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Mori Illustration Book by Yuu Takigawa

June 17th, 2010, 8:14PM by nat | 3 comments

Mori Illustration Book - 7

Takigawa Yuu isn't a new artist---I've seen her work in various collection books like Girls Girls Girls! Illustrations and she used to work with Chisato Naruse (hence the style similarities). But on the doujinshi scene, I just wasn't following her until now. Her recent Comitia 92 release, titled Mori (森) really caught my attention with its anthropomorphism of forest creatures, and lovely greenery in general.

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Mori (森) is full color, and features the same "characters" several times throughout. Some were previously on Tia's Magazine (ティアズマガジン), which is a Comitia Market magazine. The book itself opens like a sketch book, from the top down which creates a more portrait feel to the illustrations.

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But not all of the illustrations even follow this direction, some are drawn in a landscape style, like the opening photo, so you have to rotate the book to look at it properly ^^; As I mentioned before, the greenery is a real highlight in the book, incorporating many different kinds of flowers, fruits, and leaves in a very children's book kind of style, with details only where they need to be.

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Any guesses on what kind of animal she's supposed to be? I was thinking a deer maybe... Anyhow, they're not all animals, but I figure the ones with ears must be ^^ Overall, Mori (森) has a really refreshing style that has definitely peaked my interest in Takigawa Yuu's illustrations again.


  • Title: Mori Illustration Book
  • タイトル: 森 Illustration Book
  • Release Date: 05/04/2010
  • Pages: 20 (including covers)
  • Buy: Toranoana
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Anonymous

9 years, 4 months ago

 

DO WANT, thank you for showing me the inside!

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Anonymous

9 years, 4 months ago

 

Really not bad at all for a doujin, hope to see it on auction some time ^^

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Anonymous

9 years, 4 months ago

 

Great review, thanks! :D