Concept Art Thread

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Concept Art Thread

Postby NeoShredder » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:30 am

Seems like there's a lot of new exciting Shenmue III concept art come out, thought I'd put it all in one place. This thread is for post-Kickstarter ("new") concept art only. Will update as necessary.

This is getting big, let me know if you have any suggestions for the layout.

Latest Updates, 31st August: Ys Net (aka Ryo) hard at work :D

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Update History:
27th July: The White Tiger? Background image from shenmue.link (Thanks Ziming)

17th July: Busy day! Various Ryos and Ming Ming

16th July: Doodles, 白沙間欠泉 (Geyser, Baisha), Crystal Memories Product Pledge Reward

15th July: A Jail! Filed under "Unknown/NPC(s)" because we don't now where it is yet.
Also added the fishing pole and Switch's translations of the Charcoal Maker image

Update 14/07: Charcoal Maker's Hut, Baisha

Update 13/07: New image of unknown male

Update 12/07: Two images from mid-June Famitsu Scans that I'd overlooked. Ryo/Shenhua walking and Ryo staking out Chiyoumen.

Update 11/07: Ryo as Student

Update 10/07 (2): KS Promo Video Storyboards

Update 10/07: 2nd Floor Plan of Choubu Hostel

Update: 08/07: Choubu Hostel Room plan/Ming Ming!

Update 07/07: Choubu hostel room

Update, 03/07 (2): Physical packaging images, Lucky Hit and one Ryo image I missed.

Update, 03/07: Choubu boat landing


Main Characters

17th July:
Ryo (Twitch Countdown Streaming Video)
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17th July:
Ryo AGAIN (Yu-san wants 6 Million)
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Yu Suzuki wrote:$5.6M突破しました。 強化バトルが見えて来ました。$5.6 Million Exceeded! Advanced Battle is in Sight!


17th July:
Ryo Hazuki (>$5.5 Million thank you from Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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$5.5M突破しました。 ファンのみなさんありがとうございます。 $5.5 Million exceeded! Thanks to all our fans!


17th July:
Ryo Hazuki (60k Backer thank you, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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バッカーのみなさんが6万人を超えました。 サポートありがとうございます 60,000 Backers! Thank you for your support!


17th July:
Ming Ming (Kickstarter Update Video)
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11th July:
涼(アキラ)の学生時代 (Ryo/Akira as a Student- Flashback Scene! Twitter Q&A Part 2)
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@Neat Graduation wrote:一章で涼の学校生活を描く計画はありましたか? また、Ⅲで学校生活の回想シーンを入れる考えはお持ちですか? 涼の学生服姿を見てみたいです!

Yu Suzuki wrote:涼(アキラ)の学生時代


29th June/8th July:
Ming Ming, a new character! :) (KS Update Screenshot)
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Now confirmed as Ming Ming (08/07), a new character! "One of the more appealing characters...whose story will tie up with Ryo's"



2nd July:
シェンファインプルーブ計画 ("Shenhua Improvement Plan", Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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Likely photoshopped, proof of concept?
Yu Suzuki wrote:主な変更点 涼しい眉、意志の強い目、顎のラインで年齢のイメージ下げる、首をの調整で可憐さ、髪の質感をアップ、袖口を開いて腕を出し女性らしさをアップ

Changes: cooler eyebrows, stronger-willed eyes, younger jaw, more delicate neck, textured hair, feminine open cuff


26th June:
Ryo and Shenhua in Bailu Village (KS Update Screenshot)
Image Where's the band-aid?!


23rd June:
白鹿村さくら (Ryo and Shenhua in Bailu Village, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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18th June:
Ryo and Shenhua on a mountain path (Famitsu Scan)
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Axm/Switch wrote:This image shows the figures of Ryo and Shen Hua walking on a mountain path. Note that Ryo has changed clothes from the leather jacket he wears in the first and second parts of the series.


15th June:
Ryo Hazuki (Kickstarter Art Book, Backer Reward)
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Mini-Games


13th July:
Fishing (Concept, Kickstarter Reward)

3rd July:
Lucky Hit :D (Concept, Kickstarter Reward)

Places

白鹿村
~Bailu Village~


26th June:
House in Bailu Village (KS Update Screenshot)
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25th June:
白鹿村さくら (Cherry Blossom Tree in Bailu Village, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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白沙
~Báishā~


16th July: 白沙間欠泉 (Geyser in Baisha, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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14th July:
バイシャ炭焼き小屋 (Charcoal Maker, Baisha, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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Switch wrote:"Charcoal maker" is probably a more natural translation.

Bottom right: Charcoal maker's hut (bird's eye view)
Bottom left: image of kiln for making charcoal


26th June:
Báishā Concept Design (KS Update Video Screenshot)
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18th June:
Ryo stakes out Chi-You-Men compound (Famitsu Scan)
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Axm/Switch wrote:2) Using a telescope, Ryo observes buildings below a cliff. According to Yu Suzuki, before Ryo lies the enemy’s camp, which Ryo is searching for a way to infiltrate.


