ARIA Premium Poster Book 3
With the ARIA The ORIGINATION anime set to air tonight, I thought that this would be an appropriate post to get the ARIA fans all geared up for it. Not to mention a few of you have been waiting for me to post this up. So having taken the time to take pictures last night in the somewhat grueling heat that is an Australian summer, here it is, ARIA Premium Poster Book 3! Hit the jump to check out the other pictures.
Just for the record, I edited these really quickly. Normally I’d crop them but this unbearable heat is getting to me and I really can’t be bothered to do so. Well not that it matters since you only want to see the posters themselves. Anyway, just like the previous poster book, the box itself is BIG. Well of course it would be big since it holds 10 A2 sized posters. The above picture is the front of the poster book.
The back of the poster book. It gives a nice summary of the 10 posters that were selected for this collection.
Upon removing the actual “book” part that holds the posters, you are greeted by a large print of the chibi characters.
Flipping to the other side we get another print of the 3 companies and their logos.
Opening up the book, we see a place holder that keeps the book itself square. One side it shows what previous artworks were selected for Premium Poster Book 01. I really wish I could find this as I didn’t buy it when I was in Japan. perhaps I’ll find one in my next trip to Japan.
Flipping to the other side, we get the same thing, but this time reminding us of what was available in Premium Poster Book 02.
Now what you all have been waiting for. The actual posters themselves! Just like when I bought Premium Poster Book 2, I was absolutely astonished by the size, the quality of the print, but also the selected artwork to be included in this collection.
Removing the place holder, the first thing you see is this coloured print of Akari. This is actually just a cover to protect the actual posters themselves but this in itself can be used as a poster. Plus Akari in casual clothing is so cute~~
When I took these pictures, it got kind of frustrating trying to hold up the previous ones and take photos at the same time. So what I did this time was actually peel them off making it easier to hang and take photos of. Unfortunately thanks to my clumsy hands, there is a small rip at the top of the Akari cover, but it’s not a big of a deal. As long as the posters are fine.
Now the one awesome thing I like about this poster book, and the same thing applies to the second one. It isn’t actually 10 posters, but in fact 20. Flip over the coloured side and you get the following:
Of course it also doesn’t stop there. Like like the posters themselves, the poster cover also have a reverse side:
The reverse side of the Akari cover.
The reverse side of the back cover.
And lastly, the back cover is Aika. This was difficult to take since the covers are actually a part of the book and can’t be removed without force, but this gives you a general idea of what it looks like. Plus Aika in her casual clothes is also cute.
This year’s Premium Poster Book focuses on individuality where last year’s was more focused on groups, so you can select who should go up on your wall. Personally for me, I would like to hang all of them up, but with no wall space, these won’t be hung up for quite a long time. This collection I’m sure is from previous works already but the group one I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere just yet. Out of the 10 posters available, I would say that the Akari and Cait Sith poster would probably the MOST brilliant one out of them all. It’s just such a romantic picture and having this in A2 makes me put a smile on my face every time I see it.
In terms of miscellaneous purchases of 2007, this would come close to being the most worthy purchase and I hope you can see why. Normally I would have purchased this through HLJ, but HLJ have been so damn slow in their shipping, I went with Amazon Japan instead as I knew it would arrive here within 3-4 days. With only a price tag of ¥2,857, really, this is so cheap for the quality that you get in the entire package.
If you want one of these, you can purchase a copy from Amazon Japan right here. Though it’s best that you hurry since items like these get sold out really quickly. In fact I’m rather tempted to buy a second one, but I must restrain myself for the greater good. Eventually what I’ll do with these posters is get them laminated or framed, depending on how rich I’m feeling, so really, I can’t wait for the day that I get my own place.
To check out what Premium Poster Book 02 has, check it out here: ARIA Premium Poster Book 02.
I hope this all got you pumped for ARIA The ORIGINATION, because it sure has got me pumped.