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Sugina Miki Work Collection Nuregarasu

April 6th, 2010, 8:43PM by nat | 5 comments

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Sugina Miki Work Collection Nuregarasu is a collection of illustrations from all the Innocent Grey games that have been made since 2005. I found the "work collection" part of the title a little suspect and worried there would be excessive amounts of re-printed game CGs. But I'm pleased to say the book focuses on the high quality promotional art works used for various magazines along with including several pages of Sugina Miki's original illustrations.

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The cover art is newly drawn, along with a slightly altered version inside the book that gives the impression of being more clothed. The illustration above with the girl laying across a desk is also new, along with the last illustration in the section titled "Original." Even if there aren't a lot of book exclusive art works, most of this was completely new to me, as I've really been limited to the very small selection of Innocent Grey art works that are online.

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The first section of this 130-page hardcover art book is Cartagra (カルタグラ〜ツキ狂イノ病〜) with plenty of illustrations of the yagasuri clad heroine, Kohzuki Kazuna. These beautiful illustrations include several two-page spreads which are printed without overlap so it cuts into the image in some cases. For the most part, the spreads contain a lot of scenery so only in a few pictures is the character image harmed by the binding. The Cartagra illustrations are very surreal and atmospheric, and when they're not they're just full of nature. This section covers pages 8 through 41.

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The following section is slightly shorter and features illustrations from PP - Pianissimo (PP -ピアニッシモ). Most of the illustrations are quite dark in this section, but somehow I only managed to take pictures of the brightly colored ones so you're not really getting the best selection sample ;D Anyhow, this section is 20 pages in length, and features a few pages of tiled images originally drawn for telecards.

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The next section, Nagomibako (和み匣) is also a short one and features some of the Cartagra characters, since it was one part after story and one part alternate universe. This section is only 8 pages long.

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Kara no Shoujo (殻ノ少女) is the next section, and also the visual novel that I'm most familiar with from Innocent Grey, mostly because it overlapped the time I was buying those kinds of magazines ^^; The girl breaking from the shell was an illustration I'd seen many times before I knew about Sugina Miki and everything else.

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The last game featured is the most recent Innocent Grey production Kuroukashisu Nanatsuki no Nie (クロウカシス 七憑キノ贄). I always thought the blonde girl looks a lot like Type-Moon's Arcueid Brunestud‎.

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The final section includes original works by Sugina Miki. They're not very well presented though, as most of the pictures are fit to half a page. It's interesting to see that most of his free work is cheerful and brightly colored.

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Well, expect for this. This is one of the other newly drawn illustrations for the art book. Kind of sad to think it's newly drawn with a foot like that...

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Argh! Printing error! And on her face! Sucks when that happens. I'd like to believe I'm not the only one this happened to ~_~

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The remainder of the book features a short walk-through of the process for the cover illustration, a 6-page interview with Sugina Miki, and the index is all on one page with no thumbnails. Oh, and before that is 4-page full color hentai comic which hardly seemed worth it. This my friends is why the rating was bumped up to +18 at the last minute and you can't buy it off of Amazon Japan if you live outside of the country. There was nothing else in the entire book to warrant that rating. Still, I do think it was worth the little extra effort to get ^^


  • Title: Sugina Miki Work Collection Nuregarasu
  • タイトル: 杉菜水姫作品集 濡烏
  • Pages: 130
  • Release date: 03/31/2010
  • Buy: Amazon Japan, CD Japan
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Anonymous

4 years, 8 months ago

 

great review, thanks!

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owari

4 years, 8 months ago

 

many thanks, waiting for someone (you :p) to review this one, and now i should check those "buy" links :D

and lol the foot

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pyoko

4 years, 8 months ago

 

The foot looks like it´s missing a toe, but then she would have 6 XD

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nat

4 years, 8 months ago

 

Hahah yeah, it's just unnatural ~_~

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Kei

4 years, 8 months ago

 

Thanks Nat! ~_o

I'll probably pick this one up as well, nice colors ;).

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