In May this year, the Eshi 100 Gallery Exhibition opened in the Akihabara UDX building and ran for a brief 5 days showcasing new illustrations by some of the most recognized artists in Japan. The gallery exhibition theme was the very open-ended idea of 'Japan', allowing for amazing creativity from the artists along with many different conceptual representations. This gorgeous exhibition was collected as a book, Eshi 100 - Contemporary Japanese Illustration and sold during the event.
Monster Hinatar G is an amusing blend of the girls from Koihime Musou dressed up as characters from the popular game Monster Hunter, all illustrated by the official Koihime Musou character designer, Katagiri Hinata. This collection was first released during Summer 2009 for Comiket 76 but can still be found on auction sites, as Katagiri Hinata is a perennially popular artist.