ARIA 2008 Desktop Calendar
Having got wind of this a few months ago, I couldn’t resist ordering the ARIA 2008 Desktop Calendar given that the 2007 version was just so cute. Plus it’ll be added to my ever growing ARIA merchandise collection. So how much has changed over the one year in Amano Kozue’s style? Well hit the jump to check out the photos to see what art work has been included in the 2008 version.
Some slight differences in this version where it seems the focus has shifted slightly to individual portraits, and more of a group thing for the cat presidents. Plus this time it feels as if Amano Kozue’s style has changed a little bit, but it still keeps intact the beauty that we see in all her works. Also the focus has shifted to the the lovely undines in training, but also more on Akari, not that it’s a bad thing. It could also be the influence of the ARIA The OVA ~Arietta~. Most of the artwork in this collection is new to me except the June page artwork, which is a piece that is seen with ARIA Volume 11, which is somewhere in my room, somewhere….
Still it’s a very nice and cheap addition to ARIA empire that is building up. But of course, this is a calendar that will never see any use, not even at my desk at work. Sure there is space for you to write some VERY minor notes for the days of the month, but would you write in this calendar? Such a shame though, but tha’s just the way of the collector. Plus with this only being ¥1400, I could always buy a second one.
So if you want one of these, you can get one at Amazon Japan here. Unfortunately seems like HLJ have sold out already.