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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.

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.

Candy Candy Illustration

Candy Candy Illustration
キャンディ・キャンディ イラスト集
Artist: Yumiko Igarashi
Published: 1977
Pages: 70
Size: A4 Small
Extra: 2 double sided posters
Book Rating: 4/5
Artwork Rating: 4/5

First 62 pages are color works, the rest are special scenes from the manga.

Ouke no Monshou Illus & Message Album

Ouke no Monshou Illus & Message Album
細川知栄子 イラスト集 王家の紋章 プリンセスロマン
Artist: Chieko Hosokawa
ISBN: N/A
Published: 1982
List Price: ¥ 680
Pages: 64
Size: A4 Small
Extra: none
Book Rating: 5/5
Artwork Rating: 5/5

I paid ¥ 5000 for this in 2005. Total cost after deputy fee was about $100. Nice to know that it is now worth ¥ 20000 lol.

This is a thin book. Binding is still nice and tight despite its age. The book itself is older than me so I won’t nitpick over editing. There are a lot of double spreads. 18/64 pages are b/w consisting of a manga short as well as character info.

Friend DELUXE Waki ​​Yamato Haikarasangatooru Illustration Collection

Friend DELUXE Waki ​​Yamato Haikarasangatooru Illustration Collection
フレンドDELUXE 大和和紀 はいからさんが通る イラスト集
Artist: Waki ​​Yamato
ISBN: none
Published: 1976
List Price: ¥ 480
Pages: 86
Size: A4 Small
Extra: 1 double sided poster
Book Rating: 3/5
Artwork Rating: 4/5

Pages 31-46 and 63-70 are b/w and they are about the best part of this book.