- Created on Friday, 21 August 2009 08:47
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- 薄桜鬼 新選組奇譚 公式イラストブック 百花繚乱
This book to my personal opinion actually contains more "illustrated" art of the Hakuouki theme. Not only that, this book gives you a pull out poster size illustration of all the Shinsengumi members ^^
Oh, and dont forget the beautiful ricepaper outside the book as cover, and it is hard cover too <33
And along with it many other special illustrations used to promote the game in various magazines such as B's Log and Dengeki Girl's Style.
Downside of it is, because it "aims" to be the game's official guide book, so all the game CGs were consolidated into only a few pages, and were rather small...
But towards the end of the book, there are walkthrough guides of the game, so a wonderful book to have if you need it to play the game ^^/
It also includes interviews with each of the seiyuu that casted in the Shinsengumi team, very interesting thing to read :D
- 薄桜鬼 原画集
This book is literally, as the title states, "Artbook". The whole book doesnt really get into anything about the game, no interviews etc, purely just game CG collection in bigger size compared to the condensed one you see on the top...
As shown, each CG occupies a page with a little blurb of the conversation used when the CG appeared in the game. And therefore, this book is actually thicker than the first one.
However, in my personal opinion, the Hakuouki illustrations that were used in this book (ones such as CD cover illustrations etc) were apparently less than in the other book.
The illustrations ACTUALLY were already used in the other book, and are smaller than the first one so...you probably noticed by now, my heart leans towards the other book more XD
Since both books cost the same, and if you really just want game CG, buy the second one. But if you like more variation of illustrations, and want a prettier looking book, buy the first one xD
You can buy these books on Amazon.jp
Despite the rip off shipping, they do ship overseas so...
Seriously, you guys have to own at least one of these, Kazuki Yone's art is totally worth collecting. Owning a copy in your hand is a different feeling to seeing it scanned on to the computer. I would have scanned these books, but since the books are so beautiful, I was afraid it would kill the binding....;_;