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Mizuiro Syoujo Kuuchuu Yousai Illustrations

November 8th, 2009, 8:49PM by nat | 9 comments

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Mizuiro Syoujo Kuuchuu Yousai Illustrations is an art book that really showcases the best works from this artist, sampling across a wide variety of games, copyright art and original girls. Though the title might lead you to believe otherwise, not all of the girls in the book are blue-haired ^^;

Mizuiro Shoujo Cover Inside Cover

For the longest time, I used to mistake Kuuchuu Yousai's (空中幼彩) art work for Akio Watanabe's (also know as Poyoyon Rock, and the designer for Soul Taker, Magikarte Komugi, Bakemonogatari etc.) Though at times their art work is similar (especially for Makai Tenshi Djibril) Kuuchuu Yousai's art work tends to be more softly colored, it's a small difference, but it's there! :D

And this just leads me to wonder, what other artists do you sometimes get confused with another? A couple that immediately come to mind are Mitsumi Misato and Tatsuki Amaduyu of CUT A DASH!! and Kobuichi (こぶいち) and Muririn (むりりん).

Blue Girl PosterSchool GirlIce Cream Trouble

Summer Time Yukata!Moe MaidInchou!

The book starts out with a single-sided fold out poster, featuring the blue-haired cover girl. Pages 5 through 30 are all magazine and package illustrations. Most of the illustrations are from the covers he's done for Pasocom Paradise (パソコンパラダイス) which are tame compared to the covers he does for COMIC XO.

Happy New YearA Gift!Summer Dress

Makai TenshiMakai TenshiBikini Bunch!

Oh, and the COMIC XO covers aren't featured in this art book, I think they were trying to keep this collection closer to the PG-13 side of things. Also, some of the illustrations in this section are from Makai Tenshi Djibril.

Little Busters! Green Hair


Uniform Girls Melon-chan

The next section in the book covers copyright illustrations; or basically, art work Kuuchuu Yousai's done for series that are copyright someone else. The first image in the section is an adorable on from Little Busters. There are also a few illustrations of the Melonbooks mascot Melon-chan.

Galaxy Angel MintNekomimi Twins!ef

Ayanami ReiJump!Blue Angel

This section is surprisingly the largest part of the book, and spans from pages 31 to 70. Some of the more recognizable copyright art work includes Rei Ayanami, Mint from Galaxy Angel and Miyako Miyamura from ef - a tale of memories. Somehow, he manages to make all of them very moe!

Ball and ChainDevil Santa GirlRockstar GIRL

Glass WingsElf ArcherVampire Girl

A lot of the art work from the copyright section is from the Aquarian Age Saga TCG. It seems like every artist under the sun has illustrated some of the cards for Broccoli. Even though I don't play the game, I always enjoy the art work, as they're always really creative and colorful illustrations. Not to mention, since it's outside my scope of interest, the art work is always new to me ^^

Belly dancing angel Demon Eyes

Gym Class Ready to Swim

The last section of the book is titled "Original Illustration" and includes exactly that. The section goes from page 71 to 94, and most are full page art works. There are a few very adult pictures in this section (there were a few in the others, but pretty tame by comparison), so be warned. Overall, Kuuchuu Yousai's "original" girls are a lot more risqué than the other ones in the book. But there are several very cute illustrations as well.

Popsicle No Limit Soldier

Angels Mizuiro Shoujo Index

The first time I went through this book, I was really impressed and didn't realize until later that it was 98 pages. All the art work is well presented, and for the most part on full pages. The paper quality is nice and thick too, so the book certainly feels (and looks!) bigger than it is. If you like what you've seen of Mizuiro Syoujo Kuuchuu Yousai Illustrations, you won't be disappointed by the rest; it really is top quality all the way through ^^

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Panty guy

4 years, 8 months ago

 

My favorite part is when you can see panties in nearly every page...

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nat

4 years, 8 months ago

 

Are you new to anime art books? :D

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Panty guy

4 years, 8 months ago

 

No, that's why I love artbooks!!

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NoelRin

4 years, 8 months ago

 

These are some delicious pictures drawn. Thanks for sharing some info about this book. I'm glad I found this site.

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nat

4 years, 8 months ago

 

You're welcome! Hope it proves useful to you in the future ^^

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Anonymous

4 years, 8 months ago

 

I got this one, wasn't too sure about its contents until now ^_^

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Merun

4 years, 8 months ago

 

For the artist you can confuse, I also think of Yukiusagi and Amane Sou, who happens to often work on the same eroge. Some people might also say Naru Nanao / Kokonobi too.

This artbook doesn't seems to be up to my taste, I don't like very much the style of the artist. Faces seems a little bit too round ^^;. Oh well, I need to save for C77 and other book before.

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Tajio

3 years, 1 month ago

 

Great review, and excellent artwork.

Where do you get these art books from? I've been looking everywhere but can't find anything like this (I don't mind importing).

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nat

3 years, 1 month ago

 

Thanks! ^^

For art books, I can purchase them directly from Amazon.co.jp. I wrote a buying guide in case you need help navigating.

For all things without a barcode (doujinshi ^^;) I use primarily Toranoana, Melonbooks, Mandarake, eBay and Yahoo! Auctions Japan. For those (except eBay and Mandarake), you need a deputy shop to purchase on your behalf. I have links to the shops I mentioned here ^^

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