Haha… he looks about 15 years old in this picture. Which, actually, is kind of ironic, since it was about this time when we were finally coming to terms with the fact that all of our characters would have to be a lot older than we’d previously been thinking of them as being. You know how the typical hero in an anime or manga is no older than about 20? We’d been imagining the Galaxion cast to be somewhere in their early twenties, which to the teenage mind seemed plenty old. But eventually we realized… these characters are supposed to be scientists, and have careers. Twenty-something is not old enough to work your way up through the ranks! Slowly, reluctantly, we made them older.
But for some reason, they still look like they’re a bunch of twenty-somethings.