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My Neighbor Kurama by behindinfinity My Neighbor Kurama by behindinfinity
You have no idea how creeped out I was working on this, all the while being stared at by Totoro-Kurama. Hahaha! He's kinda cute though, at least fluffy and nice to hug maybe?

Naruto and Kurama Best Bromodachis Forever fan art series:


:target: These three and more are available in my new print store :pointr: [link]
I could sign them if you want, and I ship worldwide!

:target: This is series is also now available as shirts on my Society6 page! You can choose whatever background color you want! :pointr: Art shirts by Jin on Society6



:bulletred: Background info on the artwork:

One of the more recent developments in Naruto that really gets me is the transition of the relationship between Naruto and Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. It's been rough, but now, oh man. That brofist in the Niwaka Ame Nimo Makezu anime opening... BEST BROMODACHIS 5EVER

Also, CHAPTER 631!!! I poured out my feelings here, if you're interested :pointr: [link] (SPOILERS, obviously)

Ahem.

To commemorate their new bond, I wanted to draw a series of artworks of Naruto and Kurama as other famous human and creature companion pairs. First up is this — My Neighbor Kurama

Little Naruto was fun to draw in the style of Studio Ghibli. I hardly had any difficulties with the little tyke.

Kurama is another story, though. I don't know which is scarier, the original form of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox or this thing I've drawn. Hahaha! Also, I've learned that it's a bit of a challenge positioning nine tails.

To be honest, Totoro has always kind of scared me even though everyone keeps going on about how cute he is. It was quite amusing to take that fear on another level and splice him with the Kyuubi. I'm definitely scared now! :lol:

I suppose this is also appropriate considering that during Naruto's early childhood, the Kyuubi was this thing lurking inside him that he didn't quite understand and caused much dread and apprehension.

(Just to share, I was creeped out by Totoro even before finding out about the Sayama Incident theory. Whether or not it is true, I do enjoy that idea and I felt it gave the movie much more depth. Read at your own discretion! Possible childhood ruiner if you don't like creepy things, hahah)


:bulletred: Process:

I had a lot of fun working on this, and am quite happy with the end result! The process was pretty simple.

I started the sketch on paper, scanned it, then inked and colored it in Photoshop. Just normal round brushes on Naruto and Kurama. I painted the background in Photoshop as well, using some textured brushes. One was called Flat Charcoal, and the other was like, Oil Pastel or something. I'm bad at names, hahah.

Read more about my process for this piece on my art blog! :pointr: [link]


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:iconkinga555xd:
kinga555xd Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
hahahhaa nice ^^
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Echoingmist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist
He's scarily cute :3
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littlespaghettix-x Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Lol that kyuubi........ so cute
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:iconnitekwaller:
Nitekwaller Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Artist
Totally awesome...
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:iconchocopirate:
chocopirate Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
this is adorable
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Proxione Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Háhá, nice conception. Do it with other Chinchurikis as well.:)Clap 
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MoonPeachBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Cute. But if Kurama is Totoro than who's the Catbus?
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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Shukaku the one-tails!!!
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:iconsetsugen:
setsugen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
This is the greatest thing i have ever seen!
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:iconmikotosan1999:
Mikotosan1999 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG Kurama xD
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:iconairukan:
Airukan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
That has to be the creepiest Kurama I have ever seen :XD:
:+fav:
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:iconsuperfantasyhearts:
superfantasyhearts Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Haha~
Adorable~
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:icondisregard30:
disregard30 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
cute beyond reason!!
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:iconbahamut-slayer:
Bahamut-Slayer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
LMAO. Wow, really nice. 
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:iconpiengtavan:
piengtavan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
ナルト君はかわいい~~~~
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anikituyishime Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
ahaha good idea, good work !!!
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TwilaLaToilera Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Artist
i love it XD
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:iconcatstudio7:
CatStudio7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!:heart:
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:iconthekoyn:
TheKoyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's actually kind of creepy, but the art work is still good XD
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:iconthecresantmoonwolf:
TheCresantMoonWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Can someone please write a story about this... this is too good to be true
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:iconsparearth:
sparearth Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
haha lovely
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epid13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I think I've fainted. no words I just fainted I applaud you.Clap 
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amonariaxgoi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
loveeeee it! <3
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CrackersandCheese Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Artist
your artwork has been stolen fav.me/d7dqqfr
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kingdomgal47 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was stolen by :icondeidarasasori123:
I'm gonna report it, but I thought you would want to know
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TsunaNagi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Cool


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Kappibara Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Oh...wow xD That's so cute 
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MelodiaMystic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! 
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KiraArtemis21Gahoole Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol cute and awesome pic.
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ssjalin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Kurama looks like he thinking "I will perform the worsts feats of humanity on you when you sleep"
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Agufanatic98 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Naruto looks adorable! :heart:
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iluvafjk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
omg great work :D I've seen this somewhere else, finally I found it on the original artist's page! Lovely art, I love the Ghibli style and Naruto's face and KURAMAAAAAA he's so cute here :heart:

Totally interested in purchasing the tshirt but it's quite... expensive... OTL plus the shipping fee.... Gotta save up first!

Thank you for the great work :heart:
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Banana-Banshee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional
Hahaha :XD:
omg this is amazing, instant fav :heart:
Kuubi coudl have been even more bigger!
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summerbg90 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
not many will understand this.. but that's awesome! :D
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NightAdena Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable !!:D
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SailorAutor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
omg! that's funny and cute :3
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benihannahcosplay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot explain how much  i love this <3
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May i have this cute pice fo art on my page if i give u all the credit u deserv? ; c ; and awesoem done <3 
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RexForte Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaand this is the reason I keep two trench knives in my boot, a several real, sharpened Katanas in my closet, and some grenades I filled with liquid nitrogen.
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Insanity428 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
This is hilarious 
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Yukihapax Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pure genius :D 
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LOUdotD Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
smaaaart :D
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InfiniteNosferatu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
First I thought "Lol", then I made the pic bigger and I thought "yikes ^^;". But I still loooove it :love:
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LegendaryRey Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool! What is this from?
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hahaha love it !

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excalibur321 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute :)
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Sakuraus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
So cute lolLove 
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sissyjami Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
interesting .I am more the Neighbor fan more and Ghilbli fan
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dielMay Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mere words cannot express how awesome this is to me. As a HUGE Ghibli enthusiast and a Naruto fan, I tip my hat ^^
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Sacha31 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!! Just awesome!!
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