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We both suffer by Enbi-to-Miruku We both suffer by Enbi-to-Miruku
No one is the "bad guy"; neither do the "good guy" exist. It's war, and we both suffer. Acknowledging that, we will try to continue our existence...

Together, of course.

.:Commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7 1941) and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (August 6 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9 1945):.


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Phew, finally have the time to upload this! I'm drowning in homework and exams.

When I was browsing through art about this subject, there was one thing that intrigued me: Somehow, the artwork would depict either Japan or America as the absolute bad guy, while the other is a total innocent victim. And somehow, the first artwork that showed up when I typed "Pearl Harbor" on dA's search bar is Hetalia related. Whoa.

And that is why I decided to let Alfred and Kiku sit back to back. Because they both suffered, and they were both victims. Not of each other, but of the dark side of humanity.

And hey, I know that different people have different views on history as well as politics. Don't take me too seriously, please.

Alfred F. Jones/America and Honda Kiku/Japan, plus the Axis Powers Hetalia series, of course, belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz-sensei.

Artwork drawn on A3 paper, using 2B mechanical pencil.
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DragonDescendant Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
My opinions exactly.
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ChinChuan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Um...I understand in some ways.)
Very great work, I like your drawn clouds of background)
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The symbolism in this piece is so powerful, and so, so true. Thank you for portraying these events in such a mature and thoughtful manner. :salute: Great job with all the detail in the pic, too. =D
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate thoughtful comments such as yours :heart: :love:
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :heart:
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Atlantagirl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true, no one wins a war, all lose.
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sealion3723 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Waahhh! I love this!
I agree with you. Even though sometimes people do 'cruel' stuff to each other,
you can't say which side is the bad guy and which side is the good guy.
Because the reason war happens is the history itself in my opinion.

And personally, since I often see dark!Japan for a really good fanart focused on WW2,
I'm really happy finding a beautiful work that's not as a Japanese myself :D
Great work!
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BakanoHealthy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, here it is :)

Dunno what to say, just.. Awesome. You're awesome, y'know. THIS is what I said, about 'your kindness' and.. well... OMG how should I say this? You're too awesome to be described by words.. We can't call this 'justice' anymore. This is pure 'kindness'. YOUR pure 'kindness'.

We'll talk about this at school. After the test. We HAVE to talk about this.
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Damn the stupid me, I didn't check dA! We should've been talking today and I was sleeping all day... Sorry.

Not so sure of how I should interpret your use of the word 'kindness'.

Alright, it's decided. I'll talk to you before you read this reply xD
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BakanoHealthy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read it. And yet ya didn't talk to me.
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SourPussyCats Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so wonderfully depicted!! i agree with you, about how niehter is bad, niether is good. it's jst war and outcomes.
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! And I'm glad you agree :love:
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SourPussyCats Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! ^w^ it's a very beautiful and emotion filled picture for sure!!!
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xXTheBlackSheepXx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece, I really understand the meaning. Thanks for posting this!
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
It's not a day like any other when someone thanks me for posting my artwork.

Just several words but you made my day.

So thank you, very much! :heart:
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xXTheBlackSheepXx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: It's well worth all the praise! Keep up the amazing work :D
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kwajchick Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. This is phenomenal. Pearl Harbor.... Hiroshima... just... Pacific Theater of WWII in general... GAAAASP.

I've loved history since forever, and since I live on a Pacific WWII battle site... this just makes it better~ :3
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my... Thank you so much!

By the way, I really like your use of words, and I took a look at your profile, AND I read your ID. I must say that I find you really much like me :3 especially your opinion about history and how people randomly throwing japanese words in daily talk. Right, sorry for the rambles xD
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kwajchick Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, you're welcome~! And thank you for all of your complements (because I'm too lazy to list them all |D ). Honestly, weeaboos and insane Hetalia fans just... annoy me...

And it's okay. I do the rambles too :3
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Aniphine Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Woooow! That is so intense and amazing! I love the detail and the overall feel of it is fantastic! Beautiful work! :iconthefeelsplz:
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
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Kiyoko-mai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
this.........it just..........:heart:
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :huggle:
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Kiyoko-mai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome :iconcblushplz:
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Wolfmania013 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work :O I love it
And I ve heard a saying: 'In war, there are no victors, only those who loose (their lives)'
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, it's true. The true "winners" is actually the ones who don't get involved, because by doing nothing they don't lose anything.
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Usagi-Kai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it!!
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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hgreader823 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
As always, exceptional, m'dear. :3
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
You too, brief but expressive as always :"> Truly words of a writer, if I were to speak
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ALynnL Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so very sad, but it's true. War is a terrible, ugly thing. It hurts both sides. Even if one side surrenders and another is "victorious", I don't see there being a true "winner". There are innocent lives that were lost on both those days in history.

Thankfully, both the USA and Japan have recovered from those horrific bombings, and we have peaceful relations today. Time can change everything.

And now I just wanna hug Alfred and Kiku. :< These were scary times for them.
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, I know that. I really love it when I read about the relation between USA and Japan in the present days. Gives me a feeling that humanity knows how to move on; and living through the darkest moments doesn't mean those moments would never become the past. Something that felt like hope.

Thank you for your thoughtful comment! I always love it when people put their thoughts and opinions in their comment - even if they disagree with me. A healthy discussion where both sides respect the other is always a nice thing, at least for me :3
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iHeartPigs0618 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm with you there on most of the art that's seen of WWII between them depicts one as a monster while the other acts as if they didn't know it as coming. Well, that may be a bit true for Pearl Harbor, seeing that America wasn't expecting the attack itself, but... Yeah, I digress. They were both well aware of what they were doing, and still continued to do such horrible things to each other.

Anyway, great job. :D This is a hard subject for me to draw as well, but I'm glad you did it well. :aww:
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm happy that you agree with me :love: And don't worry, you didn't digress. Me too, I also think that the attack from Japan was quite - now how do I put this? - meaner (yup, I'm out of word). Because at the time the US was trying to stay out of the war anyway.

Thank you for your compliment! :heart: This subject is not easy, very true, yet somehow it's one of my favorites. Fluffy stuffs are enjoyable to both draw and write, but I like it more when I draw darker arts that could possibly evoke some thoughts in others.
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iHeartPigs0618 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I agree~ This is my favorite pairing in the whole series. :heart: And yes, exactly. I have so many headcanons about Japan's mentality during the war. I absolutely love how complex he is. And America was actually serious during this time, trying to stay out of the way while still supplying the Allies.

And no problem! :D I love everything this pairing has to offer, from angst to fluff. To me, it's all great and I always feel happy looking at any picture of them.
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HikaruDeathDraw Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Esta muy chulo, me gustan especialmente los fondos.
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Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yo no hablo español, y yo solía Google Translate, así que esto puede sonar muy tonto para usted. Lo siento. Pero, ¡Gracias!
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HikaruDeathDraw Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yo no se inglés y necesito del google traductor para traducir lo que digo XD Me gusta su dibujo y me gustan especialmente los fondos

I do not know English and I need the google translator to translate what I say XD I like your picture and I especially like the funds
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