鸟舞 :?:
Translation :?:

EDIT: thank you, Hyo Razuki:

:arrow: Used in Video (Japanese pronounciation?): 鸟舞 = Niao Wu = "Bird Dance"?
:arrow: Chinese: Chóu bù = 绸布 = "Silk Fabric"?

Hyo Razuki wrote:Where did you get these 绸布 characters for Chobu from? These are not the characters used in the video. See for yourself. The video uses these characters: 鸟舞. They read niao wu - bird dance (WTF?!)
~Chóubù~



10th July:
鳥舞旅社2F (Choubu Hostel 2nd Floor Plan, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
Switch wrote:Image
Thank you, Switch!
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8th July:
鳥舞旅社1F (Choubu Hostel 1st Floor Plan, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
Switch wrote:Image
"Ryo's Room, Choubu Hostel"

Thank you for the translation, Switch! 8)
Original:
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7th July:
鳥舞旅社 (Choubu Hostel, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
Sand4fish wrote:Image
"Ryo's Room, Choubu Hostel"


3rd July:
鳥舞 船着場 (Choubu Boat Landing, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
Switch wrote:
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1st July:
鳥舞 客船 (Choubu Passenger Boat, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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26th June:
Chóubù Concept Design (KS Update Video Screenshot)
ImageEarly lay out/plan/design?

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Those look like arrows on the bottom right to me- point of entry?

By boat?

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桂林
~Guìlín~


26th June:
Guìlín Concept Art (KS Update Video Screenshot)
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NPC(s)/Unknown

17th July:
Unknown Mystical Woman/Man (Is it the Mystical Woman from the other post?) (Final 24 Hour KS Update Video)
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15th July:
牢獄 (Jail/Prison, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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13th July:
??? (Unknown Man, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)
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Switch wrote:So the guy who appeared in the trailer with Yu Suzuki appears again!


29th June:
村老婆 (Village Wife, Yu Suzuki's Twitter)

26th June:
"Master of Nanquan"(KS Update Video Screenshot)
ImageZiming?


15th June
White Tiger? 白虎- Bai Hu? (Shenmue.link Background Image, thanks Ziming)
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Physical Product Art

16th July:
"Crystal Memories" Light-Up Figure Stand (Concept, Kickstarter Reward)
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CRYSTAL MEMORIES - $2,500 Become the proud owner of a highly collectible, laser engraved crystal sculpture of Ryo and Shenhua. Commemorate Shenmue 3 in style. Comes with an LED stand (requires 3 AAA batteries) that illuminates the design within. Crystal: W50mm×H80mm×D50mm, w/ stand: W66mm×H112mm×D66mm, total weight: 556g. Includes the RYO VOICE MESSAGE BY COREY MARSHALL Reward.
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3rd July:
Playstation 4 Physical Box Art :!: (Concept, Kickstarter Reward)
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15th June:
Soundtrack CD Design (Concept, Kickstarter Reward)
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15th June:
PC Physical Box Art (Concept, Kickstarter Reward)
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Miscellaneous

31st August: Ys Net (aka Ryo) hard at work :D
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16th July: White Board Doodling (Kind of Concept Art) (Ryo/Nozomi Phonecall, Wishing Plaque, Guestbook Reward):




10th July:
Kickstarter Video Concept Art (Presumed Setting: Guilin)

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Re: Interesting concept art

Postby Hyo Razuki » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:32 am

An old lady in Bailu Village. Looks great. :)
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Re: Interesting concept art

Postby Hyo Razuki » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:34 am

Because it's past 7pm in Tokyo now and Awesome Japan close their office at 5. :D
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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby johnvivant » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:38 am

nice. i assume its the old woman shenhua mentions at the end of shen 2, the one teaching her sewing (or whatever it was) and who's going to answer ryo's questions.
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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby Thief » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:48 am

That's a sick severed hand she's holding.
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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby Peter » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:03 am

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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby Ziming » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:09 am

The old lady in the village Shenhua mentions to Ryo. She is a village elder and has bad eyesight.

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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby Yama » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:09 pm

Damn, we're actually looking at Shenmue III..

Am I stretching?
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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby shredingskin » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:19 pm

Yama wrote: Damn, we're actually looking at my new waifu..


Fixed.

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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby JaySw34 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:17 pm

Ren's grandmother
Waiting for Shenmue III like...
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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby Switch » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:50 am

A new piece of art posted by Yu Suzuki on Twitter.

鳥舞 客船 (=Choubu passenger boat)

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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby BlueMue » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:46 am

Looks almost like the boat that Ryo traveled to Guilin with, maybe just a bit smaller.
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Re: New concept art from Suzuki on Twitter

Postby NeoShredder » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:47 am

Switch wrote:鳥舞 客船 (=Choubu passenger boat)


Thanks, updated OP. :nice!:
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