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Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2

November 6th, 2010, 7:48PM by nat | 8 comments

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 12

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 came out at the beginning of October, gathering all the Peach-Pit illustrated works for Shugo Chara! that have been released since the publication of the first art book nearly two years ago. For fans of the series, it's definitely a must-get, especially considering that many of these illustrations have only previously been featured on the text-heavy covers of Nakayosi (なかよし) Magazines!

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 1 Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 2

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 4 Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 3

As with the last art book, Shugo Chara! Illustartions 2 is A4-sized and weighs in at a very light 80-pages in length. The art book is paper back with a slip cover, and also like with the last volume, when you remove the slip cover and unfold it, it converts into a poster. The under cover actually has the cover illustration in full color on a white background printed on it, probably incase you decide to actually use the poster ^^; The poster, front cover, and back cover illustrations are the only newly drawn works in the book.

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 5Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 6Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 7

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 10Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 9Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 8

The first section of illustrations feature the art works from the color title pages. The majority of the works are full page illustrations or two-page spreads. Some of the title pages were more manga-like than illustration oriented, and while those were also included they're generally printed to half a page. A total of 34 title page illustrations are included in the collection.

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 11Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 12Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 15

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 14Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 13Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 16

Peach-Pit's style for Shugo Chara! hasn't undergone any significant chance since it started, so the illustrations, coloring, and style are very much the way they were in the first art book. But there are quite a few more Amu x Ikuto illustrations than there were in the first book. There's also one really nice Kukai x Utau illustration. Though Shugo Chara! has a large cast, it's always nice when side characters are not forgotten, especially in art books!

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 17Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 18Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 23

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 25Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 26Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 27

After that first selection of illustrations though, the collection becomes pretty much entirely Hinamori Amu portraits. Most of the Nakayoshi covers were just upper body pictures of Amu, so that's what you see a lot of in the latter half of the book. It becomes quite pink...

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 19 Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 20

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 21 Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 22

The manga volume covers are all included in the Comics section of the art book, featuring the fronts and backs for volumes one through twelve. These pictures are especially cute because Amu displays the volume number with hand signs in each illustration.

Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 28Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 29Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 - 30

The final section is titled Others and features about 16 illustrations from off-shoot items like the Nintendo DS Shugo Chara! Norinori Chara no Rhythm♪. The index is 8-pages and includes artist comments under each work. Peach-Pit is actually an artist duo, and for once the index makes the distinction between the two---not that you could tell otherwise! Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2 completes the collection for Peach-Pit's Shugo Chara! art work, so for that reason in addition to the great art work it's definitely worth collecting ^^


  • Title: Shugo Chara! Illustrations 2
  • タイトル: しゅごキャラ! ILLUSTRATIONS 2
  • Pages: 80
  • Release date: 10/04/2010
  • Buy: Amazon Japan
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vinhnyu

9 years, 1 month ago

 

I'm more interested in the anime artworks, I wonder if they'll do an artbook with the DVD/BRD covers and magazine illustrations?

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Anonymous

9 years, 1 month ago

 

Are those good? Any way to see them?

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nat

9 years, 2 weeks ago

 

Usually, you have to wait for one of the key animators to release an art book to have the DVDs and BRDs collected. Unless it's like, Higurashi or Haruhi popular ;P

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Anonymous

9 years, 4 weeks ago

 

I want to go to there!

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Anonymous

9 years, 1 week ago

 

normally I don't think I'd want something like this, but I've been feeling like my locker could have a bit more decorations in it....

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Anonymous

8 years, 11 months ago

 

thank you very much for sharing! I love Peachpit's works!

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Anonymous

8 years, 11 months ago

 

where do you buy this? i live in america and i want it this book badly!!!

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nat

8 years, 11 months ago

 

I bought this from Amazon Japan but there are a variety of other retailers. Just search the title and you'll find some results!