The main body is actually Hokusai's daughter Katsushika Oui (葛飾 応為, Katsushika Ōi?); the little octopus is Hokusai. This is because their legend and Mystery extends to both of them courtesy of Oui painting under the name.
An ukiyoe artist from the second half of the Edo period. In addition to "Katsushika Hokusai", he had over 30 other pen names like "Gakyo Rojin" and "Sori". As a painter representing Japan, he had a great influence on foreign painters and musicians such as Gogh and Debussy. Known for his terribly fast brush strokes, he left behind 30,000 works in his lifetime. The aforementioned works range from ukiyoe woodblock prints to paintings done by hand, manga and shunga. In his later years, he was living together with his third daughter, "Katshushika Ōi" who worked as his assistant. His most important works are the woodblock print series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji“, "Hokusai Manga", the monster paintings from his "Hyakumonogatari" series, the shunga "“The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife“ and others. He was known as an oddball who stood out with his eccentric behavior, such as changing residence 93 times during his lifetime, or being really careless with money despite living in extreme poverty. On the occasions when he ventured outside, he was constantly reciting incantations and the like.
« You're saying I do not look like Hokusai at all? Well, apologies for the charming appearance. If you want to know the circumstances, you better listen to my story! »
Hokusai has an unconventional nature.
Although he enthusiastically studied the techniques of various painters without being fixated on a single school, he was full of progressive temperament.
Adopting the perspective of Western paintings, he can be said to be the origin of modern-day manga by employing landscape painting that presented a cut-out moment of motion.
Manifesting in this modern age and freed from the rigid shogunate's pressure, Hokusai will probably learn all forms of art with glee, vigorously challenging himself.
Be it shunga, abstract, digital or performance art.
Hokusai Trial QuestEdit
Oui uses a paintbrush approximately the size of her body to make paintings that can physical interact with the world. She has a collection of smaller brushes she uses as melee weapons, or throw them as projectiles. Her father also aids her by spewing the enemy with ink.
Their Noble Phantasm is Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
Bonds of a Father and Daughter (父娘の絆?) - The bond between the hearts of Hokusai and Ōi - who remained together even in the artist's final years - won't be shaken even by the madness of an evil god.
Forms and Alternate VersionsEdit
She doesn’t change whether she’s 3 or 300!
This is the Katsushika Ooi who was addicted to reading books since childhood, and came to admire the smokin’ sick style kind of lifestyle!
“I’m a rare female Ukiyo-e artist who’s astonishingly smart and quick witted! Clad in a glamorous kimono, I’m perfection itself!”
……Aren’t you bragging too much, Oei? (Father is here, too)
The grown up form of Ooi from her childhood, who wanted to be a storybook warrior more than an ukiyo-e artist.
Even as a frustrated painter, she hasn’t yet experienced divorce after marrying, and is confident in her artistic skill, proclaiming, “Eventually I will surpass my father, Hokusai!” with conceit.
With a heart that wants to surpass her father, she calls herself “Katsushika Hokusai,” and is still quite immature. Still, there’s nothing her mature form has that she doesn’t.
There exists a rumor that Katsushika Hokusai is the great-grandchild of Kobayashi Heihachirō, a swordsman and vassal of the Kira Clan who was defeated in the Chūshingura assassination, though the validity of this claim is unknown. If it is true, Ooi would be his great-great-grandchild.
Even if Hokusai’s claim that he has some blood relation to one of the Kira Clan samurai of Chūshingura fame is to be believed, the “swordsman” act is an affectation. Additionally, it’s the result of believing wholeheartedly in delusions wrought by reading things like Kyokutei Bakin’s stories or Chinese novels such as Water Margin.
Ooi uses the the Oyo Muhen Tenkai Hishou longsword technique, which she developed when she was inspired by many famous waterfalls. It appears to be a rather acrobatic and agile type of swordsmanship, as she's able to slash her enemies while spinning on the hilt of another sword she impaled with. She is also fast enough to slash with one sword, catch it in a sheath, and immmediately switch to another. Her father also helps by attacking together with her, wielding two of her four swords he borrowed. Ooi also uses ink to either empower her sword attacks, or fire a ink beam from the tip of a sword.
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