Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
June 24, 2007
Image Size
411 KB
Resolution
566×800
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,624
Favourites
22 (who?)
Comments
76
Downloads
36
×
Rokuro Makube - Vampire by maiyeng Rokuro Makube - Vampire by maiyeng
Rokuro Mabuke or "Rock". The intelligent and handsome, yet sick and evil villian from Tezuka Osamu's manga, "Vampire".
There's even a live action TV series of Vampire which Tezuka stars as himself! XD

Rock also appears in a lot of Tezuka's mangas, playing various roles, but mostly as a villian. In Black Jack he had a number of roles, but most noticably as Black Jack's best childhood friend, Makube.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconkitsune-devil:
kitsune-devil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol first thought: pure evil :D
Reply
:iconblindbanditofthesand:
blindbanditofthesand Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ah mah gahd...
This is so awesome!!!
*worships the ground you walk on*
:heart: Makuba-Sann!!
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Yes, he is one kickass character! *^^* I think you are very much the first person who refers to him as Makube rather than Rock. ^^
Reply
:iconblindbanditofthesand:
blindbanditofthesand Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow, I'm surprised that there's not more people. I like japanese names better than the english/dub ones. They sound cooler! ^^
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Well, he is widely known as Rock, which is why everyone calls him by the name. But I hardly know anyone who initially calls him Makube. Makube is pretty much my favorite version of Rock. XD
Reply
:iconblindbanditofthesand:
blindbanditofthesand Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
LOL
Reply
:iconoliverbrett:
OliverBrett Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Very very nice.
Reply
:iconodori:
Odori Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
This is very lovely!

I love the dark, noir-like feel of the image. The splatters in the background created as blood are a very nice touch.

Rock's one of my favorite Tezuka characters. But I think Vampire was definately his most awesome performance. (That and Phoenix: Future, I think.)
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Nice to hear from another Rock fan! (Although Black Jack is my most favorite Tezuka character).
I agree that Rock really stood out in Vampire out of most of his roles (though I still need to see some of the others), I was surprised that he had a sense of guilt when he's around Saigo.
Reply
:icononb-6:
ONB-6 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Ooh, it's Rock. He...uh...rocks. :P
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
lol! He certainly does! ;)
Reply
:iconpikkurou:
PikKurou Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
lol, never see this guy, but he looks cool :D
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Oh, Ana! *Huggles* I must check your gallery out soon so I can comment on your work! (Haven't done so in a long time. Whoaa... so busy. ;_; )
You might have seen him before(?). Have you watched Metropolis?
Reply
:iconpikkurou:
PikKurou Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
heheh, yeah you're not that often on dA, Mai ^^;
Don't know if I've seen him before... and I didn't watch Metropolis.
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
I know, I should be on more often! ^^;
How about Astro Boy? or Black Jack? o.o
Reply
:iconpikkurou:
PikKurou Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
Nah I didn't watch Astro boy and black jack either ^^;
Reply
:iconinsectikette:
insectikette Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
I wanna see more Tezuka shows! I really enjoyed Black Jack! I love that pose and eep! He's holding a whip! XD
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Black Jack is awesome and my most favorite manga/anime of Tezuka's. =D
Yeah, Rock usual weapon is a gun, but the whip is much more iconic and associates this version of Rock to "Vampire". He uses it to... punish vampires (not the blood sucking kind mind you. They're more like werewolves).
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
I forget that he only wields a whip in "Vampire: Part 2" and it was used to train a "Weco" he captured.
Reply
:iconinsectikette:
insectikette Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
I wanna see more of the Black Jack kid's series! Also the one with Kiriko in it.
Cool!
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Me too!
Dr. Kiriko! He's another great rival character that Black Jack can't do without! *^o^*
Reply
:iconcalysar:
Calysar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Coooool! Tezuka forever! =D
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Yes, Tezuka foever! =D
Reply
:iconcalysar:
Calysar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Yay! =D

I'd start a club, but we Tezuka fans are a bit of a minority here at DA, sadly...
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
You started a club! *_* Where?
Reply
:iconcalysar:
Calysar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
=D well, I haven't done it yet...would love to but just not sure if enough people would be interested. What do you think...should I start one?
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
I totally think you should! And there many be a lot more Tezuka fan then you think! ;) All you need is a little shameless plug on your club and the fans will come a-flocking!
Reply
:iconcalysar:
Calysar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
I'll do it!

