sakohju
I'm a huge fan of Pokemon and a Greek Mythology nerd, as well as a hobbyist yokai researcher and avid reader of Chinese classics.
I'm also obsessed with Koei games like Samurai Warriors 3~4, Dynasty Warriors 7~8, Warriors Orochi 3, Toukiden and Atelier (namely the Arland and Dusk series') and I enjoy playing percussion and drawing.
I've been drawing manga for a few years now. User Adelle Frost is my sister. I'm also really good friends with NikoshiSenika and Charlotte Potter.
A few other animes I'm into:
Black Butler (actually more of the manga on this one)
Sword Art Online
Death Note
RWBY
Enter a few new warlords :) And once again, if you've read my other comic, SAKOHJU, you may recognize the messenger. =P
I have to be completely honest, I don't know when this comic will actually update next. Char and I have been very busy and communication has been sparse ever since I had to move away. I do know for sure that she and her sister are working on the script, but I'm holding off on drawing it until we actually finish writing the next chapter.
I do know that eventually, the next update will happen!

Until then, to those few who actually do read this comic, thank you for reading and even sticking with us if you do. I do enjoy this comic, as Char is a very close friend of mine and this is something that we've been able to create together. Like I said, I don't know when the future of this comic will happen, but please be patient, because rest assured it will.
A Sentimental Note
I blinked and six years have flown by.

This comic holds so much nostalgia for me. Even though I cringe every time I see the disproportionate and anatomical failures that I drew way back in Volume 1, it still warms my heart. Even though things have been slow recently, Volume 8 is on the way and I can't wait to draw it. To those of you who read this comic, thanks so much for reading and sticking with me. Here's to more happy years of SAKOHJU!
...This felt weird to draw but trust me it was actually a lot weirder in real life.

Also, a bit of news...you may or may not have noticed there is now a Characters page on the comic site. It's still largely under construction, but I've been brushing up on my HTML and CSS to code pages for my comic sites and I think a characters page will definitely be helpful for this comic to keep track of the massive roster. XD I will put up a further notice when I'm actually done with it. =P
Hey, that characters page I mentioned last update?

It's done! Go take a look! :D
I will continue to update it as the comic progresses, so keep checking back! You might also see a couple more site pages pop up as well, I've discovered I actually really like coding these pages :D
I apologize for once again missing an update on Wednesday, this week has been mostly wrapping up a lot of the schoolwork I missed. Luckily, I've finally gotten most of that out of the way and I should hopefully be able to focus more on art now. ^^

In other news, you may or may not have noticed that the comic site now contains a character page! Like it says on the page, it's still currently under construction. In truth, I have an ulterior motive for the page. While I have for a long time considered that a character page would be cool, I finally have a legit excuse to do it because I'm sort of using it as my final project for my computer science class. XD Basically for our final we can do whatever we want, we just have to learn something new and make something tangible to show for it. I originally wanted to try learning Java GUI to make a game, and while I did learn GUI, I wasn't confident I could complete the sort of thing I wanted to do in the time I have. So, I went and brushed up on my HTML and CSS. If you want to make a custom page on the comic site in Smackjeeves, you have to actually enter the html code for it, so I figured it would be perfect because I'll be able to finish my project and have a nice shiny character page on my comic site~ :D
I do plan to update the character page as the story progresses. I'm also having a lot of fun coding it, and I'll probably end up adding a few more pages to the site as well. It's also probably going to happen to a couple of my other comics too. =P
I do encourage you guys to check out that character page. There are some fun bios on it~ :)
While I'm at it, just a quick plug that if you have a comic of your own and would like to affiliate on this comic, there's an affiliates page as well :)
I don't remember what song this was for, but it was funny.

Also, I have to confess I've never seen Avatar: The Last Airbender, so I don't actually understand most references to it. ^^;
@Switzerland: Haha thanks >w< Yeah, I only have statistics left at this point...it's the one I'm least confident about though ^^; This year I've already taken US Government, and Computer Science A. Those ones weren't too bad.
And the honor of Bloom's very first fan art goes to....my sister! :D

Sorry for the lack of an actual page today. >.< Still finishing up with all the schoolwork I missed while on vacation, plus studying for AP tests, yay...

But in the meantime, enjoy this super awesome drawing of Chiyome that my sister made! She uses a bunch of pens and markers to color her artwork traditionally, and spends a very long time working on each piece. This is also the first real fan art she's made, so give it some love! :D
@Switzerland: haha thanks! We were visiting family in China :)
Wow, I just realized this comic is over 400 pages now. Well, that includes extras and all, but still. Wow.

If you've read my other comic, Pokémon SAKOHJU, you're hopefully familiar with this shop merchant and the fact that she is completely out of place here XD If you haven't, allow me to introduce Clea~
Hi guys! I'm back!
Sorry to have left with such short notice. I was indeed travelling for two weeks, but we sort of booked the trip last minute ^^; Anyway my vacation was fantastic, but I do now have a great big pile of things to return to and a lot of deadlines just shot closer. But nonetheless, I'll be doing my best to be resuming Bloom~ :)
Aaand I'm back. I'm sorry this is taking so long. TT_TT Volume 7.5 is almost over, I promise! However, this comic might be a bit slow still for a while as since I was travelling I have a great deal of schoolwork to catch up on, not to mention all the usual stress factors that come with the last month and a half or so of the school year. x_x
Potions
I had to explain things somehow =P

Aaand...I must apologize for all the waits I've been having on these pages. I hope they're worth waiting for, 'cause you'll have to wait a while longer for the next update, hahaha....
I'll be travelling for the next few weeks, so until I get back I won't be updating any pages. >w< Once again, thanks for your patience!
I happened to have a pink gel highlighter in my backpack =P This was one of those things that's just to fabulous not to include here.

And in other news, it looks like I'll likely be travelling for the next few weeks, so there'll be a bit of a slow down in updates until I get back. Thanks for your patience!
Once again, thanks for your patience! My drum line show is over and I'm happy to say that despite all the difficulties we faced, in the end we had a great show!
Hopefully, this page was worth the wait as Bloom history is made with our very first Rank II warlord :D You all totally called it on the last page XD
To the tune of "We Are the Champions" ^^
sakohju
March 23rd, 2017
@ailem: Haha really? XD
Hey, sorry for the delay in updates! This week has kind of been a mess, I'm still trying to get that drum line show together and being on drum line leadership this year has been a heck of a job. x_x We've had a few problems so it's been stressful, but I'm sure we can overcome them. The show is this week, so once it's over I'll be able to resume regular updates next weekend, but right now I just have other priorities.
Thanks for your patience!
@Drago:>: Aw, thanks for all the comments! It makes me happy that people can still say these things about the older parts of my comics ^w^