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Shunya Yamashita: One Voice

This post could be considered NSFW, there are a few illustrations that are a bit risky. Two of them show a bit of bum crack lol.

So here we are! My newest Shunya Yamashita art book, One Voice. I admit my pictures didn’t come out all that great. I pretty much just wanted to take snapshots of my favorites for a quick share. I’m sure if one illustration really strikes your fancy you can find it scanned in somewhere online with better quality. Or perhaps you’ll buy the art book 😉 I like Shunya a lot, but I think what I like most is how he accessorizes his female characters. I’m not all that fond of his male character designs, I can’t think of a single one I’ve somewhat liked. My love for Shunya illustrations has really been renewed by my recent discovery of his Marvel/DC Comics illustrations. I also thought I’d really like his illustration of Yoko from this art book, but turns out I didn’t care for it much. I own a few Shunya figures but not that many, some kind of cross the line from sexy to slutty for me and I prefer my figures on the other side of that line. But when it comes to illustrations in art books I’m a bit more open minded for some reason.

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RG Veda Art Books (Japanese)

If there is an art book I want, but it hasn’t been released in English, I have no problems buying the Japanese version. Not being able to read the “extras” at the end of the book do make me a bit sad. But the main reason I want these books is for the full page illustrations. I’m a big fan of CLAMP illustrations and love their art books. Unfortunately not ALL RG Veda illustrations are in this art book, but a good chunk are. There is another RG Veda art book out there, but the pricetag is too high for my blood. How much did this one cost? The seller’s requested “Buy It Now” price was $48.99, but my offer of $26.00 was accepted and I also got free shipping because I bought several other art books. So don’t hesitate to ever use the “Make an Offer” feature on eBay when it’s available, you may be surprised at the luck of your results.

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Tsubasa ALBuM De REProDUCTioNS

Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (December 8, 2009)
Language: English
MSRP: $19.99

I didn’t add in all those capitalized letters to be wacky and cool :) for some reason that’s how the title is spelled. So Del Rey were the ones being “wacky and cool”. I love CLAMP art books, art books make up only a small part of my collection, but most of the ones I own are CLAMP. Their art style/costumes/settings never fail to fascinate me. My favorite art books are still the Cardcaptor Sakura ones…but this one is right on their heels. I wasn’t a fan of Tsubasa at first…but I’m becoming more interested with each volume read. Sakura and Syaoran are my favorite couple of all time, so I was bound to love this series.

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