*is all excited now* =P
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Yay! *Happiness* Please let me known when you're done! (Has to sleep in.)
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconrileythehedgehog:
RileyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Oh that looks soo awesome Mai! =D I love how you did that "sillouette" effect on his jacket. With a cunning grin, sunglasses, and a bloody background. He does fill in the sense of evil!
So cool! Great job! ^.^
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
OMG! O.O Riley-chan! :glomp: Welcome back to DA! XDD How are ya? :cuddle:

Rock is very evil, but there are a few of Tezuka's mangas where he does play a "hero" (Mostly in his early appearence as a child).
Reply
:iconrileythehedgehog:
RileyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
I'm alright thank you! x3 :heart:
Oh really? I see! I should try reading some of his manga then. He's got some mighty interesting manga, ne?
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Glad to hear that you are! =3
Oh goodness, yes (If you read other people's comments here, they agree too! :XD: )! Tezuka Osamu is the "God of Manga" after all, and a masterful storyteller! No manga artist to date has ever been as deep as Tezuka. His art style maybe retro, but it's the story and characters that really gets your heart. I high recommend seeking out "Black Jack", "Pheonix" (Hi no Tori), and "Buddha".
Reply
:iconrileythehedgehog:
RileyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Hee. ^_^
Ah, I see! Then I gotta get myself into his works then! :XD:
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Which also reminds me, did you recieve the package I sent you?
Reply
:iconrileythehedgehog:
RileyTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
A package?? What were the contents? O.O;; *afraid this might go downhill*
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
It's just a CD and a letter really, since I've been too busy lately to do drawings and such. ^^;
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
:dance:
Defintely! :nod:
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Actually, maybe I should send you some Tezuka stuff instead.
(I think you've seen an episode of Black Jack, right?)
Reply
:iconthenumber42:
thenumber42 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I've never heard of this guyyyy :(
I like him already.
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Rock appears in Metropolis, Phoenix, Astroboy, and Black Jack (The first ever story as Akudo, in the movie "The two doctors of Darkness", and in the latest NintendoDS Black Jack video game!) to name a few...
You can read more about him here: [link])
Reply
:iconthenumber42:
thenumber42 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I'm downloading "Two Doctors of Darkness" right now...I <3 Blackjack (and Dr. Kiriko, too)!

I remember him now, he was in the Phoenix volume I read, the one with the guy and his alien girlfriend.
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
Ah~, I love Black Jack too. Awesome manga and anime.:nod:

Yep! He's in that. =D
Reply
:iconthenumber42:
thenumber42 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I just drew a Blackjack fanart....and more to come lol *hint hint* XD:
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Oh! Oh! *Broadbands to your page*
Reply
:iconkanpu-chan:
Kanpu-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
good like always :3 i have been practicing ...and not eating my pencils
Reply
:iconmaiyeng:
maiyeng Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Good to know! :thumbsup::XD:
Reply
:iconkanpu-chan:
Kanpu-chan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
:3 thanks also nice to hear from you :3
Reply
:iconkizzychan:
kizzychan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Rock! I remember him from the movie 'Hi no tori-ai no cosmozone', wonderful! Do you know this movie?
Reply
:iconkizzychan:
kizzychan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Hi Mai, welcome back! I don't remember well now their roles, but BJ played a villain and Rock... a scientist?? ^_^; Sorry, I watched this movie many years ago, it's pretty old (1980) but if you've the chance to get it in DVD, it's worth the money you spend! The animation is really good, as it's a movie made for the big screen and the story is so... poetic.
Reply
Add a Comment: