Everyone remembers their favorite storybook as a child. It’s most likely a product of their culture’s aesthetics. As the artist grows, they will learn a style that suits their wants and it might seem those picture books are no more.
But if you closely (and I invite you to see your artistic patrimony), they live on. Even if the artist has absorbed a foreign style to that of their country (in this case, contemporary japonism or what’s colloquially known as the anime culture), the defining characteristics of those first illustrations find their way into the body of work subconsciously. It’s the way we as a culture observe the world, the way we absorb beauty and it flows in our veins as we place each line, be it graphite or digital. Not all of them will be present, but they’re there.