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Aikawa Maho: The “That Thing” Chronicles

What exactly IS this cat-like character that Aikawa Maho draws?

1 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:47:29.15 0.net
What is it?

2 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:47:48.87 0.net
It’s Mahocat-chan.

3 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:49:14.08 0.net
”I want to get smarter!”

4 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:50:19.05 0.net
I want to eat karaage forever NA…”

5 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:51:30.61 0.net

6 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:52:49.24 0.net
That thing is That Thing.

7 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:53:52.16 0.net
Will she use this thing forever?

8 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:53:55.46 0.net
That’s not a cat, it’s rice.

9 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 15:54:11.68 0.net
It’s Mint.

11 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:13:51.91 0.net
People who have handwriting that makes it hard to distinguish between “ri” and “so” in katakana have low IQs. That’s my own theory.

13 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:16:50.90 0.net

14 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:18:22.28 0.net
”I’m not that good at dancing, but I’ll ganbasomasu!

17 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:20:04.46 0.net
It’s Aho-Mahochan.

18 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:20:12.88 0.net
Make it become friends with Oden!

19 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:21:16.00 0.net
Isn’t that Aikawa-san’s dog’s name? Mint?

21 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:29:30.16 0.net
”If you put an egg on your rice, it tastes really good!”

22 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:30:43.31 0.net
I understand her attachment to rice and karaage, but what the heck is up with the gelatin? LOL

23 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:30:47.49 0.net
You might not believe it, but it’s a Java sparrow.

24 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:48:38.19 0.net
It’s That Thing.

25 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:50:18.85 0.net
It is That Thing.

26 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:51:04.08 0.net
No, it’s not That Thing.

27 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:54:06.78 0.net
It looks like it’s the same drawing, but each of them has differences and distinct styles, so it’s very interesting. I wonder if that’s just its nature.

28 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:55:21.30 0.net
There’s detailed genetic data drawn into each one. Inside of each one you see, a different virus species is breaking out.

31 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 16:59:19.11 0.net

32 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 17:05:16.18 0.net
It’s a drawing that seems like it could be friends with Marroncream or Hello Kitty.

34 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 17:14:28.86 0.net

37 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 17:20:50.16 0.net
That Thing: “Won’t you show your face?”

39 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 17:28:13.44 0.net
I thought this was a cow LOL

42 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 20:10:51.26 0.net
“That Thing” is good.

33 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 17:07:26.58 0.net
Just like how Hello Kitty isn’t a cat, this character isn’t an idiot.

35 : 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2015/03/04(水) 17:17:14.11 0.net
Image Animals
Nakanishi: Gorilla
Meimi: Baby bird
Murota: Alligator
Aikawa: Cat
Sasaki: Dolphin

(Source: http://www.colorful-hp.net/archive/entry-23550.html)

A handmade doll of Aikawa Maho’s drawn character

1: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 16:54:31.45 0.net

It’s Aikawa Maho. Today we have a concert in Nagoya ^ ^
I get nervous about performing in Nagoya in such a large venue??! Everyone, what are you up to now?(^^)(^^)


3: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 16:55:50.44 0.net
I can feel her madness.

4: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 16:57:25.13 0.net
This thing could appear in a horror movie just like that.

5: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 16:57:44.18 0.net
Which enemy from Ultraman is this?

7: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 16:59:17.75 0.net
It’s amazing that she’s carrying this thing on the bullet train all the way to Nagoya.

8: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 16:59:44.11 O.net
Let’s call it Mahokanta.

9: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:00:18.04 0.net
Its left eye… Why did she think that it was okay like this?

10: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:01:08.45 0.net
Did it inherit blood from its grandfather?

11: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:02:14.44 0.net
What, did her mom make this? That’s great.

13: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:02:51.81 0.net
It looks like the real thing LOL. Amazing hahaha

14: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:03:45.92 0.net
Start selling this.

15: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:04:15.00 0.net
I wonder if That Thing goods will be on sale alongside Aikawa-san’s birthday goods.

16: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:04:38.70 0.net
Put this up for auction!

17: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:05:06.64 0.net
The eyes are important.

20: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:05:37.33 0.net
Even if this was given to me by the adorable Aiai, I wouldn’t be able to not say “O-Ohh…”

21: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:05:48.88 0.net
Aikawa Maho’s true form. Oops, it looks like someone’s here.

22: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:07:29.92 0.net
Was its right ear made like that on purpose?

24: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:07:55.01 0.net
So this is its true form? LOL

27: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:08:19.73 0.net
With some improvements, this could really sell.

