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Chisato Naruse's For Friends?

September 30th, 2009, 10:47AM by nat | 8 comments

Final Fantasy Halter Outfit


I have no idea why her book's title is in question form. "For friends?" was released during Comiket 76 along with another illustration doujinshi, Mizutama. Mizutama had too many two page spreads with too few pages, so I went with this one.

For Friends? CoverCat-girl with SpearGreen Outfit

My attraction to Chisato Naruse's art work was re-kindled this past summer, when I finally bought her commercial art book Fabriese. After a quick search I found her doujin circle, Tanpopo-ya and was able to check out her releases. "For friends?" is 20 pages, but only if you include the covers. I notice that Chisato Naruse also includes the covers in her count and has it listed as 20 pages on her website.

Final Fantasy ElvesElf GirlFFXI Sitting

Hugging CharactersA Boy and his WolfFinal Fantasy Magic

The theme for the art work is that they're all characters/classes from the Final Fantasy XI game. I never played that one, probably because it was online with a system I didn't have at the time. But the art work still appeals to me! I always enjoy the medieval look of fantasy RPG characters.

Crying Elf in the SnowFinal Fantasy XIRed Head

Can any of you FFXI players out there identify the characters in the pictures? :3

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Gii

5 years, 10 hours ago

 

Nice, is it in full color or are there some b&w pages too?

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nat

5 years, 9 hours ago

 

It's full color, no room for black and white in this one! :D

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Clouddy

5 years, 1 hour ago

 

I went ahead and identified the characters for you. I've been playing FFXI for 6 years so haha, they are pretty easy to distinguish. Do you know if this Doujin is sold anywhere online? I would love to pick up a copy =D

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Bantam

4 years, 11 months ago

 

That was really nice of you!

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nat

4 years, 11 months ago

 

Wow, you're awesome, thanks! I had a look around, and the only place that still listed it is k-books.co.jp.

But thanks to you, I just realized she's been drawing these characters all along. There's another collection of FFXI illustrations called that can still be purchased Funny Fudge, and it looks like she's wearing the wedding armor :3

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brant

4 years, 11 months ago

 

wow, I never knew those sites existed! but now I know I don't even know if I could work out how to buy there, even more hurdles >_<

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nat

4 years, 11 months ago

 

Great point. I'm definitely going to do a write up on purchasing doujinshi at these places. It's not as hard as you might think!

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Clouddy

4 years, 11 months ago

 

Yeah, Chisato and Misato Mitsumi do a lot of FFXI based art that I've seen. If you ever need help identifying them, let me know haha. Also, thanks :3, I'll check it out and haha, if you put up a buying guide hopefully buy a copy.