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07
Jun
08

[Review] Queen’s Gate Alice & Iroha books

Another set of pictures that I took a month ago but never got around to putting them up till now. This isn’t as much a review as it is just a photolog/photo sample of what’s inside these Queen’s Blade/Gate books. “Gate Opener Alice” and “She who repays a debt Iroha” are the only two Queen’s Gate books that I have, as I wasn’t really that interested in Nijihara Ink. These two books are illustrated by two of my favorite artists, Alice by Niθ and Iroha by Iidzuki Tasuku.

 

 

 

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03
Feb
08

[Review] Happoubi Jin’s Illustration Collection “Sweet Body” Artbook

I didn’t hear of Happoubi Jin until I randomly came across a short doujinshi work of his titled “Hole In Love,” sold during the winter Comiket 67 in 2004. What attracted me to it was of course the cover image. The young woman on the cover sat slightly slouched in a chair with most her back towards the reader against a yellow background, as she nonchalantly draped her arm over the chair’s back to look at the reader while sucking (drooling?) delicately on a strawberry. The slope and shape of her visible breast showed off an attractive plump and a certain presence of weight (that certain slope has become one of my favorite styles of breasts in ero material ever since Hirano Takeshi got me into the style in his first eromanga). Strands of her hair flowed down the nape of her neck, and her eyes….oh boy the eyes. Such a gentle look that sucked me right in as if saying “I’ll take good care of you.” Yea…I was hooked. I looked through the doujinshi, and found that I liked what I saw. Yup I was definitely sold on this guy.

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