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Posted 12/19/12 , edited 12/21/12


I made this key to represent the innocence of friendship and love that is in this anime. I've felt how Mei feels Yamato. This is also for the friendship that is shown towards Mei when she was always alone. So I'm doing this for Episode 2.

I really don't have too much to say except that this is a really good anime and I really like watching it. Can't wait for the next episodes to come out. I want to see what happens to Mei and Yamato and how they keep learning to love each other more and more. :happy:


I really hope you all like it!






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This mostly comes from Ep 5, when Mei first meets Nagi, who carries a rabbit. Yamato might have found this charm at Land at some point during the anniversary celebration and thought of his sister, or either Yamato or Mei might've thought of it after their meeting when viewing merchant stands later. The crown is based on the image from Ep 10 where we briefly see the Land mascot on a website - the 'love' key has the ears, so I thought another, less collectible key might use the crown. The 'love' key also has a heart engraved into its registration area, but I thought a rabbit was better for a younger sister key. I added the "LAND" text to also make sure people saw it as a key purchased at Land, rather than as one of the much sought-after collectible keys.
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Posted 12/19/12
All the designs look so beautiful XD
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Posted 12/19/12
I don't think I stand a chance, but it was a fun idea so I decided to make one and give it a shot. Warning: cheesiness ahead. Lol

This key is for episode 8 "New To Love". The teeth of the key is in the shape of a blooming flower bud because Mei and Yamato's love is so young and delicate. The center of the key shows the passionate swirl of the bottled up emotions in their relationship (love, sadness, joy, etc) characterized by the purple, blue, pinkish colors. The end of the key is the two of them: the longer/taller half of the heart being Yamato with his bracelet intact shown by the bracelet-like beads and the smaller/shorter side is Mei. Mei's side has no bracelet-like beads since her bracelet breaks. The teardrops suspended by delicate chains are the tears Mei sheds.

It's hard to see all the colors and everything in this picture and it's not perfect, but I hope the idea gets across. :)

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Posted 12/20/12


I don't know what you're talking about I love yours, its original and cute.
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Posted 12/20/12
I probably don't really stand much of a chance, but I decided to do whatever it took to finish something anyway. This is only the second piece of artwork that I've ever done on my computer, so it's not all that great. I was going to draw something in my sketchbook, but my scanner isn't working at the moment. I also don't really like the wings, but it was my first time trying to draw wings on my computer.

Anyway....

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This is mainly based off of episode seven, I Really Love You for the most part, mainly with Mei's jealousy toward Megumi, as well as discovering how she feels toward Yamato. The black wing pretty much represents Mei's jealously and uncertainty in regards to how her relationship with Yamato, where the white one is a symbol of their pure love for the other. The cat is there because I wanted to sort of keep the look of the original Land key chain in some way, but I also changed it to look more like the cat that Mei and Yamato always visit at the school. They have some nice, touching moments around this cat, and so I couldn't resist adding him in some way. This key would also be sold in matching pairs, and if your true love also owns it, then you would tear off the black wing and connect the two magic keys to form a whole heart at the bottom. Kinda cheesy I know, but the idea is kinda cute. I might design the matching key if I have time for it later, but I wanted to make sure I at least got one finished.


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erialolita wrote:

I don't know what you're talking about I love yours, its original and cute.


Thank you! *blushes* I love your Land Couple's Set. It's really cute, too!
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Posted 12/20/12


So cool! What program did you use to make the 3d?
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Azomb wrote:

So cool! What program did you use to make the 3d?


Thanks! I kind of suck at 3D. I'm trying to learn, that's why I did the key that way. I use a bunch of tools to make life easier for now.

Did the layout in Inkscape (2D vector art program, free) off a scanned sketch of the idea, then brought that into MilkShape 3D ($35 or so) for most of the work. It's a very precise sort of modelling tool, which makes it easy to use for hard shapes (swords, keys, etc), but soft ones like organics are really hard in it.

Blender (free) has some nice tools for cutting one model out of another (what I did for the bunny) and it's where I rendered the final version, but I find it difficult to use for regular work. I know it's good for soft models and animation, though.
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Posted 12/20/12 , edited 12/20/12

MakotoKamui wrote:


Azomb wrote:

So cool! What program did you use to make the 3d?


Thanks! I kind of suck at 3D. I'm trying to learn, that's why I did the key that way. I use a bunch of tools to make life easier for now.

