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Characters

Above: Jane, Michiko, Takayo, and Akiko (left to right) are four Nisei teenagers evacuated from their California homes and interned in camps in the exotic Arkansas Delta. (Concept drawings: Sohhee Han)

Jane in 3D:

Above: Early version of Jane as a game character (3D modeling: Ben Loggins)

Above: Final version of Jane used in game prototype (3D modeling: Pakie Seung)

Michiko in 3D:

Above: Early version of Michiko as a game character (3D modeling: Ben Loggins)

Above: Final version of Michiko used in game prototype (3D modeling: Pakie Seung)

Takayo in 3D:

Above: Early version of Takayo as a game character (3D modeling: Ben Loggins)

Akiko in 3D:

Above: Early version of Akiko as a game character (3D modeling: Ben Loggins)

Above: Final version of Akiko used in game prototype (3D modeling: Pakie Seung)

Nisei Girls’ Kabuki

These Nisei girls perform together at camp in a traditional Japanese kabuki play, called Chūshingura, playing the roles below:

Above: Jane plays “Kampei,” the disgraced retainer, in the traditional Japanese kabuki play Chūshingura. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: Michiko plays “Okaru,” Kampei’s mother-in-law. By the end of the play, Okaru will have lost her husband and son-in-law to violent deaths, and her daughter will be sold into prostitution… (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: Akiko plays “Gōemon,” a character in the traditional Japanese kabuki play Chūshingura. Gōemon is one of the famed 47 rōnin, or masterless samurai, who allows Kampei to join their vendetta against the evil Moronao. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: Takayo plays “Yagorō,” a character in the traditional Japanese kabuki play Chūshingura. Yagorō is another of the famed 47 rōnin, or masterless samurai, who allows Kampei to join their vendetta against the evil Moronao. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Other Characters

Above: Willie is an African American blues musician, playing in the band Helena Blues. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: John is an African American laborer who has found day work at the Jerome camp. He is also a talented musician, playing in the Helena Blues with Willie. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: 3D version of John used as non-player character in game prototype (3D modeling: Pakie Seung)

Above: 3D version of Stan used as non-player character in game prototype (3D modeling: Pakie Seung)

Drama Delta Japanese American civilian Kenji

Above: Kenji is a Nisei from Hawaii, serving in the U.S. army’s 442nd regimental combat team stationed at nearby Camp Shelby, but on leave to visit relatives and friends interned at Jerome. Wearing the lei over his military uniform (right), Kenji plays in a band called The Shelby Hawaiians. (Concept drawings: Sohhee Han)

Above: Danny is also a Nisei musician from Hawaii serving in the 442nd. In the costume featured on the right, Danny plays in The Shelby Hawaiians with Kenji. (Concept drawings: Sohhee Han)

Above: Frank is the Rohwer camp cook, a big, burly WRA employee who dresses in drag to play the “Bride” in the “Womanless Wedding” performance staged for an internee audience. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: Frank is selected to play the Bride because he could never pass as a woman in real life, and is nearly double the size of the WRA actor selected to play his betrothed. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: Joseph is the Rohwer school superintendent, another WRA employee cast in the “Womanless Wedding” drag show performed for internees. He plays the diminutive “Groom,” far overpowered by his blushing bride… (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

Above: Earl is a WRA official stationed at Rohwer who portrays the “Minister” in the “Womanless Wedding” drag show performed for an internee audience. As is customary in this Southern tradition, Earl follows the script and plays the Minister as a pedantic, professorial drunk. (Concept drawing: Sohhee Han)

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