Here’s the third of ten Ibuki Magica characters. This one is the mentor character. I’m trying to keep her interesting and not too much like a certain other mentor, without also trying too hard to make her different. All these characters are still under development, and since Ibuki and Ichiko were the only two girls to already have art drawn of them, the appearance of the rest of the characters is not settled at all. It also means that there won’t be a chibi from Moya this time.
Hotaru Minori, age 19
Background: Minori is the oldest Puella Magi anyone in the city has known (both in actual age and time since making her contract), and the only one who has managed to make more than one wish. She was approached to be contracted about a year ago, before she even knew of anything of witches or magical girls. Despite not knowing what she’s getting into, Minori took the offer and began her life as a witchslayer. She’s taken it upon herself to act as a mentor to any new recruit who wants her guidance, and is happy to keep them on the right path.
Personality: She likes acting like a big sister, although while Ichiko acts like a responsible sister, Minori is the loud, overexcited, and disorganized sister who would totally be cool with you sneaking off to your boyfriend’s house. Minori’s easygoing as a mentor, but she will get disappointed if her charges ignore what she says. She has a tendency to quickly disbelieve any new information that doesn’t fit what she already understands.
Appearance: Minori has soft red eyes and jet black hair that is cut to just below her neck. Since she’s not in school, she enjoys the chance to wear a variety of clothes, although they tend to just be shirts and shorts. She’s tall and well-toned, but she doesn’t particularly try to keep her figure or impress anyone with it. Her magical girl uniform is a white minidress with red trim, and both her arms and legs are in white tights. Uniquely, Minori’s hair will grow down past her hips, with the new hair being a bright red. Minori wields a heavy sword with one hand, with the grace of a fencer.
CheeryMoya edit: Because a certain someone refuses to acknowledge the fact that all posts need at least one pretty picture or a turtle, I’m going to share with you all 3 of my prized possessions. Behold, a turtle doll, a figurine of Dragon Kid from Tiger and Bunny, and a hand-knit scarf that I made to resemble bacon. I know you are all filling up with envy as you stare at my wonderful things.