Some concept sketches of Aesti tonight. So far he’s a cross between the Aestivalis robot from Nadesico (his namesake), and the robot suits from Section 8. He’s a powered robot suit that the pilot got killed in, and the computer recorded his soul over the AI. So he’s a giant robot suit dude with nobody inside. Totally anime, right?
Anyway, he’s a blast to write. No matter what the topic of conversation is, it always devolves into Aesti speculating as to whether he can blow stuff up. He’s also developing a crush on the heroine, which troubles him, since he’s, you know, dead and stuff. Character conflict!