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White Blend Coffee Kizoku Artworks

April 12th, 2010, 7:37PM by nat | 4 comments

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I hadn't intended to buy White Blend Coffee Kizoku Artworks mostly because I had already seen scans of the doujinshi early on and knew it didn't interest me. But what I did want was Hiiro Yuki's Fabularisia, and I ended up winning an auction that included both for cheap, so now I have it anyways ^^;

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All things considered, this 16-page B5 sized doujinshi did end up looking a lot nicer in person than on the scans. But I still couldn't see myself shelling out the cash usually demanded for Coffee Kizoku's doujinshi. Several of the illustrations included are fan arts, including characters from K-ON!, Vocaloid, Bakemonogatari, and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun.

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Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari really was a favorite among artists at the past convention, with renditions by CARNELIAN, Tony Taka, Zinno, Mako Tatekawa, Rui Kousaki, and probably more that I'm forgetting. And with room for comparison, I found Coffee Kizoku's Senjougahara a little bland and generic. Still cute though.

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The last illustrations in the collection were drawn for issues of PUSH! Magazine. I think they're game girls, but I don't know for sure. There are some eye color changes, but if it weren't for that I would have thought a lot of the pictures were of the same two girls.

I can clearly understand the raw, bouncy appeal of Coffee Kizoku's designs, but I feel they're lacking in distinction not only from each other, but from other artists who have this soft-moe girl style. Just waiting for something to come along and change my mind about that ^^


  • Title: White Blend Coffee Kizoku Artworks
  • タイトル: White Blend Coffee Kizoku Artworks
  • Pages: 16
  • Release date: 12/31/2009
  • Buy: Yahoo Japan
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Anonymous

10 years, 10 months ago

 

Yeah not a fan of this kind of bland type art either, a good one to pass.

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Thanatos

10 years, 10 months ago

 

I like Kizoku's style and want to get this doujinshi but because it's rather short I had to pass. It's not worth paying 2-4x the cost just to even buy it.

Still nice though. Hopefully I'll pass one that's cheap all around.

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nat

10 years, 10 months ago

 

I'd absolutely love to find out why exactly Coffee Kizoku's doujinshi are so expensive. Normally it's something I associate with well-known commercial artists' doujinshi, but I didn't think he fit into that category...

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Thanatos

10 years, 9 months ago

 

True. He definitely has a nice style and his girls are cute. They definitely are appealing but there's something that's lacking. They don't really jump at you and leave much of an impression.