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Toranoana Interview Vol.1: “40原 (40hara)” Sensei【English ver.】

Toranoana Interview Vol.1: “40原 (40hara)” Sensei【English ver.】

40hara-sensei, is a popular illustrator in Japan and abroad with the series of works “嫌な顔されながらおパンツ見せてもらいたい (I Want You To Make a Disgusted Face and Show Me Your Underwear)” and “うちのねこが女の子でかわいい (My Cat is A Kawaii Girl)”.
We discuss the inspiration behind starting illustration, the secret story of “Kinako-chan’s” birth, and the vision for future activities in the creative field!

This interview will be simultaneously released in multiple languages to reach a global audience! Articles in Japanese, English, traditional Chinese, and simplified Chinese will be available on the same day.
Please enjoy!

[Japanese]https://news.toranoana.jp/266455
[Traditional Chinese]https://news.toranoana.jp/267260
[Simplified Chinese]https://news.toranoana.jp/267133

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About "40hara"

Profile of 40hara (Shimahara)

Active under the circle “Animal Machine”.
An illustrator known for heartwarming everyday illustrations and vibrant color usage.
Responsible for the main visual of “Hatsune Miku x Yomiuri Land 2023” and currently updating “小倉さん家のきなこ (Ogura-san Chi No Kinako)” every Sunday on social media.


[Representative Works]
“嫌な顔されながらおパンツ見せてもらいたい (I Want You To Make a Disgusted Face and Show Me Your Underwear)”
“うちのねこが女の子でかわいい (My Cat is A Kawaii Girl)”
Character design for the TV anime “異世界召喚は二度目です (Summoned to Another World… Again?)”, and more.


X(former Twitter)https://twitter.com/40hara
pixiv  http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=554102
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/40hara/

Let's get an interview started!

First, please provide a brief self-introduction!

Hello, I’m 40原 (40hara, pronounced Shimahara), a freelance illustrator.
I focus on creating original works, with “嫌パン (Iyapan)” and “きなこ (Kinako)” being central to my illustrations, and I also create commercial illustrations.

What is the origin of the circle's name?

The circle name “アニマルマシーン (Animal Machine)” is a combination of my longtime favorites, “animals” and “machines.”
Even now, seeing cute and large animals or cool mechs makes me happy!

What inspired you to start drawing illustrations or venture into doujin activities?

Since childhood, I’ve been a child who only drew pictures. After deciding to make a living with my art, I transitioned to digital art and aspired to become an animator.
I initially aspired to create my own anime works, but I realized that as an animator, producing my own projects would be quite challenging.
This realization led me to start creating doujinshi.

Do you have plans for the future expansion of "Kinako-chan's" activities?

Unlike Iyapan, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the significant response from women and those living abroad.
In the future, I aim to work even harder to deliver merchandise to local and international fans.
I hope to spark interest even in those who haven’t bought figures or other merchandise yet.
In the future, I want to keep drawing so that the 2D Kinako can come to life somehow…

You've been active in various fields like light novel character design. Could you share your vision for future activities?

While continuing to draw existing original works and illustrations, I also want to create content where I handle planning and original stories for other artists to illustrate.
I have several projects I want to pursue, but finding the time is a real challenge.
With stricter regulations on social media, I strive to be active in various fields…!

Lastly, could you share a message with all your fans?

I will continue to do my best to deliver healing through illustrations in various ways.
If you happen to see any merchandise at events, in the city, or online that catches your eye, I would be grateful if you could pick up even just one item. Well then, I hope everyone continues to enjoy their hobbies from now on!!

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