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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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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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