I was just reading manga in Barnes and Nobles and noticed the art book. I decided to start reading commentary and came across the character drawings for the Tringhams. The caption said something like "I was thinking about River Phoenix while drawing Russell".
One google search later, looking through the Russell pictures from the anime I had on hand and almost dying from laughter...
*Sporfle* Phoenix totally has the "oops, I forgot to button my shirt" look. Russell just looks like he's being an ass.
The boys are serious.
...thoughtful... (totally didn't have the Russell picture I wanted but whatever. The daisy necklace makes up for everything.)
Well....yes, now we do know that Arakawa has watched Indiana Jones. :P
I also had conversations with friends on this and it somehow then led to a Titanic crossover since Leonardo DiCaprio is often compared with River Phoenix. Thus...um, yeah. They both like roses and wear suspenders. Yes. Um, this is getting dumb. *rolls away* XD;