PAST Yoshida Seiji's Old Works

February 18th, 2010, 8:05PM by nat | 4 comments

Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 7

The first thing that struck me about Yoshida Seiji's art works were his incredibly detailed backgrounds. After more exploring, I learned that he is first and foremost a background illustrator, and that with his Comiket 77 doujinshi titled PAST along with recent work on video games under the circle name TNK, he is expanding into the great wide world of character illustrations.

Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 1Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 3Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 2

PAST is subtitled YS00: Yoshida Seiji's Old Works making it clear that this is basically a first publication, and that's it's playing catch up with his older illustrations. The doujinshi itself does contain two works labled as new though; the cover illustration which is repeated in full inside, and a two page spread of a girl in a white dress among ruins.

Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 8

The rest of the A4 sized 24-page doujinshi (with covers included in that count) features older works, including a classic one that I'd seen re-posted regularly on images boards of a girl in an upside-down world. I didn't know who the artist was at the time, so it's nice to finally put a name with an illustration ^^

Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 4Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 5Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 6

Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 9Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 10Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 11

Even though the illustrations are labeled as old works, they do stand the test of time and avoid looking dated when compared with this year's crop of art styles. There are also some well drawn fantasy scenes; a couple feature dragons, one with an elf, and one above featuring a passed-out wolf next to a drunk Little Red Riding Hood. Another thing to consider is that they're all original character designs, which feels like a rarity amidst the releases this past Comiket.

Yoshida Seiji's PAST - 12

Seeing as how the cover art is what got me to take a look at this in the first place, I would have liked to have seen more of what Yoshida Seiji would describe as his "new" art, but hopefully that's in store for later editions of his doujinshi.

  • Title: PAST
  • タイトル: PAST
  • Release Date: 12/31/2009
  • Pages: 24 (including covers)
  • Buy: Toranoana


Already signed up? Login.
guest avatar

14 years, 1 month ago


This guy has wicked style, the composition from the floor perspective really works for me. Hopefully I'll see it scanned sometime because 24 pages is a little too light for me to bite + no amazon.

guest avatar

14 years, 1 month ago


Sorry. No International Shipping Service Available.

Damn toranoana :(:(:(

Avatar for nat

14 years, 1 month ago


And yet, I have it. Guess when you want things, you have to put in a little effort and work around the roadblocks. And there's no point in whining if it's not something you want!

guest avatar

14 years, 1 month ago


XD with "Little Red Riding Hood" illustration