30: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:10:01.89 0.net
I think if you were to ask Aiai to improve it, an even more terrifying doll would be born.

29: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:09:46.61 0.net
Handshake events are fun, so please come to it next time! Let’s talk lots. ♪ Maho

Thank you for everything! I like karaage. Ehehe    -Maho

31: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:10:07.99 0.net
This is a Bobby Dazzler doll after an accident.

33: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:10:41.85 0.net
I wonder if she’s going around to all the members, asking them, “It’s cute, right?”

36: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:11:48.52 0.net
This is called “assemblage.” It’s an art technique.

37: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:11:54.20 0.net
Actually, I think that Harajuku girls would really love this??

55: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:17:53.74 0.net
Yeah, I could definitely imagine Maro or Risako being really into this lol

39: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:13:00.43 0.net
There was a time when a roof leakage warning sign was posted above Wada’s seat, but for some reason Fukuda’s bag got soaking wet from being rained on. I wonder if That Thing was hiding inside her bag.

40: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:13:02.71 0.net
That Thing.

41: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:13:54.87 0.net
That’s really amazing. Putting aside the issue of the face, it really does have the shape of a doll.

42: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:15:13.77 0.net
Something like this isn’t just a lack of skill or a failed artistic endeavor.

43: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:15:14.74 0.net
The butons for the eyes are different, but she dared to do that on purpose?

54: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:16:59.99 0.net
Well, of course. She’s the kind of girl who has to dare to do everything, or else it’s dangerous.

58: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:18:43.43 0.net
It’s plenty dangerous even when she is daring. Becoming worn out after being too daring is more Fukuda’s taste.

44: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:15:27.02 0.net
I thought that this might actually have been made out of clay.

47: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:15:49.63 0.net
That Thing in 3D

49: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:16:16.52 0.net
I definitely thought that the shape it has in the drawings was due to it wearing a dress, but looking at the doll, its body is actually shaped like a trapezoid.

50: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:16:22.42 0.net
Is this made out of an inside-out work glove? lol

51: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:16:30.96 0.net
Attack On That Thing

53: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:16:38.28 0.net
It’s terrifying, but then it’s cute…

56: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:18:25.18 0.net
It doesn’t look like it’s a work glove, but the material is linen lol

57: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:18:32.69 0.net
It’s quite Aiai-like to have different buttons.

62: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:21:05.73 0.net
This is art. You guys don’t understand anything.

63: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:21:56.23 0.net
The waistband? Has a pretty design.

64: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:22:20.21 O.net
I’d be afraid of it coming to life at night, but it’s cute…

66: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:23:06.49 0.net
In the art world, something like this sells for one million yen.

67: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:23:25.63 0.net
Its body was made to fit the skirt lol

73: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:25:42.19 0.net

74: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:25:57.98 0.net
Real life That Thing… is scary.

75: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:26:07.44 0.net
It looks like it would say “migyaaaaaa” if you pressed its belly.

77: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:26:38.94 0.net
This would probably sell for ¥50,000 in an auction.

78: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:26:46.50 0.net
She’s seriously an angel. A mere human could never make something like this.

83: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:27:50.74 0.net
Is it only me who can subtly sense her good taste?

89: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:31:32.77 0.net
At night it comes to life and says “feed me,” right?

94: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:34:47.11 0.net
I just got freaked out. Stop it.

90: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:31:54.69 0.net
I want her to perform a concert with this thing riding on her shoulder.

96: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:36:45.34 0.net
I want it to casually make an appearance in a music video.

103: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2015/11/20(金) 17:43:10.47 0.net
First let’s see what happens if they put this on a T-shirt.

(Source: http://colorhello.blog.jp/archives/1045573444.html)

Aikawa Maho’s “That Thing” has multiplied

1: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 22:57:07.52 0.net
The new model is a little fashionable.


2: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 22:57:33.90 0.net
Is that its mom?

3: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 22:57:50.11 0.net
Why didn’t they have any That Thing goods at her birthday event?

4: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 22:58:03.19 0.net
They’re so carefully made.

5: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 22:59:21.44 0.net
The photo is good as usual.

6: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 22:59:25.89 0.net
If I had to choose my favorite, I’d say the right one.

8: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:00:14.63 0.net
The stove looks miniature.

10: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:00:29.84 0.net
They’re increasing in number?

12: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:00:47.12 0.net
The first generation one still has a lazy eye.

14: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:00:58.33 0.net
There’s a good ambiance about them.

15: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:01:08.74 0.net
The left one looks just like Aiai, particularly the triangle-shaped mouth.

