I promised some scans, so here they are. During the process of flattening the book to scan, pages started falling out. While that makes scanning easier, it also ruins the book… well, I’d actually be happier if they were all loose-leafs, but just have some pages fall out here and there :< I’m thinking all the pages will eventually fall out if I bend/flatten the spine enough. I already bought a second copy for keeps after this happened, so I guess it’s okay (except for the wasted money part).
Scans behind the cut. Do NOT upload to sites like minitokyo where you get credit. Please link back here if you put up a few of these on your personal website. They took a lot of time to scan/edit, not to mention costing me a perfectly pretty artbook.
I just got this very pretty artbook this morning. It was released in Japan 9/28/2009. It comes encased in a black hardcover slipcase. Inside is a thick book with a regular dust cover. The book itself is very thick. Color pages make up the majority of the book, with a sketch section in the back and a section dedicated to Crimson Shell. I’m pretty sure there are at least 80-90 colored illustrations, so I’m guessing the colored page count is more than 100 since there are spreads. It has some pages with simple cutouts too, like that page with the cross. Very innovative for an artbook. The artwork is printed on thick glossy paper. I got my fingerprints on the glossy black pages though when I was flipping through and bending the spine and flattening the book for scanning.
List price without tax: 2667 yen
Published by Square Enix
I scanned these from the last two issues of Zero Sum.
These are from the 07 Ghost animation booklet that came with the September issue.
Other misc stuff from Sept and Oct issues.
Last but not least, I scanned Dolls c55 from Zero Sum Oct issue. I had a friend check over the page order, and I got it right~ >:D
I got my October issue of Zero Sum today :D I don’t have time to scan everything, so I picked out some series and scanned them first. Dunno if I’ll scan other series :3 I may scan them eventually, not anytime this week though.
== 07 Ghost c51== yeah… it’s another Kapitel 51 :3 I named it c51b
== Karneval c25 == color pages :D
== Di[e]ce c29 ==
== Loveless == I have no idea what chapter this is… couldn’t find it on any of the pages :x
== Are you Alice c04 ==
I was scanning Dolls… then I somehow lost my page order (all loose leaflets since I debinded to scan)… I think I’ll give up on it.
Here’s part 2 of the releases. All chapters are in Japanese, scanned from Zero Sum September 2009 issue by yours truly.
Series included in this release batch are:
- Ultra Black
- Hatenkouyugi (Dazzle)
- Inorihime ha Sora ni Warau
And that’s all~ I think I’ve scanned just about every series that I find visually appealing :D Left out 07 ghost and amatsuki since those are out on the internet already. Look forward to the next issue of Zero Sum~ Releases coming next week if I have time to scan :D
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Look what the little fairy mailman brought me :DD It’s sooooo pretty. Click on thumbs for bigger scans.
Please link back to my site if you put these up elsewhere~
I decided to make a new release post! I scanned all these chapters from the September issue of Zero Sum. They’re 150dpi, about 1040 x 1500 px. Feel free to use for scanlations. Credit Saa-chan as the scanner if you do~ ^^ All chapters in Japanese. Releases behind the cut :D
For all Pandora Hearts fans, there will be an artbook coming out at the end of September this year \o/ Mochizuki Jun’s Pandora Hearts ~odds and ends~ is scheduled to be released on 9/26/2009. I already preordered a copy from amazon.jp. The calendar for 2010 is scheduled to be released in November. Looks like it’s one month per page :D I got these preview pics from amazon. Click on thumbs for a bigger version.
I think this is my first issue of zero sum. I was surprised at how thick it was, thicker than Lala and Asuka. The best thing about it is, it’s jam packed with series that are full of bishies and eye candy XD Anyway, I was planning on debinding the whole copy and scanning whatever I like best, but I got tired of tearing the pages out about half way through.
I scanned Karneval c24 and di[e]ce c28 a few minutes ago. I’ll probably scan some other ones if I don’t see them floating around the internet yet. Added Are you Alice? c03 and Shounen Hane Karyuudo c24. Lots of bishies ?
== Download Karneval c24 == Japanese raw, ~1042 x 1518 px, 17.7MB
== Download -di[e]ce- c28 == Japanese raw, ~1046 x 1518 px, 11.6MB
== Download Are you Alice c03 == Japanese raw, ~1046 x 1516 px, 13.1MB
== Download Shounen Hane Karyuudo c24 == Japanese raw, ~1046 x 1516 px, 12.1MB
Two colors scans from zero sum. Yeah, there are others. I may scan them later.
I’m trying out this new anti-spam plugin from wordpress, so I enabled comments again. I was getting hit with 100 spam comments a day before ~_~ We’ll see how effective this plugin is :)