Random Curiosity

Anime Expo 2012 And T-Shirts!

I would like to start this post out with a gigantic Thank You to our loyal and amazingly talented community. Not only was I blown away with the amount of artwork that was submitted but I was stunned with how much effort and time went into the designs themselves! They are original, have tons of color and the vast amount of creativity that went into each design was simply breathtaking. Once again, a big shout out to all the artists who submitted their art!

That said, I’d like to apologize with how late this post is. Besides work sucking up most of my time, I’ve been having a battle with the company I contacted about getting the shirts made. From color mishaps to a lack of communication, I’ve finally found someone who can make them and I’m excited to see how they look when they actually arrive! they look amazing!

But let’s get onto the part that everyone has been waiting for! After pacing back and forth in my room trying to choose the design I liked best (which is hard when every single one looked so amazing), I would like to proudly announce that number nine which was designed by Chappy is the one that will be placed on a shirt that I will proudly wear at Anime-Expo! (And the shirt I promised has already been shipped out!)

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the artists who donated their time to submit such amazing pieces of art. It is truly people like you who make RandomC as great as it is. If there is additional information you want to include on your artwork, feel free to e-mail me and I’ll make the proper adjustments.

And as for Anime-Expo 2012, I can’t wait for it! I’m really hoping I can meet more than just PockyG this time around — so if you see me walking around feel free to say hi! I’ll be trying to keep my twitter updated so make sure to check it out if you wanna find me (:

June 23, 2012 at 2:13 am
  • June 23, 2012 at 2:23 amStereoman

    Amazing artwork! Our readers (and Mochi) are so talented! <3
    Good job, everyone!

  • June 23, 2012 at 2:24 amJunglepenguin

    Man, is RC awesome or is RC awesome? I will be boasting of this to my friends and colleagues as if this were my own.

  • June 23, 2012 at 2:30 amewok40k

    Im still grumpy about not being able to place googly-eyed Chitanda on the shirt…

  • June 23, 2012 at 2:30 amKou

    I like number 26. And Mochi’s one is pretty awesome too.

  • June 23, 2012 at 2:30 amBakaMochi

    These are all so awesome <3<3<3

    • June 23, 2012 at 5:51 amSeishun Otoko

      Mochi’s work the best. Why didn’t Takaii pick yours? Blasphemy!

      • June 23, 2012 at 6:11 amStilts

        I dunno, Mochi’s is more of a poster to me. An S-class poster, though.

        So, who wants to guess who is who on that? :D :D :D

      • June 23, 2012 at 2:08 pmBakaMochi

        LOL Thanks for the compliment, but the winner’s design totally deserves to win :) It’s nice and simple and cute; I didn’t realize it until I actually saw all the other ones, but mine is wayyyyyyy too messy/complicated to be put on a shirt lol

    • June 23, 2012 at 9:46 amCherrie

      When are you going to send us the full picture versions?! =O
      I think Stereoman had an alternative use for them ;)

      • June 23, 2012 at 2:06 pmBakaMochi

        I already did to takaii and Stereoman. Unless you mean like the full-body versions, then I don’t have them lol

      • June 23, 2012 at 6:37 pmSeishun Otoko

        Mochi’s work would make excellent side banners ;)

    • June 23, 2012 at 9:54 amTakaii

      Do you not see my avatar?

      And I already made a really nice print of her artwork which I’m proudly displaying in a nice frame (:

    • June 23, 2012 at 10:44 amqwerty

      Oh didn’t realize you submitted!

      Just got to say, your image of Divine is spot on to how I see him in my head. Minus the royal gear…lol.

      Gonna have another guessing comp on who is who LOL

  • June 23, 2012 at 2:33 amCybersteel

    Watashi no kininariamsu 0_0

  • June 23, 2012 at 3:04 amKarto

    Wow these are awesome. I wish mine had been better it feels like the runt of the bunch up there lol (16′s mine).

  • June 23, 2012 at 3:08 amNyara♥

    Best choice, I think.

  • June 23, 2012 at 3:30 amYuu

    omg i want !!!!

  • June 23, 2012 at 4:18 amZen

    Nice to see that the shirts are finally ready to be made, nice design too! I guess the writers will now be easily identifiable at Expo, hmm, how many of them are going? 3? I wonder if anyone reader’ll be able to pick them out of the legion of attendees, and even if they do, I wonder if they’ll be able to tell who’s who just by looking at their faces…XP

    • June 23, 2012 at 9:55 amTakaii

      I believe that I’m the only writer who will be attending this year :(

      • June 23, 2012 at 10:45 amqwerty

        You guys should take photos, if many of you do happen to meet up :D

        Unforunately I cannot. Ocean is too wide.