16: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:01:49.09 0.net
She still has the heater on?

18: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:02:20.79 0.net
It’s like a fairy tale world.

22: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:05:01.45 0.net
Eventually, different versions of it will keep increasing, like Airi’s Suu-san.

25: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:09:21.42 0.net
Terrible Monster That Thing

29: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:18:31.15 0.net
I want her to make them a dollhouse.

30: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:21:17.96 0.net
From the start, there have been lots of them.

32: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:32:59.72 0.net
Sell them! Aiai’s handmade ones, please.

33: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:36:55.89 0.net
They’re actually not stuffed animals; they’re aliens.

36: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:57:57.80 0.net
If were to start making our own That Thing goods, it seems like Aiai would say to us, “My copyright…”

37: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/11(月) 23:58:59.82 0.net
Aiai will never get tired of this!

38: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/12(火) 00:00:29.39 0.net

39: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/12(火) 00:01:30.57 0.net
A gif maker!

40: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/12(火) 00:02:06.46 0.net
A gif maker has appeared!

41: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/12(火) 00:02:24.38 0.net
Cute lol

42: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/04/12(火) 00:02:39.41 0.net
So it’s “That Thing” and “That Other Thing.”

(Source: http://colorhello.blog.jp/archives/1055581483.html)

Aikawa Maho: “Don’t call him ‘That Thing!’ After drawing him thousands of times, it hurts my feelings to hear him called ‘That Thing.’”

1: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:06:43.95 0


((Twitter user Maamin’s interaction with Aikawa at a handshake event))

Maamin: Hey, I really like the cat that you draw, but is its name That Thing?
Aikawa: No, it’s not!!!
Maamin: Huh? Is that so… (haha) What is its name?
Aikawa: Its name is a secret, but… But really, when I’ve drawn it so many thousands of times and people call it “That Thing,” it hurts my felings.
Maamin: I’m sorry hahahahaha

4: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:09:02.77 0
Oh, so that thing isn’t That Thing, huh.

6: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:09:29.53 0
What Thing?

7: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:10:18.96 0
Hasn’t That Thing already graduated?

10: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:11:18.77 0
Is this that monster-cat thing?

12: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:13:16.95 O
Aikawa-san’s body is already being controlled by That Thing.

13: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:13:38.04 0
Well, the creator hates that name. Who was it that said it first?!

16: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:21:30.03 0
It does have a name, but she won’t officially announce it.

20: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:25:33.47 0
If that’s the case, then hurry up and announce it! lol

23: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:29:10.21 0
“In search of Anonymous… No, in search of a name”

27: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:31:55.77 0
”That Thing” is just a name of excellence.

30: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:33:43.73 0
I wondered how it would be if we called it “That Girl” instead, but “That Thing” just fits it too perfectly.

35: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:47:17.79 0
Is That Thing the That Thing from Morning Musume?

38: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:52:20.33 0
Hoisting up the skies, it’s That Thing
Protecting the seas, it’s That Thing
Running on the earth, it’s That Thing
((lyrics from Wakasa wa Plasma, an ending song of Power Rangers))

40: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:56:43.18 O
I am That Thing, and That Thing is me.

39: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:54:42.73 0

41: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:56:53.14 0
If we’re being proper, then it’s got to be “Mahocat.”

76: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/20(月) 00:03:21.48 0
As Kisora called it, “Mahocat-chan.”

44: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 19:07:57.66 0
Saying she drew “thousands” of them might not be an exaggeration, but actually true.

56: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 20:36:10.37 0
Every time a new song comes out, she draws over a hundred of them on postcards, so saying “thousands” wouldn’t really be an exaggeration.

47: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 19:22:15.85 0
That Thing, while being dragged on a leash, is telling everyone that photography is forbidden.

48: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 19:27:39.28 0
Mahocat is correct.

57: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 20:37:39.68 0
I called it Ahocat LOL

52: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 20:21:11.67 0
Someone like That Thing, Someone like That Thing, Someone like That Thing…
((lyrics from the song Memory Glass by Horie Jun))

46: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 19:20:07.92 0
That Thing, you’re so cute, That Thing!

42: 名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/ 2016/06/19(日) 18:57:09.39 0
Feed Me.

(Source: http://matomeldo.doorblog.jp/archives/48891876.html)

I’ve been following That Thing threads for a while now, and I thought it might be time to share them. I didn’t expect to suddenly translate four threads in one night (;´∀`) !! But I think it’s worth it to show That Thing to everybody. I hope you all grow to love That Thing– or whatever its name is– as much as I do!! 


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