KA-E-N

It’s here! It’s here!

The delivery man delivered it about half an hour ago.

Ito Noizi’s art is seriously awesome.

Cover

The book cover, or rather the jacket, is made of decent-quality cold-pressed paper. It’s a nice change from plastic-coated paper book jackets that are so common nowadays. It’s got gold lettering on a purple background, which is a bit of a cheap trick but nevertheless serves to make the book look even more expensive (which it is…)

ShanaParallel docking!

About 1/3 of the book is Shakugan no Shana art, while the rest is divided into sections – “Different” which features her other, non-Shana artwork, “Creation” which has “?人誌”, personal doujinshi is my guess. The following ToHeart 2 pictures are from the “Different” section.

ToHeart 2

Kaguya-hime story

The last section, “Secret Notes” contains a short story “Kaguya-hime no Shana” or something like that. I don’t know, I could only recognize the “Kaguya-hime” part. It’s written by the Shakugan no Shana author, so I think my guess is correct. But why is “Shana” in Hiragana though…? I give up~

Last page

Last page. Apart from the usual publisher information and whatnot, there’s a handwritten, uh, note thing plus a doodle too. ” Doumo konichiwa. Itou Noizi desu.” are the only characters I can recognize, orz.

The great thing about artbooks is that the pictures are high-resolution, so it’s easy to examine the artwork in detail. It’s actually kind of fun to guess how she painted this or drew that or how she achieved this effect.

Ohnoes, now I love her art more than ever~

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