      • June 23, 2012 at 8:13 pmStilts

        @ qwerty

        Tell you what, if we can make it, we’ll all carry the items our chibis are all holding in the banner so you can identify us. So if I came, I’d walk around carrying a pair of stilts and a mug of beer.

        Takaii, good luck finding a giant novelty size mahjong piece! >:3

      • June 24, 2012 at 10:44 amJunglepenguin

  • June 23, 2012 at 5:07 amDamrod

    Can we (as readers/members of this site) order some of those t-shirts too? ^_^’

    • June 23, 2012 at 9:59 amTakaii

      I hope so!
      I still need to discuss the idea with Divine and Chappy but I don’t think anyone will have a problem if they can buy it at cost (whatever it costs to make and ship).

      So, to clearly state it again for everyone who happens to misread this comment — I do not want to make money on this shirt. I’ll try to see if there’s a option to order it from where I made it. (:

      • June 23, 2012 at 6:11 pmChappy

        Thank you hehe ^_^”

      • June 23, 2012 at 6:29 pmChappy

        Durp! something went wrong…
        Anyways, you can do whatever you want with the design! I’m glad I could do something back afther all these years. I think I have only left a comment once and that’s when Omni left. I had to thank him for all his hard work heh. So I was pretty excited and happy that I could finnaly do something back for this awesome blog ;) I never thought my design would be chosen, my time was very limited because I had sh*tload of work to do for school. But I’m glad you liked it!

        I’m still a amateur and I learned tons of stuff while making this! I consider this as a learning project and to be honest I don’t really care much about copyright crap and money and stuff… That’s also one of the main reason why I made this. I got frustrated reading all the rage comments on your initial post. So Yeah, don’t worry about anything! I’m all cool with whatever you do with it! ;)

      • June 24, 2012 at 4:49 pmmac65

        It’d be nice if the shirts were available. I’d definitely be interested in making a purchase.
        But I’m telling you the gold mine is that banner – I’d love to see it on a T. I kinda feel
        like it’s a part of history…

  • June 23, 2012 at 5:38 amTonameki

    I like them all :D Very good job you artists

  • June 23, 2012 at 5:53 amSeishun Otoko

    The RC community is indeed incredibly talented ;)
    My favorite is Mochi’s and no.4
    Good job everyone

  • June 23, 2012 at 6:04 am0927123

    Where’s my design? :O hehe

    • June 23, 2012 at 10:02 amTakaii

      If it’s actually missing, please e-mail me! You should have received a confirmation email from me once you sent it but should something have happened I’d still love to showcase your artwork!

  • June 23, 2012 at 6:24 amRadiator

    I like designs 2 and 4. It looks really cool!! Will i be able to order them??

  • June 23, 2012 at 6:58 amShiroiRi

    I would love to have Mochi’s design on the shirt o w o

  • June 23, 2012 at 7:11 amAmata

    Where can I get one?

  • June 23, 2012 at 7:25 amRin-kun

    2,5,and 15 are, in my opinion, the best, fashion wise at least. Only because they have a simplicity in their designs that don’t feel like they’re eating up to much of the shirt with a bunch of imagery and colors, and have this professional and clean look to them. Mochi’s is awesome as well (I really love the black and white in it.). I love 24 the most though. The artwork is so crisp and clean. It’s just amazing how talented the community is though.

    I’ll be looking forward to finding the shirt logo throughout the huge crowds there. Hopefully I’ll see you there, Takaii. :3

  • June 23, 2012 at 8:11 amEclipse

    I’m also looking forward to ordering one. The winning design is really nice, but it doesn’t really advertise the site (if that was ever an additional intention). Still, I’ll wear it proudly around NYC.

  • June 23, 2012 at 8:14 ambertman4

    Good job everyone! My favorite is #11 by Dinah. If this was a manga only site, I’d vote #24 by ruirui.

  • June 23, 2012 at 8:28 amJustinnnnnn

    Great to finally see this! Awesome job everyone *0*

    Just a small request Takaii, if possible. Is there any chance you could update my image (#15),
    to display any other of the eight designs I submitted instead of the current one?
    Like, maybe the red one (File named AnExp2012-A2)?

    I respect your choice in posting the silhouttes, but if my own counts too, I’d like for everyone to be able to see at least who were those silhouttes…

    Anyway, awesome contest was awesome. Good luck in the Anime Expo y’all!

    • June 23, 2012 at 9:51 amTakaii

      Sure, no problem. I’ll get it changed up later tonight.

  • June 23, 2012 at 8:57 amfoshizzel

    Whoaaaa this is one amazing collection of artwork for the t-shirt design!

