The texture to this picture plays an excellent role in making it an effective piece. The colour to this picture is very eye catching, but not in an obtrusive way, and is very beautiful.
The pose is great and the anatomy is well proportioned. You haven't got the hands too big or too small. The shading applied to this picture add dimension and really bring it to life.
The lack of outlines adds to the effectiveness of this picture, making it more realistic.
His eyes pull a lot of my focus, but in a good way. Bold, "look at me". It's like they represent the confidence of his character.
There's only one, tiny, little detail that gets me on this, and that's that the symbol on his headband looks like it would in a mirror. It's the right way up but the white is on the left. But I only know that because I pick up on the small details like that and even the anime got it wrong in places, so don't feel bad about it.
All in all, this is a wonderful piece and a huge improvement on the previous version. You should be very proud of yourself for progressing so well.