badzphoto Dec 22, 2015
🎶 On the eleventh day of Christmas my bishie gave to me – 11 Great Art Books 🎵
Art and fan books are another collector’s item and a good way to support your favorite anime, manga, and games. I love a great illustration whether it’s hand drawn or by computer. Below are 11 art books or fan guides that Laura and I think make great collector items.
Yukihiro Utako Art Works Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
I’m going to start with my favorite and one that I own. It’s not because this is a favorite series of mine (it’s not my absolute favorite), but oh man, if the photos and illustrations don’t have you salivating! Maikai Ouji: Devils and Realist Art Book is high quality. The anime and manga illustrations are beauties and it’s great to see more of them. The illustrations are by Utako Yukihiro and drawing lessons of how some of the illustrations are created are included in the book. $20.99 on Otaku Mode. This is a Japanese-language book.
Alice in the Country of Diamonds ~Wonderful Wonder World~ Artbook
QuinRose usually has great illustrations. This fan book includes character profiles, illustrations, interviews, and a route guide for the PSP game. $18.74 on Rightstuf. This is an English-language book.
Touya Mikanagi Art Collection: Karneval Parade 1
Another book with gorgous illustrations. I think Karneval is on par with Devils and Realist. I just love how colorful the illustrations are on the manga covers, too. $23.99 on Otaku Mode. This is a Japanese-language book.
TV Anime Kamisama Hajimemashita Special Fanbook: Mikage Shrine Pictures Edition
This one has a couple of goodies. If you purchase it you get a web radio CD. In the book, you’ll find illustrations and comments by Julietta Suzuki and discussions by those who worked on the anime. $24.99 on Otaku Mode. This is a Japanese-language book.
The Art of Hana Kimi
Fans of the manga Hana Kimi can pick up this one. It’s 88 pages of full color artwork by Hisaya Nakajo. $14.99 on Rightstuf. This is an English-language book.
The Art of Vampire Knight
Who can forget this popular manga? This is another art book that has some goodies. If you get it you’ll not only get 96 pages of illustrations, but you’ll receive an exclusive poster as well. The book includes comments by Matsuri Hino. This is an English-language book.
The Arina Tanemura Collection: The Art of Full Moon
This art book includes original artwork by Arina Tanemura and includes comments by the artist. $14.99 on Rightstuf. This is an English-language book.
Tokyo Ghoul Zakki Illustration Book
While not shoujo, Tokyo Ghoul is very popular with girls. With this inexpensive book, you’ll get some really sweet illustrations by the manga’s creator Sui Ishida. $8.99 on Otaku Mode. This is a Japanese-language book.
Hakuōki: Reimeiroku Art Works
This artbook features illustrations from the Hakuoki: Reimeiroku game, including other illustrations. It looks extremely high quality. If you’ve only played the original game or have seen the anime, this is still a good book to add to your collection. $25.99 on Otaku Mode. This is a Japanese-language book.
Norn9: Last Era Official Fan Book
Now that Norn9, the otome game, has been localized in English and it’s getting an anime in January — I think it’s time to pick up the fan book. $26.99 on Otaku Mode. This is a Japanese-language book.
Free! Eternal Summer Official Fan Book
Who doesn’t love the Free! gang? This book has 125 pages of illustrations and information regarding the show. It includes character profiles and comments from those working on the anime (cast and crew). $21.99 on Otaku Mode. This is a Japanese-language book.
This wraps up our eleventh day of fangirl gifting. Hope your fangirl enjoys our list of fun gifts this holiday season, and we will be back with the last idea soon!
🎶On the eleventh day of Christmas my bishie gave to me –
11 Great Art Books