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Canaria Mint Illustrations

October 29th, 2009, 9:09PM by nat | 6 comments

Girl in the Middle

I hadn't seen much from the circle Canaria Mint before this year, but now I see art work by Kona all over the place. So I finally bought Canaria Mint Illustrations, a collection of Touhou illustration by Kona.

Canaria Mint Illustrations Heart Kissies

Canaria Mint Illustrations is a B5 sized staple-bound doujinshi, and it's full color. Kona's art style takes on a lot of different styles, from a very gothic-grunge look like the cover art to an adorable colorful animation-ready style. This doujin was released in June 2009, but I'm not really sure if that was at an event.

Top Hats and Tails Secret Love!

Scarfs and Panties I'll take care of you!

Touhou collections are kind of interesting because you get to see so many different artists' takes on the same characters. I especially like Kona's take on Fujiwara no Mokou, who on the cover looks creepy, but inside couldn't look any more adorable! There are six illustrations with the Fujiwara x Kaguya pairing.

Hinanawi Tenshi

Several other Touhou characters are featured too, but most get more grown up looks. There's a particularly nice one of Hinanawi Tenshi, definitely one of my favorite takes on the character.

Kawashiro NitoriRemilia Scarlet and Izayoi SakuyaFujiwara no Mokou

Reiuji UtsuhoCanaria Mint IndexGuest Artist

There are a total of 12 illustrations in the book by Kona and one by a guest artist, featuring Yakumo Ran and Yakumo Yukari. At least... I think it's a guest artist because there were no Kona credits for it ^^; Overall, I really like this style, as I'm always biased towards a cleaner anime-styled look. Do you have a favorite Touhou artist?

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Anonymous

10 years, 2 weeks ago

 

Awesome backgrounds in this one! Gonna try and get it somehow! ^^

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nat

10 years, 2 weeks ago

 

It's still on Toranoana and Melonbooks if you want to try a deputy shop :3

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Anonymous

10 years, 2 weeks ago

 

Nice review, thanks!

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nat

10 years, 2 weeks ago

 

You're welcome ^^

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nbreath

10 years, 2 weeks ago

 

Very nice, the mikos reminds me Higurashi no naku

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nat

10 years, 2 weeks ago

 

Oh yeah, they do have that look :3