Shigunyan Art Works 2003-2007

November 6th, 2009, 7:48PM by nat | 7 comments

Louise as a Waitress

I bought Shigunyan Art Works 2003-2007 during Comiket 76, even though it had been out for a year at that point. And I'd almost passed it up too, because for some reason the online shops like Toranoana and Melonbooks were only highlighting the very ecchi and adult pictures in it. But, there's a lot more to it than that!

Shigunyan Cover Hatsune Miku With Nekomimi

White Nekomimi To Heart

If you've seen Shigunyan's work in the past, most of it is quite adult. So it's pretty surprising that most of the art work in this collection manages to stay away from the ecchi side of things.

Lucky StarNo PantsuZero no Tsukaima

This doujinshi is more like an art book than a doujin, with a slip cover (including an under cover featuring photos of Shinguyan's cat) and longer length than a standard doujin. It's B5 size and 98 pages in length, which is as long as some commercial art books. The sections are ordered by year, with the newest art work in the front and the oldest in the back.

Yoko TTGL Louise in Cape

Kagamine Rin Hatsune Miku

Pages 6 through 41 cover 2007, and probably show case some of the best art work in the book. Because a lot of these were doujinshi covers, they feature copyright characters like Louise from Zero no Tsukaima, Yoko from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, To Heart and more.

Rozen Maiden Suiseiseki

This Suiseiseki illustration is one of my favorites in the book, Shigunyan's art work really makes everyone look vividly colorful, adorable, and shiny ^^

SaberLouise in EarsTeapot

Waitress Louise AgainCute WaitressArrows and Swimsuits

The characters from Zero no Tsukaima are heavily featured, with plenty of Louise, and also some of Tabitha and Tifania. The girls from To Heart also show up quite a few times in the book. There's even one with Saber from Fate/Stay Night.

Topless?To HeartToranoana Girl

To HeartNekomimi MaidMaid

The original characters are also really well done, with a trend towards ruffled and lacy clothing, or traditional Japanese garments. There are more original arts in the section for 2006 which runs pages 42-63. A lot of these images are a bit ecchi too ^^;

Hermione GrangerHermioneHermione

HermioneHermione CalendarHermione Calendar

But what there's even more of than anything else is Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. Yup, not something I see too often even with all the doujinshi art work collections I buy. I think I have another doujinshi somewhere with a fan art of Avril Lavigne ^^; And there's even more Hermione stuff than what I've pictured.

Toranoana GirlTo HeartMagic Girls

Nekomimi Maid (Fancy)Hermione CalendarNekomimi Maid

On another note, if you're not into girls with nekomimi or inumimi, you might want to avoid this book ^^; I think it's the signature style because nearly every character in the book has a set of fluffy little ears. Amazingly, they fit everyone from Hatsune Miku to Touhou's Reimu Hakurei.



Shigunyan Art Works ends with a series of Touhou images, mostly of Marisa Kirisame, looking nothing like she does in most pictures. Shiguyan makes lovely Touhou girls, but they really don't have that edge that they seem to in other art works. I guess it's good for people who want to see them in moe form! This doujinshi really does have something for everyone!



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14 years, 7 months ago


This guy draws the same eyes over and over! >_<

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14 years, 6 months ago


Shigunyan are two girls

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14 years, 7 months ago


That's called artstyle, but sure, they all looks happy there ^^;. A little bit of variety would have been good. And I totally missed this doujin even though it's artbook sized orz.

And for the fan art of Avril Lavigne, isn't it a doujinshi of Hiro Suzuhira?

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14 years, 7 months ago


It's still around though, since I've bought it I've seen it on sale from time to time everywhere from Mandarake to Toranoana. And yeah, that's the one! It's a combo doujin with Heart Work and Joker Type called Various -Mix- :D

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14 years, 7 months ago


Are those tabs down the side? is it already pre organized for us?

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14 years, 7 months ago


They're not real tabs, they're printed on the pages, but yeah, they do organize each section, it's how you know what year you're in: just look at the tab on the side :D

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14 years, 7 months ago


Suiseiseki is pretty, the best illustration for me