IGNITION - redjuicegraphics works portfolio 2009-2010 was released during Comiket 78 and includes a full color collection of the artist's illustrations from the past year. While Redjuice's releases have been consistently high quality, and lengthier than the average doujinshi, IGNITION tops them all with a full 56-pages of illustrations on an A4, art book sized presentation.
IGNITION contains many of Redjuice's commercial illustrations from the past year, including cover arts for the light novels Pluto O (冥王星O), VEHICLE & (ヴィークルエンド), and Loups=Garous (ルー=ガルー). The three illustrations from Pluto O included are by far some of the grittier pieces, with a slightly disturbing theme.
I think all of the CD cover arts Redjuice did in the past year are included in this collection. If you're the kind of person who happens to buy CDs for the art work, you might be a little disappointed in having gone to such great lengths this time ^^; The cover for EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocaloanthems, which by the way hasn't even been released at this point, is included along with the other recent Supercell releases.
The colorful illustrations above were originally drawn for the first and second issues of SONY's Listen to Animated Music Magazine (リスアニ!). Once again, the kind of stuff that (along with the great cover art) I would have bought the whole magazine for, but in the end I'm glad I didn't!
I actually did buy a couple of magazines in part because they were showcasing Redjuice's art work. For instance, the top row illustrations above were from the Spring Issue of Gelatin Magazine, although the one on the right was given away as a postcard when you ordered through Wanibooks. The illustrations on the second row are for a custom character named Hoshino Shizuru which you can watch being drawn online.
The three poster illustrations that appeared in Dengeki Daioh GENESIS volumes 1 through 3 are all included in here too. Luckily, I did buy those for the other artists that were in it as well, and thankfully, Kishida Mel's posters weren't in his Comiket 78 release ^^ The illustrations that Redjuice did for Let's Make ★ Character CG Illustration Technique Vol. 03 are also in here, along with the drawings of Darth Wooser and friends that were done for group C78 releases called DW and Mirror Twins.
IGNITION is a really great collection of Redjuice's illustrations. You might be a little miffed if you purchased some of the various books, CDs and magazines specifically for his work, but in the end it all works out as you would have had to spend a ton to get access to even half of the illustrations in here. I grabbed my copy off of Toranoana, and they're still available... for now!
- Title: IGNITION
- タイトル: IGNITION
- Release Date: 08/15/2010
- Pages: 56
- Buy: Toranoana