Noizi Ito’s Art Collection – KA·E·N

August 27, 2007 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Merchandise

After last week’s attendance to SMASH, I headed off to Kinokuniya since it has been well over 5 weeks since I last went there, so surely there was something for me to buy there. I didn’t buy anything at SMASH since nothing tickled my fancy, but I had the urge to throw my money at something. Skipping the manga section, I usually head to the artbook section first just to see what there is, and I was pleased to see Noizi Ito’s 2nd artbook collection, KA·E·N.

The book is split up into 4 different sections, with the first section covering “Shana” artworks for an awesome 43 pages. Some of the images are new to me whilst there are a few that come from DVD covers, the anime’s ending sequence, and promo stuff.

Section 2 of the art book, named “Different Sect”, is just as the name says. It covers character drawings of various characters from different games and other places like Utawarerumono, To Heart 2, Shuffle, Tsukiyomi Moonphase, Genshiken etc. This goes for about 37 pages.

The 3rd section is original art work by Noizi Ito, named “Creation”, covering most of her original character designs, but with some other character designs based on some known characters. This covers about 14 pages. The last section is named “Secrets”, but this is mainly interview material that I’ll never get to read and understand. Definitely a worthwhile buy for the Shana fan, or a fan of Noizi Ito’s art work. When I walked into Kinokuniya, seemed like I got the last copy as I couldn’t see any others. A nice collection indeed and I can’t wait for the second season of Shakugan no Shana.

Note: Excuse the grainy/blurry photos. I’m doing this at midnight, when I should be asleep.



10 Responses to Noizi Ito’s Art Collection – KA·E·N

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Bubby

August 27th, 2007 at 1:05 am

Bugger. You got the last one. :(
Guess I’ll have to wait till Kino restocks them again.

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corallie

August 27th, 2007 at 2:36 am

i want one 2! :( in my town i can`t find anything like this…

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Adun

August 27th, 2007 at 6:55 am

Bubby: Yeah you just have to be there at the right time.

corallie: The alternate method is to buy it online, but not everyone has that option. But if you do, your best bet is Amazon japan, if you’re willing to fork out the money for express shipping.

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Mifune

August 27th, 2007 at 7:37 am

I can’t find it on amazon japan :/ It is sold out or what ? If not, can you please, leave the link for that gorgous Art Book ? Thanks

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oOgA

August 27th, 2007 at 12:06 pm

I am hoping this will be sold at kino Singapore though.

it is a brilliant artbk just like its predecessor.

ps: shana rocks :P

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lu-k

August 27th, 2007 at 5:25 pm

This book is amazing. Love Primula’s illustration hehe ^^

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Adun

August 27th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

For those who want to purchase this through Amazon Japan:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4840239878/

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AS

August 28th, 2007 at 7:46 am

Nice, more pic previews…makes me want to go out and buy one lol…hopefully I can find a good deal somewhere.

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Jessica

September 9th, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Greetings from Florida! Nice blog posting about s Art Collection – KA·E·N at Moé Moé Rabu. I would have to agree with you on this one. I am going to look more into anime fan art. This Sunday I have time.

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Debito

January 22nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

So like all together there r like……..44 pages in this book , right ?

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