I originally wasn’t going to do a post on this since how many people reading this translation of Cherry Girls will be heading to C74 anyway? But in the end (on the eve before the next story update), I just decided what the heck. It might clue some hardcore fans in who love to collect exclusives via Yahoo Japan or something, and it’ll only take a few minutes. Soooo heeeere we go!
So first off, the Comic Market 74 will be taking place on August 15 – 17. Cherry Girls related goodies from Hobby Japan will be:
32-page special fanbook titled, “Here are the Cherry Girls!” for 1000yen (totally want T_T)
I think it’ll contain a story and comic based around the brothers heading off to Comiket. What’ll they wear I wonder? Will an unexpected side of Tomo come out I wonder? Those questions will only be answered by those who get to peek inside the book…
The illustrations will also be of a bit higher level of ecchiness (they say this by mentioning that the all important, identifying “bulge” will make more frequent appearances than what we’ve seen week after week, if any lol). Original clothing concepts for the characters will also be included.
There will be a general release after the Comiket as well from Hobby Japan’s online shop, with an extra 1000yen price tagged onto it for shipping charges. Unfortunately, I doubt they ship overseas, so interested people will most likely have to go through a proxy service, which would put the book at nearly $40 USD (guessing) or probably more after shipping and commission fees… T_T Could pick up a nice 100+ page artbook for that price…
A B2 sized wallscroll for 3000yen.
Free postcards will be handed out to visitors of the Hobby Japan booth. There will be 5 kinds of postcards that’ll be given out randomly. I’m guessing the five are illustrations of each of the four brothers and one as a group…
Japanese cosplay costume maker Cosmode is also planning to make and sell maid costumes based on the outfits that the Cherry Girls wear. Two people will be dressed as Nao and Yuki will be handing out the postcards (hope they aren’t actually guys lol…).
Sizes will be made for both guys and girls, so just because the characters are male, doesn’t mean that the cosplayers have to be lol. I wonder if this will spark a trend for a real Cherry Girls maid cafe (again hopefully with girls instead of guys lol)?
Of course the Hobby Japan booth won’t have only Cherry Girls stuff. Queen’s Blade, Mari-tan, and some other stuff will be present with some goodies including posters, tshirts, figures, special figure items, some patch things, and other miscellaneous items and probably friendly people to meet.