Bianchi)