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Naru Nanao & Kokonobi's Twilight Cherry Blossoms

October 1st, 2011, 4:58PM by nat | 5 comments

Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 7

Naru Nanao & Kokonobi's Twilight Cherry Blossoms, released for COMIC1☆5, re-packages illustrations from earlier doujinshi releases as well as some posters from Dengeki Moeoh (電撃萌王) in a shiny new book.

Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 1 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 2 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 3

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Design-wise, Twilight Cherry Blossoms has an interesting look, with a more square shaped format, textured covers and golden inlaid decoration pages. It's still B5-sized in height, and about 50-pages.

Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 7 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 8 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 9

Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 10 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 11 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 12

Most of the illustrations are fit to page in height, though not in width. The only part that gets a bit repetitive are the nine pages dedicated to Kokonobi's cover character, and her clothing designs by layer and color. And conveniently, pages are labeled either Kokonobi or Naru Nanao, depending on whose illustration is pictured. Even though there are subtle differences, it looks like they wanted to take out the guess work for this collection!

Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 13 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 14

Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 16 Naru Nanao & Kokonobi Shou Sakura - 17

The art work in Twilight Cherry Blossoms really jumped around time-wise. The last section of the book is mostly illustrations from 2005, although they look as polished as the works Kokonobi and Naru Nanao put out now. But that may be because they were originally calendar illustrations ^^; Naru Nanao & Kokonobi's Twilight Cherry Blossoms is a nice collection overall, though probably better for folks who don't mind the occasional art flashback ^^


  • Title: Twilight Cherry Blossoms
  • タイトル: 宵桜
  • Pages: 50
  • Release date: 05/01/2011
  • Buy: eBay
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There's some lovely artworks in there but not sure it's worth getting for my personally.

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nat

5 years, 8 months ago

 

I wouldn't buy even a quarter of what I do if other people actively reviewed their doujinshi purchases. But that's the point of reviews, to help you make informed decisions.

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Kira-kun

5 years, 8 months ago

 

I wasn't able to get this one, but I bought the last release (C80)of Naru Nanao's circle, Ice & Choko: Aotearoa. I didn't receive it yet. Still waiting. ^^;

Anyway, I will try to look for this one. I really like the illustrations made by Naru Nanao and Kokonobi.

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koneko

4 years, 8 months ago

 

Where can you buy it? i haven't been able to find it.

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nat

4 years, 8 months ago

 

Your best bet is sites that specialize in used books, like Mandarake or Ebay and just keep an eye out for what you're looking for!