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Kantoku – Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Art Works (Shogakukan, 2020) – My Comment
I’ve written about being a fan of Kantoku for quite some time now. I love his style and character design. This time, the review focuses on an artbook featuring the characters from a light novel called Imouto sae Ireba Ii. The visual part was handled by Kantoku. Most people probably know this title from the anime adaptation. Unfortunately, to put it mildly, it did not even come close to completing the source material. Nor is there likely to be any hope for a second season anymore. However, Masamune-kun no Revenge recently got a season two after six years, so maybe there’s still a hope. On top of that, the character design in the anime adaptation has already been taken care of by someone else, just following the original.
The artbook in question was published in 2020 and totals 200 pages, most of them in full colour. The author has divided it into six chapters. Successively present character design, light novel covers, heroines in gravure sessions showing off their charms, sketches and other illustrations. At the very end, some space was traditionally left for an interview with the artist.
The expandable pages are worth mentioning. There are two of these. On top of that, they are double expandable. It’s resulting in beautiful, banner-like wide illustrations with lots of detail and beautiful color saturation.
In my opinion, this is a must-have item for Kantoku fans. It is also worth having in your collection if, you are a fan of a really well written title light novel.
Kantoku – Imouto sae Ireba Ii. Art Works (Shogakukan, 2020) – Show Off
Before proceeding to the gallery, where you will be able to see some photos of the contents of the artbook, it is necessary to show how it looks from the outside. This is yet another publication that has a transparent wrapper with elements covering the heroines’ bodies. Once this is removed, the cover illustration can be seen in its full glory. However, there is a lack of full nudity here. All body parts (which are usually covered by underwear) are covered anyway. I really like this approach and would like to see it more often in other publications.
This is how it looks in the wrapper:
Whereas this is what it looks like without: