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A Geek in Japan review

A Geek in Japan

An eclectic encyclopedia filled with juicy trivia entries on Japan’s history, culture and modern life. Continue reading »

The Moe Manifesto Review

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A semi-academic book bent on educating people about the history, marketing power and social influences of moe. Continue reading »

Megami Fetish – Girls Whom Girls Draw Review

Girls Whom Girls Draw

Girls Whom Girls Draw is an art book portraying cute or sexy girls in various poses. So how does it separate itself from the competition? It’s a book created solely by women. The artists, the designers and the editorial staff are all women. But don’t expect them to be subtle or inexplicit. Girls Whom Girls Draw has some daring images and a hell of a lot of female curves. Continue reading »

100 Masters of Bishojo Painting Overview

100 Masters of Bishojo Painting

Today I have the pleasure of introducing an art book that has both great art and an interesting raison d’être. 100 Masters of Bishojo Painting is an art book that focuses on professional artists which work in the manga, visual novel, games, books and advertisement industries. It introduces you to 100 such artists, a lot of which are famous. You can find Kei (Hatsune Miku illustrator), Eiji Usatsuka (Zero No Tsukaima illustrator) and Aoi Nishimata (Shuffle game and anime designer) among others, but to be honest all of the artists represented in this book are gifted people and most of them have been working in their respective industries for quite some time now. Continue reading »

Xa Colors Art Book Overview

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Xa is a french artist and the main designer behind the strategic MMORPGs Dofus and Wakfu. Xa Colors is his first commercial art book. Care to have a look? Continue reading »

Atelier Rorona & Totori & Meruru Premium Art Book Overview

I’ve always had a sweet spot for art books, specifically manga-style art books. I also love the Arland Trilogy, which consists of the PS3 games Atelier Rorona, Atelier Totori and Atelier Meruru. And since Atelier Meruru’s English debut is right around the corner I pampered myself with the Atelier Rorona & Totori & Meruru Premium Art Book – an art book which conveniently packs the art of all three games together! Continue reading »

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