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Clannad 10th Anniversary Art BookClannad 10th Anniversary Art BookReview

BOOTPBOOTP7 år siden
Hello.

About a week ago I received my package from Japan containing the just released ‘Clannad 10th Anniversary Art Book’ (ITEM #166405).

Being a huge fan of Key, and Clannad particular, I thought I would have a go at briefly reviewing this new art book. Over the past year I've also found myself buying more art books than figures.

When the book was announced, I assumed it would pop up in the usual places but I found out it would only be available at Gamers in Akihabara and Comiket 84 for a very short time. Luckily, I was able to procure copies through a proxy. Even though the book retailed at ¥7000, it basically turned out to be around £100 per book, all things considered. EMS was the only option for shipping, but at least I did not have to worry about potential customs fees; given books are zero rated for tax in the UK.

The book came factory sealed and comes inside a colourful thick cardboard slip-case. Just by the weight you can feel the luxury and quality. The book itself comes with a nice decorative and embossed cover. The binding appears to be strong. In addition, there is a small plaque on the back of each book with a unique number, which goes up to 4 digits in length.

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The book is split into several sections: ‘CLANNAD Story’ begins on page 2, ‘Guest Illustration’ page 5, ‘Official Material’ page 87, ‘TV Animation’ p131, ‘Memorial Anthology’ p189, ‘Cinema Animation’ p249 and ‘Message’ page 267. For the purposes of this review, I will be focusing on the larger sections of the book.

‘Guest Illustration’ – this section contains a wide variety of art, which comprises those artists selected from the Clannad Pixiv competition several months back. I am really impressed with most of the submissions; as expected there is great variety and style to the many illustrations included.

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‘Official Material’ – this section contains artwork from the visual novel. I have seen most of the art before but not in a tangible form like this, so a welcome addition.

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‘TV Animation’ – this section contains artwork from the anime series. Most of this artwork can be found in ITEM #43568 and ITEM #43775. However, these books have been out of print for a while. In addition, the thick paper stock and colour vibrancy of the prints in this book really do make a difference in comparison.

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‘Memorial Anthology’ – this section includes a short manga and commentary from Key.

In summary, I would strongly recommend this book if you love Clannad as much as I do. It certainly is not cheap, but you are getting a luxury tome for your money. It also looks great of the shelf with the ornate embossing down the spine. The book is outstanding in all regards.

Given the limited nature of the book I guess the best bet now would be eBay or Yahoo. If you are happy to wait, I would imagine Key will eventually print a regular run of the book similar to what happened with White Clover (ITEM #43631 and ITEM #159751) .

In terms of Key related artwork, I’d like to some sort of collection from Na-Ga next.

Thanks for reading.
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cherry957 år siden#1690187Oh...I was too excited and missed such information... What a pity...Thanks for answering my question. Hope it will pop up in the usual places T_T
launch6197 år siden#1689331Hmmm what's this?
*Reads posts*
Wow this looks amazing! The slip case is a wonderful touch
*Starts stalking YAJ*
-launch


Thanks. I hope you are successful in finding a copy! :-)
7 år siden
Oh...I was too excited and missed such information... What a pity...Thanks for answering my question. Hope it will pop up in the usual places T_T thephotomatt7 år siden#1689274Hi Cherry, as BOOTP stated, it's only available at the GAMERS Akihabara Head Office (physical location). However I imagine copies are starting to pop up on YAJ ^_^
Best of luck in getting a copy of your own!!!
7 år siden
launch619 Collector of many stuffs
Hmmm what's this?

*Reads posts*

Wow this looks amazing! The slip case is a wonderful touch

*Starts stalking YAJ*

-launch
7 år siden
I <3 Clannad!!
7 år siden
cherry957 år siden#1689157So beautiful!!! So wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing! By the way, where did you buy the art book? I also want to have it!
Hi Cherry, as BOOTP stated, it's only available at the GAMERS Akihabara Head Office (physical location). However I imagine copies are starting to pop up on YAJ ^_^

Best of luck in getting a copy of your own!!!
7 år siden
So beautiful!!! So wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing! By the way, where did you buy the art book? I also want to have it!
7 år siden