    My favorites are 9ikia, Gladyfaith, Dinah, and Moochi’s design! Awesome work everyone <3

  • June 23, 2012 at 9:13 amZanibas

    Mahjebus, that’s a lot of great designs…so many you could open up a fashion line with that many! Personally, I would like to thank our great community artists for putting their creative juices to work here! It’s at times like this when the community interacts with us this much that makes me go squeeee ^____^! Again, thanks to all of our artists: you all are wonderful people, at least to me :3.

    • June 23, 2012 at 9:19 amZanibas

      Oh, and one more thing: I see all of the original characters on this shirt as honorary mascots. Not official mind you, but at least in my mind they are :3.

  • June 23, 2012 at 9:14 ambaka-neko

    Good job everyone :)

    By the way Takaii, the background color of my design (n°8) should be white and not gray -.-

    • June 23, 2012 at 9:51 amTakaii

      Sorry about that! It might have been my screen but the bottom half of the picture wasn’t showing up when I tried getting it to fit into the template I was using. I’ll get it fixed up later tonight.

  • June 23, 2012 at 9:47 amCherrie

    Congrats to #9! =) The tshirt looks so adorable!
    Takaii, send me one too! <3

  • June 23, 2012 at 10:06 amDal


  • June 23, 2012 at 10:40 amqwerty

    Chappy was my favourite too :D Good choice.

    I really like 9ikia’s as well :3 Girl’s design is cute.

  • June 23, 2012 at 10:51 amNaYa

    Ooh nice! Chappy’s is my favorite as well. Now I want that t-shirt! On white!
    Mochi’s design would look nice as a wallpaper or a DVD cover.
    I like Gladyfaith’s character design the best though. ;)

  • June 23, 2012 at 12:43 pmanoran

    The 4th T-shirt with Rei is traced. The original artist is Shirow Miwa.

    • June 23, 2012 at 2:21 pmanonners

      Beat me to it! Original Shirow Miwa scan: http://www.animepaper.net/art/73649/rei-and-red-wine

      NOT ONLY THAT BUT IT’S AN EDITED VERSION OF SOMEONES WALL! It’s edited from this: http://www.animepaper.net/art/108448/sketchy-rei

      • June 23, 2012 at 2:40 pmanoran

        I hope they take that one down. I know they didn’t get permission from the artist to use the image.

    • June 23, 2012 at 10:24 pmTakaii

      Sharp eyes. I’m sure the person who submitted it didn’t mean to do anything of the sort but it’s been removed.

      You’ll have to clear your cookies/cache but it’s been replaced with a submission that was originally missing.

      • June 24, 2012 at 1:36 amanoran

        Yes, I also think the person who submitted it didn’t mean any harm, but thank you for taking it down.

  • June 23, 2012 at 2:39 pmJel

    I really like design #3 by Adam Dharwish! Is there a possibility to put these shirts on sale in some way? I’d love to wear the design Adam Dharwish made and the one Chappy made as well– or even making one for each design since they’re so many different and creative ones.

  • June 23, 2012 at 3:01 pmcupcake

    i would rock #2 so hard.

  • June 23, 2012 at 3:07 pmbakakubi

    The one year I’m out of California and actually in Japan, and you’re going to AX and meeting up with the RC community? ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

  • June 23, 2012 at 6:14 pmdance2die

    When’s it gonna be available?

  • June 23, 2012 at 7:04 pmruirui

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH ALL THE DESIGNS ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!! esp. the winner’s! congrats!!!!!

    also, my design#2 doesnt make sense (#25)
    could i request you put up the tshirt version? >__< right now it looks like jumbled up body parts haha

    • June 23, 2012 at 10:34 pmTakaii


      • June 26, 2012 at 11:08 amruirui

        thank you kindly ^^

  • June 23, 2012 at 8:08 pmJason Isenberg

    Someday I hope you go to Canada and park yourself at Anime North in Toronto, that’d be cool and well worth the trip haha

  • June 23, 2012 at 8:37 pmrochichan

    Wow~ amazing entries! Congrats to the winner! ^___^
    My personal favorites are Anastassia’s, Gladyfaith’s, and Bakamochi’s! <3

  • June 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm†Croos†

    To bad that I can only do Jacket design. :)

  • June 23, 2012 at 11:34 pmFallenrock

    #17 Soo creative love it!
    Props to everyone who submitted, you guys are amazing and if you have deviant art profiles I would definitely love to see them.

  • June 24, 2012 at 8:59 pmpetitorenji

    Good choice. Most of these are very well done. Can’t wait to see it printed!

  • June 25, 2012 at 5:31 pmSinisgood

    I’ll be down at AX this year again, I”ll (once again) keep my eye out for ya! Of course, if I get the chance to borrow this iPad, I could just twitter stalk.

    At any rate, maybe I’ll see you there!