Akihabara’s innovation machine is rolling again as a doujin has been released which highlights elegant illustrations of highschool girls going about the usual activities which anime females of that age are known for.
This artbook is truly amazing in that every work found within is all so natural in both design, as well as actual artistic composition – depicting daily life in detail. Looking inside this tome of creative material, one will find sketches of girls enjoying some of the more commonly seen pastimes such as photography or brass band, among others – as well as scenes which simply portray standard occurrences of the female highschool life captured in stunning recreations of fine line and color, such as the shapely bishoujo being measured around the bust.
Yet the doujin does not stop at that, as it is representing the norm as defined by the second dimension, there exists more unorthodox images as well – take for example, the one which can be seen below of the enticing female in a fluttering cape, waving her arm to some demonic circles. Each artwork comes accompanied by a short comment from the artist describing it – for reference, this picture is said to be “magic summoning by the occult research department”.
However, whilst mahou shoujos are certainly intriguing, we’re more interested in the “shoujo” part of her rather than the various magical aspects. Her blouse rivets upward, yet looks as if it would have still went higher had the artwork not been frozen in time. Notice the curvature of her body from the left – it’s usage of shape at an expert level as the girl’s frame flows inward and back out deliciously.
Moving to the artwork below her, a “train tour” is being carried out by the “railway research department” who look to simply be relaxing playfully – and further an image down, it’s the “go home together” scenario which is often seen in an anime of heterosexual highschool interactions.
These are all splendid – yet the single greatest visual treat is not a page within the book, but rather, the front cover. The girl lays on her stomach as she indulges in the cuteness of a cat whilst preparing to take a photo of it as well. Being the focal point, she steals attention as her body arcs with a seductive feminine charm – seifuku developed with shadows to define the depth of her alluring body, and hair spot on with reality in thanks to the organic selection of color, draped in value, and akin to an expected tone of a female’s mane within the third dimension.
As result of the arching position she takes, her blouse is ever so slightly spread apart from her skirt – showing that the artist drew her in accordance to the dynamics of actuality, not those of artificial modesty, or perversion.
With all things considered however, her visage is by far the sweetest feature the illustration has to offer – a face slightly blushed as she’s entranced by cuteness, senses piqued, and mind immersed in thoughts of neko. Ironically, we ourselves are left feeling all the same way as we examine her delectable body from a dimension apart – all except for the ideas of neko, instead we’re contemplating other items best not mentioned.
This doujin is definitely equivalent to the eyes as a sugary gourmet cake is to the mouth.