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Studio Pablo ACCA: 13 Background Artbook

I quite enjoyed the ACCA-13 Anime because it was steadily paced like nothing's happening but you had to pay attention to what's going on. That and it has some great theme songs like "Shadow and Truth". It has some great retro looking backgrounds and world setting too. So here's the background artbook filled with art from Studio Pablo...


Tokyo Xanadu Visual Guide Artbook Review

I didn't really enjoy Tokyo Xanadu so it was a good thing I bought it second hand. However, I do like it's artwork - well, nearly all Falcom's artwork are good. Even Makoto Shinkai worked for them before after all. So I decided to import this A4 160 page "visual guide" artbook. Unfortunately, the wrapper arrived damaged because the proxy...


Your Name Art Book Review

There has been an artbook released for every Makoto Shinkai movie so far and Your Name is no exemption - not surprising considering its run away success and that it got a special "Collectors Edition". Unlike the visual guide book, it does not contain concept art or storyboards but the format is no different, once again in B6 paper back...


Persona 5 Official Design Works Artbook Review

Persona 5 Official Design Works is one big heavy artbook... Probably the biggest I've seen at 512 A4 pages, 1.6kg. It reminds me of the the free telephone directories that are distributed to homes in the UK but, the paper and print quality's much better of course. Shows how much thought went into the game and why it's oozing with quality...


Makoto Shinkai Walker Book

It's been a while since Makoto Shinkai released his first art book, "A Sky Longing for Memories" (which you can get an English copy of by Vertical Comics). Now he's released a new one at around the same time as his latest youth movie, "Your Name" and it's a B2 sized, 160 page book subtitled "Walker: Hikari no Kiseki [Trails of Light]". The...


Steins;Gate Official Materials Artbook, Q&A

I've become such a fan of Steins;Gate's story after playing the game I decided I had to find the "official materials" artbook. Unfortunately, since the book was published for the original Xbox360 game 2 years ago and Huke's artwork is so popular, it seems to be sold out everywhere. Fortunately, Amazon JP managed to restock the 2300 Yen...


Persona 3 Portable Vol. 1 Drama CD in August ::

So, how have those of you in NA being enjoying the localised version of Persona 3 Portable? I think they did a good job with the original game so I presume they've done the same with the portable version. Anyway, just wanted to let you Persona fans know the first P3P Drama CD is due out in August 28th this month, featuring all the new...


Evangelion You Can (Not) Advance Complete Records Collection Book

Gainax is due to release two A4 sized books containing a total of 650 pages this summer entitled, "Evangelion You Can (Not) Advance Complete Records Collection" which will feature the following... There will be a case for the two books. First press copies will get two additional art board booklets, a film strip and early preorders...


Monster Hunter 5th Anniversary CG Artworks Book

Now this is the format Makoto Shinkai's "Sora no Kioku" artbook should be in but I guess he had no say in its layout. In commemoration of Capcom's Monster Hunter series' 5th anniversary, a 310 page "Monster Hunter CG Artworks" book containing over 1700 pieces of CG from every title in the series so far, went on sale yesterday. This...


Early Persona 4 Designs

Don't really link to places for downloading scans or rips but, must thank Dokuganryu for updating his site with the official Persona 4 Design Works artbook. Here's a select few pages that caught my interest - a quick translation of Soejima's commentary followed by my own thoughts. Don't read on if you don't like spoilers! Soejima...