So I finally got some things scanned in from my collection of Aki’s artwork. Part one here is of some things that have been already seen, so I decided to just do my best to give everyone a quality look at the items. The more exciting stuff will be up soon after I edit the raws. I scanned these things at 1200 dpi so the original files are huge. Here are the cropped versions:
First up is the lovely bromide and pin set from Angel’s Doubt. It’s a bit blurry since it doesn’t lay perfectly flat, maybe I’ll try again with a camera if requested. The set is very elegant, and maybe a bit gaudy, but that’s Force for you. I love how they added feathers to the pin to represent his nickname, the Bird of Paradise.
This bromide is really high quality, so it scanned very nicely. It’s on a glossy photo paper and the color is just so vivid. The photo itself is about 5×3.5 in.
And here is the ever exciting barcode. The paper folds around to make this flap on the back with some Japanese text. Any idea what it says?
This memopad I saw for sale online is what got me interested in Angel’s Doubt and Aki. It took forever for me to find out what series it was part of though since the site just called it “Tenshi no Uso memopad” and didn’t give any detail that this was even from a story. It didn’t help there was less information on Aki back then. After a couple tries in picking the right search terms, I finally got a lead on the wonderful artist that drew it.
This little sticker is on the back of the plastic sleeve that covers the memopad. Oh, I suppose I should explain what this pad is- it’s about 8×6 in. has 35 sheets of paper with this image printed on them. It’s pretty sturdy and meant to be used as a mousepad in conjunction with being a notepad for quick memos. Whenever I look at it I get the urge to peel one off for no reason (no! don’t degrade it! I tell myself.) And seriously, look at how detailed this darn barcode is!
And the last entry for this post is one for Utahime. I happened upon this by chance when I was buying a couple of volumes for Angel’s Doubt and Hanamatsuri at auction. Lucky! I thought, since I enjoyed the english release of Utahime a lot.
…but, what is it? And how did anyone acquire it in the first place? Is it an advertisement?
Well that concludes part one, stay tuned for some more scans and ramblings on them. Oh, and if you want some bigger versions of the images above you can find them on my photobucket here.