BACKSTORY A long time ago, before the age of Akira, a pair of twins silently arrived the earth.
Cyrus and Skadi are the 27th Prince and Princess of a small green planet in the Ota Kuu galaxy, called Sumashcomianganimelis (or Smash for short.) The twins received a special mission from the King of Cosmos, to spread the unique culture of the Ota Kuu galaxy to other planets and promote future tourism to their galaxy.
It wasnt going to be an easy mission, and they soon realised they had no idea where to start! The two travelled to Earth, curious about this small green and blue planet. Little did they realise that everywhere they went, they left a piece of their culture with the people they met and the places they visited. Images and encounters which would inspire many artists, writers and animators for years to come. Far beyond their expectation, the mission became very successful.
The twins decided to tour around the world to investigate the secret behind their success. Unfortunately, they were separated and lost their way in Australia; how would they find each other now? Having lost contact with each other, Skadi soon thought of a plan to find Cyrus: if she could organise an event that could gather all the anime related people and objects in Australia, Cyrus would be there too!
She named the event SMASH!, after the planet they lived in, so Cyrus would know he could find Skadi there.
The SMASH! mascots were designed back in 2007 for our first convention, and have stayed with us ever since. It's always been a pleasure to watch them evolve and be interpreted by different artists along the way.
Credit for all these lovely illustrations go to:
- Original design and 2007 poster artist [link] - 2008 poster artist [link] - 2009 poster artist - 2010 staff illustrator
If you have any Skadi and Cyrus fanart, please feel free to add it to our group gallery!