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Which reminds me, does 'Okumura' mean something? Because there's a guy in 'Psyren' with the same name and he's into occult too... in a different way though (and much less handsome than Rin and Yukio)
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Bought the Color Archive ~Animation and Comic Visual Guide~ on Sunday. Could only take cam raws with phone since the camera in my house was spoiled and I don't have a lot of computer + scanner access. Therefore there will be no photos of anything with text such as interviews.
Not going to put anything in a spoiler tag because it uh, seems like a waste to do so plus post this took me 1.5 hours to write.;A;
1-2: Cover and inner cover.
3: Stickers that only comes with first-press edition, so buy the first-press edition if you can! On a closer look at the round thingies, I only realised that they were actually crests or logos for characters. Katou-sensei never fails to amaze.
4: Postcard sticker. IDK whether it's first-press only.
5: A postcard.
I tried my best photoshopping the crests but I don't think it looks too good orz. I swear it looks way better on the actual book. Anyway, these crests are for Rin, Yukio, Mephisto, Ryuuji and Shiemi.
-Rin's crest consists of blue flames and Kurikara in the middle plus his name in kanji. -
-Yukio's crest consists of two guns with a scale and a test tube in the middle plus the kanji for Yuki. IDK what are those on the side. I can only assume they look like smoke produced with shooting guns or uh, flames.
-IDEK about Mephisto's crest.
-Nothing to say about Ryuuji's crest other than the kanji for Ryuu in the middle.
-Shiemi's crest is well, full of flowers and the hiragana for Shi is in the middle since her first name does not have kanji.
1: I never seen this illustration anywhere and it doesn't seem to be published anywhere else, so here it is. The other illustrations are magazine illustrations which can be found on chan_chanz @ LiveJournal.
2: Original anime characters sketches...which refuses to rotate on ImageShack.
1: Okamoto Nobuhiko and Fukuyama Jun (Rin and Yukio) special talk photos. My handphone can't take the interview, but I can tell you with my limited Japanese knowledge that Okamoto-san keeps saying that Fukuyama-san and Yukio might be/surely is S (sadistic lol). My brain is obviously in the gutter if this is the only thing that I can read properly. *facepalm*
1-3: Photos from Hanazawa Kana's (Shiemi) interview
4-5: Photos from Kamiya Hiroshi's (Mephisto) interview. Stupid ImageShack for refusing to rotate the first photo
6-8: Photos from Fujiwara Keiji's (Shiro) interview
9-10: Main cast + OP & ED artist comment
1-3: Rough sketches by Kazue-sensei in her interview. LOL at how Yukio was supposed to have straighter hair in 2.
There are more things such as character profiles, but I think profiles have been shared here, before, right? Nonetheless it's mentioned in Shura's profile that her boobs are of the F-cup type. I read all the wrong things IDEK.
Finally I'm done with this post. Hope you like what you see here and buy the book for more awesomeness (:
spoiler tagged the big image ^^ ~saladesu
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Two more days till the anime!!~~~
kaitou: Wow! The color book was more interesting than I expected!
Mephisto's seal is a clock with a design on it, with hourglasses on the side, mismatched shoes, and a pink polka dot scarf
Yeah, Yukio's hair over time has been getting less straight - think it was so she could play that joke in chapter 8. Most interesting thing is the original character sketches. Looks like there were three additional characters (a girl and twins) but no Takara. It seems like Mephisto was always one she wanted to draw.
Animation illustrations often appear in some of the various magazines that does articles on the latest series. These are not always available for oversea readers since not many people scan these.
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The color book looks really interesting, Kaitou, thanks for sharing~! Interesting to see the additional character designs. Perhaps they are characters who will appear later on. After reading Bakuman, I appreciate looking at names (as in the drafts drawn before a manuscript) a lot more. It would be nice to compare them to the real thing and see what Katou changed in going from name to the real deal
Thanks for the post!
Ah, but i'm kind worried.... there don't seem to be any pictures of Amaimon... was he cut from the anime?
Oh but the Kohtal are SO CUTE~!
takara is in those original sketches, or at least he sort of is. his puppets are there, but with the skirt and pigtails it looks like his character first started out as a girl xD
u know? i have been thinking. in the last pannel of this page, Satan is talking about rin's mother. however, after rereading this for the upteenth time, i dont think he is talking about her in a "its-a-dumb-weak-human-whom-i-look-down-upon" kinda thing. when he says that his body (shiro's) was doomed to destruction, he also says that rin's mother was also doomed to destruction. almost regretful?
maybe it wasnt demon possession rape after all? maybe rin's mother was a satanist? xD
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The first volume is #3 on The New York Times Manga List