I wanted to draw something for dear Near by August 24th but a lot of stuff happened so here it is late….. and not too inspired. Mostly reworking him with newfound knowledge and things I’ve always wanted to see.

I’ve seen this character is drawn in so many different ways over the years but I think in the end my favorite way of seeing was as portrayed in Balgus Rec’s ‘Angelic Reed’. Someone who knows there’s something different going on with him, who has difficulty communicating but finds solace and fulfillment in piecing things together (either literally or through mysteries). Unfortunately, none of these drawings do a lot to show that. ^^;

Emotional Q’s ‘Gentei Kaijo’ is good too btw.

A friend of mine were talking and she made a very good point how, in this pairing particularly, Tenma is usually depicted as apprehensive about his own feelings and his partner’s advances. Sometimes it’s turned into a joke where he doesn’t seem to know what he wants and he’s like yes, no, maybe, I don’t know.

With that in mind, I drew Tenma going on the offensive, having already accepted his feelings, and going about it in a ridiculous way because he’s a ridiculous man that drops everything to chase after a murderous ex-patient.