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CDJapan Artbook order

Got tired of waiting for Tokyo Otaku Mode to restock my wishlisted artbooks. Shipping is so expensive but still better than buying from Kinokuniya.

Still on wishlist

  • Girls: Eri Kamijo Illustrations
  • Department Store Waltz: Hiromi Matsuo Illustrations
  • Presence: Hiro Kiyohara Artworks
  • Yamato Waki 50th Anniversary Art Works Irodori

Ex-library manga

So sick of amazon/eBay/half sellers trying to pawn their ex-libraries as “new”, “like new”, or “very good”. One seller even tried to scam my amazon shipping fee for returning these.

Collecting

  • Boys over Flowers 1-36
  • Paradise Kiss 1-5
  • Pet Shop of Horror 1-10
  • Red River 1-28
  • Bride of Deimos 1-7*
  • MARS 1-15
  • Vampire Knight 1-19
  • Hana Kimi 1-23
  • Happy Marriage 1-10
  • Sailor Moon 1-12
  • FAKE 1-7
  • Girl Got Game 1-10
  • Marmalade Boy 1-8
  • Ultra Maniac 1-5
  • Absolute Boyfriend 1-6
  • Ceres Celestial Legend 1-14
  • Fushigi Yuugi 1-18
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden 1-12
  • Imadoki 1-5
  • Bride of the Water God 1-17
  • Tail of the Moon 1-16

Wish list

  • Inuyasha 24,33,35-43,45-53,55,56 (50 damaged)
  • Boys over Flowers Jewelry Box
  • Bride of the Water God 18-22
  • Inuyasha VIZBIG edition 2,3,4
  • Fushigi Yugi VIZBIG edition 1-6
  • Skip Beat 3-in-1
  • Swan 3,13,14,15

Discarded/For Sale

  • Nana 1,3,6,7
  • Dragon ball 6-12
  • Dragon ball Z 10,12-20
  • Vampire Knight 1,2,3
  • Hana Kimi 7,14,19,2
  • Inuyasha 1-23,25-32,34,44,50,54
  • One Thousand and One Night 1,4,5
  • The Queen’s Knight 1-8
  • Land of Silver Rain 1-6
  • Crimson Hero 1-6
  • Miracle Girls 1-7
  • Sailor Moon Mixx Edition 1-18,14
  • Fruit Basket 1
  • The Tarot’s Cafe 1-4
  • Moon Child 1-12
  • Your Lover 1
  • Heaven 1
  • The Devil’s Thrill 1
  • Swan 1,2,4-13
  • Skip Beat 1-12
  • Tail of the Moon 7,13

Yumiko Igarashi Illustration Album Georgie

Yumiko Igarashi Illustration Album Georgie
いがらしゆみこイラストアルバム「ジョージィ」
Artist: Yumiko Igarashi
Published: 1983
Pages: 56
Size: A4 Small
Extra: 1 poster
Book Rating: 3/5
Artwork Rating: 3/5

This book is very rare, even more so than my Ouke no Monshou and Candy Candy artbooks. I’ve had this on my wish list for over 10 years. Having seen the actual artworks before, I was a little underwhelmed. The page count and illustration counts is really low, doesn’t really justify the high price tag. I paid $100+ after deputy fee from Yahoo! Japan.

There are 56 pages total with 1 single sided poster. The poster is printed on thin glossy paper. The 40 full color pages are printed on really stiff semi-matte paper. This is terrible because the color/glue/spine/etc couldn’t support the heavy weight of the paper making it very hard to open the book fully. The other 16 pages are printed b/w on newsprint containing highlighted scenes from the manga. I like the b/w arts better. I think I prefer Candy Candy artworks to Georgie’s. The vibrant color schemes hurt my eyes.

I barely opened the book to take photos and the first 20 pages literally fell out. Nice, clean fall outs… This has never happened with my other books before, except for the crappy English version of Fushigi Yuugi and Ayashi no Ceres artbooks. Anyways, I took all the pages apart, scanned the full book (not sure what for), and reattach them using PVA glue and binder clips (can’t afford to dyi or purchase a $80 book press). The book looks good now but I wouldn’t dare opening them with one hand again lol.

Manga Collection

I’ve decided to finish collecting the rest of my manga series. It’s a lot more annoying hunting for these books now, Viz seemed to cease publications of the individual books, only omnibus and ebooks are available. Older copies that aren’t ex-library are much harder to come by. Also, these seedy used book sellers should STOP labeling their ex library as very good or like new wtf.

Completed

  • Paradise Kiss 1-5
  • Pet Shop of Horror 1-10
  • Red River 1-28
  • Bride of Deimos 1-7*
  • MARS 1-15
  • Vampire Knight 1-19
  • Hana Kimi 1-23
  • Happy Marriage 1-10
  • Sailor Moon 1-12
  • FAKE 1-7
  • Girl Got Game 1-10
  • Marmalade Boy 1-8
  • Ultra Maniac 1-5
  • Absolute Boyfriend 1-6
  • Ceres Celestial Legend 1-14
  • Fushigi Yuugi 1-18
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden 1-12
  • Imadoki 1-5

On Going

  • Inuyasha 1-23,25-41,43-48,50-55
  • Boys over Flowers 1-9,11-17,20-26,29
  • Bride of the Water God 1-4,6,8,9,11-17
  • Tail of the Moon 1-7,13

Wish list

  • Inuyasha 24,42,49,56 hmmmm
  • Boys over Flowers 10,18,19,27,28,30-36
  • Bride of the Water God 5,7,10,18-22
  • Tail of the Moon 8-12,14,15
  • Inuyasha VIZBIG edition 2-8
  • Fushigi Yugi VIZBIG edition 1-6

Discarded/For Sale

  • Nana 1,3,6,7
  • Dragon ball 6-12
  • Dragon ball Z 10,12-20
  • Vampire Knight 1,2,3
  • Hana Kimi 7,14,19,20
  • One Thousand and One Night 1,4,5
  • The Queen’s Knight 1-8
  • Land of Silver Rain 1-6
  • Crimson Hero 1-6
  • Miracle Girls 1-7
  • Sailor Moon Mixx Edition 1-18,14
  • Fruit Basket 1
  • The Tarot’s Cafe 1-4
  • Moon Child 1-12
  • Your Lover 1
  • Heaven 1
  • The Devil’s Thrill 1
  • Swan 1,2,4-13
  • Skip Beat 1-12

Candy Candy Illustration Part 2

Candy Candy Illustration Part 2
キャンディ・キャンディ イラスト集 PART 2
Artist: Yumiko Igarashi
Published: 1977
Pages: 64
Size: A4 Small
Extra: 3 double sided posters
Book Rating: 5/5
Artwork Rating: 5/5

I like the art selection here better than her first book.