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Shirabii's L.i.F. Life is Free Illustrations

June 29th, 2011, 9:18PM by nat | 11 comments

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For COMITIA 96, which was held at the beginning of May, Shirabii released a full-color original illustration collection titled L.i.F. Life is Free. Though it's a shorter doujinshi, all of the illustrations are featured on a full page or spreads, and have the lovely overall theme of being school girls in uniforms ^^

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L.i.F. Life is Free is B5-sized, staple-bound and 16-pages including the covers. The inside front and back covers are both used for the intro and the index respectively. In all there are eleven illustrations, and only one of those is a two-page spread.

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Outside of light novels, I've only ever seen Shirabii's works in the pictorial books, like Moeru iPhone Reader. To be honest though, his illustration in that book wasn't particularly memorable. It was actually Shirabii's work in The Sneaker for Yoake no Shinigami (夜明けの死神-優しい嘘-) that made me want to pick up L.i.F. Life is Free. Even though the school girl theme has been done to death, Shirabii really sets up his scenes, giving the girls non-standard poses and angles with brilliant coloring, like with the sword-wielding girl in the opening picture.

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Though I didn't expect much out of COMITIA 96, this was one of those releases that made me glad I was paying attention ^^; Shirabii is participating in C80, and hoping to do Steins;Gate illustrations, so that might be one to look out for as well. Till then, L.i.F. Life is Free is still available on Melonbooks for anyone interested.


  • Title: L.i.F. Life is Free Illustrations
  • タイトル: L.i.F.
  • Pages: 16 (including covers)
  • Release date: 05/05/2011
  • Buy: eBay, Melonbooks
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Anonymous

7 years, 1 month ago

 

Cute book! 16 Pages feels a little short though for me :/

 

Am not familiar with this artist but like the style, will keep an eye out for more of this artist's work.

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nat

7 years, 1 month ago

 

And hopefully it'll be more than 16 pages! ^^;

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miwashi

6 years, 10 months ago

 

It's gone unavailable on melon books. Do you know if it will be reissued?

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nat

6 years, 10 months ago

 

Dunno!

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miwashi

6 years, 10 months ago

 

BTW how do you order from melon books? The form is in Japanese, which is the checkout button and how much is mailing, usually?

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nat

6 years, 10 months ago

 

Unless you live in Japan, you'll have to use a deputy service because they don't ship internationally. I explain it all here: http://www.nattoli.net/faq/2/shopping

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miwashi

6 years, 10 months ago

 

Thank you so much!

by the way I'm going for Comiket in december 2011.. are you going?

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nat

6 years, 10 months ago

 

Nope! I can get more online, spending less :3

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sausage

6 years, 8 months ago

 

Any recommendations for circles to check out? I know there're too many, but I'd like to see good stuff I may have missed.

So far I've shortlisted these for checking out at C81, if they're taking part.

Mel Kishida Shirabee Oversleep works Carnelian Shiitake Gensodo Dmyo aka Shirahane Nao (白羽奈尾) Redjuice Yoshitoshi Abe Adumi Tohru Range Murata

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Gerald

6 years, 10 months ago

 

Great review, I really love the pictures in this one!