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Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Antiope on Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:25 pm

Shizuru may be the character in Mai HiME who has the higher number of different outfits. I wanted to created a gallery dedicated to Shizuru's kimonos but our beloved webmaster Luu told me it's currently not possible due to technical reasons, and he told me to create a thread instead.
Here I'll focus on her kimonos but there's also her Kaichou uniform, her swimsuit... swoon

So here it is!

First kimono in episode 6, where there was a wedding in Shiho's grandfather's temple :





School festival during episode 8. Kaichou-san, as a good business woman, deals with suppliers.







Then my favourite picture of Shizuru in a kimono. It is during the Tamayura (episode 13). The students write the name of the beloved one on a ribbon. She's so beautiful, and so madly in love!  swoon Natsuki, don't make her wait any longer!



And of course, the kimono that she'll wear for several episodes at the end of the series.






In a mini-episode (the 22th, I think), Natsuki is narrating about her relationship with Shizuru.



Besides the kimonos, Shizuru wears a yukata to sleep, and we have 3 occasions to see it :
Episode 4, about the lingerie thief :


Ikezu ~


Episode 9, when Natsuki was hitch-hking and stopped Youko's car with also Midori, Reito and Shizuru inside of the car (how could it be enough place in this car for 3 additional people ?)

(nice pluging neckline, Fujino-san  Flirt )

Episode 20, when a dormitory was burning:



This picture must have been taken from an artbook, we can see a page number:



To finish, some fanarts (but I don't have the authors' names)







If you have other great pictures, don't hesitate to share :)





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Re: Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Kuga Natsuki on Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:12 pm

I think in episode 9 she was wearing a jacket over her bathing suit Think

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Re: Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Ice Silver Crystal on Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:52 pm

hard to pick favorite!! :/
my favorite is the green yukata from the festival episode
it was a soft midori green. very beautiful
>///< the business men who came to bother her didn't appreciate her traditional Japanese beauty
i did -kyaaa-

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Re: Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Antiope on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:46 am

Kuga Natsuki wrote:I think in episode 9 she was wearing a jacket over her bathing suit Think

You mean this ?


You're probably right. It was quite late and the jacket is more or less of the same color than her yukata so I thought it was that. But in the car we can see a piece of her swimsuit which is darker.
In any case, nice view  swoon

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Re: Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:14 pm

I've always favored her purple (violet?) yukata from the Carnival arc. That yukata, to me, is synonymous with iconic imagery any time we look back on the series. Here are my own examples:


When "holy shit!" moment when Natsuki protected Nao from Shizuru.


Shizuru watches as Haruka dies slowly (and heroically) before her without any remorse. Look at those eyes. Whether you call emptiness or disdain, Shizuru saw Haruka as beneath her level. Goddammit, I miss older anime. They understood character writing better.


When Shizuru appearing slowly outside the window, stalking her Natsuki and pursuing Nao like a serial killer. Again, her eyes tells the story without *any* needed exposition or stupid inner monologing.


Shizuru opening her heart to Natsuki's brief happiness turned to sorrow.


Seconds away from "the kiss". Do I even need to explain that one without sobbing like a little bitch?

This iconic imagery in Mai-HiME makes the yukata a character in itself. There's a lot of that in the series; even Fuka Academy itself is a character of sorts. But whenever you see that specific yukata...



You knew she meant business. On ^ THAT subject, you can debate it all you want. The cold hard truth is that everyone in First District deserved to be murdered. Shizuru Fujino Love is a powerful thing. Don't fuck with it.



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A Bicycle for Shizuru!

Post by Aomame on Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:02 pm

I saw this somewhere on facebook, and I immediately thought of Shizuru, so I thought I should post it somewhere in the Mai Hime Forums, and I came across this post! :D

So here I present you.. The new bicycle for Kimono-wearers! Made in Kyoto of course  Wink



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Re: Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Antiope on Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:50 am

Nice! Shizuru would surely be cute on that bicycle with her purple yukata Happy

This said, I think she's just too lazy to use a bicycle, she would prefer Natsuki to take her* on her bike cocky



* in every meaning of the word ^^

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Post by Aomame on Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:53 am

Like, totally! Hahaha. I totally agree :D

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Re: Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Mashiro Blan de Windbloom on Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:15 am

Antiope wrote:Shizuru may be the character in Mai HiME who has the higher number of different outfits. I wanted to created a gallery dedicated to Shizuru's kimonos but our beloved webmaster Luu told me it's currently not possible due to technical reasons, and he told me to create a thread instead.
Here I'll focus on her kimonos but there's also her Kaichou uniform, her swimsuit...  swoon

So here it is!

First kimono in episode 6, where there was a wedding in Shiho's grandfather's temple :





School festival during episode 8. Kaichou-san, as a good business woman, deals with suppliers.







Then my favourite picture of Shizuru in a kimono. It is during the Tamayura (episode 13). The students write the name of the beloved one on a ribbon. She's so beautiful, and so madly in love!  swoon Natsuki, don't make her wait any longer!



And of course, the kimono that she'll wear for several episodes at the end of the series.






In a mini-episode (the 22th, I think), Natsuki is narrating about her relationship with Shizuru.



Besides the kimonos, Shizuru wears a yukata to sleep, and we have 3 occasions to see it :
Episode 4, about the lingerie thief :


Ikezu ~


Episode 9, when Natsuki was hitch-hking and stopped Youko's car with also Midori, Reito and Shizuru inside of the car (how could it be enough place in this car for 3 additional people ?)

(nice pluging neckline, Fujino-san  Flirt )

Episode 20, when a dormitory was burning:



This picture must have been taken from an artbook, we can see a page number:



To finish, some fanarts (but I don't have the authors' names)







If you have other great pictures, don't hesitate to share :)





P.S Luu, tell me if you want me to decrease the images' size.

Shizuru's kimono in ep.9.
I love the way she Smile w/ closed-up. <3

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Re: Shizuru's kimonos

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:00 pm

Aomame wrote:I saw this somewhere on facebook, and I immediately thought of Shizuru, so I thought I should post it somewhere in the Mai Hime Forums, and I came across this post! :D

So here I present you.. The new bicycle for Kimono-wearers! Made in Kyoto of course  Wink



Antiope wrote:Nice! Shizuru would surely be cute on that bicycle with her purple yukata Happy

This said, I think she's just too lazy to use a bicycle, she would prefer Natsuki to take her* on her bike cocky



* in every meaning of the word ^^

No, I don't agree, Antiope! I think bicycling would suit Shizuru's graceful Kyoto nature. Our new member is on to something here. With a bicycle, Shizuru would take the slow and narrow approach (you know, how her life has been for the most part before meeting Natsuki?).

With Natsuki? She'll want it FAST. Like Ducati FAST. Now you're right. cocky

Thanks for the video, Aomame! Never seen an informative highlight on bikes for traditional Japanese women in kimono before. :3 Fujino approved!

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