May 01, 2015

Truth in Anime

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For those of you who think Lucy Heartfilia's figure is... "unrealistic", I urge you to look at this.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Cheesecake at 01:37 PM | Comments (11) | Add Comment
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1 ...and that's from when Ai Shinozaki was just a teen. She's all grown up now, and in constant demand for some reason.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at May 01, 2015 02:09 PM (fpXGN)

2 ...two reasons.   

(someone has to field the grounders.)

Posted by: Mikeski at May 01, 2015 02:54 PM (aLP9q)

3 If all you look at is her face in that picture, she looks like she's about 12.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 01, 2015 04:03 PM (+rSRq)

4 Ai burst onto the scene as a chubby-cheeked 14-year-old (now 23), which is not quite as terrifying as finding early pictures of Saaya Irie, who started her career as a big-bust model at age 11.

I blame the increased popularity of fast food in Japan. No, wait, I praise it. Daily.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at May 01, 2015 04:24 PM (fpXGN)

5

Well, canonically Lucy is about 19 now (at the leading edge of the manga), so I don't have to feel guilty. (Depends on how you count; could be 26 if you include a certain event...)

I think she was supposed to be about 17 (or 24) in the picture above.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 01, 2015 04:33 PM (+rSRq)

6 Are you suggesting  that Ai's waist is as tiny as Lucy's?  Because if you are, you're missing the point rather badly.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 01, 2015 06:36 PM (jGQR+)

7 I don't understand; I didn't try to imply what you seem to have inferred.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 01, 2015 07:13 PM (+rSRq)

8 how-old.net says 19, which is probably about right (not sure exactly when that picture was taken, but it's not one of her earliest photos).  It refused to comment on how old Lucy is in that image.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 01, 2015 07:55 PM (PiXy!)

9 Google Image search has custom date ranges, and I was able to find a copy of that picture posted in November, 2009, making her 17. She didn't really lose the baby fat in her cheeks for another year or so; honestly, she did so many magazine covers that you could probably track it down to the week.

The earliest pictures I've ever seen of her are from Danny Choo, when he decided to investigate group photo shoots (and posted some more a day later). She was a few months shy of turning 15 at the time.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at May 01, 2015 08:56 PM (ZlYZd)

10 Danny Choo is a talent at keeping his nose in the wind. And even greater talent at pivoting. Truly a legend of our times.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at May 02, 2015 07:43 AM (RqRa5)

11 Just found a shot of Hiroko Sato that gives a decent match for Lucy's shape. I prefer Ai's "built for comfort" look, personally, but I wouldn't kick her out of the pool.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at May 03, 2015 01:42 PM (ZlYZd)

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