So, last week I did a post on my World Warriors characters. Today, I’ve got a similar post for you but with the anime versions of my characters in place of their human counterparts. In case you don’t want to read the other post, I’ve copied and pasted the same text from last week.
I’ve been writing a novel currently called World Warriors. I’m kind of blah about the name but at least it’s easy to say. It’s a sort of “superhero” YA novel. I started it because I wanted to write something humorous and light hearted, instead of dark and tragic, for a change. I came up with a handful of characters who were sure to clash, then threw them on the page and let them do their thing.
Blurb: A shapeshifter kidnaps eight teenagers to help him save the world. They set off on journeys to five different foreign locations where they must find the enemy camps and thwart the enemy’s plans before the entire earth is destroyed.
Zevren is the shapeshifter who sets these events in motion. For years, he’s been upholding the world singlehandedly. The situation finally gets so bad, he drops seven (eight) children through the portals between underground and land. If things had been just a smidge better, he’d never have dreamt of it. He kind of hates humans.
Below are the original eight teenagers, plus the six other kids who join the team over the course of their adventures. (all pictures from Pinterest. My WW board is here.):
ALICE is a writer and something of a nerd. She’s the brains of the team. She’s also reserved and rather short. She’s the only one who wasn’t kidnapped because Zevren thought she was worth reasoning with. (She has short hair to her chin. Apart from that, the pic is spot on.)
LEVI is a Southerner. Farmer. One of ten kids. He especially hates Zevren, probably most of all the kids. He’s got no picture because no anime guy seems to go for close cropped hair! He and Alice go to New Zealand where they meet
MAIA. She’s cheerful and confident and a musician (singing, piano, classical knowledge …)
BEN and REBECCA (Becky) are two of Levi’s little siblings. They eventually get wind of what he’s doing and are determined to help him. They’re both pretty quiet, and a lot more sensitive than he is. I love these three siblings and their relationships so much.
DANIELA is fierce and spunky and I really want her hair. Um, okay, that’s kind of irrelevant.
JARED has a devil-may-care attitude. He and
SEAN, an orphan and mechanic, take on the most dangerous mission of all, in North Canada.
Will is a quiet unassuming guy, but he is an excellent baseball player and very clever. He singlehandedly designs a trap to capture the enemy’s forces. (He doesn’t usually wear glasses) He’s friends with
ISAAC. Isaac is definitely a people person. He’s easygoing, friendly, and loves anything to do with cars. He and
MELANIE tackle Los Angeles.
Isaac is unable to hide his mission from his friends
JOHNNY and KATIE. Johnny is a joker and a terrible driver. He definitely needs his sister to keep him on track. In other words, they make the best team.
Finally, we have ROSEMARY, a visionary and an artist whom they meet on the streets of Los Angeles.
And that’s about it. Now I’d better get to work finishing the novel.