Did the layout in Inkscape (2D vector art program, free) off a scanned sketch of the idea, then brought that into MilkShape 3D ($35 or so) for most of the work. It's a very precise sort of modelling tool, which makes it easy to use for hard shapes (swords, keys, etc), but soft ones like organics are really hard in it.

Blender (free) has some nice tools for cutting one model out of another (what I did for the bunny) and it's where I rendered the final version, but I find it difficult to use for regular work. I know it's good for soft models and animation, though.


Thanks for the info. I'll have to spend a week or so next year learning this style. Maybe more
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The heart in the shield represents Mei’s defensive nature and along with how Yamato protects Mei in the relationship. The wings represent the delicate nature of their relationship but also the hope that comes from their relationship. The cats, hearts and the crown represent the type of love they have. The bandaid (bandage/plastic strip depending where you come from) is how their relationship between Mei and Yamato and other characters are mended in the story.

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erialolita wrote:

I don't know what you're talking about I love yours, its original and cute.


Thank you! *blushes* I love your Land Couple's Set. It's really cute, too!



ah thank you very much, goodluck in the contest!
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Posted 12/23/12


The concept idea originated from Mei's and Yamato's date to the theme park. The theme is "はつこい (First Love)." Almost all dates that involve amusement parks have an ending scene with the Ferris wheel, and it represents ongoing love and, if the mood goes well in the little cart, a first kiss~ Couples to ~Land~ may want to commemorate their lovey-dovey date, and this key would be the perfect way to remember that special moment :)
Special effects: The wheel turns by the little windup gear at the base, and the carts light up to show the kirakira-ness of a couple's date.
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I wanted to stick with Land's basic colors and build to emphasize the "lights" on the Ferris wheel, and I personally loved the heart on the skeleton. The dangling charm represents Mei's growing feelings to Yamato and the friends that she has.
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Posted 12/23/12 , edited 12/23/12


Ok, I will never make it in the key-making industry. Oh well, I tried

This key is based off of the themes and colors of episode 8 when the Land keychain was first introduced. First, the cat symbol on the top is similar to that of the land key, but also very symbolic of Mei herself as she adores cats. I chose, however, to decorate the cat head with light pink gems. I saw a lot of pink in this episode, especially towards the end as the sun was setting. Pink is a warm color that can be representative of the overarching concept of love portrayed throughout the series. The pink and yellow sunset at the end of the series, however, was a very powerful moment and, in my opinion, marked the ending of the "first love" phase of Mei and Yamato's relationship and the beginning of a more serious commitment to each other. The yellow-orange gem at the bottom of the key also represents the colors of the setting sun.

At the bottom of the key's blade, I made a cosmos or mum flowers similar to the ones on the table at 5:44 as well as elsewhere in episode 8. Cosmos are autumnal blooming flowers that represent the season as well as the "blooming relationship" between Yamato and Mei. The relationship was in a seed and bud stage in previous episodes, but by this episode's end, it was a fully-bloomed flower.

The beads wrapping around the key represent the colors of the beads in the bracelet worn by Mei that broke at the end of the episode. The beads are very soft, summer-like colors which contrasted nicely with the soft pink and vibrant yellow-orange in the key. The beads are very symbolic of Yamato and Mei's relationship in previous episodes. The bracelet being broken represented the breaking of the relationship between Mei and Yamato, but the two managed to "pick up the pieces" and build a stronger bond.

Finally, a white ribbon with two clay cat charms representing Kuro and Marshmallow was tied around the bottom of the key. Yamato and Aiko spoke on a bridge over a river for a long period during this episode. Traditionally, rivers symbolize renewal or revival as well as the continuation of life and time despite the troubles during the present. Yamato and Aiko discuss how Yamato's actions have hurt Mei and put a strain on their relationship. Nevertheless, like the river, time moves on and the relationship between the two main characters is continuing. The long flowing ribbon is supposed to represent this flowing river. The white color represents the pure relationship between Mei and Yamato.

At the end of the ribbon, I attached Kuro and Marshmallow to represent Yamato and Mei respectively. They are connected by a string of pure love, kind of like a red string of fate.
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i decided to have fun with my key ^.^

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The thorns represent Megu who is trying to stop Yamato's and Mei's relationship by trying to rip them apart desperately. But the flower is still blossoming and flourishing . The flower represents how strong and beautiful Mei's and Yamato's relationship is (love). The ring in my key is supposed to be rope. Meaning no matter how hard people might try to pull them apart it's impossible because of their strong bond towards one another.
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