Ito Noizi Illustrations SO-U-E-N

September 20th, 2009, 1:57PM by nat | 5 comments

Shana and Doves

Ito Noizi's third art book, Ito Noizi Illustrations SO-U-E-N, is what I've come to expect from this artist: hardcover, and mostly Shakugan no Shana with little bits from other series in addition to the art published in her doujinshis.

SOUEN CoverShana's SwordShana and Margery

SiblingsWilhelmina and ShanaBad Guys

Ito Noizi Illustrations SO-U-E-N starts out with a large section of Shakugan no Shana art work, 53 pages in fact. Most of the illustrations are full page, though there are a couple pages of the black and white art from the light novels, and a few split page illustrations.

Split pageSplit pageMonochrome pages

PhelesShana/Nanatsuiro DropsCowboys

I think she just gets better and better at drawing Shana, but I'm getting tired of seeing Shana over and over again in a slightly different pose. I'm sure all you Shana fans out there complete disagree ;P Do you ever buy art books featuring shows you don't watch?

Flaming Shana Glowing Shana

Shana laying downShana with a capeFlame Haze

Melon Pan ShanaShana AloneWind in her hair

I was a bit disappointed to see nothing from Flyable Heart or Alice Parade in it. Though, this might be just because there's a bigger market of buyers for hentai art books. So instead, we get more art from Be-BEE-Beat It! and Nanatsuiro Drops.

Bee-Be-Beat It!Bee-Be-Beat It!Nanatsuiro Drops

Nanatsuiro DropsNanatsuiro DropsNanatsuiro Drops

The art work Ito Noizi does for other shows and her original works are my favorite in the book. Her version of Aono Morimiya from SOLA is just gorgeous!


The one thing that bothers me though, is that I tend to collect her Fujitsubo Machine doujinshis too. So for me, a lot of these images were repeats, and even worse, it made me regret buying the doujin since most of it came out in the art book. If you knew that art work from a doujinshi publication would later be in an art book, would you still buy the doujinshi?

To HeartUrusei Yatsura LumSave the Earth

Original DoujinDoujin GirlsTwins!

Shining Force EXARei AyanamiGlasses

Ito Noizi Illustrations SO-U-E-N ends with an interview with Ito Noizi and there's a full color index that includes the artist's comments, and where the image was originally published. It weighs in at 128 pages, with full coloring printing. This book retails for 2800 yen, and it's loaded with illustrations and well-made, so it's worth it. It's available on Amazon Japan, and other online retailers, so it's easy to find if you're interested ^^

  • Title: Ito Noizi Illustrations SO-U-E-N
  • タイトル: 蒼炎―いとうのいぢ画集
  • Pages: 128
  • Release date: 08/2009
  • Buy: Amazon Japan, eBay


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Avatar for Tsuki88

14 years, 8 months ago


Looks like the binding really obscures some of the two page spreads...

Avatar for nat

14 years, 8 months ago


Yeah, it does, but thankfully most of the images in this one occupy single pages.

Avatar for YeoCM

14 years, 8 months ago


Do they sell this anywhere in Singapore?

Avatar for nat

14 years, 8 months ago


It's probably something that Kinokuniya in Singapore would carry, unless they're much different to the ones in the U.S. If there's one local, that might be better than ordering online.

Avatar for YeoCM

14 years, 8 months ago


Oh,Ok thx for the info.Must get myself one.I dont really trust Buying Online kind of stuff. >_<