Unsatisfied with hypnotizing many into friendship, Haganai is now intending to further its allure through an artbook based around the aesthetics of the novel – a book of bishoujos and lolis destined to be exquisite.
Artbooks can go either the route of reward, or of despair, depending on how much, and to what extent, they convey the much sought visual gratification. In the case of this artbook soon to arrive, it seems the conditions are favorable. The page count remains unmentioned – although however many there may be, they’re confirmed to be full color, and assembled for a total cost of 3500 yen, or approximately $45 USD. The price implies the book should be of a more respectable sort – and not merely of those cheaply printed volumes with a few slices of rehashed imagery.
Partially coinciding with the closing phases of the second season, the book is to debut February 25th of the following year – and it seems Media Factory certainly is riding high on the impending wave of profits coming their way. As aforementioned, the unveiling date they’ve selected aligns with the conclusion of Hagani’s second season – and this means many lonely individuals will surely be riled up to clear shelves and stocks of all relevant merchandise.
The artbook was already bound to sell heavily – however, now it’s sure to sell out trains, boats, and planes worth of units. Truly formidable art thou capitalism – although it’s admittedly the girls which are pushing the sales numbers in the end.
Nonetheless, it’s a winning matter for all involved individuals – surely none will complain about 2-D girls lest they be hideous.