Another book in the “Moeru!” line of busty girl based encyclopedias is to become available on October’s final day – this one being themed around the concept of “witches”, and seems to be the most expansive to date.
Much like with the “Angel” book, one can be sure that whilst the ample bishoujo artwork found in the “Moeru!” works may make it difficult to take any of them seriously for educational purposes, the “Moeru!” encyclopedia series certainly does indeed however contain some solid, and rather in-depth, information regarding the main subject of the given volume.
In this specific case, the book contains almost a hilariously vast amount of detailed information on witches to coincide with its collection of semi-erotic artwork contained within. The tome tells of many things, a more notable subject of the many being “witch mythology” – an exploration of the various realms where witches were said to have been in existence, complete with relevant imagery and further analysis of their characteristics and capabilities.
Their magics are examined – and the book even delves into matters of religious correspondence.
Perhaps best of all however, this upcoming reference text also showcases development as it occurred over time – for instance, the transition from pointy hat wearing bishoujos, to mahou shoujos, is all studied through aesthetics and ideals alike. On that note, the illustrations are definitely not half-hearted either – with the book featuring 192 full color pages clad with artwork from a whole legion of renowned artists.
As they’re known mainly for Queen’s Blade, Hobby Japan isn’t naturally associated with quality – although their ongoing “Moeru!” literature truly gives reason to recognize them as competent and capable.